New Mexico April 02, 2018
These Are The 9 Most Picturesque Places You Need To Visit This Spring In New Mexico
Spring is definitely here and we think that one of the best ways to celebrate the season’s arrival is with a visit to some beautiful places around the state. Not sure where to start? No need to worry! We have a great little list to get you started.
1. ABQ BioPark, Albuquerque
If you’ve never visited the BioPark, make time this spring to do so! It combines a zoo, aquarium, garden, and beach all in one fantastic location! Plus, in the spring season you have the perk of seeing the plants all across the park bloom. How beautiful!
Location: 903 10th Street SW, Albuquerque
2. Bosque del Apache National Wildlife Refuge, San Antonio
Most people tend to visit this wildlife refuge in the winter season when the sandhill cranes and other exotic birds rest here. However, the refuge becomes a lush, impossibly green oasis once the temperatures warm up and you’ll be hard pressed to find a prettier place to spend a spring afternoon.
3. Drippings Springs Natural Area, Las Cruces
We actually featured this beautiful spot in
a previous article
and still think it’s one place you’ll want to see over and over again. Dripping Springs features an easy hiking trail that will take you to a seasonal waterfall and the ruins of a tuberculosis sanatorium.
Location: 15000 Dripping Springs Road, Las Cruces
4. The Garden at El Zaguan, Santa Fe
5. Nedra Matteucci Galleries, Santa Fe
If secret gardens are your passion, then you are going to love checking out the garden at this gallery, especially as the temperatures warm up and flowers bloom. The various sculptures strewn around the garden only make this place even more enchanting.
Location: 1075 Paseo de Peralta, Santa Fe
6. Riverbend Hot Springs, Truth or Consequences
Add a visit to a beautiful hot spring resort to your 2018 to-do list by checking out Riverbend Hot Springs in Truth or Consequences. This resort features some gorgeous views of the Rio Grande, nearby mountains, and other beautiful sights all from the convenience of a hot spring tub.
Location: 100 Austin Street, Truth or Consequences
7. Santa Fe Botanical Garden, Santa Fe
Summer is when this garden really shines because the flowers are blossoming but you can still enjoy the beginning stages of those blooms when you visit in the spring.
Location: 715 Camino Lejo, Santa Fe
8. Soda Dam, Jemez Springs
If you’re looking for a chance to really get out into nature and explore the beauty surrounding us, you’ll want to plan a hike to this location north of Albuquerque. Head out for a hike to enjoy the beautiful surroundings, a waterfall, and the Jemez River.
9. Valles Caldera National Preserve, Los Alamos
This is one of the newest national preserves in the state
country, and it sits right in the middle of a massive volcanic caldera. The picturesque views look especially pretty in the spring time and you’ll enjoy exploring the pastoral landscape.
Those places certainly look beautiful! Do you have any other favorite spots around the state where you love watching the landscape come alive in the spring season?
If you’re looking for additional ways to celebrate spring, then you’ll want to read some of our favorite suggestions for things to do around the state. Read more in The 9 Very Best Places To Go In New Mexico This Spring.