5 Spring Break Ideas to Keep You Active in New Mexico

Being lazy during any break sounds great! But sleeping in and watching TV can get boring quick! So why not get up and do something to activate your mind and body?

We’ve put together a list of few easy, enjoyable and off-the-couch ways to pack as much fun as possible into your spring break.

Take A Dip

Resort pool at Hotel Encanto de Las Cruces, New Mexico.

Resort pool at Hotel Encanto de Las Cruces, New Mexico.

Winter’s over, which means it’s time to break out your best swimsuit for the warm weather! Enjoy the finer things in life like spending time at an oasis pool where you can bring your friends and family to enjoy decadent drinks, fine foods and outstanding service.

Read Something Fun

You’ve spent the past year reading boring texts for school and work – give your brain a break! Indulge in the latest blockbuster or something that interests you. It’s a great way to remind yourself how fun reading can be.

Shrimp, watermelon and cucumber salad.

Shrimp, watermelon and cucumber salad.

Learn to Cook

We don’t know about you, but when spring comes around we start craving lighter and fresher foods. Take advantage of your time off by whipping up something new in the kitchen or attending a cooking class. The Santa Fe School of Cooking, an internationally acclaimed culinary school and market, where they can teach you to incorporate flavors of the Southwest.

Spring Flavors: What’s better than a light salad with juicy shrimp, cucumber and fresh watermelon? You can find fresh produce at its best during this time of year, and nothing tastes yummier than a salad with the freshest spring ingredients. Try this recipe by Eldorado Hotel & Spa Executive Chef Tony.

Be A Tourist

You don’t need to travel out-of-state for this one — explore your city with fresh eyes! Discover or rediscover the attractions and history that make your state unique. Commonly called a “staycation” by some, we call it being a tourist in your own hometown. Now is the perfect time to find a film festival, take a foodie tour or visit a cool museum.

Pro tip: Check out a local events calendar of all the latest happenings in your town–there’s something for everyone.

San Antonio Hot Springs, Santa Fe National Forest

San Antonio Hot Springs, Santa Fe National Forest

Explore More

Get aquatinted with the numerous hiking trails in New Mexico. Whether you’re looking for easy trails filled with scenic views or challenging tracks for a great workout, you can find many awe-inspiring routes, landmarks and hot springs.

Whatever it is that inspires you to lace up your boots and head out on the trails, you will see why hiking is among the most popular activities in New Mexico!

What’s on your Spring Break agenda? Tell us below!

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