New Mexico is one of the most visited states in the
U.S. because of its stunning scenery, boundless outdoor
activities, dining, shopping, casinos, events and other things to do.
The state boats a temperate climate through most of the year making outdoor activities making
it popular for New Mexico vacations. The state is defined
by its beautiful lakes and rivers, stunning mountain geography
and southwestern hospitality that keeps tourists returning
for New Mexico vacations year after year.
New Mexico vacations can easily be multi-themed getaways
or revolve around one in particular such as golfing,
river rafting, dining and shopping, archaeological exploration,
architectural tours or some well needed relaxation at
one of New Mexico's many resorts and spas or abundance of hot
New Mexico travel will likely first take you directly
into Albuquerque where the
most major airlines fly to. When in Albuquerque there are several attractions
to see in and around the city. A tour of Old town will
envelope you in the city's interesting history and
culture. There are several petroglyphs to see at the Petroglyph
National Monument. A trip along the Rio Grande will also
lead visitors to many unique attractions and be sure not
to miss the breathtaking sight of Mass Ascension at the Albuquerque
National Balloon Fiesta.
After exploring Albuquerque there are several New Mexico travel options. Santa Fe lies a short drive away from Albuquerque and is definitely worth a visit during your New Mexico travel. When in Santa Fe visit the historic Santa Fe Railroad, San Miguel Mission and Loretto Chapel. Many people visit Santa Fe during the winter for incredible skiing conditions with picturesque backdrops surrounding the area or try Red River, New Mexico for more great skiing. Los Alamos is a good base from which to explore the archaeological remnants of Bandelier National Monument.
During your New Mexico travel Taos is another town not to be overlooked. The town is charming
and quaint and is home to many New Mexico festivals throughout
the year. The Rio Grande Gorge in Taos reveals the perfect
opportunity to take a hot
air balloon ride over the plummeting area and see
Taos from a completely different angle. Taos
Ski Valley is another famed winter destination for
skiers alike providing a combination of numerous multi-level
runs and stunning mountain scenery. Some of the more popular
New Mexico casinos can also be found in Taos, Albuquerque
and Santa Fe.
A New Mexico travel guide is a good accomplice to have
when touring the state and can help locate the different
attractions in the region. It's possible to hire
a New Mexico travel guide in pretty much all of the major
cities to help with comprehension of the regions history
and to explain New Mexico's blend of cultural diversity.
A New Mexico travel guide will also point out other cities
of interest that might not stand out at first. While in
the southwest of New Mexico Las
Cruces is a good base for visiting the Gila
Cliff Dwellings, Mesilla Village and is home to The
Whole Enchilada Fiesta where the town creates the biggest
enchilada in the world!
Moving Southeast there are many points of interest in the region. Roswell is the site of the famous UFO crash of 1947 and evidence of the famed crash can still be seen in the city with all kinds of alien paraphernalia dotted in restaurants and shops to date. The Carlsbad Caverns are a major attraction in Southwest New Mexico and feature some 3000 plus ancient limestone caves.
Ruidoso is a nature-lovers paradise where many visitors go to enjoy beautiful vistas and mountain scenery while enjoying all of the outdoor activities the are has to offer.
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