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5 Ways to Enjoy Culture Outside in New Mexico

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Culture and adventure come together in New Mexico, which serves up stimulating activities in remarkably varied settings: red-rock canyons; lush mountain forests; endless rolling plains; and mineral-rich hot springs. What they have in common is the ability to surprise and delight travelers. You might find yourself soaring high above a gorge in a hot air balloon or spending the night in the midst of a desert art installation. This is the Land of Enchantment, where every visit feeds the soul.
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Albuquerque, NM, USA
One of the most memorable ways to experience New Mexico’s spectacular landscapes is by floating high above it all in a hot air balloon. Opportunities abound across the entire state, from soaring over the stunning Rio Grande Gorge in Taos to...
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Silver City, NM 88061, USA
New Mexico is known for its art scene—and that extends well beyond Santa Fe. You’ll find one of the most thrilling (you could even say hair-raising) exhibitions on a flat plain north of the Gila National Forest and 2.5 hours from Albuquerque....
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New Mexico, USA
In south-central New Mexico, just outside of Alamogordo, lies the made-for-Instagram White Sands National Monument: 275 square miles of wave-like gypsum sand dunes dotted with striking yucca and cholla plants. It's the kind of spectacular setting...
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50 Los Banos Drive, Ojo Caliente, NM 87549, USA
A short hour's drive from Santa Fe sits the sulfur-free mineral rich waters of Ojo Caliente Mineral Springs Resort & Spa. Sit and soak in temperatures of 80-105 degrees, and let all tensions melt away. Shhh, keep conversations low, most of the...
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Sangre De Cristo Mountain Dr, Arroyo Hondo, NM 87513, USA
Get to know New Mexico's Sangre de Cristo Mountains on a day hike or multiday camping trip with the help of a knowledgeable guide—and an equally personable llama. It’s a out-of-the-ordinary wilderness adventure that lets you soak up the scenery...