Roswell is all about the aliens. Indeed, the city has become something of a tourist sensation when it comes to all things UFO. Thousands flock here to see the alien themed stores, shops, museums and even a space ship shaped McDonalds. The incident that started it all: A 1947 crash of an unidentified flying object about an hour away from the city. The US Military brought the debris from whatever it was to the Roswell Army Air Field. The rest, as they say, is history.

Since then, the area has ballooned into a hotbed of extraterrestrial fascination. While in Roswell, visitors can check out the International UFO Museum, the acclaimed UFO Festival, along with several venues dedicated to alien life. Of course, the region is about more than just UFOs. The downtown has a thriving art scene, with galleries and museums featuring work by notable American artists including Georgia O’Keeffe and Henriette Wyeth.

    From the festivals to the shopping, Roswell is definitely an experience in and of itself. With stores boasting names like Alien Invasion, tourists are sure to have some fun with it.


    This is a city offering plenty for the nature lover to enjoy; Roswell provides easy access to a number of gorgeous parks, lakes and hiking trails. You can explore Bottomless Lake State Park for some water-based fun or visit Bitter Lake Wildlife Refuge and see species indigenous to the Chihuahuan Desert.

  • GOLF

    Truly a great city for golf. The widely-acclaimed Nancy Lopez Golf Course for instance, sits on 144 acres through which a river once ran. For avid fairway fans, a must-do.

  • Winters are mild and dry. The daily highs still reach the mid-50s. In an already-dry climate, winter is the driest season.

  • Spring is quite nice. April temps are in the upper 70s with very little rain.

  • The UFO Festival happens in July and it is a huge event. Summers are warm, with highs in the low 90s.

  • Falls in New Mexico are great. October sees temps in the upper 70s with plenty of sunshine.