13 Fun Things to Do in New Mexico

New Mexico is known as the “Land of Enchantment.” The state has surreal desert landscapes and breathtaking mountains. Rich in history and art, New Mexico has something for everyone.

White Sands National Park is a massive field of rolling dunes between Alamogordo and Las Cruces. Did I mention the sand is white? With mountains looming on the horizon, it looks like snow.

White Sands National Park

Between the foothills of the Sangre de Cristo Mountains, Canyon Road packs in more than a hundred galleries, boutiques, and restaurants in a half-mile area. You can explore the history of local art in Santa Fe's Historic District.

Canyon Road Santa Fe

Carlsbad Caverns

Would you like to explore a hidden world? Carlsbad Caverns National Park is an underground world of beautiful cave formations. The temperature here remains at 56 degrees Fahrenheit.

Do you believe in aliens and UFOs? Roswell, New Mexico, has restaurants, shops, museums, fun centers, and more where you can immerse yourself in alien-themed surroundings. There are plenty of photo opportunities in and around the town.


Albuquerque Balloon Fiesta

They hold this annual hot air balloon celebration in early October in New Mexico's largest city. People come from all over to watch Albuquerque's vast, blue sky fill up with graceful, floating balloons. What a breathtaking sight!

Do you enjoy history? Near Los Alamos, the Bandelier National Monument pays homage to Ancestral Pueblo people that lived in the area over 10,000 years ago.

Bandelier National Monument

New Mexico Museum of Art

The New Mexico Museum of Art is located in Santa Fe. Built in 1917, it is the oldest art museum in the state. It holds more than 20,000 works of American and European art.

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