San Francisco de Asis Church in Taos.

Itineraries for Weekend Getaways in New Mexico

Three great itineraries for three very different weekend getaways in New Mexico. Just an hour from the Albuquerque airport, Santa Fe lends itself perfectly to a romantic weekend. Isolated, countercultural Taos is worth the extra 90-minute drive if you’re really looking to get off the map and off the grid, while Albuquerque offers a fun and funky city break, along with great outdoor activities.

Petroglyph National Monument in New Mexico.

Albuquerque’s Petroglyph National Monument

Albuquerque’s west side is bordered by Petroglyph National Monument, 7,500 acres of black boulders that crawl with some 20,000 carved lizards, birds, and assorted other beasts. Learn about the area’s history and how to make of the most of your visit to the monument with drives, hikes, and views.

Moon Santa Fe, Taos & Albuquerque

New Mexico native Zora O’Neill shares her appreciation for the Land of Enchantment, from exploring Acoma Pueblo—a 12th-century Native American settlement built upon a 367-foot mesa—to hitting the slopes at Taos Ski Valley. O’Neill offers a variety of trip strategies, such as Weekend Getaways, American Indian Heritage, and Not Just Hot Tamales—a guide to sampling […]

Apache Crown Dancers performing at the 92nd Inter-Tribal Ceremonial in Gallup,NM.

Native American New Mexico, Ancient and Modern

Even if you’re visiting only a small area on your trip, there’s a lot of American Indian history to see in and around each place in New Mexico—but definitely try to schedule a visit around a dance ceremony at a pueblo, as this will give you the most memorable impression of the living culture.

The Albuquerque International Balloon Fiesta fills the sky every October.

The Best Fall Festivals in New Mexico

When autumn settles over New Mexico, it brings crisp temperatures, clear skies, and brilliant colors, especially to the cool mountains. Therefore, fall is a great time to visit and enjoy a number of festivals and events in this southwest state. From the dazzling hues of the Albuquerque Balloon Fiesta to the delicious tastes and smells of the Santa Fe Indian Market, to the engaging songs of Native American ceremonial dances, there are exciting events to please every type of traveler around this time of year.

Girls in traditional dress with skull facepaint walk down in the street in the Marigold Parade.

Festivals and Events in Albuquerque

From the nine day extravaganza that is the Albuquerque International Balloon Festival to the Marigold Parade celebrating the Mexican Day of the Dead, here are festivals and events worth traveling to see.

Moon New Mexico

This full-color guide to New Mexico includes vibrant photos and helpful planning maps. New Mexico native Zora O’Neill shares her insider’s perspective on the Land of Enchantment, from museum-hopping in Santa Fe to exploring the vast beauty of the desert to visiting organic farms. Packed with information on dining, transportation, and accommodations, this guide offers […]