New Mexico

United States of America
Santa Fe featuring a statue or sculpture and modern architecture

Its Land of Enchantment nickname is well-earned, as New Mexico enthrals and entices with its combination of stunning national parks and old-world cities.

Visit New Mexico for an exciting vacation; you’ll find a full spectrum of tourism activities from art to adventure.

Santa Fe, the state capital, is an acclaimed cultural center. Investigate the Museum of International Folk Art or enjoy outdoor summer concerts at the Santa Fe Opera House. Wander around the city to see 400-year-old missions, multiple museums and eclectic art galleries.

This north central region has 300 sunny days a year; ski resorts in nearby Taos get 300 inches of snow each season. Together this means fantastic ski conditions. Enjoy great biking and mountain biking trails too. Just south of Santa Fe, tour turquoise mines and find hand-crafted jewelry in Cerrillos.

Albuquerque blends Native American and Spanish cultures in its architecture, food and art. In Old Town, see adobe homes and churches built to withstand the desert heat. Buildings are adorned with many small candles during the winter holidays. Explore local history and customs at the Petroglyph National Monument and Indian Pueblo Cultural Center.

Sample red and green New Mexican chile sauce on everything from burritos to ice cream. For shopping and art browsing, explore more than 100 boutiques and galleries, many focused on Southwestern goods.

Ride an elevated cable car on the Sandia Peak Aerial Tramway for panoramic desert views from the 10,378-foot (3,163-meter) mountaintop. Hike the trails in autumn for colorful foliage or ski the slopes in winter. Visit the Albuquerque Biological Park with aquarium, zoo and botanic garden. Attend the 8-day Albuquerque International Balloon Fiesta to see over 700 hot-air and gas balloons. Take flight for unique views of balloons from above.

Travel south and make a side trip from Socorro to Pie Town to try some of over 100 flavors in the annual September pie festival. Nearby hike along the Continental Divide National Scenic Trail.

Don’t leave New Mexico without a trip to Roswell, believed by many to be a popular spot for alien visitors.

Popular cities in New Mexico

Santa Fe which includes a monument, a garden and a memorial
Santa Fe
Known for Shopping, Museums and Art
Unique architecture, extensive art collections, and numerous festivals make this New Mexico city a historical yet lively place to be.

Reasons to visit

  • Santa Fe Plaza
  • Loretto Chapel
  • Canyon Road
Albuquerque featuring street scenes
Known for Historical, Festivals and Theaters
Nicknamed “Duke City,” Albuquerque beckons visitors with stunning mountain views, a rich multicultural heritage and abundant recreational opportunities.

Reasons to visit

  • Balloon Fiesta Park
Carlsbad Caverns National Park which includes caves
Known for Nature, Natural parks and Deserts
Underground cave adventures, mountains, desert and a delightful cultural scene are features of this city in southeastern New Mexico.

Reasons to visit

  • Carlsbad Caverns National Park
Las Cruces featuring landscape views, farmland and mountains
Las Cruces
Known for Dining, Excursions and Shopping
Travel to a city in southwestern New Mexico that offers an exciting blend of outdoor pursuits, cultural attractions and historic sites.
Known for Shopping, Cross-country skiing and Art
Explore Taos to experience a slice of American Indian culture, artistic celebrations, national parks and a huge collection of heritage sites.
Roswell showing shopping
Known for Dining, Excursions and Family-friendly
Join the list of visitors, some of whom are allegedly interplanetary, to this New Mexico city and check out fantastic museums, beautiful lakes, antiques stores and wineries.