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  1. Excellent ideas! Visiting some family down in Albuquerque this summer and was just thinking about where we could go in the car for a day. Came across the perfect post!

    1. Hi Darryl! Thank you so much. If you’re traveling this summer, I recommend either White Sands or The Low Road because they are really stunning in season and naturally socially distant (being drive-by day trips from Albuquerque)! xx – Anshula

  2. Loved your suggestions and photos Anshula! Especially the photo of the river and mountains at the very top of your article. Can you please share where it was taken? Would love to go there during our trip this summer! Thanks!

  3. Love this list! I’ve been looking for some new day trip ideas from Albuquerque, and these suggestions are perfect. The Santa Fe National Forest and Bandelier National Monument are definitely on my list. Can’t wait to explore more of New Mexico’s natural beauty 😍

  4. Love this list of day trips from Albuquerque! Can’t wait to explore some of these destinations. The balloon festival at Taos is definitely on my bucket list. 🎈🏜️

  5. Just returned from the day trip to Santa Fe and truly loved the recommendations in this post! The Georgia O’Keeffe Museum was a huge highlight for me and the scenic drive through the mountains was stunning. Your tips on where to eat and drink were spot on too, that breakfast burrito at El Farol was amazing

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