Arts and culture in this adobe-style New Mexican town.

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A renowned art colony for more than 100 years, Taos abounds with museums and galleries. It’s a walk-able town, where desert pine trees cast sparse shade over adobe buildings, at the foothills of the Sangre de Cristo Mountains. You’ll find that lots of the art reflects the surrounding southwestern landscape—how could it not?

El Monte Sagrado

El Monte Sagrado Living Resort & Spa

The elaborate eco-conscious (recycled concrete, sustainable water-purification) spa has 84 guest rooms and suites with elaborate Moroccan tile work, engraved wood panels, private hot tubs, and kiva-style fireplaces. The Rejuvenation Center draws on another local resource: intuitive healers. Like Sedona, Arizona, Taos is an 'energy center,' so this four-room spa specializes in transformative services like Life-Reading Massage and Reiki. Sure, there are straightforward facials and manicures for skeptics.

Harwood Museum

View the mix of traditional Hispanic and modern and contemporary Anglo works at the museum's Pueblo Revival building near the historic Plaza.

Millicent Rogers Museum

See the fantastic collection of Native American art at this Taos museum.

Lambert's of Taos

Chef Zeke Lambert’s contemporary regional dishes are often inventive; try the calabacita (pumpkin) and feta cheese tamales, drizzled in Chimayo red chile sauce, honey clove-poached apple, and black beans.

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