With its magnificent landscapes, warm and dry climate, cultural depth, and artistic communities, New Mexico is perfect for an unforgettable babymoon getaway. The breathtaking scenery includes majestic mountains, lush forests, and pristine rivers. Situated near most New Mexico vacation rentals are abundant opportunities for outdoor recreation, sightseeing, relaxation, and superb dining. Check out the top babymoon vacation destinations in New Mexico.
The town of Taos is in north-central New Mexico in a beautiful setting near the Rio Grande Gorge and the Sangre de Cristo Mountains. Take a self-guided walking tour through the heart of Taos, Taos Plaza in the Taos Historic District, to discover numerous state and national landmarks. Visit the many galleries devoted to painting, sculpture, pottery, metalwork, and other mediums. Taos also hosts museums devoted to celebrities who lived in the area, including the Kit Carson Home and Museum, the D.H. Lawrence Ranch, and the Millicent Rogers Museum. Don’t miss a trip to the famous Taos Pueblo, an interlinked multi-storied village made entirely of adobe and timber. Another unforgettable sight is the incomparable view from the Rio Grande Gorge Bridge, where you can watch the sunset with your loved one. Shop at Mesa’s Edge for jewelry, wood carvings, and other Native American art. Soak in geothermal mineral waters, and enjoy a relaxing massage and other body therapies at Ojo Caliente Mineral Springs and Spa. For some superb New Mexico cuisine made from local ingredients, head for Michael’s Kitchen Restaurant and Bakery.
The city of Farmington lies in the northwestern corner of New Mexico at the confluence of the San Juan, La Plata, and Animas Rivers. The beach at Lake Farmington is the perfect place for relaxing, swimming, and sunbathing. Take leisurely romantic walks amidst beautiful scenery along the miles of Animas River Trails. The Farmington Museum features interesting displays on local history, and the Riverside Nature Center focuses on local flora and fauna. Several trading posts in Farmington specialize in selling Native American handicrafts, including the Fifth Generation Trading Company, which offers pottery, baskets, rugs, and turquoise. Try some authentic Native American cuisine at Ashkii’s Navajo Grill.
3. Santa Fe
Located in a beautiful forested valley at the southern end of the Rocky Mountains in north-central New Mexico, the city of Santa Fe is renowned as an artistic and cultural center. The Museum of Indian Arts and Culture displays Native American paintings, pottery, artifacts, and archeological materials. The vast New Mexico Museum of Art focuses on contemporary artwork, and the New Mexico History Museum highlights the area’s eclectic past. Have an experienced guide help you navigate your way through the numerous museums and art galleries with Santa Fe Art Tours. Ride a comfortable van to nearby historical sites and national monuments with Great Southwest Adventures. The Original Trading Post, a historic company that has been in business for hundreds of years, is a great place to shop for Native American jewelry and pottery, leather goods, and souvenirs. Relax with a soothing massage at Downtown Day Spa of Santa Fe. Have some delicious traditional Mexican food at Sazon near the Santa Fe Plaza.
The city of Albuquerque lies in central New Mexico along the majestic Rio Grande River. The Indian Pueblo Cultural Center has a fascinating museum focusing on the culture, history, and art of the Pueblo People, and a shop where you can purchase Pueblo artwork and handicrafts. The National Hispanic Cultural Center has a museum and shop highlighting the area’s rich Hispanic heritage. The New Mexico Museum of Natural History and Science offers paleontological exhibits and a planetarium. Albuquerque is famous for hot air ballooning, so enjoy a romantic ride and panoramic view of the city and surrounding landscapes with Rainbow Ryders Hot Air Balloon Ride Company. Don’t miss a visit to the Albuquerque Biological Park, which includes the Rio Grande Zoo, the Rio Grande Botanical Garden, and the Albuquerque Aquarium. Head for Old Town Albuquerque to browse through the many unique and diverse shops. Jemez Hot Springs in the nearby mountain village of Jemez Springs has soothing hot geothermal mineral pools for relaxing soaks with your significant other. For dinner, have a superlative steak at the High Noon Restaurant and Saloon in Old Town.
5. Las Cruces
The city of Las Cruces is in the Mesilla Valley in southwestern New Mexico with the Rio Grande River on the west and the scenic Organ Mountains on the east. The multi-building New Mexico Farm and Ranch Heritage Museum highlights the history of farming and ranching in the region. At the nearby Spaceport America Visitor’s Center, you can get an amazing look at the first commercial facility devoted to space tourism in the United States. Visit the Las Cruces Farmers and Crafts Market in the historic downtown area to shop for fresh produce to take back to your vacation rental, local artwork, and handicrafts. The shops at Historic Old Mesilla Plaza also offer arts and crafts from the southwestern United States, Mexico, and Central America. Try the Double Eagle for some excellent authentic Mexican food.
The city of Carlsbad lies in southeastern New Mexico beside the Pecos River at the foot of the Guadalupe Mountains. Don’t miss a visit to famous Carlsbad Caverns National Park. A convenient elevator takes you into the heart of this vast network of beautiful underground tunnels and chambers. Another popular attraction is the Living Desert Zoo and Gardens State Park, which displays animals and plants from the local Chihuahuan Desert. The Carlsbad Museum and Art Center has fascinating displays on geological, Native American, and pioneer history. Have a pleasant romantic walk around beautiful Lake Carlsbad, and stop for a relaxing swim and sunbath at Lake Carlsbad Beach Park.
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