Alibi V.27 No.39 • Sept 27-Oct 3, 2018
Day Tripper State of Travel Day Tripper 2018 We asked our well-informed readers to share their favorite destinations outside of Albuquerque. Here, then, is the “Day Tripper” guide to New Mexico, featuring our readers’ picks for great places to eat, stay and visit all over the Land of Enchantment.
Courtesy Alamogordo CVB Day Tripper Alamogordo Nestled in the Tularosa Basin, at the top end of Mexico's Chihuahuan Desert, Alamogordo has its most prominent link to our country's military history as home to Holloman Air Base and gateway to White Sands Missile Range.
NM True Day Tripper Carlsbad While most travelers are familiar with Carlsbad's famous caverns, some have yet to discover the city's other exciting sights.
Courtesy Three Rivers Brewery Day Tripper Farmington Located on the edge of the Colorado Plateau, the conifer-ringed hilltop town of Farmington sits at the junction of the San Juan, the Animas and the La Plata rivers.
El Rancho Hotel & Motel Day Tripper Gallup Gallup is filled with timeless landscapes, vibrant cultures, historic buildings and locations and one-of-a-kind eateries—as well as an old-west stage-stop feel that persists to this day.
Day Tripper Grants For residents of Albuquerque, one of the quickest getaways lies just 78 miles due West in good 'ol Grants.
Day Tripper Hatch This tiny Southern New Mexico town is so known for its green chiles that the name of the town is synonymous with the spicy stuff itself.
Day Tripper Las Vegas Only an hour and a half drive from Albuquerque (or an easy three and a half hour ride on Amtrak), Las Vegas offers a pleasant blend of natural vistas and small-town charm.
Day Tripper Santa Fe Santa Fe has always been the symbol of everything that is authentic about New Mexico.
Visit Taos Day Tripper Taos Bounded by national forest with mountains on practically every horizon, Taos has been a destination for outdoors enthusiasts, art buffs, history nerds, and many travelers just seeking out chill vibes in the northern New Mexico enclave. Comm Annual Pen Road Show and 40th Birthday Party Saturday, Oct 20: 10am-5pm Pennysmiths Paper
Featuring more than 100 styles of fine writing instruments from Visconti, Monte Verde, Pilot, Caran d’Ache and more. Try out each pen and celebrate with birthday cake.
Comm Kirtland Federal Credit Union Hosts Free Shred Day Saturday, Oct 20: 10am-noon Adelante Document Destruction Services
Bring sensitive documents to be safely shredded and destroyed. Only paper is accepted, no non-paper media such as tapes, films, fiche and x-rays accepted.
Comm Dia de Los Muertos Marigold Fiesta Saturday, Oct 20: 10am-4pm La Parada Mercantile
Bring the family and pets for this celebration of life including pet blessings, music by Wagogo, local arts and crafts, workshops on marigold garlands and sugar skull decorating, food and much more.
Image via Pixabay Food The Magnificent Cider Fest Saturday, Oct 20: 11am J.W. Eaves Movie Ranch
Showcasing N.M.’s emerging artisanal cider industry in a unique environment. This festival amplifies the senses, from tasting local cider to pie eating, chuckwagon cooking, film screening, photography and likely some two-stepping or line dancing.
Courtesy of Wicked Stage Wicked Saturday, Oct 20: 2pm Popejoy Hall
The Broadway sensation takes a look at the land of Oz from a different perspective.
Courtesy of the artist Art 64 Hexagrams Saturday, Oct 20: 6-9pm Tortuga Gallery
Inspired by the 64 hexagrams from the 2,000-year-old Chinese I Ching, they combine trigrams related to heaven, earth, thunder, water, mountain, wind and fire. Runs through 10/27.
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