From its red rock mesas to its mud-brick churches, traditional mountain villages, real-life cowboys and looming Sangre de Cristos mountain range, New Mexico has earned its state motto “Land of Enchantment”. This southwestern corner of the United States has a unique history and is home to significant Hispanic and Native American populations. New Mexico doesn’t look like the America usually captured in the media; in fact, sometimes this gorgeous state can feel like its own “enchanting” world.
Outdoor lovers, you won’t even know where to start on the visual feast that is your New Mexico holiday. A huge portion of the state is made up of national parks, forests and wildlife refuges. All of these areas make for perfect spots to tug on your hiking shoes and get lost on purpose. Some of the state’s most popular natural monuments are Bandelier National Monument, Carlsbad Caverns National Park and the Sangre de Cristo Mountains.
The cities of Taos and Santa Fe make for great home bases during your holiday. You can find plentiful New Mexico hotels in each city as well as a thriving arts and gastro scene. Hope you like chilli peppers, because they come in just about every dish!
See a different side of New Mexico by adding the Navajo Nation to your agenda. Here you can pick up authentic Native American crafts and learn about the history of the state’s original residents.
Start the enchantment at Albuquerque International Sunport (ABQ), which will put you right in the large and bustling capital city. The larger cities do offer some public transportation, but if you really want to explore New Mexico, your best option is to indulge in a car hire deal from Wotif.
Overpaying for your New Mexico accommodation can feel extremely disenchanting. Start your trip to the Land of Enchantment off right by using Wotif to compare and save on flights and hotels in New Mexico. Those savings will simmer almost as much as those chilli peppers you’ll be eating soon!
Hotels in New Mexico start at AU$99 per night. Prices and availability subject to change. Additional terms may apply.