day tripper 2018
V.27 No.39 | 9/27/2018
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
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.
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
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
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.
For residents of Albuquerque, one of the quickest getaways lies just 78 miles due West in good 'ol Grants.
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.
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.
Santa Fe has always been the symbol of everything that is authentic about New Mexico.