If you plan to visit Taos, New Mexico you will find it is much easier to access than before. Travelers to the beautiful majestic area of North Central New Mexico can now fly into Santa Fe, New Mexico and make the short drive to Taos which is just a little over an hour. If you prefer flying into a larger airport the alternative is to fly into Albuquerque to get to Taos which is an approximate 3 hour drive.
The area of Taos and Santa Fe, New Mexico is a haven for art and culture. Known as O’Keefe country after the phenomenal artist Georgia O’Keefe, a visit to Taos, New Mexico is an emersion in solitude, nature, and vast exposure to art and various art forms.
Taos, New Mexico is the home of many writers, potters, sculptors and artists drawn to the peaceful and richly cultural environment. Many artists that are drawn to the area speak of the incredible light of which some attribute to the elevation of the region. In fact the highest point in the area, Wheeler’s Peak, is located in Taos, New Mexico. The light of Northern New Mexico was spoken of by the very talented Georgia O’Keefe who lived
In the Taos and Santa Fe areas prior to her death. Visitors to Taos can take guided tours of her home In Abiqui (a-bah-cue) though the Ghost Ranch property is not open to the public. In short many creative minds visit Taos, New Mexico and like Georgia O’Keefe decide to make it a permanent home.
The Taos Downtown Historic District is the place to visit in Taos, New Mexico. This space can easily be covered by foot where others are just a short distance from the district. Several of the main attractions include the Mabel Dodge Luhan House, the Kit Carson House, Taos Plaza, St. Francis de Asis Church, the Manby House, the Taos Pueblo and so much more.
While visiting Taos, New Mexico enjoy the cuisine of the Southwest region at the many restaurants in Taos. Several top favorites include Graham’s Grill which features the perfect personal size chicken pot pie as well as a giant size cup of their gourmet hot chocolate. Other popular choices include Lambert’s, Doc Martin’s, Appletree’s and many others.
If you are an art lover your visit to Taos, New Mexico is the perfect destinations. You will find as you walk through Taos Plaza there are many fine galleries and artisan shops many of which feature the work of local talents. There is also a host of very fine antique stores that carry an elegant fusion of antiques.
Taos, New Mexico is popular to skiers and is home to Angel Fire Ski Resorts and other surrounding ski locales. During the ski season the quiet remote village becomes active as skiers descend looking for the perfect snow, lodge, and cuisine. If you are looking to visit Taos, New Mexico for a quiet remote retreat you have selected the perfect destination.