A travel guide to New Mexico, United States of America providing New Mexico tourism and travel information.
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Overview

New Mexico, the "Land of Enchantment," lures visitors with a rich cultural heritage, a ruggedly beautiful landscape and modern amenities. The combination of Native American and Mexican traditions is evident everywhere here, from the local art and cuisine to the numerous annual festivals. New Mexico’s fantastic climate makes it popular for countless recreational activities in any season, from golf in the Las Cruces Region to skiing in the mountains near Taos. Santa Fe, the state capital, is known for many museums and galleries that showcase exceptional native and local art, and the city boasts incredible scenery as well.

New Mexico abounds with old ranching, mining, and railroad towns. The state provides a well-managed system of scenic byways to lead visitors easily among places of interest interspersed with breathtaking natural scenery. Explore fossil sites, archaeological wonders, ice caves, dormant volcanoes with ancient lava flows, and other unique geological attractions. New Mexico also offers innovative modern science and technology attractions. The clear open skies give visitors an unforgettable view of the stars at Los Alamos and Sandia National Laboratories, the Very Large Array, and several observatories. The state will soon host the visionary Spaceport America, the nation's very first commercial spaceport. 

The arts community in New Mexico is internationally famous. Tour the state's art museums to see folk art, glass art, sculpture, paintings, and more. Every county offers museums, parks, festivals, fairs, and tours to introduce all types of travelers to the wealth of artistic talent in the state. In summer, art fairs and festivals take place every weekend when local, national, and international artists bring their masterpieces out to delight the public. Another fun option are the countless studio tours available, a way for visitors to interact first-hand with the artists and see them at work.

Taos is a vibrant and flourishing ecologically minded creative community nestled in the middle of the rugged and red Sangre de Cristo Mountains. Taos is home to a beautiful downtown area with a huge number of galleries, museums, delightful boutiques, and destination spas.  The mountains surrounding the town are home to the Santa Fe National Forest which provides a bounty of outdoor recreation activities just a few minutes from town. Don't miss a visit to the Taos Valley Ski Resort, the state's largest and most difficult ski resort. Taos is connected with several recreational small towns and national parklands by the "enchanted circle," a scenic highway encircling the Sangre de Cristo Mountains.


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