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Spending Two Perfect Days in Santa Fe
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USA Today Names Santa Fe One Of America’s Top Mountain Biking Towns
USA Today Names Santa Fe Top US Mountain Biking Town
Santa Fe has been named the #2 top city in the US in the Conde Nast Reader’s Choice Awards!
Conde Nast Traveler Names Santa Fe #2 Top City In The US
The Daily Meal Features La Fonda as one of the “20 Best Hotel Breakfasts in America”
La Fonda on The Daily Meal
USA Today Names Los Pinos Guest Ranch One of Ten Great North American Dude Ranches!
10 Great Dude Ranches Across North America
Christmas on the Pecos Named Top 100 Event in 2014 by the American Bus Association!
ABA Award for Christmas on the Pecos News Release
Albuquerque Downtown Action Team Video Gets Hundreds of Views on YouTube!
Watch it here ABQ Downtown Action Team Video
Ojo Caliente Announces True Stories Winner
News Release: Ojo Caliente True Stories Grand Prize Winner
Alamogordo/HK Advertising Win Bronze Telly Award for “Film, Sand & Space” Ad.
Bishop’s Lodge Rides Into Film Tourism With Their “Adventures In The Incredible West” Lodging Packages!
News Release – “Adventures In The Incredible West” with Bishop’s Lodge
Zone Extended for Border Crossing Card Holders in New Mexico
WSJ Live features Stephen and Jane Darland’s Monticello, NM “ghost town” produced world-class balsamic vinegar.
Las Cruces CVB Launches Explorers Kids Club
The Las Cruces Convention & Visitors Bureau is kicking off a new program for kids and families this summer, and giving kids a chance to win an iPad. Las Cruces Explorers Kids Club members will receive a free 12 megapixel digital camera as part of their Explorers Club kit, along with a hat and other goodies. The idea is to incorporate Las Cruces’ new brand: Explore. Experience. Discover. Participating kids are encouraged to get out and photograph their families exploring, experiencing and discovering all the great things to do in and around Las Cruces. Each time one of these pictures is emailed to the CVB, the Explorer’s name will be entered in a drawing to win an iPad.
To become a Las Cruces Explorers Kids Club member, all you have to do is book a package at one of the following participating Las Cruces hotels: Hilton Garden Inn, Holiday Inn Express-North, Hotel Encanto, Ramada Palms, SpringHill Suites by Marriott, or Staybridge Suites.The offer is good May 31 – August 31, 2013.
New Mexico’s Ojo Caliente Mineral Springs Resort & Spa, one of the oldest natural health resorts in the US, has recently been recognized by local and national media, and an international publication for a range of accolades that honor this legendary oasis as one of the most unique hot springs spas in the world.
Prevention Magazine named Ojo Caliente one of the “50 Healthiest Eco Spas in America,” and HER Magazine, a popular New Zealand publication, named Ojo one of the “World’s Top Eight Destination’s for Indulgence,” putting it in the company of spas in the Czeck Repuplic, Thailand, Australia and Sri Lanka, to name a few.
Recent improvements at Ojo include the creation of a new Mud Area that will be heated geothermally allowing year-round use, and is scheduled to open at the end of June 2013. The current Mud Pool will be converted to a Lithia Pool this summer.
Three of Ojo’s original buildings have been caringly restored and maintained, and today are listed on the National Registry of Historic Places, including the Historic Bathhouse built in 1868; the Historic Hotel, built in1916; and the Adobe Round Barn built in 1924.
Nativo Lodge, a Heritage Hotels and Resorts, Inc. hotel, located at 6000 Pan American Frwy. in Albuquerque, has commissioned four Native American contemporary artists (Heidi Brandow, Nani Chacon, Rhett Lynch and Ehren Kee Natay) to transform guestrooms into works of art. This bold artist room project is the first of its kind in New Mexico. These large-scale installations will give guests a unique opportunity to be surrounded by each artist’s vision.
These New Mexico artists have received local and national attention including accolades from the world-renowned SWAIA Santa Fe Indian Market. Nativo Lodge partnered with SWAIA (Southwestern Association for Indian Arts) to select these featured artists through a juried submission process.
Guest rooms will be available to rent in May and will be priced slightly higher than normal rates. Artist Rooms must be reserved by calling reservations at Nativo Lodge at 505-798-4300. Additional details and photos can be seen at www.NativoLodge.com
Amateurs and professionals of all ages are encouraged to participate in the Farmington Convention and Visitors Bureau’s “Endless Skies, Endless Adventures” photo and video contest, which runs June 1 through October 31, 2013. All photos and video must be taken within San Juan County.
A panel of judges will review submissions at the end of each month and select one video and one photo. Each monthly winner will receive a $50 gift card to Best Buy and will be eligible for the $500 overall grand prize to be announced in November 2013. Photos not selected as the monthly winner will be included in the next monthly contest.
“This is a fun way to demonstrate an individual’s enthusiasm for all the fantastic things to see and do throughout the county,” said Tonya Stinson, Executive Director of the CVB.