In northern New Mexico lays Taos, a beautiful town that is often overlooked and underappreciated. Between the historical importance of the town, the natural beauty that the Sangre de Cristo Mountains provide, and the incredible art scene that is ever flourishing, Taos is really the place to be.
There’s no going to Taos without visiting the Taos Pueblo. This pueblo is not just a living relic of the past, but it is a stunning reminder of how the Puebloan people for over 1,000 years. The idea that the Native Americans inhabited something that is still standing, as most of the building has been built in the last 600-1,000 years, it really is a sight to be seen.
Art and Taos go together like peanut butter and jelly. For art lovers, Taos is lucky enough to have many different places to experience local art, and one good place to start is the Harwood Art Museum. All of the pieces are from local artists, and many use the surrounding environment as inspiration, so you get much more of a connection to the area.
The Millicent Rogers Museum is a different kind of museum, as it displays most of her jewelry that was made in the region. Alongside her gorgeous gems are other famous gems and pieces by people like Maria Martinez, and a plethora of locally made pieces from the modern-day but also from as long as 2,000 years ago.