This One Town In New Mexico Is Perfect For A Memorable Long Weekend
Deciding where to go for a long weekend can be tricky. Pick somewhere too small and you’ll be hunting for things to do. Choose a larger city and your time there may feel too short. However, some towns were made for long weekends. Whether you’re planning a romantic escape or a girlfriend’s getaway, take a long weekend and you’ll find plenty of things to do in Truth or Consequences, New Mexico. It’s a wonderful weekend getaway destination.
You have a wealth of options in terms of accommodations. If you’re planning on spending much of your weekend soaking, then check into a hot springs hotel – many offer free daily soaks or discounted rates to overnight guests. More concerned about the budget? Rooms at the Rocket Inn, an updated motor lodge, are extremely reasonable. And camping fans can pitch a tent at nearby Caballo Lake State Park or Elephant Butte Lake State Park.
Have you been to Truth or Consequences? Where in New Mexico do you like to spend a long weekend?
Here is some extra info on our state’s many hot springs.
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Day Trips In New Mexico
What are the best day trips in New Mexico?
Some of the best day trips in New Mexico include the following:
- If you enjoy exploring nature, take a drive out to the Kasha-Katuwe Tent Rocks National Monument. The layered hills and pointy rock caps create a sight unlike any other. The park offers great trails that allow you to see them up close.
- Take a trip through New Mexico's history and art culture on the Turquoise Trail. This trip will take you through abandoned mining towns, to local art galleries, and among some pretty gorgeous scenery. It's a great way to fit some of the Land of Enchantment's best sights into one day.
What is the most unique town in New Mexico?
The most unique town in New Mexico may very well be Tucumcari. This town is also worthy of the title of "most unique." Known in the early 1900s as a lawless wild west town, it later became an icon of Route 66. Today, it feels like stepping through a time machine when you visit. The old curio shops, motels, gas stations, and more are all right from the 50s. Many of them have actually been around for that long and have barely changed over the years, even as the popularity of driving Route 66 has lessened. History buffs and nostalgia lovers always enjoy a visit to Tucumcari.
What are the most unique getaways in New Mexico?
One of the most unique getaways in New Mexico is Jemez Springs, a tiny town with only 250 residents, but hundreds more flock there every year to enjoy the hot springs and beautiful scenery. There is a hot spring resort as well as undeveloped hot springs. Along with the springs, there is also a waterfall called the Soda Dam, multiple restaurants, and even 500-year-old village ruins. Whether you go for the relaxing springs, unique setting, or any of the other attractions, it's a great weekend destination.