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The city of Taos, N.M., is extending its invitation to all families, students and other spring breakers who are looking for something a little different this year.
Adventures de Taos, a new program that offers suggestions on how to enjoy this favorite New Mexico destination, organizes its tips within four classes: Creative Adventures, Cultural Adventures, Active Adventures and Playful Adventures. In preparation for vacation time, some activities will be offered with spring break discounts.
Here are a few of the highlights from each category:
Active AdventuresOne activity on the quirkier side is a llama hike with Wild Earth Llama Adventures of Taos through the Sangre de Cristo Mountains or along the Rio Grande Gorge. Travel Advisor voted it one of its Top 10 Best Tours in the Country.
Creative AdventuresStudents on spring break can save 10 percent on cooking classes with chef Chris Maher at Cooking Studio of Taos. Classes range across an ethnically diverse array of cuisines.
Cultural AdventuresThe Taos Pueblo — designated as a UNESCO World Heritage Site, a National Historic Landmark and one of Budget Travel’s Top 10 Places Every American Should See — offers guided tours that give visitors a glimpse into Pueblo life.
Playful AdventuresListed on the National Registry of Historic Places, Ojo Caliente is one of the world’s few hot springs with four types of therapeutic mineral waters. It offers private pools, massages, spa treatments, a steam room and a mud pool.