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We posted a question below on Texan travel, but could also do New Mexico

by /bio/marlene »

Which is more interesting? The cities of New Mexico or Texas? We enjoy culture, museum, fine dining and while we do drive, we'd prefer not to on vacation. Suggestions? 

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marge daniels

RE: We posted a question below on Texan travel, but could also do New Mexico

by marge daniels »

I'm in love with New Mexico (have only briefly visitied Dallas and San Antonio, and franly wouldn't return). But New Mexico is a beautiful state with great food, awe-inspiring sights, lots of culture. I'd go for it over Texas. 

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RE: We posted a question below on Texan travel, but could also do New Mexico

by /bio/55vineyard »

I loved Santa Fe and visited 3 times, also stayed overnight one trip in Albuquerque. Most of my travels through Texas have been on business trips with my late husband, but have also been there many times, Dallas, Houston, Austin, San Antonio, Midland and Odessa, etc. The food and the people are great, but given the choice I'd pick New Mexico.

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kringenwally

RE: We posted a question below on Texan travel, but could also do New Mexico

by kringenwally »

In NM the attraction is not really what the cities have to offer but what's outside the cities - the fabulous landscapes. Santa Fe is an exception, it does have a special charm, but even there, it's largely the surroundings that make it the worthwhile target. Neither Albuquerque nor Santa Fe really feel like a "city", more like towns.

If you're not driving, then your options in NM are very much limited when compared to TX. There are flights into Santa Fe and into Albuquerque, and there are buses between the two, and up the I25 towards Denver.

For example see the list of stops for Greyhound at

www.greyhound.com/en/locations/locations.aspx?state=tx

www.greyhound.com/en/locations/locations.aspx?state=nm

Amtrak runs two lines through NM: The Southwest Chief from Chicago to L.A. CA stops at Las Vegas NM (NOT the gambling town of Las Vegas in Nevada), Lamy NM, Albuquerque (with a bus connection to Grand Canyon Village and another to Santa Fe) and Gallup NM.

The Sunset Limited from New Orleans to L.A. CA stops at Deming (no station) and at Lordburg (no station) but those are windblown platforms out in nowhere...

But to make the most of a trip to NM you'd want a car.

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RE: We posted a question below on Texan travel, but could also do New Mexico

by /bio/marlene »

Wow, well you've all given me a lot to think about. Many, many thanks!

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RE: We posted a question below on Texan travel, but could also do New Mexico

by /bio/ashleyjohnson2a »

According to me New Mexico is most beautiful place to spend time beacause there are lots of places to see like Acapulco, Guanajuato, Dias des los Muertos, Oaxaca
Los Cabos, Palenque etc.

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RE: We posted a question below on Texan travel, but could also do New Mexico

by /bio/billiv »

While the best sights in NM don't absolutely require a car, a car sure makes it easier.  We enjoy the Santa Fe/Taos region.

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RE: We posted a question below on Texan travel, but could also do New Mexico

by /bio/55vineyard »

ashley, you need to retake Geography 101, the cities you mention are in Mexico, not NEW Mexico.

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