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The Best Things to do in Taos NM - including visiting the famous Rio Grande Bridge & Canyon

One of the best things about staying at our New Mexico Bed and Breakfast is the proximity to all of the incredible things to do in Taos, NM, not to mention the artistic town of Santa Fe and even the famed Route 66 destination of Albuquerque.  From our one destination, you can get a true feel for northern New Mexico’s stunning natural beauty, as well as the unique cultural and artistic attractions the area is famous for.

Taos is one of the most storied destinations in northern New Mexico, thanks in part to the stunning beauty of this area, but also to the history of the Taos Pueblo, a UNESCO World Heritag Site. Apart from visiting the Pueblo and admiring the scenery, there are plenty more things to do in Taos, NM. It’s located about an hour’s drive north of us. Though there are multiple routes to get there our favorite is the scenic High Road to Taos

Once you’ve enjoyed the fantastic array of things to do in Taos, NM for the day, return to our charming and romantic New Mexico Bed and Breakfast, located in the historic village of Chimayó. We offer guests breathtaking views of the Sangre de Cristo and Jemez Mountains, nine guest rooms, and an atmosphere unlike any other lodging property in the area. From our New Mexico Bed and Breakfast, you truly can see it all in a variety of day trips – and that includes enjoying the very best things to do in Taos, NM. Book your room at our New Mexico Bed and Breakfast today!

Visit the Taos Pueblo, one of The Best Things to do in Taos NM

The 10 Best Things to do in Taos, NM

Though there’s so much to see and do in this incredible part of New Mexico, one of our favorite places to visit and to send our guests is the beautiful town of Taos, New Mexico. Travelers descend upon Taos year after year for a number of reasons not the least of which is the area’s stunning beauty. Moreover, there are plenty of fantastic things to do in Taos, NM!

Taos, once a leading arts colony, is also home to an incredibly rich tapestry of artistic and cultural heritage. The diversity of things to do in Taos, NM is incredible. It’s home to famed cultural heritage sites, and it’s long been a mecca for artists and creatives from around the world, all coming in search of the majestic beauty and spiritual heritage of this place.

Taos means somesthing different to each person that comes here, but with 1,000+ years of history to share, it’s easy to see why there are so many great things to do in Taos, NM. Below, we’ve included ten of our favorite things to do in Taos, NM – though there are certainly plenty more things to love about this amazing northern New Mexico city!

  1. Among all the things to do in Taos, NM that we recommend, nothing beats a visit to the gorgeous Taos Pueblo. It has been continuously inhabited for over 1000 years and is the only living Native American community designated as both a UNESCO World Heritage Site and a National Historic Landmark.  
  2. Visit the Harwood Museum of Art. It’s the second oldest art museum in the state of New Mexico and showcases an exceptional collection of Hispanic works and visual arts from the Taos Society of Artists, Taos Moderns, and contemporary artists.
  3. Visit and photograph the San Francisco de Asís Church in Rancho de Taos – another of the most popular things to do in Taos, NM. 
  4. Head to the Rio Grande Gorge Bridge, which stands an impressive 650 feet above the river.  The views from here are extraordinary and worth seeing at least once in your life. From there, explore the wide-open rugged landscapes of the Rio Grande del Norte National Monument. With views like these, it’s easy to see why this is rated as one of the best things to do in Taos, NM. 
  5. If you want to find some adventure, this a great place to do it. Get out on the river for some whitewater rafting.  The best whitewater rafting in New Mexico is found in Taos on the incredible Rio Grande River.
  6. See New Mexico from a new vantage point, and soar through the skies in a hot air balloon ride – definitely one of the most beautiful things to do in Taos, NM!
  7. Take a summer chairlift ride up the Taos Ski Valley. At the top, you’ll enjoy views of Wheeler Peak and Kachina Peak, and enjoy abundant wildflowers. There’s also some great mountain biking in the area. It’s definitely one of the best places for adventure in the Taos area. 
  8. Want to do a little relaxing? Then one of the best things to do in Taos, NM is to visit one of the natural hot springs in the Taos area. Top choices include Manby and Black Rock Hot Springs. You have to hike/walk into both of them, but sitting in the healing hot waters of northern New Mexico is a true must-have experience.
  9. Of all of these incredible things to do in Taos, NM, few of them beat getting out into nature and exploring the incredible landscapes.  Hiking is one of the best ways to do that, and there is certainly no shortage of great trails worth exploring. The Taos Valley Overlook is a wonderful place to start.
  10. Before you leave Taos, take a few moments to sit back and enjoy the Historic Taos Plaza, which is found at the heart of Taos. The plaza has it all: live music, shops, galleries, people-watching, and incredible displays of culture and heritage. It’s definitely one of our favorite things to do in Taos, NM. 
A gorgeous view of Taos Ski Valley, one of the best things to do in Taos, NM while visiting our New Mexico Bed and Breakfast

The Best New Mexico Bed and Breakfast

We could talk for days about the many incredible things to do in Taos, NM – and you’ll easily see just how special it is the moment you arrive. It should truly be near the top of your list when visiting us in northern New Mexico.  However, there are other great nearby places to explore, too, including Santa Fe and Albuquerque, and plenty of places in between.

Nestled right in the heart of the high deserts and scenic mountains is our New Mexico Bed and Breakfast, offering travelers an unparalleled experience and exceptional hospitality. With 9 guest rooms to choose from, a trip to northern New Mexico is at your fingertips. Get ready for the adventure of a lifetime this fall, and book your room at our New Mexico Bed and Breakfast today.