The state of New Mexico is one of the best kept secrets in the United States. With scenic areas of rose-coloured deserts, snow-capped mountains, dense forests, and natural mesas, it’s a great getaway. It’s rich in Indian culture with 22 Native Indian tribes living in the state, including Navajo, Hopi, Ute, and Apache. The climate is semi-arid to arid with less than 15 inches of rainfall annually. The average temperature in July, the height of summer, is 97ºF (36ºC).
Major Cities in New Mexico
The most popular cities are Santa Fe, Albuquerque, Taos, and Las Cruces. Each city has its own distinct appeal to visitors. Santa Fe is well-known for its exceptional Mexican cuisine, shopping, and historic sites. Albuquerque is known for hosting the world’s largest Hot Air Balloon Festival every October. Pilots from all over the world participate in this annual event. Taos is home to many artists and the Taos Pueblo. The Taos Pueblo is the most visited Indian site in the US. And Las Cruces is where the best tasting green chiles in the world are produced. As a result, the Mexican cuisine is fabulous in Las Cruces.
What to See and Do
Because of New Mexico’s year round favourable weather anytime is a great time to visit. Horseback riding, kayaking, bicycling, hiking, parasailing, golf, and ATVs, are just some of the outdoor sports offered throughout the state. Touring one of the nearly 400 ghost towns or visiting one of the 19 Indian Pueblos is a memorable adventure for the whole family. You can purchase native arts and jewellery at each Pueblo.
New Mexico is known as the “Land of Enchantment” with its diverse and scenic beauty. The state is well-known for its Indian pottery and jewellery, as well as its rich Indian heritage.