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Best Attractions in Southwest New Mexico

When you’re looking for a vacation destination that is not your typical tourist attraction, consider visiting Southwest New Mexico. From New Mexico dude ranches to outdoor wonders, this area is filled with historic and natural attractions that offer exciting opportunities for your next vacation getaway.

Here are just 3 of the best attractions for you to visit in Southwest New Mexico.

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Albuquerque International Balloon Fiesta

Each year in early October, nearly 600 hot air balloons fill the Albuquerque sky for a 9 day festival that is now the largest hot air balloon festival in the world. The Albuquerque International Balloon Fiesta brings balloons, pilots, and spectators from all over the world to participate in and view the event. Many people travel from far and wide to come to this event, with some organizations even setting up special tours just for the festival. For example, America by Rail offers a train tour created specifically with this fiesta in mind. Different events take place over the course of the 9 days with the most popular being Dawn Patrol, Mass Ascensions, Special Shape Rodeo and Balloon Glows. Continue reading “Albuquerque International Balloon Fiesta” »