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Explore Taos to experience a slice of American Indian culture, artistic celebrations, national parks and a huge collection of heritage sites.

Come to Taos to explore some of New Mexico’s most significant American Indian and Hispanic cultural centers. Historic and artistic landmarks abound in this laidback town in the Sangre de Cristo Mountains, New Mexico.

The name Taos means “place of red willows,” and this small town hosts a number of protected Native American sites. Visit the Native American village Pueblo de Taos, a couple of miles from the town to learn about the Taos tribe’s culture and way of life.

Head to the Governor Charles Bent House where you’ll learn about the American-Mexican war of 1847 and some of New Mexico’s more recent history. Expand your knowledge at the Kit Carson House and the Martinez Hacienda, which both host museums about the region’s past and the relationship between Hispanics, Native Americans and Anglo-Saxons.

Artists began settling in Taos in the late 19th century and the town gained a reputation as an art colony. Some of the studios of artists that once lived here have been preserved. See where artists such as Mabel Dodge Luhan and Leon Gaspard once worked. Experience the Harwood Museum of Art, the Millicent Rogers Museum or the Taos Art Museum. See the convergence of western contemporary styles and native pueblo works.

Explore some of the region’s natural beauty with a visit to the Rio Grande gorge. Hike around this stunning rocky valley 20 minutes drive from the center of town. Book a white water rafting tour for an adrenaline charged adventure down the river.

See the highest point in New Mexico at the Wheeler Peak Wilderness Area. Take a challenging day hike to the 13,161-foot (4,011-meter) peak or ride the chair lift. Bring your camera to capture stunning views across the mountains.

Taos is located 70 miles (113 kilometers) north of Santa Fe. A public shuttle bus service provides transport between the airport and the center of town on weekends. Rent a car to tour the enchanted circle drive that meanders through the Carson National Forest and up into the breathtaking mountains that surround Taos.

Top Hotels in Taos

Hotel Don Fernando de Taos, Tapestry Collection by Hilton
Hotel Don Fernando de Taos, Tapestry Collection by Hilton
3.5 out of 5
1005 Paseo Del Pueblo Sur, Taos, NM
The price is CA $129 per night from Nov 25 to Nov 26

Situated in Taos, this hotel is 1.8 mi (2.8 km) from Taos Plaza Theater and Arts Center and 2.3 mi (3.6 km) from Taos Plaza. Historic Ledoux Street and Harwood ...

4.3/5Excellent! (306 reviews)

"Very happy with the hotel everything was great. However, I didn’t use any of the amenities"…"

Reviewed on Oct. 15, 2020

Hotel Don Fernando de Taos, Tapestry Collection by Hilton
The Historic Taos Inn
The Historic Taos Inn
3 out of 5
125 Paseo del Pueblo Norte, Taos, NM
The price is CA $105 per night from Nov 30 to Dec 1

Situated in Taos, this hotel is within a 5-minute walk of Taos Plaza and Taos Art Museum. Kit Carson Park and Harwood Museum of Art are also within 10 ...

4.4/5Excellent! (526 reviews)

"Loved the hotel itself - absolutely adorable and they're doing a great job following COVID19 precautions, however I didn't love that the light in the bathroom broke and there was no one to fix it so our solve was unscrewing the bulbs and because I booked via Expedia they couldn't give me a discount. ..."…"

Reviewed on Oct. 4, 2020

The Historic Taos Inn
El Pueblo Lodge
El Pueblo Lodge
2 out of 5
412 Paseo Del Pueblo Norte, Taos, NM
The price is CA $129 per night from Nov 25 to Nov 26

Situated in the mountains, this motel is within a 10-minute walk of Taos Art Museum and Taos Plaza. Taos Center for the Arts and Bent Gallery and Museum are ...

4.7/5Exceptional! (938 reviews)

"The staff was very friendly and went out of their way to put on an amazing breakfast with covid-safe procedures in place for ordering and having your food brought to you on the patio. The grounds were beautiful and quaint. We had a front and back patio, and the room itself was nice and spacious. ..."…"

Reviewed on Nov. 9, 2020

El Pueblo Lodge
Lowest nightly price found within the past 24 hours based on a 1 night stay for 2 adults. Prices and availability subject to change. Additional terms may apply.

Vacation Rentals in Taos

Hacienda Encantada Near Town w/ Mountain Views and Private Setting Hot Tub
Hacienda Encantada Near Town w/ Mountain Views and Private Setting Hot Tub
516 Miera Lane, Taos, NM

Situated in Taos, this holiday home is 1.6 mi (2.6 km) from Historic Ledoux Street and 1.9 mi (3.1 km) from Taos Plaza. Harwood Museum of Art and Blumenschein ...

4.5/5Wonderful! (2 reviews)
Miera Lane

"A spectacular, luxurious and tasteful property. Reception by property manager was unfriendly."…"

Reviewed on Mar. 6, 2020

Hacienda Encantada Near Town w/ Mountain Views and Private Setting Hot Tub
La Casita Upscale Southwest Charm Walk to Plaza
La Casita Upscale Southwest Charm Walk to Plaza
110 Padre Martinez Lane, Unit 2W, Taos, NM

Situated in Taos, this cabin is steps away from Navajo Gallery and Taos Plaza. Blumenschein Home and Museum and Harwood Museum of Art are also within 5 ...

5/5Exceptional! (9 reviews)
Wonderful Casita, great location

"What a sweet place. We loved our stay. Great location and very helpful contacts."…"

Reviewed on Nov. 3, 2020

La Casita Upscale Southwest Charm Walk to Plaza
Burch Street Casitas Hotel Taos
Burch Street Casitas Hotel Taos
3 out of 5
310 Burch Street, Taos, NM

Located in the heart of Taos, this luxury holiday home is within a 10-minute walk of Kit Carson Home and Museum, Taos Center for the Arts and Taos Plaza. Taos ...

4.9/5Exceptional! (98 reviews)

"Everything we needed for a few days in Taos - love the location! Soooo clean and friendlyowners available to answer all questions! Thank you!"…"

Reviewed on Apr. 21, 2020

Burch Street Casitas Hotel Taos
Lowest nightly price found within the past 24 hours based on a 1 night stay for 2 adults. Prices and availability subject to change. Additional terms may apply.

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