Alibi V.27 No.39 • Sept 27-Oct 3, 2018 
Taos Pueblo

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.
International Space Hall of Fame in Alamogordo
Courtesy Alamogordo CVB

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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.
Carlsbad Caverns
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Carlsbad

While most travelers are familiar with Carlsbad's famous caverns, some have yet to discover the city's other exciting sights.
Three Rivers Eatery and Brewhouse in Farmington
Courtesy Three Rivers Brewery

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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 and Motel in Gallup
El Rancho Hotel & Motel

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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.
New Mexico Mining Museum in Grants

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.
Old State Capitol building in Santa Fe

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Santa Fe

Santa Fe has always been the symbol of everything that is authentic about New Mexico.
Taos Pueblo
Visit Taos

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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.