New Mexico

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It’s all about timing. To avoid crowds and inflated prices, we recommend the period between high and low seasons when the weather is fine, places are still open and happy to welcome travelers, and you can explore a destination at your own pace. ShermansTravel experts call this magical time and space continuum the Sweet Spot.

When to go to New Mexico

Peak Season: May to September

New Mexico’s busiest time of year sees families on summer vacations and higher rates across the board. Summer days are hot (temperatures peak in the 90s between noon and 4pm). Nights are cooler (average temperature: 65°F).

Off Season: November to April

Things calm down after the Albuquerque International Balloon Fiesta in October, but expect higher rates from Thanksgiving to early-April, when winter snow brings skiers to Santa Fe and Taos. Call ahead: some establishments close for the winter.

Sweet Spot: September; October

Fewer crowds, reduced rates, and 70°F weather make this an ideal time to visit. Enjoy fall color, the Albuquerque International Balloon Fiesta and Santa Fe’s “burning of Zozobra” – a 50-foot marionette that represents “Old Man Gloom.”

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