Cities In New Mexico
Experience The Best New Mexico Cities
There are well known cities in New Mexico like Santa Fe, Albuquerque and Taos.There are equally amazing New Mexico cities that are not as popular like Ruidoso, Las Vegas, Roswell (well, maybe you know that one, haha), and Las Cruces.
This list is by no means all-inclusive, but it is a list of cities in New Mexico that I have spent considerable amounts of time in and my personal stories and recommendations.
That’s the benefit to this site; I have personally been to these places, spent time there and come away with unique experiences. I’m a New Mexico native and was raised with a dad with an “itchy foot”. He’s the kind of guy that needs to get out of town regularly; road trips are cheap, so we took off on a predictable basis the entire time I was growing up. (I grew up in Albuquerque, if you were wondering.)
Plus, sometimes it’s more fun to scroll through a list and see what jumps out at you than just relying on places with the heaviest advertising or loudest supporters. I know I like to get off the beaten path once in awhile and it’s hard to when every recommendation is for the same place.
Good question! It is actually for both of you.
If you want to know things to do as a visitor or the benefits of being a resident, you’re in the right place. Cities in New Mexico have a lot to offer travelers and residents alike. This page aims to give you the best ideas about what to see and do in your limited time as a visitor, as well as the biggest benefits to being a resident.
Each of these locations has so much unique personality and special things to offer their visitors; while these pages layout the very best of each city, there is always so much more just beneath the surface. I highly recommend you use these outlines as a starting point and plan your trip to allot for extra sightseeing and dining out options.
You’ll be glad you did.
My hometown and the largest city in NM. Nestled between the Rio Grande and the Sandia Mountains it is urban with a very earthy flair. It is home to UNM (Go Lobos!) and Kirtland Air Force Base and a million other things.
Near the southern border of the state, Las Cruces has mild winters, an easy pace of life, and even palm trees! Also, NMSU, delicious pecans, and fabulous Old Mesilla.
A small town on the Eastern side of the state, home to the best peanuts in New Mexico and Eastern New Mexico University (Go Greyhounds!). Only 8,000 residents and mostly agricultural, it is a nice quiet place, but with Clovis and Cannon Air Force Base only 15 minutes away it is close to amenities.
The state capital and the oldest city in the state of New Mexico, Santa Fe has long attracted artists, writers, and poets. Nestled at the base of the Sangre de Cristo mountains, this city is aptly named "The City Different".
Taos is the biggest little city in the state. It has become a mecca for artists and mystics and winter sports enthusiasts. Find it near the Taos Mountains, Wheeler Peak, and the Taos Pueblo. Experience a truly unique destination.