New Mexico with its rich mixture of natural resources and diverse landscapes is the perfect vacation escape for families and friends, for adventure, sports and recreation. Snow and water skiing, snowboarding, hiking, mountain biking, golf, fly-fishing, boating, spelunking, snowmobiling, ballooning, sailing, hang gliding, the list is endless. No adventure in New Mexico is complete until you have experienced our cuisine. Unlike any other, it is a blend of flavors from Spanish and Native American cultures that has been perfected over the course of 400 years. At the center of it all is the New Mexican chile, in both red and green varieties, which is used in everything from enchiladas to ice cream. Whether you are looking for a dining experience that has received a James Beard award or an authentic dive off the beaten path, you will find it here.
The magnificent 47th state is steeped in a variety of cultures and history, Native American, cowboys and Hispanic. The former stomping ground of the infamous outlaw Billy the Kid and site of the mysterious Roswell UFO sighting, just two intriguing stories from NM that it's worth visiting to find out more about. A hugely vibrant arts community thrives in the state, particularly in the capital Santa Fe, and now Virgin Galactic plans to build their first space station here New Mexico will become the public's gateway into space. There's no better way to get to know New Mexico than to experience our exceptional museums and historic sites. From dinosaurs to Spanish conquistadors; rocket sleds to ancient pottery; folk art to fine art, the road to understanding and enjoying New Mexico leads through our museums and monuments.