New Mexico’s landscapes, smorgasbord of cultures and Wild-West history have earned it the nickname ‘Tierra del Encanto’ (‘Land of Enchantment’). Our specialists have explored the state for themselves and fallen under its charm. They’ll suggest ways to spend your time here, based on your interests, whether you’re making a flying visit on a Route 66 road trip or taking a few days to soak up the region.
Getting a feel for its history and culture, you’ll walk through Old-West towns once trodden by legendary outlaws and cowboys, and peer into centuries-old Ancestral Puebloan cliff dwellings carved into the rock at Bandelier National Monument. You can also explore the Spanish-colonial history in Santa Fe, one of the USA’s oldest cities, with its adobe houses and Baroque churches.
New Mexico’s landscapes encompass the snowy-peaked Sangre de Cristo Mountains and the sparkling gypsum-crystal dunes of White Sands National Monument. This breadth of scenery inspired much of Georgia O’Keeffe’s work, and you can view her art in the Georgia O’Keeffe Museum in Santa Fe.
Elsewhere, Taos has one of the longest-established American Indian populations in the country. Here, you’ll see traditional multi-storey Pueblo houses that have been lived in for more than a millennium. And, you can browse bohemian shops and galleries lining the historic Taos Plaza, a meeting point for trade and local gossip for centuries.
Places to visit in New Mexico
Featuring heavily on our experiences of visiting New Mexico, these selected places are destinations that also prove consistently popular with our travellers. Our specialists can help you choose how to include them in your wider trip, based on your preferences.
Suggested itinerary featuring New Mexico
This sample itinerary will give you an idea of what is possible when you travel in New Mexico, and showcases routes we know work particularly well. Treat this as inspiration, because your trip will be created uniquely by one of our specialists.
Map of New Mexico
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Places in and around New Mexico
Photos of New Mexico
Accommodation choices for New Mexico
We’ve selected a range of accommodation options for when you visit New Mexico. Our choices usually come recommended for their character, facilities and service or location. Our specialists always aim to suggest properties that match your preferences.