New Mexico Travel Guide

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Map of New Mexico



Santa Fe


White Sands National Monument






Carlsbad Caverns National Park




Las Cruces


Silver City










Santa Rosa


Acoma Pueblo






Bandelier National Monument


Las Vegas


Taos Pueblo


Chaco Canyon National Monument










Truth or Consequences






Gila Cliff Dwellings National Monument




Jemez Springs




Red River


White Sands


Spring Canyon State Park




Petroglyph National Monument






Kasha-Katuwe Tent Rocks National Monument


Angel Fire






Heron Lake State Park



See all 784 Albuquerque Tips
  • Balloon Fiesta

    5 out of 5 stars

    Albuquerque Things to Do

    Everyone descends on my hometown once a year for the annual Albuquerque International Balloon Fiesta. It's a busy time for the Duke City. Pretty much every hotel is full and the highways are crazy with cars! Now, the big thing that manages to ruin Balloon Fiesta can be the weather. The first week of October is usually when the Fiesta is held,...

  • Hotel Andaluz

    Albuquerque Hotels

    Thanks to the generosity of my parents, I got the chance to stay here for the first time for my...

  • Downtown

    Albuquerque Nightlife

    Burt's has been a staple on the downtown scene for years now. You can catch a whole bunch of live bands, mostly alternative and a bit of everything in between. This is a pretty chill place and it's at it's most chillest in between 9:30 and 10:30 PM. This is before the crowds come in and the place gets bumper to bumper. The inside is very much how...


Santa Fe

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  • Loretto Chapel

    4.5 out of 5 stars

    Santa Fe Things to Do

    This deconsecrated church - owned by the adjoining Inn At The Loretto, and now a museum/wedding chapel - is famous for its ‘miraculous’ helix-shaped stairway: a bit of local lore that has been been useful for collecting $3 fees to see the thing. Skeptic that I am, a look beneath the legend turned up a lesser-known Wild West story... Allegedly, the...

  • Inn on the Alameda

    Santa Fe Hotels

    As a local, i chose the Inn on the Alameda out of all the hotels in Santa Fe to spend a "night out"...

  • Tomasita's

    4 out of 5 stars

    Santa Fe Restaurants

    The restaurant is fairly large. We had to wait about 30 minutes on a Saturday afternoon at 3:00 but it was worth it. Great green chile and the wait staff were very good. Sopapillas and margaritas. Fried dough and alcohol-how can that be bad?!


White Sands National Monument

  • Short Driving Information

    White Sands National Monument Transportation

    No public transportation is offered in White Sands. If you do not have a car available, car rental is available at Alamogordo and Las Cruces. While driving, be aware that the first four miles of Dunes Drive is a road safety corridor, which means it is against park rules to slow or stop in the area. Also due to missile testing on the adjacent White...

  • Pottery Sherds off the Trail

    White Sands National Monument Off The Beaten Path

    The park doesn't want visitors to ramble off the trail as I did because the dunes and vegetation wouldn't be able to take the wear and tear. Much of the venation is very slow growing and can't be stomped upon. The other reason is the possibility that some archeological treasure will be found and trampled before it can be properly analyzed. In my...

  • Don't Arrive on Foot or Bicycle

    White Sands National Monument Transportation

    The ribbon highway that runs past the entrance ranger station is so narrow that there's virtually no shoulder even to walk along. What shoulder there is slopes steeply into thorny brush too difficult to walk along. Cyclists are likely to get brushed off the road into the ditch as car drive past at 55+ miles per hour. There are no bicycle or hiking...



See all 79 Roswell Tips
  • A Serious Art Center in this city - not...

    Roswell Things to Do

    Yes, Roswell is not just about UFO's! There's a really serious Museum, also known as the RMAC, which has very serious artists, being awarded Subsequent Accreditation from the American Association of Museums. This means that RMAC has a seal of approval that brings national recognition that have a committment to excellence and high insitutional...

  • Ramada Limited

    Roswell Hotels

    I'm a pretty easy going patron but we had a problem EVERY day of our 4 day stay. I'll tell you about...

  • See the Famous Alien Autopsy Dummy!

    Roswell Things to Do

    Am I the one millionth person to see this dummy? Am I? Am I?Sorry, but I was tooooo late. The one-millionth visitor person passed through these doors in the Summer of 2001 since the Museum opened for visitors in the Fall of 1992 - that means an amazing average of 150,000 people annually representing 35 foreign countries and every USA state!And all...



See all 216 Taos Tips
  • Taos Pueblo

    4.5 out of 5 stars

    Taos Things to Do

    It is on Navajo reservation. So they charge what will prevail; that being $10. This is for a guide tour and the tour takes about 20 minutes tops. You only see a couple of rooms/apartment portions. The whole visit is not worth the effort. Photos not allowed

  • El Pueblo Lodge

    Taos Hotels

    $91 in July 2013. This hotel is about the same price as the Best Western across the street but has...

  • Kit Carson Musuem

    Taos Things to Do

    This is the house Kit Carson, an iconic figure in the American west, lived in while he was living in Taos, it's now converted to a museum in his honor. The house was built in 1825 and Carson lived here until his death in 1868.


Carlsbad Caverns National Park


See all 53 Gallup Tips
  • Ten stars

    Gallup Restaurants

    Two very tired motorcyclists wanted some decent food, a comfortable place to rest for a moment, a clean bathroom and a place to plug in and recharge our intercoms while we ate. We had been eating our way across the country on mediocre road food at best. You know how hard it is to eat decent food on the road. We were so impressed with the...

  • Hampton Inn And Suites Gallup

    Gallup Hotels

    1460 Maloney Drive, Gallup, New Mexico, 87301, United States

    Satisfaction: Excellent

    Good for: Families

  • Shop For Souvenirs!

    Gallup Shopping

    Richardson's was established here as a trading post in 1913 and still operates today. It is one of the many places where you can stop and buy souvenirs, authentic Navajo, Hopi and Zuni goods, and just look around. (Rugs and Jewelry)


Las Cruces

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  • Pit Stop 292 Cafe

    Las Cruces Restaurants

    $12 as of September 2016. The Pit Stop 292 Café was opened by two high school friends some years after graduation. They serve breakfast, lunch, and dinner and the menu includes Mexican dishes, sandwiches, burgers, and some BBQ. Casual atmosphere. Hours are basically 7 AM to 7 PM daily (open later on Friday and Saturday and closing earlier on...

  • Hampton Inn & Suites Las Cruces I-25

    Las Cruces Hotels

    $109 ($2.50 Convention Center Charge) with a discount as of March 2016. This Hampton Inn and Suites...

  • Mexican Or BBQ?

    Las Cruces Restaurants

    $12 as of September 2016. The Pit Stop 292 Café was opened by two high school friends some years after graduation. They serve breakfast, lunch, and dinner and the menu includes Mexican dishes, sandwiches, burgers, and some BBQ. Casual atmosphere. Hours are basically 7 AM to 7 PM daily (open later on Friday and Saturday and closing earlier on...


Silver City

See all 75 Silver City Tips
  • Chinese Palace

    Silver City Restaurants

    $12 as of March 2016. The Chinese Palace offers a buffet with a variety of dishes or you can order something specific. I usually like buffets because I can choose a variety of items; but I tend to overeat. The food on the line is kept pretty fresh and the service is okay. Not a bad choice if you are hungry for Chinese food. Hours are 11 AM to 9 PM...

  • Murray Hotel

    Silver City Hotels

    200 West Broadway St, 88061 Silver City, New Mexico

    Satisfaction: Excellent

    Good for: Solo

  • Isaac Cohen House

    Silver City Things to Do

    another nice building located within the Silver City Historic District as listed in the National Register of Historic Places is the Isaac Cohen House which was completed in 1882, on Bullard Street. Looks Italiante style to me (but I am NOT an expert).



See all 67 Alamogordo Tips
  • Chinex

    Alamogordo Restaurants

    In the White Sands Mall you have the choice of three or four places to eat. The one I chose was a tiny place called Chinex. You order your food (I had two main dishes with a large mound of fried rice). The tables are in the mall so it's a nice place to sit and watch people walk by. The food was very good. Hours are 10 AM to 8 PM Monday through...

  • Super 8 Motel Alamogordo

    Alamogordo Hotels

    We recently stayed two nights at Super 8 Alamogordo New Mexico Hotel and found it truly outstanding...

  • Good Italian Food

    Alamogordo Restaurants

    $20 as of September 2016. Johnny Carino’s is a nice chain of Italian restaurants located throughout the United States. They serve a wide variety of Italian fare in a family friendly atmosphere. They are very consistent throughout the country, the main difference is the staffing. My waitress here was average. A good choice if you want Italian...



See all 25 Clovis Tips
  • Blackwater Draw

    Clovis Things to Do

    Blackwater Draw, near Clovis, is the site where the remains of the earliest homonid to inhabit the continent were found. The Clovis culture was named after the nearest town, Clovis. This is considered the first site where the remains were found (although there were remains found near Colorado City, Texas shortly before the remains were found in...

  • La Quinta Innstes Clovis

    Clovis Hotels

    Built within the last 4 years (as of early 2005), the La Quinta is easily the nicest of Clovis'...

  • Clovis Library

    Clovis Things to Do

    If you have a hard time finding the Clovis Visitors Center (I did) a good place to stop to get local tourist information is the Clovis Library. While there you can also get access to the Internet to send e-mails, stay in contact with family and friends and to catch up with the latest on VT!



See all 40 Chimayo Tips
  • Rancho de Chimayó

    4.5 out of 5 stars

    Chimayo Restaurants

    This is one of just a couple of James Beard award-winners I’ve been to, and the only one we’ve done twice. It would have been three times but they were rebuilding after a bad fire during trip #2. Rancho de Chimayo has been around for a long time and its reputation draws diners from miles around, as far away as Santa Fe, Taos and Los Alamos. It's...

  • Casa Escondida

    Chimayo Hotels

    P.O. Box 142, Rural Road 0100 #62, Off Nm 76 At Road Marker 0100, Chimayo, New Mexico, 87522, United

    Satisfaction: Excellent

    Good for: Business

  • Meanwhile, back at the ranch...

    Chimayo Restaurants

    This is one of just a couple of James Beard award-winners I’ve been to, and the only one we’ve done twice. It would have been three times but they were rebuilding after a bad fire during trip #2. Rancho de Chimayo has been around for a long time and its reputation draws diners from miles around, as far away as Santa Fe, Taos and Los Alamos. It's a...



See all 37 Cloudcroft Tips
  • Burro Avenue

    Cloudcroft Things to Do

    This is the name of the main shopping street in Cloudcroft. Located opposite of James Canyon Road to the north of it. Cloudcroft isn't a big town. That's what add to it's charm as a very beautiful and picturesque community in the depths of Lincoln National Forest. It's an amazing town, and Burro Ave. is probably where you'll spend most of your time...

  • Lodge At Cloudcroft

    Cloudcroft Hotels

    Another historic building is The Lodge. The Lodge was built by the Alamagordo and Sacremento...

  • Trading Post

    Cloudcroft Shopping

    Located along Burro Ave. in the Burro Street Exchange, this place is your typical shop that sells your typical gifts, everything from wooden sculptures to jewelry. What caught my eye that I had to come back here on my second visit was the carving of Yogi Bear. I wanted to get it for my parents since it would look good on their porch. I paid 150...


Santa Rosa

See all 16 Santa Rosa Tips
  • Route 66 Auto Museum

    Santa Rosa Things to Do

    One of the pleasures of a US road trip for us is discovering the off-beat attractions as well as the major historic sites and natural wonders – and Santa Rosa’s Route 66 Auto Museum is an excellent example! Owner Bozo Cordova has amassed a wonderful collection of classic cars and Route 66 memorabilia, and has turned his passion into a great...

  • Best Western Santa Rosa Inn

    Santa Rosa Hotels

    After talking to a man at the visitor center and eating cold food at McDonald the expectations to...

  • Getting your kicks

    Santa Rosa Shopping

    If you’ve enjoyed your visit to the museum you will want to buy a souvenir perhaps, and one more reasonably priced (and easier to get home) than one of the classic cars. The shop has a large collection of Route 66 related items, including t-shirts and other clothing, model cars, shot and beer glasses, various signs and of course model cars. We only...


Acoma Pueblo

See all 68 Acoma Pueblo Tips
  • Things to know: Enchanted Mesa

    Acoma Pueblo Things to Do

    If you look to the northeast from the village, you'll notice a small but distinctive butte in the distance. This is Mesa Encantada: former home to the Acoma, and known as Katzimo in their Keresan language. Tribal history relates that when it was occupied there was only one very difficult route from the valley to the village perched 430 feet above....

  • Sky City Casino Hotel

    Acoma Pueblo Hotels

    Interstate 40, Exit 102, PO Box 310, Pueblo of Acoma, New Mexico, 87034, United States

    Satisfaction: Very Good

    Good for: Couples

  • Tour the Pueblo

    Acoma Pueblo Things to Do

    The only way to see the pueblo is by guided tour. Tickets are purchased at the Sky City Cultural Center and regularly scheduled shuttles take you up the mesa to the old city. Once there, you'll be met by your Acoman guide for a narrated walk covering about 3/4 mile of the village. Along the way you'll have opportunities to purchase handmade crafts...


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