Top 10 Things to do in New Mexico

Grabbing a Green Chile Cheese Burger on Route 66

When it is time to unwind, there is nothing like classic America, experienced through a burger and a shake on Route 66 (well, this might not immediately impact your life but it’s definitely a great experience).

Viewing World class art at the Georgia O’Keeffe Museum

There are numerous art museums throughout the State but our favorite is probably the Georgia O’Keeffe Museum. Her artwork is simply breathtaking and definitely worth a visit.

Horseback Riding like a Cowboy

For the John Wayne in everyone, New Mexico is one of the best places to ride a horse and escape into the great outdoors.

Imagining the Lives of the Conquistadors at El Morro

Among the many National Parks in New Mexico and the Southwest, El Morro is a unique place for reliving the spirit of the explorer. El Morro is covered with signatures from the Conquistadors who traveled before you. To see their names is to reimagine what they went through and dreamed about while traveling through the unexplored New World.

Walking through the Zuni Pueblo

The Zuni Pueblo is one of the best places to see Native American artwork being made and sold by the artists themselves. This city is less traveled than places like Taos and offers a more authentic experience.

Reawakening your Spirit in Historic Churches

There is nothing quite like walking into the historic churches of New Mexico. These deeply spiritual places are immediately humbling and invigorating.

Mountain Biking in an Aspen Forest

For an escape into the solitude of the forest, we recommend going southeast of Gallup to the Cibola National Forest where you can ride on some of the best Mountain Biking trails in the Southwest.

Discovering Ancient Cultures at Chaco Canyon

Perhaps best viewed during the Summer Solstice, Chaco Canyon offers you the opportunity to discover an ancient culture in one of their best preserved cities. Chaco Canyon is a World Heritage Site and possibly the best example of a Ancient Puebloan City in the World.

Hot Air Balloon Rides at Sunrise

Whether you are visiting for the Balloon Festival in Albuquerque, the Red Rock Balloon Rally in Gallup, or just visiting the area for fun. There is nothing quite like watching a New Mexico sunrise over the Red Mesas from a Hot Air Balloon. We can help you schedule your balloon ride today.

Seeing American Indian Artwork at the Indian Ceremonials

The Indian Ceremonials is a unique opportunity to see the spirit of Native American Tribes from around North America. Held every August, the Indian Ceremonials is a celebration of Native American cultures and their artwork. In this week long festival, you will have the opportunity to see Indian Dancers, hear their music, see their jewelry, and talk to the people who understand the area best. Rooms sell out months in advance for this event so you should book your room early.

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