New Mexico Vacation Ideas

New Mexico Vacations Idea #1:

For a vacation idea that focuses on science and technology visit the twenty seven radio telescopes which are 30 stories high and are on display in the Plains of San Agustin. These are the same huge dishes that Jodie Foster used in the movie "Contact" to receive messages from space. These VLA (Very Large Array) dishes are open for visitors and located about 50 miles west of Socorro on US 60.

New Mexico Vacations Idea #2:

For a history and culture idea, you can't beat Las Cruces. New Mexico's 3,000-year-old agricultural history is on display at the New Mexico Farm & Ranch Heritage Museum. Commemorate Mexico's second revolution at the spring Cinco de Mayo festival.

The Historic town of Mesilla epitomizes New Mexico where Native American, Spanish, Mexican and Anglo-American cultures blend together.

Vacation Idea in New Mexico #3:

For a great hiking, mountain biking, picnicking, and camping spot in New Mexico try Dripping Springs and Aguirre Springs. One of the hiking trails takes you to the the old abandoned Dripping Springs resort, a former hotel for tuberculosis patients.

Another spot to visit here is La Cueva. This is large cave which the Mogollon Indians used to live in long ago.

New Mexico Vacations Idea #4:

The Gila Cliff Dwellings National Monument is the ruined cliff dwellings of the Pueblo Indians who lived there for a short 20 year period around 1300. This fascinating glimpse of the past is located next to the Gila National Forest where you will find many miles of hiking trails.

Vacation Ideas in New Mexico #5:

Bosque del Apache (Woods of the Apache) National Wildlife Refuge is home to almost 20,000 greater sandhill cranes, 40,000 snow geese and 20,000 ducks. This refuge in south-central New Mexico is the 57,000-acre home base for deer, coyotes, porcupines, pheasants, wild turkeys, roadrunners, great horned owls, and eagles. The sight and sound of the flocks taking flight at sunrise is an experience you will never forget.

New Mexico Vacations Idea #6:

For a really different New Mexico vacations idea try a llama camping expedition. El Paseo Llama Expeditions operates in the Taos and Red River area of the northern New Mexico Rocky Mountains. The llamas carry the gear and you lead them while hiking unencumbered through the mountain meadows and trails.

New Mexico Getaway Idea #7:

A walking vacation is an excellent idea for your vacation in New Mexico. This is a great way to enjoy the raw natural beauty of the New Mexico landscape. Country Walkers is a professional tour company that offers a walking tour out of Santa Fe. Take in Bandelier National Monument, Georgia O'Keeffe's Ghost Ranch, and Taos Pueblo while enjoying the comforts of Santa Fe resort and historic Taos inn.

The yearly Santa Fe Wine and Chile Fiesta is a fun vacation stop. New Mexico has the oldest wine producing region in the Americas. Enjoy the areas highest rated vintages, the best chili anywhere along with food created by some of the top chefs in the region.

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