Plan Your Trip to Taos!
It is often said you can be whomever you want to be in Taos. Our town, once daunted by the rebellious Hollywood bad boy, Dennis Hopper and cheekily referred to as an “open air asylum” by Aldous Huxley, offers a warm welcome to anyone longing for an authentic and historic southwestern experience, but without the pretense and predictable commercialism in other southwestern towns and cities.
With a community so rich in history and ethnicity spanning more than 1,000 years, we’ve learned how to live side by side while maintaining respect for each other’s uniqueness. Perhaps this is why so many creative people find their paths intersecting in a place where both left and right brainers share margaritas, and the the wildly wealthy gracefully rub shoulders with non-conformists and off-grid minimalists.
Taos is also a place of creative contrasts and transition where the work of notable emerging artists from across the country and around the world are showcased alongside local talent. This cross-pollination of contemporary, native, Hispanic and historic influences continues to bring a new level of vibrance to the art scene–one that is distinct, given our remote location and unique place in art history.
While visiting in the autumn, you can attend services in a 550 year old adobe church where songs are still sung in the local Spanish tongue dating back hundreds of years, hike along mountain streams while enjoying the fall foliage, or visit Taos Pueblo–the longest continuously inhabited structure in North America. You can also immerse yourself in a thriving music scene with performances in a local wine tasting room, and nightly in local bars and brewpubs. Or, you can simply cozy up in front of kiva fireplace after enjoying the aroma of our world famous green chilies wafting up from a plate of enchiladas with a side order of the best sopapillas New Mexico has to offer.
Given our size, even the locals are amazed by the mountain of events and exhibits happening in Taos, so be sure to visit TAOS.ORG for more information, including an up-to-date calendar of events.
What Taos has to offer is a different kind of glitz–a shimmer of desert starlight sure to enchant authentic travelers, nature lovers and creative enthusiasts. But most of all, in the autumn of 2015, there is nothing more we would like to share with you than the breathtaking and often overlooked treasure that is the contemporary and historic printmaking legacy of Taos, New Mexico.
The Taos Historic Inn
El Monte Sagrado
Inn on la Loma Plaza
Hotel La Fonda de Taos
Doc Martin’s at the Taos Historic Inn
El Monte Sagrado
Old Martinas Hall
The Trading Post Cafe