New Mexico defies easy description. It needs to be experienced, felt and lived. The Land of Enchantment’s rugged landscapes and vibrant culture seem to exist outside of time.
New Mexico boasts expansive vistas, big skies, red-rock mesas, snow-capped peaks, windswept mesas, and dramatic canyons. Its epicenters include sophisticated Santa Fe, sprawling and quirky Albuquerque, and remote and funky Taos. But don’t miss traveling the backroads to get under New Mexico’s skin.
New Mexico is a place of ancient traditions, where spirituality and artistry are inextricably woven into the daily fabric of life. The tapestries of its Native American, Hispanic, and Anglo peoples are celebrated through art, architecture, music, and cuisine.
Visit ancient pueblos, drink in vibrant Chicano murals, and dine on history and heritage. Traditional dishes have been passed down through generations, yes, but also fused with contemporary twists. “Green or red?” New Mexico is the Chile Capitol of the World, and chile is used in stews, enchiladas, and salsas. Craft breweries, distilleries, and farm-to-table restaurants are bringing more diversity. — Kim Grant