New Mexico September 23, 2017
15 Things To Do In New Mexico When You Thought You’ve Done Everything
A lot of us have lived in New Mexico forever! Sometimes it seems like we have been everywhere and done everything that New Mexico has to offer. Fear not! We put together a list of things to do that are either brand new or maybe you have forgotten. So, pick an activity, grab your best buddy and be prepared to see New Mexico like you haven’t seen it before.
1. Visit an overlooked museum.
2. Pack a picnic.
3. Take a walk.
4. Create something.
Grab a hammer and build a birdhouse. Play with watercolors or
blow some glass
. Even if you have never done it, it's never too late to try. Check your local entertainment publications or websites for creative opportunities. Local colleges and libraries are good too.
5. Visit a movie set.
6. Visit a castle.
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7. Do something good for your body and mind.
Book a spa day or go for a soak.
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. If you really want to try something good for you, look for a tai chi class or a drop-in yoga. You might be surprised how good you feel afterward. Find movement class info on the bulletin board at the local health food store or cafe. Check your community center too.
8. Be a movie extra.
Remember Wild Hogs, shot in Madrid? A lot of those gruff bikers and bar patrons were extras. Honestly, being an extra is a lot of waiting and repetition, but experiencing a movie behind the scenes is still a cool opportunity. The New Mexico Film Office has
what you need to know about being a movie extra
9. Go for some ice cream.
10. Visit a library.
Yep, this is the right photo! Of course you can check out books and movies at the library, but these days libraries are so much more! Look on your library website for activities for all ages like reading groups, crafts, classes, movie nights and even hands-on projects, like the
programs in Farmington.
What's your passion? People? Pets? Planet? Whatever you're into, there is a probably a group out there looking for help. Whether it's a one-shot a community clean-up day or a long-term commitment, there are opportunities for almost every schedule and ability. Get started at
12. Go creepy!
13. Eat something new.
This one's a dare! New Mexican's love tacos and chile-slathered everything, but there is some darn good food in the state that hails from around the world. Maybe a
veggie masala chapati wrap
Kenyan-style beef kabobs
? Try it! You might find a new favorite cuisine.
14. Relive your past.
15. Have a perfectly New Mexico day.
What else would you add to this list? Anything here that you have done and would recommend? Let your fellow New Mexicans know where they should go and what they should do if they think they have done everything.