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New Mexico

A southwestern US state famous for its diverse landscapes, ranging from deserts to mountains, and rich blend of Hispanic, Anglo, and Native cultures.

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New Mexico, located in the southwest region of the United States, is known for its stunning natural landscapes, rich indigenous culture, and historic adobe architecture. Visitors to the state can explore the ancient ruins at Chaco Canyon, hike through the mountains of the Santa Fe National Forest, or sample the delicious cuisine that blends Mexican and Native American flavors. With its diverse history and stunning scenery, New Mexico is a must-visit destination for any traveler.

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New Mexico Guides

  • New Mexico Roadtrip

    stillontheroad (Giada Matera)
    This is one of multiple roadtrips of my dreams 🤩
  • 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).
  • Places I'd like to visit

    eric_knopsnyder (Eric Knopsnyder)
    Places that look interesting
  • Route 66 Road Trip

    chiefseeker (Jody Vandergriff)
    Ready to get your kicks on route 66? This route 66 road trip route and map covers all the best sights and attractions along America's Mother Road.
  • Favorite National Parks with young kids

    amanda.t.dwyer (Amanda Dwyer)
    These have been some of our favorite US National Parks during our RV adventure this year
  • Incredible Places In The US That You Haven't Heard Of Yet

    seeker (Seeker Editors)
    We love looking for hidden gems everywhere we travel, and with a massive country like the United States, there is almost no shortage of excellent finds- and these are just our top six! Enjoy exploring icy tundra, clear lakes, and sprawling Tuscan-Esque hills with these breathtaking destinations across the map. From ancient cities in the desert to European villages along the coast, these are our favorite off-the-beaten-path destinations in the US- that you probably haven't heard of yet!
  • Best Cities For Cinco De Mayo Festivities

    seeker (Seeker Editors)
    It's that time of year again! We are so ready for colorful parades adorned with massive floats, family-friendly fun during the day, and bottomless margaritas at night. Throughout the continent, cities take to the street to celebrate the culture and history of Latin America. Whether you are looking to enjoy fresh street food while watching mariachi bands or enjoy an authentic reenactment of the battle that caused it all these destinations have something for every traveler. So let's get into the party zone and jump into the top cities to celebrate Cinco de Mayo this year.
  • Remote Getaways In The USA

    seeker (Seeker Editors)
    An escape into the remote wilderness is always full of adventure, fun, and tranquility- and we have selected some of our favorite getaway destinations in the country for just that. From islands in Alaska to rainforests on the west coast, and a few small-town retreat spots in New England, this list is for the Seekers who are looking to "get away from it all." Let's take a step off the usual travel map of cities, and tourist spots for a moment and explore some of the untouched beauty and charm of the United States.
  • USA Bucket List

    theglobetrottingfamily (Christine Kim)
  • Route 66 Check-in Challenge

    seeker (Seeker Editors)
    Embarking on a journey along Route 66 is like traveling through a living museum of Americana. From the bustling streets of Chicago to the surf-soaked piers of Santa Monica, this iconic highway stitches together a vibrant tapestry of American history, culture, and natural beauty. Every turn of the wheel brings you face-to-face with quirky roadside attractions, charming diners, and awe-inspiring landscapes—all of which belong on any Route 66 bucket list. Whether you're a history buff, a foodie, or an adventure seeker, there's something magical waiting for you on the Mother Road. So buckle up and get ready to explore the best things to do along Route 66, where every mile is a story waiting to be told.
  • September Fall Foliage Destinations Around The USA

    seeker (Seeker Editors)
    Early fall is settling in across the US, with cooler temperatures and hotter drinks, fewer crowds, and dreamy warm hues painting the natural landscape. Fall might just be our favorite season, with spicey pumpkin-flavored snacks, cozy layers, and a new way of embracing nature. These are some of our favorite spots to welcome the new season, explore transforming landscapes, and take some autumny-vibes pictures for the gram. From gorgeous forests to iconic national parks, let’s explore this crispy-leaved, auburn-colored season.
  • 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.
  • the best craft beer in new mexico

    leah (Leah Fishman)
    High desert vibes calls for high quality beer, and lucky for us, New Mexico's craft beer scene is skyrocketing. The Land of Enchantment is home to 88 breweries & 111 taprooms — here are some of my faves 🍺
  • Breathtaking Natural Swimming Holes Throughout The US

    seeker (Seeker Editors)
    Throughout the country, there are astonishing natural pools that attract visitors far and wide to take an enchanting dip in cool, clear waters and witness picturesque surroundings. From gem-like circles of turquoise water in the desert to beautiful waterfalls feeding iridescent depths, these are our all-time favorite swimming holes to have an adventurous soak in the US. Make sure to check up on any safety concerns or rules before trekking out to these spots, they are considered adventurous for a reason.
  • Most Random Bucket List

    stillontheroad (Giada Matera)
    *needs a list where randomly putting all the cool spots, restaurants, experiences found around*
  • Top Travel Picks from Women of Seeker

    seeker (Seeker Editors)
    Happy International Women's Day! We're always inspired by the badass women who help to make our community such a vibrant, unique bunch of travelers. We asked women in our community their favorite places to travel, and they had some pretty epic ideas to share. Hear why these places are near to their hearts, and save 'em for the future so they can eventually be close to yours too:
  • Beautiful Places in Nature

    kelli.allred (Kelli Allred)
  • Bucket List Summer Trip <3

    ashbwi (Ashley Wise)
  • Iconic Places in the US

    seeker (Seeker Editors)
    These monumental locations have maintained their status as bucket list-worthy travel destinations. Whether it's the iconic Hollywood sign that transports you into a movie or the dirt roads of Route 66, these landmarks are distinguished in how they have influenced culture across the US. Inspiring natural wonders, incredible architecture, sobering memorials, and outright stunning achievements of humanity: enjoy our Seeker-approved list of the most iconic landmarks in the US.
  • Bucket List Caves

    seeker (Seeker Editors)
    Gorgeously sculpted and picturesque caves exist in all forms across the planet, perfect for your bucket list. From the otherworldly glowworm caves which light up like sparkling lights to deep underground caves showcasing the history of our planet, we love discovering the secret world of these destinations. Check our selection of the most amazing caves across the planet that are sure to scratch your need for adventure and picture-perfect views.

New Mexico Articles

  • 18 of the Craziest New Year’s Eve Ball Drop Events in the US

    Three, two, one…happy new year! Cities around the globe are ushering in the new year with coordinated countdowns and wacky, wild ball drops. Arguably, the most epic New Year’s Eve event is the ball drop in Times Square in New York, but smaller spots host equally exciting countdowns that include dropping quirky objects, like a […]

  • Petrified Forest National Park: The Complete Guide for 2022

    If you’ve ever wanted to travel to the moon but don’t have the time, head to Arizona’s Petrified Forest National Park: well-known for its cratered landscapes, colorful eroding badlands, and vibrant petrified logs. With access to the scenic Petrified Forest Road, visitors can easily hop out to enjoy stunning overlooks, family-friendly trails, visitor centers, and […]

  • The Best Places to Celebrate Halloween Worldwide

    Darkness falls across the world on October 31st, ushering in a night of Halloween thrills and chills. The pagan festival of Halloween was first celebrated in Ireland 3,000 years ago. Today, the Gaelic festival is celebrated with freaky fun that includes wild halloween events, carved pumpkins, trick-or-treating, ghost tours, parades, and more. While there are […]

  • 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 […]

  • White Sands National Park: The Complete Guide for 2023

    White Sands National Park is surreal in the best sense of the word. Snow-white sand dunes stretch as far as the eye can see, with the San Andres Mountains framing the horizon. It’s hard to understand just how strange miles and miles of blindingly-white sand is until you visit this wild US national park in […]

  • Carlsbad Caverns National Park: the Complete Guide for 2023

    It’s hard to prepare yourself for just how massive the Carlsbad Caverns actually are. The drive to the cave entrance itself, while scenic, can feel a bit underwhelming. It’s not until you actually step off the elevator that takes you into the caves (or, for the most adventurous, hike down into the Natural Entrance), that […]

  • The Best Cities in the US For Architecture Lovers

    One of the most unquestionably enticing elements of travel is feasting your eyes on the buildings that populate your favorite cityscapes. Beyond New York City’s soaring skyline, San Francisco’s famous Golden Gate Bridge, and Savannah’s iconic oak trees lie city streets lined with skyscrapers, mansions, monuments, and more.  Architectural enthusiasts enamored with rich histories, intricate […]