Hidden gems like New Mexico are often over looked when it comes to travel in the US. There’s so much see in this diverse southwestern state. From the vibrancy of Santa Fe to the dramatic landscapes of the Chihuahuan Desert and Sangre De Cristo mountains. New Mexico has upscale spas, a vibrant arts scene and beautiful natural and architectural sights. New Mexico could be all you need to hit refresh.
Why Visit New Mexico
New Mexico is full of quirky locations that will look incredible on your Instagram feed. For fans of Game of Thrones visit artsy destination House of Eternal Return. An immersive installation near Santa Fe created by George RR Martin, it is like a choose your own adventure book come to life and if you’re into otherworldly lands. There are some stunning hand-carved caves created by artist Ra Paulette to explore around La Madera. In Farmington, there’s also Bisti Badlands, some stunning and very photogenic rock formations which look like another planet. Plus the famous Carlsbad Caverns, the second largest cave chamber in the world. Round your tour of sci-fi locations off with a trip to Tularosa to go dune sledding down the pure white gypsum hills at White Sands National Monument.
Whichever part of New Mexico you choose to make your base for your stay, get a rental car so that you can explore the edible delights the state has to offer. Look for hotel deals in Deming, New Mexico and you can visit St Clair Winery & Tasting Rooms to sample the unique local delights! There are also lovely bistros run by St Clair in Albuquerque, Farmington and Las Cruces. The area is also home to plenty of craft breweries serving up fresh brews and delicious bites. Try Nexus Brewery for yummy eats like Fried Fish Tacos alongside your beer. If you fancy something a bit meatier, Mr Powdrell’s Barbeque House is well worth a visit. It has been serving up smoked meat dishes for 50 years along with Southern sides and cobblers.
Time To Wind Down
If you’re feeling the need to wind down, try the secluded secret oasis of Absolute Nirvana Spa & Gardens. Specialists in Balinese facials and Thai massage. Here you’ll be treated by master practitioners with years of experience and will float out on Cloud Nine – the perfect start to your New Year!
*Photos taken from @TravelNewMexico™