New Mexico

New Mexico Travel Guide

New Mexico, the land of enchantment, offers a truly unique travel experience. Those who travel to New Mexico will find a state rich with hot springs, desert vegetation, and Native American artwork. Whether you’re an adventure junkie who likes to explore canyons and caves, a snow bunny who enjoys hitting the slopes or a foodie with a taste for spice, New Mexico is the place to be. Visit New Mexico for the fiery food, cowboy adventures, amazing murals, ski escapes, and bounty of cultural events. From its desert landscape to its luxurious ski resorts, New Mexico travel offers a variety of adventures. Look to our New Mexico travel guide for more information on the activities and sights that can’t be missed.

Things Not to Miss in New Mexico

• Skiing the slopes at the Taos Ski Valley
 • Exploring the underground caves at Carlsbad Caverns
 • Driving across the 10-mile Rio Grande Gorge Bridge
 • Visiting New Mexico’s History Museum
 • Dancing the night away at the Moreno Valley Cowboy Evenings
 • Relaxing at La Posada de Santa Fe Resort & Spa
 • Getting your sugar fix in Pie Town, New Mexico
 • Hiking to the Chaco Canyon Overlook

When to Go to New Mexico

New Mexico boasts low rainfall percentages and mild humidity year round. During the summer months, temperatures can reach the 90˚ range. Snow bunnies descend upon New Mexico’s mountains during the winter months, meaning November to February can be expensive times to travel. Visit New Mexico between March and May when the weather is mild, and the booking prices are less costly. The spring is an ideal time to book a trip to New Mexico to experience the many national parks and monuments without a high volume of tourists.

Articles about New Mexico

Wildlife enthusiasts and outdoor adventure-types can now stay in one of New Mexico’s most exclusive private homes. Billionaire Ted Turner, who owns the Ladder Ranch, which covers some 245 square miles in pristine south-central New Mexico, is openi...
Wildlife enthusiasts and outdoor adventure-types can now stay in one of New Mexico’s most exclusive private homes. Billionaire Ted Turner, who owns the Ladder Ranch, which covers some 245 square miles in pristine south-central New Mexico, is openi...
Albuquerque has always played second fiddle to Santa Fe when it comes to tourism. But now, the vibrant New Mexican city is experiencing a renaissance, thanks to its restaurateurs’ dedication to using healthy, locally sourced food in creative ways....
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Lay of the Land Argensola: Tucked between trendy Chueca and the upscale shopping district of Barrio de Salamanca, Calle Argensola is packed with independent boutiques and lively bars. Barrio de las Letras: These narrow lanes were once home t...
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