Taos named in TripAdvisor's 2018 top destinations


Taos has been named to TripAdvisor's top 30 cities for vacations in 2018.

TripAdvisor staff chose the top destinations based on criteria such as events, rising culinary scenes and startling revivals. Taos is only one of two New Mexico towns to be included in the ranking along with Santa Fe.

TripAdvisor staff praised Taos for its rich culture, beautiful landscapes and long list of interesting activities throughout the year.

"You can see the epic landscapes that inspired artist Georgia O'Keefe from a soaring hot air balloon, or even a train or chairlift ride," said the article in TripAdvisor. "The most impressive attraction is still the UNESCO-rated Taos Pueblo, the huge adobe complex that's housed locals for 1,000 years. Another highlight is the Río Grande Gorge Bridge. As usual, there's plenty going on in Taos this year: secret supper clubs, farmers' markets, the Music on the Mesa Festival."

Taos also was named the No. 3 Best Christmas Vacation in the world in 2017 by U.S. News and World Report. One of only two U.S. destinations, Taos beat out major cities such as London, Zurich, and Amsterdam. In addition, the February 2018 issue of Sunset Magazine named Taos as one of its "Best Places to Live in the West."

For more information and to see the full list of TripAdvisor's top 2018 destinations, visit tripadvisor.com/VacationRentalsBlog/2018/01/02/top-usa-cities-to-visit.