New Mexico features wide-open spaces and beautiful desert landscapes. Visitors often see dramatic sunsets and sunrises in this arid climate. The area has a unique southwest adobe style in most buildings. Albuquerque is a good place to fly into. There is very little traffic on Interstate 25, so you can be to Las Cruces in the south or Taos in the north in just a few hours. If you are planning a trip to the International Balloon Fiesta in October, be sure to book a hotel room early. The mass ascension begins at 7:00 am and most of the balloons have taken flight by 8:00 am. Get there early to avoid traffic. You don't want to miss it.
There are other places in New Mexico with great photo opportunities. Be sure to visit the links of White Sands National Monument and the Organ Mountains near Las Cruces.