Extend your New Mexico getaway by visiting two of the country’s most important arts and cultural destinations, Santa Fe and Taos, both just a short drive from Albuquerque. Santa Fe is only one hour north of Albuquerque; “The City Different” is certainly worth a day trip if only for the amazing museums and galleries. As a storied trading post and New Mexico’s capital, Santa Fe boasts several important historical attractions. Its special events, like Indian Market, draw visitors from all over the world. Santa Fe also features world-class cuisine and accommodations. Chosen by readers of Condé Nast Traveler magazine as the country's number two tourist destination, Santa Fe is an irresistible addition to your New Mexico getaway. If you want to extend your visit and spend some time in Santa Fe, take advantage of the many Santa Fe lodging facilities.

(Albuquerque tip: “Shop Santa Fe, Buy Albuquerque.” We have the same great quality jewelry, pottery, rugs and artwork—but often at half the price of the same merchandise in Santa Fe.)

Just an hour north of Santa Fe is the historic town of Taos, which lies nestled in the Sangre de Cristo Mountains. Taos is known for spectacular skiing, the much-photographed Taos Pueblo, world-class museums and a colorful, creative community. Even the briefest of visits will show you why Taos has long exerted a siren call over creative spirits and spiritual seekers alike. If you choose to extend your day trip to the weekend, Taos Ski Valley lodging facilities offer many amenities, including spas, restaurants, WiFi and more.