New Mexico

Remember the TV show “Truth or Consequences?” That’s how Hot Springs got its new name via a publicity stunt in 1950. A Hot Springs Historic District there has 10 hot springs attractions downtown, making it easy to hot springs hop.

In Jemez Springs, the abundant hot springs originate from deep below Valles Caldera National Preserve, just 17 miles north. The village-owned bathhouse is more than a century old and is a State Historical Site. Or explore opportunities at three other places, including a Buddhist retreat center.

Perhaps the best-known New Mexico hot springs of today are located in Ojo Caliente and Santa Fe, where you will find luxury and a range of services and lodging.

In Mimbres, there are three options surround by the Gila Wilderness including a ranch, lodge for group rentals only, and another open to the public. Don’t overlook Faywood and Glenwood, both in southwestern New Mexico.