We invite you to the Land of Enchantment, New Mexico, USA. The fifth largest state in the nation by area, New Mexico sits the heart of the American southwest between Texas and Arizona and shares a border with Mexico. Formerly a Spanish colony after conquistadors arrived in the 16th century, then a Mexican colony, and then American territory, New Mexico became a state in 1912.

Its population of about 2 million people makes it one of the least densely populated states in the country. New Mexico has a large native Spanish-speaking population as well as many Native American communities, offering a unique culture that clearly stands apart from that of other states. It boasts a rich history and culture and offers visitors majestic vistas, authentic cultural experiences, exciting outdoor adventures and a distinctive regional cuisine. New Mexico’s capital, Santa Fe is the oldest capital city in the United States and home to hundreds of galleries and artist studios. 

New Mexico is the home to three UNESCO world heritage sites, more than any other US state, which all offer breathtaking experiences; Carlsbad Caverns National Park, Taos Pueblo and Chaco Culture National Historical Park. There is a fourth New Mexico site is under consideration for inclusion – White Sands National Monument, a dramatic landscape of rare white gypsum sand dunes. Enjoy looking at the stars? New Mexico also hosts the only International Dark Sky Sanctuary in the US. We also have some of the world’s best skiing and acclaimed museums affiliated with the Smithsonian and the National Institute of Flamenco. There is much to see and do for you and your family, so be sure to extend your visit to explore our awesome state.

For tourist information:  www.newmexico.org/plan/