New Mexico Weekend Getaways
This is the place where the Rocky Mountains tumble out into the plains. Wild horses roam here where the plains are flat and endless and surround towns like Cimarron and Las Vegas. But on these distant edges of the Rocky Mountains, there are opportunites for dramatic weekend getaways in towns like Santa Fe, Taos, and Angel Fire. Taos and Angel Fire offer downhill skiing that is superb, and Santa Fe is a beautiful, spiritual place with a rich Native American and Mexican American traditions; reflected in their arts, architecture and cuisine. There are lots of great events held year round here, incuding Mardi Gras in the Mountains in Red River in February or Santa Fe Indian Market in August.
The lower regions of New Mexico see alot of farming. Cities of Deming and Hatch grow and harvest some of the country's best green and red chiles. Las Cruces is a reasonably large city with lots of things to see and do and great places to stay too. Check
out Truth or Consequences 60th Annual Fiesta in May or Elephant Butte Balloon Regatta in September. If you like it hot, attend the Hatch Chile Festival in September and if you like it rough, visit City of Rocks State Park!
Yes, this is also the home of Roswell, the holy land for sci-fi enthusiasts, but NM offers some great things for lovers too. Spend a weekend in Riodoso or Cloudcroft and experience mountain beauty mixed with native traditions and history. These little towns ooze Southwest culture. Enjoy
a downtown stroll in the western towns of Tularosa and Alamogordo. Experience the Mountain of Blues Festival in Ruidoso in June or Mardi Gras in the Clouds in Cloudcroft in February. Visit Carlsbad Caverns or tour one of the many mission churches in the area!
Secluded New Mexico weekend travel for two just a short drive away!
If you happen to live in New Mexico, traveling to a small and secluded
place is easy. Lodging rates in small hidden towns like Farmington,
Taos, Hatch or Cloudcroft can be much less expensive. Many of the
smaller towns in New Mexico offer great little B&B's or cabin
making a quick weekend escape easy and inexpensive. There are always
quaint little shops to explore as well as great home cooking at
local restaurants. Above all, small towns can offer real quiet and
seclusion for a perfect romantic weekend getaway.
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Truth Or Consequences
A New Mexico Romantic Weekend Getaway right under your nose?
If you live in or near a New Mexico major metropolitan area like Albuquerque,
Santa Fe, Las Cruces or Roswell, there are many great deals and weekend
getaway opportunities at your own back door. Off season times are
great opportunities to stay at world class resorts close to home
for much less than you might expect. Many resorts
and spas offer packages designed to entice locals to come and
explore the pampering they offer. Although you aren't going far
from home, the right resort or hotel can make you feel as if you
are another world away.
New Mexico Weekend Getaway - Jet Away!
Hop a flight to see The Mission at Riverwalk in Grants or Isleta Pueblo or attend Albuquerque International Balloon Fiesta in October
or Santa Fe Indian Market in August. Just because it's a weekend doesn't mean it won't be
memorable. The important thing to remember when considering far
away romantic travel with only a weekend to spare is to find something
specific you especially want to experience while you're there. Consider
checking out some of the great New Mexico events like New Mexico Arts & Crafts Fair in Albuquerque in June or Mardi Gras in the Mountains in Red River in February.
A weekend is definitely not enough time to explore all of New Mexico,
but what could be more romantic than hopping a short flight to have
a romantic dinner and see a show on Saturday in Albuquerque, and then
enjoy brunch Sunday morning and heading home. Maybe a wonderful
Gallup resort offers a great weekend spa package for two, giving
you just enough time to relax, unwind and connect with one another.
The best thing about weekend getaways is they help give us great
ideas for future travel destinations. Imagine when you're coworkers
ask you "So what did you do this weekend?" you can say
"Well, on Saturday I had lunch... in Albuquerque."
For additional New Mexico weekend getaway travel information including
other attractions, accommodations, and popular local events, you
can contact the New Mexico Department of Tourism at 491 Old Santa Fe Trail, P.O. Box 20002, Santa Fe, NM 87501 Telephone: 800-733-6396.