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Do you like colorful Southwestern woven textiles, silver and turquoise jewelry, folk art and fine art? Then a New Mexico vacation rental is the perfect choice. Perhaps you prefer dried red chili peppers waving in the wind, blue corn, and the sweet, hot scents of New Mexican cooking? Look no more. New Mexico vacation rentals have it all, including golf, skiing, biking, hiking and activities for the whole family at the sweetest possible price.
Santa Fe is New Mexico’s capital and cultural center. Explore Santa Fe’s Palace of the Governors, blocks of shopping, abundance of fine restaurants, fine art galleries and museums housing folk art, Native American art and Georgia O’Keeffe paintings. Money-saving New Mexico vacation rentals in the Albuquerque area are usually 60 minutes or less driving time from Santa Fe. With a money-saving vacation rental, more money will be available for shopping, restaurants, and other activities.
Indian Pueblos Between Santa Fe & Albuquerque
Santa Fe is roughly a 1-hour direct drive from Albuquerque, making money-saving New Mexico vacation rentals near either city a smart choice. The many pueblos between Albuquerque and Santa Fe, including the healing arts center Jemez, are open to the public on select market and festival days. Many vacation rentals are planned with specific Pueblo festival dates, the Albuquerque Balloon Festival or a Santa Fe theater, opera or entertainment date in mind.
Northern New Mexico Excursions
North of Santa Fe, the roads get narrower and more mountainous, albeit very scenic like in a Georgia O’Keeffe landscape, a factor to consider in planning your money-saving New Mexico vacation rental. An easy lunch stop from Santa Fe is the weaving center of Chimayo, with its historic church. Historic Taos, home to writer D.H. Lawrence and many artists, has museums, restaurants, unique architecture, hot springs, and the Rio Grande Gorge Bridge. You can eschew the ordinary and choose the extraordinary with excursions to New Mexico’s far north. From Chama, the Cumbres & Toltec Scenic Railroad offers one-day roundtrips. Farmington in the northwest corner of the state is near Shiprock on the Navajo reservation, Aztec Ruins National Monument and archaeological Chaco Canyon.
Southern New Mexico Sites
Southern New Mexico is Pat Garrett and Billy the Kid territory, and kids love Lincoln National Forest because it was Smokey the Bear’s home forest. Condos, cabins, cottages and rental homes nearer agricultural Las Cruces and southern New Mexico are an excellent vacation rental value. Southern New Mexico also brings you closer to Ruidoso’s horse races, Roswell’s UFOs, Alamogordo’s photogenic White Sands National Monument and Carlsbad Caverns National Park.