Destinations

ITEMS IN BOLD HAVE BEEN PERSONALLY VISITED AND REVIEWED BY ME. OTHERWISE, WEBSITE LINKS WITH GENERAL INFORMATION ARE SUPPLIED.

ARTISTIC EXCURSIONS

  1. Arroyo Seco
  2. Canyon Road Art Galleries
  3. Dixon Studio Tour
  4. Georgia O’Keefe Museum
  5. Ghost Ranch
  6. Harwood Museum of Art
  7. Madrid
  8. Museum of International Folk Art
  9. New Mexico Museum of Art
  10. Santa Fe Opera House

CULTURE & MUSEUMS

  1. ABQ Biopark
  2. Acoma Pueblo (Sky City)
  3. Chaco Culture National Historical Park
  4. Bradbury Science Museum
  5. Meow Wolf
  6. Millicent Rogers Museum
  7. Museum of Indian Arts & Culture
  8. New Mexico History Museum
  9. New Mexico Museum of Natural History & Science
  10. Poeh Museum
  11. Puye Cliff Dwellings
  12. Santa Fe Botanical Gardens
  13. Taos Pueblo
  14. Tsiping Fortress
  15. Western Heritage Museum & Cowboy Hall of Fame

DINING

  1. Adobe Bar at Taos Inn
  2. Annapurna’s World Vegetarian Café
  3. Blue Corn Café & Brewery
  4. Cowgirl BBQ
  5. Farmhouse Café & Bakery
  6. Gabriel’s
  7. Guadalajara Grill
  8. Il Vicino Pizzeria
  9. JoAnn’s Ranch O Casados Restaurant
  10. Lambert’s of Taos
  11. Martyrs Steakhouse
  12. Sugar Nymphs Bistro
  13. Terra
  14. Tesuque Village Market
  15. Zuly’s Café

FESTIVALS & CELEBRATIONS

  1. Albuquerque International Balloon Fiesta
  2. Burning of Zozobra
  3. Hatch Chile Festival
  4. International Folk Art Market
  5. Japanese Cultural Festival
  6. Santa Fe Indian Market

HAPPY HOUR SPOTS

  1. Agave Lounge at El Dorado Hotel
  2. Five Star Burgers
  3. Georgia
  4. La Fiesta Lounge at La Fonda on the Plaza
  5. The Living Room at Loretto
  6. Low ‘n Slow Lowrider Bar
  7. The Staab House at La Posada

HOT SPRINGS & SPAS

  1. Jemez Springs Bath House
  2. Manby Hot Springs
  3. Ojo Caliente
  4. Riverbend Hot Springs
  5. Ten Thousand Waves

MYSTIC & SPIRITUAL

  1. El Santuario de Chimayo
  2. Hacienda de Guru Ram Das
  3. Lama Foundation
  4. Loretto Chapel
  5. MogaDao Institute
  6. Monastery of Christ in the Desert
  7. Ra Paulette Meditation Caves

NATIONAL PARKS & MONUMENTS

  1. Aztec Ruins
  2. Bandelier National Monument
  3. Capulin Volcano National Monument
  4. Carlsbad Caverns National Park
  5. El Malpais National Monument
  6. Gila Cliff Dwellings
  7. Kasha-Katuwe Tent Rocks
  8. Organ Mountains-Desert Peaks National Monument
  9. Petroglyph National Monument
  10. White Sands

NATURAL WONDERS

  1. Camel Rock
  2. Echo Amphitheater
  3. Enchanted Mesa
  4. Ice Cave & Bandera Volcano
  5. Pedernal
  6. Rio Grande Gorge Bridge
  7. Shiprock

OUTDOOR RECREATION AREAS

  1. Abiquiú Lake Recreation Area
  2. Bisti/De-Na-Zin Wilderness
  3. Bosque del Apache National Wildlife Preserve
  4. Carson National Forest
  5. Guadalupe Canyon Wilderness Study Area
  6. Ojito Wilderness
  7. Orilla Verde Recreation Area
  8. Rio Chama Wildlife & Recreation Area
  9. Valles Caldera National Preserve
  10. Wild Rivers Recreation Area

SCENIC BYWAYS

  1. El Camino Real Scenic Byway
  2. Enchanted Circle
  3. High Road to Taos
  4. Jemez Mountain Trail Scenic Byway
  5. Turquoise Trail

SHOPPING

  1. Albuquerque Old Town
  2. Old Town Cimarron
  3. Santa Fe Plaza
  4. Taos Plaza

MORE TOURIST ATTRACTIONS

  1. Earthship Biotecture Community
  2. New Mexico Wine Trail
  3. Sandia Peak Aerial Tramway
  4. Taos Ski Valley
  5. Very Large Array (Plains of San Augustin)

VISITOR INFORMATION WEBSITES

  1. New Mexico.org
  2. New Mexico Bureau of Geology & Mineral Resources
  3. New Mexico Outdoor
  4. NM Bureau of Land Management
  5. Santa Fe.org
  6. Taos.org
  7. Visit Albuquerque.org
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