Welcome to our selection of holiday rentals in New Mexico.
Did you know that New Mexico was named by 16th century explorers who hoped to find gold equal to Mexico’s Aztec treasures? It is a land where most roads are left unpaved because of the extreme heat. Its history ranges from Indian, Spanish and Anglo cultures. No other place in the US can boast such a distinction.
New Mexico offers some interesting things to see and do for the visitor. Let’s start with some that are out of this world; visit the International UFO to see a museum dedicated to the alleged crashing of a UFO in 1947. You can learn about UFOs, aliens and other strange happening that occur in the region.
From here you must visit the Gila Cliff Dwellings National Monument where the ancient Indian way of life is preserved. It is very informative and is an amazing experience that is not to be missed. Another must-visit is a trip to the Slaughter Canyon Cave where you can witness some geological wonders like the world’s tallest underground columns and a dazzling rim stone dam, aided by flashlight or a headlamp with rangers and fellow tour members for company.
There is also the Carlsbad Caverns National Park, a beautiful underground paradise, where you can learn about the stunning world that lies just a few feet below our feet. You can also explore the famous underground caverns besides seeing the world’s deepest limestone cave that lies a mile underground.
The New Mexico Museum of Space History allows one to learn the history of astronomy and how it helps us in this day and age. You can view the cosmos through the telescopes and see all that is floating in space in the museums’ captivating displays. You can also spend some time at Christ in the Desert Monastery to awaken your spiritual senses.
A visit to the Wild West would be incomplete without a visit to the Billy the Kid Museum. On display are relics from the infamous cowboy’s like –60,000 of them! Do try to catch the International Balloon Fiesta, that world’s premier balloon event held in Albuquerque. On show are amazing displays of hot air balloons along with rides for the visitors.
The Ice Caves and the Bandera Volcano is also worth a visit. Natural layers of ice can be seen with a bluish green tinge in the reflected sunlight in the Ice Caves. At the Bandera Volcano, you can see the best display of volcanic eruption in the country. The Farmington Museum displays exhibits ranging from dinosaurs to drill bits!
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Things to do
Aztec Ruins National Monument
The Aztec Ruins National Monument is located in northwestern New Mexico. The ruins where built over 1000 years ago by Pueblo settlers. Today the ruins can be visited and visitors can take self-guided walks around the ruins or rangers can give interpretive talks during the summer months.
Sandia Peak Tramway
The Sandia Peak Tramway transports visitors up to the top of the over 10,000ft Sandia Peak and travels almost 3 miles over canyons making one of the worlds longest spans. The Tramway offers stunning views as it moves up to the observation area at the top of the peak.
Cliff’s Amusement Park
Cliff’s is the only amusement park in New Mexico and offers a range of thrilling rides including the “Super Fireball” which spins through the air whilst swinging. The park also has a range of rides for families and young children as well as water rides such as log flumes and water coasters.
Shakespeare Ghost Town
Shakespeare Ghost Town is an old village used by miners and early settlers. The town was known to be lawless with only one agreed upon rule, that “is you kill someone you have to dig the grave”. The site is rich in old-west history and re-enactments are regularly performed in its streets, offering a taste of what life was like in the town.
Black Mesa Golf Course
The Black Mesa Golf Course is an enjoyable and challenging course. The course is set in untouched natural landscape with no other man-made structures to spoil the stunning scenery.
Those interested in performing arts will enjoy the theatres that New Mexico has to offer. The Vortex Theatre is just one of these and hosts regular shows including works by William Shakespeare like Romeo & Juliet, one of the worlds best known plays.
New Mexico has three primary airports, the largest and busiest of which is the Albuquerque International Sunport. The other airports are the Roswell International Air Center and the Four Corners Regional Airport.
The state capital of New Mexico is Santa Fe although its largest city is Albuquerque. Other large cities include; Las Cruces, Rio Rancho, Roswell and Farmington.
New Mexico has quite an arid climate with much of the state being covered by plains and desert. During summer temperatures can reach almost 40°C with the highest recorded temperature was 50°C.
New Mexico is located in the southwestern United States and is considered one of the mountain states, which are the states that the Rocky Mountain range runs through. New Mexico shares its southern boarder with Mexico and the state of Texas. Other states that share a border with New Mexico are; Arizona, Utah, Colorado and Oklahoma.
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