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Things to do in New Mexico

Skiing and snowboarding lovers know that one of the best things to do in New Mexico is pay a visit to the Taos Mountains. After hitting the slopes, travelers can make their way into town where there are more than three-dozen art galleries.

Travelers wondering what to do in New Mexico should look into spending several days in Santa Fe. The city has a variety of art shops, food offerings, and museums. The New Mexico History Museum delves into more than 500 years of American West history. Visitors delve into the history of the state’s native people, the Spanish colonists, outlaws, the railroad and more. For those who enjoy dancing the night away, one of the most fun things to do in New Mexico is take part in Moreno Valley Cowboy Evenings. The event takes place throughout the summer months at the beautiful Bobcat Pass where the elevation is an incredible 9820 feet. The evening includes live musical entertainment and delicious food like ranch biscuits, cowboy beans, and fresh cinnamon rolls.

One of the top destinations in New Mexico is Carlsbad Caverns. The natural limestone chamber is one of the largest in North America. The jaw-dropping limestone formations within the cave makes this national park a must-see spot. Hikers who want to know what to do in New Mexico should visit Chaco Canyon Overlook. Located outside of Albuquerque, the short, easy trail ends in scenic views of the Fajada Butte and the Chaco Canyon.

  • Adobe Bar at the Historic Taos Inn

    The 1936 historic landmark mixes luxury and kitsch: it's marked with a neon sign touting dining, cocktails, and curios. Try the Cowboy Buddha Marga... More
  • Anderson-Abruzzo International Balloon Museum

    The building adjoins the grounds of the famed Albuquerque International Balloon Fiesta More
  • Angel Fire Resort

    74 trails and glades await boarders and skiers of all abilities. You can also cruise down a 1,000-foot snow-tubing run, rent snowmobiles, ice fish,... More
  • Aztec Ruins National Monument and Museum

    A partially reconstructed circa-1100 pueblo. More
  • Bandelier National Monument

    This Anasazi settlement has petroglyphs and wooden ladders that lead to ancient cave dwellings. More
  • Bittersweet Designs

    The newest addition to art-filled Canyon Road sells handcrafted jewelry and journals made with vintage wallpaper. More
  • Black Hole

    Stop in on repentant weapons scientist, Edward Grothus, at this surreal thrift shop of surplus bomb-making equipment. More
  • Blue Canyon Gallery

    Blue Canyon Gallery is the first place you reach driving into Magdalena from Socorro—the gallery, a house, and a kiln. In the shop one finds potter... More
  • Bosque Del Apache

    Eight miles off Interstate 25, Bosque del Apache is an oasis of dirt roads, meadows, and marshes. More
  • Boston Hill

    Take a vigorous, steep-sloped mountain-bike ride through Boston Hill, a large park overlooking Silver City where trails weave through old silver-mi... More
  • Bradbury Science Museum

    Survey the glorified history of Los Alamos and the atomic bomb. More
  • Carlsbad Caverns National Park

    The otherworldly subterranean landscape of Carlsbad Caverns National Park is—justifiably—New Mexico’s most famous attraction. Take the self-guided ... More
  • Casa Rondena

    Known for its reds, Casa Rondena is an award-winning winery and one of the oldest in New Mexico; its Meritage Red—a fruity blend of Merlot and Cabe... More
  • Cathedral Basilica of St. Francis of Assisi

    Arguably Santa Fe's most photographed building, this ornate Romanesque cathedral stands in grandiose contrast to much of the city's traditional Pue... More
  • Chaco Culture National Historical Park

    Visit the remote and hard-to-reach Chaco Culture National Historical Park, a collection of amazingly well-excavated Anasazi ruins, including Pueblo... More

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