New Mexico January 20, 2017
13 Indoor Attractions In New Mexico To Explore This Winter
Out of all the seasons, winter consistently ranks as the least popular in surveys. A lot of people just don’t like the cold. But that doesn’t mean you need to hunker down at home until spring. There are plenty of indoor places where you can have a great time in the Land of Enchantment. Here are 13 of them:
1. Go to church.
No, we’re not suggesting you find religion (unless you want to) but many of New Mexico’s churches have captivating architecture and impressive stained glass windows.
are some suggestions to get you started.
2. Spend a few hours at a trampoline park.
Trampoline parks are polarizing; you either love them or loathe them. New Mexico actually has several of these venues. Now that’s a fun workout.
3. Check out a museum.
New Mexico has an array of
quirky and cool museums
worth investigating, from a telephone museum to one devoted to meteorites. Into crafts? Santa Fe’s Museum of International Folk Art is like Etsy on steroids.
4. Soak your woes away.
While many of New Mexico’s hot springs lie in wilderness areas or are developed but outside, several
hot springs hotels
offer indoor soaking options.
5. Browse a bookstore or attend a book reading.
There are great bookstores throughout the state, from Coas Books in Las Cruces to Downtown Books in Albuquerque.
6. See why Meow Wolf is the most Instagrammed place in New Mexico.
You can spend hours marveling at the
House of Eternal Return,
which was constructed inside an old bowling alley in Santa Fe.
7. Or mosey around a more traditional art gallery.
8. View fish at an aquarium.
It's fun and supposedly good for your health. The ABQ Biopark has a great shark area.
9. Try your luck at the casino.
There are more than 25 casinos in New Mexico to choose from. Many also host live music events.
10. Tour an earthship.
As far as attractions go, the earthships just outside Taos are unique, ecofriendly, and surprisingly pretty.
11. Go to the theater.
College productions are usually budget-friendly (the NMSU theater program is still active during winter). Otherwise, theaters like the Lensic (Santa Fe) and the Spencer Theater for the Performing Arts (Ruidoso) offer diverse musical and theatrical performances. The KiMo Theatre (Albuquerque) screens old movies and puts on concerts and ballet performances.
12. Sample beer at a brewery or taproom.
Maybe they need a taste tester! Here is a
for the state.
13. Explore Carlsbad Caverns.
Okay, New Mexico’s national park is not “inside” in the sense that it’s within a building, but neither is it exposed to the elements. And, hello, it's amazing.
Which indoor attractions do you plan to visit this winter?