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Taos

A picturesque town in New Mexico, known for its historic pueblo, vibrant art scene, and proximity to ski resorts and the Sangre de Cristo Mountains.

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One of the best things to do in New Mexico is to visit Taos in Northern New Mexico. Drive the 105-mile scenic byway—the High Road to Taos— which spans all the way from Santa Fe to Taos. The tiny underrated US city has many points of interest, including Taos Pueblo: the only active Native American community designated both a World Heritage Site by UNESCO and a National Historic Landmark. Try rafting in the Rio Grande, tiptoeing across the Rio Grande Gorge Bridge, or visiting Taos’ 600-acre Earthship Community.

laurenmack 1 year ago

Taos is a famous hippie town with a long history of attracting artists, writers, and bohemians who are seeking a unique and alternative lifestyle. In the 60's and 70's, Taos became a haven for countercultural movements and alternative lifestyles, including the hippie movement. One of the most famous hippie communities in Taos was Hog Farm, a commune founded by a group of activists who traveled across the country in a psychedelic school bus. Hog Farm became known for its unconventional lifestyle, including communal living, vegetarianism, and a commitment to peace and social justice. Today, Taos continues to attract people who are looking for an alternative way of life, whether it be through art, spirituality, or environmental activism. The town is home to numerous festivals and events that celebrate its unique cultural heritage, including the Taos Pueblo Powwow and the Taos Solar Music Festival.

seeker 1 year ago

Golden Aspen trees combined with scenic train rides and other fall excursions, Taos gleams in rich colors every October. Warm days and cool nights, the idyllic temperature combined with picturesque views tucked away in New Mexico makes Taos one of the more underrated fall destinations in the country.

seeker 2 years ago

Taos Guides

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  • two months in new mexico

    leah (Leah Fishman)
    I'm headed to New Mexico in December and am planning a totally solo, COVID-safe getaway with my pup Fiona. We snagged a casita between Santa Fe & Taos and plan to hit all the best hikes within reach. Food stops are for take-out only, national parks will be visited on off-days, and museums will have to be saved for the next trip (RIP Meow Wolf).
  • Where To See The Best Fall Foliage In October

    seeker (Seeker Editors)
    One thing these breathtaking destinations all have in common is idyllic fall landscapes painted in warm hues and crisp cool air in October. We are gearing up for leaf viewing this season, and these are our must-see October fall foliage spots. For scenic drives through stunning shades of ruby red and vermillion, mouthwatering wine at rich vineyards soaked in autumn tones, and seaside views with leafy landscapes, these are your go-to fall destinations for October.
  • our big U.S road trip (2020-2021)

    leah (Leah Fishman)
    In September 2020, I sold all my stuff, packed up my car, and hit the road with my 12-year-old pup, Fiona. We started in Vermont and are currently in Mississippi. Up next: Tampa, FL
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    the chillest mountain towns in the US
  • Hippie Towns in the US

    seeker (Seeker Editors)
    With incredibly open-minded people and a bohemian atmosphere, we present our picks of the best hippie towns across the nation. Let your inner flower child out and enjoy 420 cafes in Portland, quirky art galleries in Colorado, eco-friendly activities in Olympia, and endless eclectic vibes at these awesome destinations for the free-spirited.

Taos Articles

  • The Best Things to Do in New Mexico (from A to Z)

    Tucked in the heart of America’s southwest lies the Land of Enchantment: miles upon miles of vast desert, caves, museums, wacky installations and…aliens? This patch of the U.S is where artists retreat, where adobes outnumber hotels, and where your imagination can run absolutely wild. From strange rock formations and plunging caverns to Earthships and UFO […]

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