WE'VE BEEN COOPED UP for too long, so let's squeeze every last drop of fun and adventure out of the next few months (once it's safe to do so*). You've got 92 glorious days to ride the rapids of the Rio Grande, pamper yourself at one of Santa Fe's finest inns, toast sunsets from a rooftop bar, and more. You may not pack it all in, but you'll definitely have a great time trying.
1. Go Birding
The Taos Land Trust restored a 20-acre farm and created a new-this-summer nature park near the center of town.
2. Discover Starry Skies and Big Feet
Clayton Lake State Park will have you looking up—and down.
3. Walk Among the Murals
Street art abounds on buildings in Las Cruces. Hop in the car or head out on foot.
4. Drink in a Sunset
Cocktails with a sunset? Santa Fe does it right.
5. Pamper Yourself In Old World Luxury
The Inn of the Five Graces conjures a Moroccan daydream.
6. Find Yourself on the Trails
The Rio Grande Gorge provides the rim-top trail. You bring the focus.
7. Ride the Rio's Rapids
Step into a kayak, canoe, or raft. Get hypnotized.
8. Reach New Heights
My first ride in a hot-air balloon was everything.
*Until then, use these ideas to plan for better days ahead.