Things to Do in New Mexico

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You’re more likely to find the straw, $5 variety cowboy hat at this downtown Plaza icon, but it’s the most affordable place in town to quickly appease a... Read More

One of the best ways to eat your way through Santa Fe is to sample a little bit of everything on this walking progressive lunch that hits some of the... Read More

If you don’t have the wheels or the time to get out of town, yet still want a decadent treatment, try this secret oasis in the gardens of the Madeleine... Read More

The 1936 historic landmark mixes luxury and kitsch: it's marked with a neon sign touting dining, cocktails, and curios. Try the Cowboy Buddha Margarita. Read More

The building adjoins the grounds of the famed Albuquerque International Balloon Fiesta Read More

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, or... Read More

Seven miles round trip from St. John’s College, Atalaya Mountain is a well-loved, steep and quick route to a breath-taking view of the city. The trail... Read More

More popular than Picacho, Atalaya starts behind St. John’s College and is a straight 3.0-mile shot up to the 8,800-foot summit. It’s a lot of vertical... Read More

A partially reconstructed circa-1100 pueblo. Read More

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

Ancestral Pueblo people thrived in what is now Bandelier National Monument near Los Alamos 10,000 years ago. The park covers 33,677 acres and centers... Read More

At this quiet adobe oasis, kids can peruse all manner of books, from board-style picture books for toddlers to young-adult page-turners. (Those that get... Read More

This kid-sized adobe bungalow just a block from the Railyard is a young bookworm’s dream, with floor-to-ceiling shelves stocked with everything from... Read More

On the sixth floor of the landmark La Fonda Hotel, the Bell Tower sits atop Santa Fe’s version of a “skyscraper.” The food and drink menu, featuring... Read More

Love or hate Bikram Choudhury, the controversial founder of this 26-posture yoga sequence, his mandatory 105-degree heated room, combined with the... Read More

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

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

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... Read More

If you’re a yogi who needs to work up a guaranteed sweat, steer yourself to Blue Moon. Their “Slow Mo Hot Vinyasa Flow” class focuses on building core... Read More

To reward yourself for taking one of its 90-minute yoga classes, stop off at the Café and order a selection of Body’s raw-vegan-organic truffles sourced... Read More

A local’s favorite in a residential part of town south of the Plaza, Body has a full yoga schedule and a café. Work up a sweat in a 90-minute Vinyassa... Read More

The well-trained instructors here offer classes like Sunday afternoon Gospel Vinyasa and Candlelight Flow. They may not be the most traditional... Read More

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

Take a vigorous, steep-sloped mountain-bike ride through Boston Hill, a large park overlooking Silver City where trails weave through old silver-mining... Read More

Survey the glorified history of Los Alamos and the atomic bomb. Read More

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