Travel Planning
New Mexico
Travel Planning
New Mexico

New Mexico at a Glance

New Mexico is a state with unique and undeniable appeal. From the wondrous natural landscapes to the local art, you will be surrounded by beauty no matter where you turn. 

Because of its mountainous landscape, New Mexico is the perfect place to enjoy outdoor recreational activities. Depending on the season, visitors can spend their time skiing, snowboarding, rock climbing and hiking. If you don't particularly enjoy the desert scene, there are national forests and other wild areas that can also be explored. 

One of the best reasons to visit New Mexico is for the cultural experience. Due to its large Spanish and Native American population, New Mexico has a unique culture unlike any other state in America. Spend time visiting the Ancestral Puebloan ruins or the Aztec Ruins National Monument. If you like art, Sante Fe and Taos both have many talented artists as well as several well-known art galleries that showcase the distinctive New Mexico style. 

A state like no other, New Mexico is the perfect place to vacation at any time of the year.  

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Popular Places
  • Albuquerque Albuquerque
  • Santa Fe Santa Fe
  • Carlsbad Caverns National Park Carlsbad Caverns National Park
  • Roswell Roswell
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  • Major Airport Albuquerque International Airport

Passport / Visa Requirements

All travelers to the United States are required to hold a valid passport; the passport should be valid for six months beyond your departure from the U.S. The Visa Waiver Program (VWP) allows citizens of 37 participating countries to travel within the United States without a visa for 90 days; travelers must have valid Electronic System for Travel Authorization (ESTA) approval prior to travel, return travel tickets and a passport with a photo and an electronic chip. Visitors not eligible for VWP must apply for a non-immigrant visa. For more information, visit the U.S. State Department's travel website.

Need to Know

Severe Weather New Mexico has an arid climate and is quite dry and warm. However, snow falls in winter, especially at higher elevations, so be prepared with warm clothes and appropriate drivers' safety. 

Safety Concerns: Crime varies by region in New Mexico. Stay safe where ever you are by protecting yourself and your belongings.

Health Concerns New Mexico may have poor air-quality days where sensitive populations need to be cautious. Otherwise, the state has good water and limited communicable diseases.

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