Sleepy Taos, New Mexico is what people think of when they think of the American Southwest. Nestled in the Sangre de Cristo Mountains at almost 7,000 feet altitude, Taos has long been a haven for the artistically inclined. For generations, it has been a desert hideaway for writers, actors, musicians, and anyone else wanting some peace and quiet. If you're looking for a peaceful and spiritual destination, a vacation in Taos is the place to recharge your batteries.
The town of Taos is very much in touch with its history and its past inhabitants, and the best place to experience that is Taos Pueblo. Here, you'll find a community of native people inhabiting 1,000-year-old, multi-level adobe pueblos. Besides being historic and stunningly beautiful, Taos Pueblo is also a sacred and spiritual place sure to humble anyone who visits on their Taos vacation. There are lots options for car rentals in Taos, and once you've found the perfect ride, you'll find that cruising around the city and its environs is an attraction unto itself. Don't miss one of Taos' more modern marvels: the Rio Grande Gorge Bridge. At 565 feet above the river that gives it its name, this steel deck arch bridge is sleek and beautiful, and is at perfect harmony with its sparse desert surroundings.
Arts and craft fairs happen practically on a weekly basis in Taos. However, for those that prefer a bit of a twist to their festivals, Taos is sure to please. The Taos Mountain Balloon Rally in late October sees dozens of brightly colored hot air balloons take to the sky, adding a spectrum of colors to the brown desert surroundings. For a more grounded experience, the Festival of Lilacs in late May celebrates the cultivation of this light purple beauty in the Taos area.
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