Six Great Texas/New Mexico Road Trip Destinations

Texas and New Mexico are two of the most scenic states in the U.S., with abundant natural beauty and manmade sights and attractions. For spring breakers planning to hit the highways for a road trip, both states have lots of highway and lots of things to see and do.

For vacationers planning their 2015 spring break road trip, consider these locations in the Lone Star State and the Land of Enchantment:

·         The Alamo, Texas – More than any other location in the state, the Alamo is Texas. Site of Davy Crockett and other pioneers’ last stand against the Mexican Army, the Alamo is steeped in history. Visitors to the Alamo can learn more about the early days of the Lone Star Republic.

·         Schlitterbahn Waterpark, Texas – Located in New Braunfels, this hard-to-pronounce attraction is one of the world’s best-regarded waterparks. With 40 rides and 17 water slides, you’ll never get bored at this great tourist site.

·         South Padre Island, Texas – For spring breakers ready for a great party experience, South Padre Island is the location. In March, the island, located on the Gulf Coast, becomes one of the world’s biggest draws for college students on spring break. White sands, swimming, sun, and nightlife abound.

·         Roswell, N.M.  – For conspiracy buffs and sci-fi enthusiasts, Roswell is a Mecca. The city is home to the International UFO Museum and Research Center, where visitors can learn about a 1947 UFO incident in Roswell. Visitors can also check out the Apache Point Observatory and National Solar Observatory.

·         Santa Fe & Taos, N.M. – Travelers fond of the arts can soak up New Mexican culture by visiting Santa Fe and Taos. In Santa Fe, visitors can visit the Georgia O’Keeffe Museum and the Canyon Road Fine Arts District. Over in Taos, the Taos Art Museum host an eclectic collection of unique local art.

·         Carlsbad Caverns National Park, N.M. – One of the largest network of caves open to tourists, Carlsbad Caverns National Park has about 120 caverns. Park officials lead tours through the extensive cave network, and there are plenty of above ground walking and camping opportunities as well.

Before hitting the road, it’s a good idea to have your vehicle serviced by a qualified mechanic. Skilled mechanics at the dealership you purchased your vehicle from will know what to look for, and can spot potential problems. By getting your vehicle checked, you can avoid car trouble that can ruin a spring break adventure.


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