New Mexico popularly called as the Land of Enchantment. It is situated in the Southwest part of America. Earlier it was a Spanish colony that was before the arrival of conquistadors in 16th century, then it became a Mexican colony and during the American-Mexican war in 1840s it formed itself as an American Territory which lasted till 1912. Post this year New Mexico achieved its statehood. New Mexico still has a large number of population speaking Spanish and if offers a unique and distinctive culture that clearly stands apart and away from that of the cultures of other states. Tourists visiting New Mexico will always find mesmerizing scenic beauty, great opportunities for outdoor recreational and mouth watering regional cuisine.
When it comes to go for a holiday in US among all the travel destination, New Mexico is said to be the favourite and top pick among the tourists. The state fascinates the tourist with its snow capped Mountains, dunes, national forests and its physical diversity and culture unification. It is been always a dream to encounter with extra terrestrial but it is not always possible still one to gather much information on UFOs from some Museum and Research centres in the state. New Mexico has always been picking the fine arts from different countries like Indian Pottery and Turquoise Jewellery.
Some major Travel Key Facts about New Mexico are; it’s capital city Santa Fe, Currency used is USD and language spoken is English, Spanish and Navajo.
Among all the cities of New Mexico there are few very famous and popular among the Tourist and they are worth seeing. They are Santa Fe, Albuquerque & Roswell.
Santa Fe is the capital city of New Mexico. It is small in size but its ambience is very cultured and sophisticated. The art galleries & Studios of the city will give one a lifetime experience. The famous Indian market of the city is also worth visiting. As Santa Fe is one of the oldest capitals of USA State it has some major important museums and they are worth visiting; other attractions in the city are Palace of Governors and Loretto Chapel.
Albuquerque is one of the biggest cities of New Mexico. The chief attraction of the city is the International Balloon Fiesta held every year in the month of October. The true lover of nature will find Albuquerque the best natural and scenic beauty place. On one side we see the city giving an impression of native American Culture with the presence of Indian Puebla Cultural Center and on the other we get a impression of pre-historic with the impression historic rock carvings. With the presence of its restaurants, shopping centres and nightlife venues Albuquerque holidays gives a perfect rewarding.
Roswell is said to be the fifth largest city in New Mexico and has turned into a pilgrimage sort of city after the UFO incident in 1947, in which it so happened that an Unidentified Flying Object carrying some extra terrestrial was crashed near the site of the city. One can collect most of the information in regards of UFO through the UFO Museum and Research Center.
There are lots of activities that may interest you as the culture of New Mexico is mixed and heterogeneous. Tourist of different destination will find the city attractive and will have a life time experience. The nature lovers will find lots of places which are worth viewing, the state is covered with snow capped mountains on one side and on the other side they have the surroundings of national forests. The art lovers will find lots of art galleries to explore and huge numbers of art museums. The state also has its one of the primary attraction as the collection of the archaeological sites. New Mexico is said to be the home of Natural Beauty and has a surprising variety in it.
Beside the scenic beauty of New Mexico, it also has a number of activities that increase the interest of the tourists such as the Hiking, Mountain Biking, Skiing and Golfing. Also the International Balloon Fiesta held every year during the first week of October attracts lots of tourists as well as participants from the entire world and in the night 700-800 balloons of different shapes or we can say Special Shapes are floated in the air at that point of time the sky seems to be filled with colour and light. It is said be life time experience and is mesmerizing.
Dinning in New Mexico is an awesome experience as this place has developed a regional cuisine which is a subset of other cuisine. Many components merge and this ranges that are offered starts from basic and is called a lunch fare which is incredible elaborate.
The crime rate of New Mexico is higher than that of other states of US but most of it affects the residents and not the visitors. But yet one has to be very careful while roaming in the cities of New Mexico.
|Things to Do||Type and Address|
|Las Vegas Old Town Plaza Park||Landmarks – Las Vegas, New Mexico|
|Sandia Peak Tramway||Sightseeing – Albuquerque, New Mexico|
|Anderson-Abruzzo International Balloon Museum||Museums – Albuquerque, New Mexico|
|Albuquerque Biological Park: Aquarium and Botanic Gardens||Zoos and Aquariums – Albuquerque, New Mexico|
|Championship Golf Course at University of New Mexico||Golf Courses – Albuquerque, New Mexico|
|Indian Pueblo Cultural Center||Museums – Albuquerque, New Mexico|
|Cliff's Amusement Park||Themeparks – Albuquerque, New Mexico|
|Petroglyph National Monument||Landmarks – Albuquerque, New Mexico|
|New Mexico Museum of Natural History and Science||History Museum – Albuquerque, New Mexico|
|Albuquerque Museum of Art and Culture||Art Museums – Albuquerque, New Mexico|