4) New Mexico
Retirees interested in history and keeping their mind stimulated while on vacation should consider this Santa Fe and Taos excursion. Highlighting the fascinating Native American and Spanish culture in the U.S., Roadscholar.org offers an insider’s perspective to the area’s history, museums, traditional music and native cultures. The “Santa Fe and Taos: A Tale of Two Cities” allows for the discovery of each city, located just 70 miles from one another. Both are nestled in the stunningly scenic Sangre de Cristo Mountains. Tour ancient pueblos, sprawling colonial plazas, and museums displaying captivating local art from centuries before. Highlights include visiting the Georgia O’Keefe Museum, Taos Pueblos, the historic Santuario de Chimayo, and Santa Fe’s enthralling art installation, the Meow Wolf’s House of Eternal Return. Seven days, six nights, and 14 meals run for a bargain price of $1,300.
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