15 Unspoken Rules About New Mexico That All The Locals Know

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New Mexico locals: vote up the rules that all tourists should know before they visit.

No matter if you are planning a trip for work or for fun, knowing the New Mexico local rules will make your time there easier and more enjoyable. In case you don't have friends or family in the state, this list has you covered with secret rules and advice from the locals on what to do in New Mexico. And if you're looking to cross state lines, you can always take a peak at what the locals are saying about Texas.


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    'Breaking Bad' References Aren't Funny

    From Redditor u/TorTheMentor:

    Please for the love of all that is holy do not throw pizzas on top of anyone's houses or do anything else obnoxious relating to Breaking Bad or Better Call Saul. People are likely to be fed up with the unwanted attention, and again, people live there.

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    Reserve The Night For Live Music

    From Redditor u/aaaaaahsatan:

    [In Albuquerque], check when the Leftover Soul event takes place, which is a soul music night at Sister downtown, if you like to dance. It's pretty fun most of the time.

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    Remember Your Water And Sunscreen

    From Redditor u/roswellslim:

    The elevation here can really affect you if you’re used to a coastal (sea level) environment. Drink plenty of water and wear sunscreen.

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    The Mac And Cheese And Music Fest Is A Must

    From Redditor u/NomadicJellyfish:

    In Albuquerque:

    - Take the tram.

    - Go dancing or see some live music.

    - Go to the Mac and Cheese and Music Fest.

    - Check out the railyard market.

    - Go to a museum; there are so many here. The Hispanic Cultural Center has some pretty good modern art, and pop fizz is right there too.

    - Cliff's amusement park (their big coaster wasn't operational a couple of weeks ago; I would check on that before visiting).

    - Watch a sunset from the mountain or a rooftop bar.

    - Abq Biopark.

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    Get Outdoors

    From Redditor u/Atlantikus:

    Get outdoors. We have beautiful natural spaces here. Albuquerque, Santa Fe, Las Cruces, Taos, Ruidoso, and many other cities have beautiful mountains just outside city limits. You can walk in the Bosque along the Rio Grande, or see popular outdoor recreation spots like Tent Rocks, Valles Caldera, Taos Gorge, and White Sands.

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    Albuquerque Is Great For Breweries

    From Redditor u/Atlantikus:

    Enjoy some authentic New Mexican food from a local restaurant as well as some of our craft beer. In Albuquerque, I recommend restaurants like El Patio, Padilla’s, and Monroe’s. A lot of the breweries are concentrated in Albuquerque, but there are great ones all over the state.