Ranked number two in Smithsonian magazine’s 2012 list of Best Small Towns in America, Taos is one of New Mexico’s best destinations. In the winter, Taos Ski Valley lures snow-sports enthusiasts from around the world who want to tackle the southern Rockies.
Year-round, Taos attracts visitors intrigued by the town’s famous pueblos (adobe dwellings), southwest art scene, and spicy Meixcan food.
Rent a car and drive the 86-mile scenic route known as the Enchanted Circle. Don’t miss the Rio Grande Gorge Bridge, America’s second-highest suspension bridge.
Where to Stay? In traditional adobe-style architecture at El Pueblo Lodge.
What Else Should I Know? Renting a car is the best way to get around the area, although there are also public buses.
Who’s it For? Artists, skiers, Mexican food fans.
You Might Also Like:
We hand-pick everything we recommend and select items through testing and reviews. Some products are sent to us free of charge with no incentive to offer a favorable review. We offer our unbiased opinions and do not accept compensation to review products. All items are in stock and prices are accurate at the time of publication. If you buy something through our links, we may earn a commission.