New Mexico travelers choose from 24 Best Western hotels.
New Mexico, certainly the Land of Enchantment in summer. With a diversity of cultures and landscapes at its foundation, New Mexico enchants summer vacationers with Native American, Old West, and Mexican heritage – and even UFO memorabilia in Roswell and 35 state parks.
Visit Albuquerque, the state's largest city and a cultural and commercial epicenter. Find the Biopark Botanical Garden, Indian Pueblo Cultural Center, and the University of New Mexico. Santa Fe, the state capital, is a picture-perfect city set in the summer backdrop of the Sangre de Cristo Mountains. Be sure to see the Institute of American Indian Arts, or visit Loretto Chapel.
Summer is an ideal time to hit the open road, and New Mexico offers up a wide range of road trip ideas. Be sure to check out the Southeastern New Mexico Loop Tour, the Historic Route 66 Tour, or the Northern New Mexico Loop Tour. When you're exploring NM on a road trip, don't miss the famous Gila Cliff Dwellings, the Capulin Volcano, or the Chaco Culture NHP.
Venture to southern New Mexico for a summer festival, or a trek 750 feet below the earth at Carlsbad Cavern National Park – one of many great national parks in NM. Fun, excitement, and diversity await you in this summer in New Mexico.