One of the most iconic attractions in the state is Carlsbad Caverns, home to beautiful rock formations and one of the world's biggest bat flights. Anglers will be thrilled to learn that there are 62 lakes from which to choose. There's a good reason this state is called the Land of Enchantment. Book your cheap flight to New Mexico today through Expedia.com and get ready to see what awaits at hotels in New Mexico.
When Should You Visit?
One of the best things about New Mexico is that you'll experience all sorts of weather. If you're into winter sports, you'll find yourself in paradise from November through March. Quench your thirst for winter adventure with skiing, snowboarding, and other winter sports. Spring and summer are great times to get out and explore the beautiful state and national parks that dot the state. Some of the southern areas of the state regularly see high temperatures well into the 80s and 90s during the daytime, but the cooler nights provide more opportunities for stargazing, so it's a win-win either way. If your idea of a dream vacation involves the time of year when the state has moderate temperatures and fewer tourists, spring and fall are both good times to stay at New Mexico hotels.
Where to Stay: New Mexico Resorts
Hotels in New Mexico offer the full range of experiences you want, from weekend spa getaways to romantic honeymoons surrounded by luxury. We offer deals that will suit your every possible need or budget. For example, many of the hotels in Albuquerque offer spacious homes away from home that are ideal for family trips while intimate bed-and-breakfasts in Taos or Santa Fe are a great option for couples. Business centers make it easier to keep in touch with everyone at home, and restaurants and bars with all the local spices and flavors will keep you filled. Many of the full resorts on Expedia.com offer amenities and activities for all age groups. Check out our flights to New Mexico and see what deals are hot right now.
What to Do
There are so many outdoor treasures here that you'll never run out of things to see. Go down through the Mogollon Rim area and put yourself back in time. You'll also want to see the impressive White Sands Monument and play in the sand. Experience the unique culture of Taos, or go tribal at the Navajo Nation. Check out the UFO Museum in Roswell and see if you recognize any of the unidentified aircraft.
Native Americans have lived in the area for over 13,000 years, and Europeans arrived in the area in the 16th century. To this day, the state has a culture that features uniquely Native American and Spanish influences. The International Balloon Fiesta, held every October in Albuquerque, is one of the most colorful events in the area and one that you won't want to miss. Intertribal gatherings also give you a chance to jump into native songs and dances.
You'll love this state's abundance of Mexican-style and Southwestern foods, enriched with native chile peppers for that extra zing. Sample red or green chile sauce to smother your burrito or omelet, or ask for ""Christmas"" if you want to try both. Pinon nuts and blue corn tortillas are local menu staples, and fry bread, an Apache treat, makes a tasty addition to meals.
If you're hungry for New Mexican cuisine and want to experience the state's outdoor adventures and great culture, check out our selection of resorts and hotels at Expedia.com so that you can plan your adventure today.