Holidaymakers looking for an interesting historic area in the southern half of the United States should try Taos in New Mexico. Visitors will find this a very welcoming place with many interesting things to do and see. There are numerous different places to stay including self catering accommodation, B&Bs, lodges and campgrounds.
In the winter holidaymakers can head to Taos Valley for some good skiing, snowboarding and snowshoeing. The area has some nice hiking spots with wonderful scenic views, although hikers should be wary of the hot temperatures in summer. Cycling, horse and llama riding are also available in the area. Several golf courses can be found in the area including at Farmington and Taos Country Club, whilst tennis courts are available at several locations too. Anglers keen to find some good fishing can try some of the rivers and waterways near to Taos. Other watersports near Taos include canoeing, kayaking, river rafting and boating. Taos has a few good bars and restaurants with Mexican and American food the main offering here. Self catering holidaymakers can purchase food and drinks from one of the local grocery stores. Many other shops can be found in Taos selling various arts and crafts and contemporary jewellery items amongst other things.
Taos has many interesting places to visit with a large number of galleries promoting local artists such as Parks Gallery and Fenix Gallery. The town has some museums well worth visiting too including Taos Art Museum, Blumenschein Home & Museum and the Martinez Hacienda. A nice gentle but enjoyable ride can be taken on the Cumbres & Toltec Scenic Railroad, which takes passengers from Chama to Antonito or vice versa. The historic sites of Taos Pueblo are also very interesting and visitors will see the art and culture of the Native Americans who still live here.
The hottest month of the year is July with an average high temperature of 86 degrees Fahrenheit. January and December are the coolest months with average highs of 44 degrees Fahrenheit and lows of just 15 degrees. The wettest month of the year is also July with an average 2.25 inches of rainfall, while February is the driest with just half an inch of rain on average.
The nearest international airport to Taos is Albuquerque International Sunport (ABQ), which is approximately 135 miles away. Flights arrive here from numerous U.S cities including Atlanta, Chicago, Dallas, Denver, Houston, Las Vegas, Los Angeles, Minneapolis, Phoenix, Salt Lake City and San Francisco. Visitors from overseas can fly to Dallas / Fort Worth International Airport (DFW) and get a connecting flight to Santa Fe Municipal Airport (SAF), which is approximately 80 miles from Taos. Flights to Dallas arrive from many cities including Amsterdam, Frankfurt, London, New York, Paris, Rio de Janeiro, Tokyo, Toronto and Washington. Car rental services are located at Albuquerque, Dallas and Santa Fe airports.