Taos

A Short Tourism Guide

The state of New Mexico has so much to offer to every single person that ever enters its boundaries looking for some great tourism. No matter which part of the state you decide to ride or fly into, there is always a great amount of fun filled activities that you can be a part of and a huge number of places that you can visit. In providing such a wholesome experience to all its visitors, the town of Taos is no less than any other place that you will find here in New Mexico. Whether it’s about enjoying the great social life that you want for a wild night out or a nice afternoon stroll, or you want to get your brain buzzing with historical facts and monuments that the area is filled with, you will definitely find a very wholesome experience here. People visit this beautiful and historic town all year round from all over the world and it is never failed at giving them the best time of their lives. So what is this town all about and what can you do here? To find all the useful information about Taos before you visit here, keep reading.

Arriving in Taos

Air travel directly to Taos has stopped completely since 2005; however you can book your flight to the town of Albuquerque which is a 3 hour drive away from Taos. There is quite a lot of commercial airline activity there so it shouldn’t be a problem reaching there and then arriving in Taos via road.

When coming via road, it is best to travel using the public transport facilities as they can bring you in safely since the road access is quite limited. There are both taxi services and buses that can take you to Taos.

Sites to visit

There are several great places that you can visit during your time in Taos and they will surely provide you with great entertainment. Some of them have been listed here:

  • Harwood Museum of Art: This museum is a great place to check out a vast variety of art created by Taos artists that date between 18th and 20th Admission fee is $7.
  • Taos Pueblo: This is one of the most important historical sites in all of Taos and with the amount of culture and beauty that it holds it will certainly keep you occupied for a long time. It is declared a World Heritage Site by UNESCO and the entry here is free.
  • Church of San Francisco de Asis: This is a very beautiful church that truly captures the way churches used to be during the time of Spanish mission. It is a great spot for some amazing photography too but that would mean becoming a part of the huge crowds visiting it constantly. Interior tours are only available when it isn’t time to worship.
  • Taos Plaza: This is a great spot to relax in the afternoon and do some people-watching. Pull yourself a bench and see the world as it goes by you. You will really enjoy doing this.

Activities

There are quite a lot of activities that you can be a part of during your visit to Taos and some of them have been described here for your convenience:

  • Skiing: The Taos Ski Valley is one of the most popular tourist spots in all of Taos and there the skiing scene here is considered to be the best in all of New Mexico.
  • Trekking: Visit the Wheeler Peak to get yourself into some serious trekking. At a height of over 13,000 feet, this peak offers some of the most spectacular views of the whole valley. The whole trip is totally worth it.
  • Rafting: There are quite a few companies that offer rafting services to the visitors over the Rio Chama and Rio Grande. This is a very exciting and unique experience and if you love water then you must not miss this.

There are lots of places that you can visit to enjoy the local cuisine and the places come in all price ranges from very basic to very lavish. The living is also the same with quite a few options to choose from in all price ranges. All in all, you can certainly have a great time enjoying this amazing town with getting financially uncomfortable. Make sure you explore the town properly as there are countless gems hidden all over the town.