LGBT Travel Destinations & LGBT Hotels That Are TAG Approved

Drink at Secreto Lounge
Garden to Glass Craft Cocktail Secreto Lounge in Santa Fe

New Mexico Pride

A culture of inclusion

New Mexico is known for its diversity and welcoming nature. That makes it a natural for for the lesbian, gay, bisexual and trangender travelers. In fact, Santa Fe and Albuquerque are considered LGBT hot spots.

Check out great annual events and cities to visit!

All Heritage Hotels & Resorts are TAG-Approved by Community Marketing Inc. which means:
  • We enforce non-discriminatory policies including "sexual orientation."
  • We treat heterosexual and domestic partners equally in personnel policies.
  • We provide LGBT diversity and sensitivity training for employees.
  • We empower customers and employees to be "watchdogs" of its gay and lesbian business practices.
  • We give back to our community.
  • We employ staff who reflect the diversity of their community.
Check out our LGBT Friendly TAG-Approved Hotel Packages at our New Mexico hotels:
Learn more about the wonderful options for same-sex gay and lesbian weddings at our properties. 

Some top LGBT annual events in New Mexico include:

Visiting New Mexico by city


Albuquerque - called the Duke City - is in many ways the heart of New Mexico. Geographically central and the state’s largest city, Albuquerque is home to an evolving blend of traditions and innovations that make any visit something unique. Don’t miss the colorful romance of the neon lights of Historic Route 66 or the hues of the sun setting on the Sandia Mountains! Be sure to catch the drama of flamenco performances and taste the flavors of local and global cuisine!

See & Do

ABQ Trolley Co.
Known as “The Best First Thing to do in Albuquerque,” a tour with the ABQ Trolley Co. is a great way to explore the city. ABQ Trolley Tours focus on a variety of interests including Albuquerque history and “Breaking BaD” filming locations. Tours depart from the World Rainbow Hotel Hotel Albuquerque at Old Town.

Food Tour New Mexico
Where fun, food, culture and adventure meet, visitors can experience the wonders of New Mexican cuisine through local eyes.

Rainbow Ryders Hot Air Balloon Company
The only authorized hot air balloon company for the International Balloon Fiesta, providing safe, fun adventures for the past 30 years.
5601 Eagle Rock NE

Routes Bicycle Rentals & Tours, Inc.
Fun, safe and easy bike tours and rentals for the whole family! Experience the sights, taste the flavors of New Mexico and make memories with Albuquerque's top rated bicycle tours and rentals business. Tours range in difficulty from beginner to expert, and can be tailored to interests including scenery, breweries and the hit show, “Breaking BaD.”
404 San Felipe St NW #B-1
Patio Escondido
Old Town, Albuquerque

Eat & Drink

Garduño’s Restaurant & Cantina at Hotel Albuquerque
Enjoy authentic New Mexican and American cuisine served for breakfast, lunch and dinner. Features outdoor seating.
800 Rio Grande Blvd. NW

Savoy provides a fine dining experience to the Northeast Heights with sophistication, fine wine, quality food, and an exceptional experience.
10601 Montgomery Blvd. NE

Zinc, located in Nob Hill, has numerous wines by the glass, full bar, top-notch service, and high quality food to provide a unique experience to everyone.
3009 Central Ave. NE

Casa Esencia
Open Friday nights only, New Mexico's hottest nightclub features resident, guest and celebrity DJs.
800 Rio Grande Blvd. NW

Q Bar
This Albuquerque hot spot, inside Hotel Albuquerque at Old Town, is known for its great mix of live and dance music, its creative menu and craft cocktails.
800 Rio Grande Blvd. NW


Andrews Pueblo Pottery & Art Gallery
This family-owned business offers exceptional Native American pottery as well as basketry, fetish carvings, bead work, jewelry and award-winning paintings and sculptures by Navajo artist Sheldon Harvey.
303 Romero NW
Old Town, Albuquerque

Palms Trading Company
Jewelry, pottery, rugs and other Native American Pueblo arts and Southwestern crafts offered at the best discounted prices. Also appraises authenticity. ATADA member.
1504 Lomas Blvd. NW


The gateway to Southern New Mexico, Las Cruces blends the hip with the historic. From the centuries-old Mesilla Plaza to the emerging Downtown, Las Cruces has something beautiful, tasty and exciting for everyone!

See & Do

Luna Rossa
Winery and pizzeria located in historic Mesilla.
1321 Avenida de Mesilla
Las Cruces

Eat & Drink

Double Eagle Restaurant
Often recognized as the "crown jewel of Las Cruces," Double Eagle features aged steaks and other delicious menu items in a beautiful and historic setting.
2355 Calle De Guadalupe

Garduño's of Mexico Restaurant & Cantina in Hotel Encanto
Enjoy authentic New Mexican and American cuisine served for breakfast, lunch and dinner.
705 Telshor Blvd.,Las Cruces
Savoy de Mesilla
Mouth-watering innovative cuisine, highlighting casual American dishes with global influence.
1800 B. Avenida de Mesilla
Las Cruces

Azul Ultralounge
Azul is a chic and sexy cosmopolitan interpretation of the high-style clubs found in Mexico and Spain. Features live and dance music, creative cocktails and outdoor seating. Located in Hotel Encanto de Las Cruces.
705 South Telshor, Suite B
Las Cruces

COAS Books, Inc.
Specializing in rare, out-of-print, used, secondhand and other hard-to-find books.
317 N. Main St.
Las Cruces
The Chocolate Lady
Candy Shop in Mesilla featuring handmade chocolates, chocolate turtles, English toffee, caramels, chocolate covered cherries, pecan crunch and premier truffles.
2379 Calle de Guadalupe

Heart of the Desert Pistachios and Wines
Wines and pistachios from New Mexico's oldest and largest producing pistachio groves.
4100 Dripping Spring Rd.
Las Cruces
2355 Calle de Guadalupe

A family-owned company that transcends trends and generations to carry on undeniable beauty, artistic integrity, uncompromised quality and function beyond compare.
2109 Calle de Parian
Las Cruces

Santa Fe

“The City Different,” as Santa Fe is called, is truly a unique and friendly place where history meets modernity. Santa Fe is home to buildings that date back more than 400 years, but also to museums and galleries that show the latest contemporary art. Take in ballet or opera and dine at some of the 200 restaurants that make this city a culinary destination!

See & Do

Estrella Del Norte
A unique New Mexico wine tasting experience in a gorgeous setting. A rustic tasting room set on a beautiful vineyard estate just north of Santa Fe.
106 N. Shining Sun
Santa Fe

Food Tour New Mexico
Where fun, food, culture and adventure meet, visitors can experience the wonders of New Mexican cuisine through local eyes.

Santa Fe School of Cooking
Visit an internationally acclaimed culinary school and market, specializing in recreational cooking classes featuring the delightful and inspiring foods of the Southwest.
125 N. Guadalupe St.
Santa Fe

Eat & Drink

Garduño’s Mexican Restaurant & Cantina at the Lodge at Santa Fe
Enjoy Authentic New Mexican and American cuisine served for breakfast and dinner.
750 N. St. Francis Dr.
Santa Fe

La Boca
Tapas, wine and sherry by seven-time James Beard Award Nominee, Chef James Campbell Caruso.
72 W. Marcy Street
Santa Fe, NM 87501

Old House Restaurant
Enjoy contemporary global cuisine featuring the freshest seasonal and regional ingredients at the Santa Fe Plaza restaurant that Zagat honored as New Mexico's best. Inside Eldorado Hotel & Spa.
309 W. San Francisco St.
Santa Fe

Agave Lounge
Agave Lounge features a menu of shared plates, specialty cocktails and an extensive wine-by-the-glass program.
309 W San Francisco St.
Santa Fe

Low n’ Slow Lowrider Bar
This bar at Hotel Chimayo de Santa Fe is designed to capture the essence of New Mexico's low-rider culture, providing guest with exuberance, style and artistry in the decor done by local craftsmen. Features cocktails, beer and wine.
125 Washington Ave.
Santa Fe

Secreto Lounge
Santa Fe’s premier craft cocktail bar specializing in award-winning “Garden-To-Glass” and vintage cocktails. Located in the historic Hotel St. Francis.
210 Don Gaspar Ave., Suite A
Santa Fe

The Hatsmith of Santa Fe
The Hatsmith includes a wide-variety of hats, bands and accessories available at affordable prices, many of which are made by local artists.
228 Ortiz
Santa Fe

Mama’s Minerals Santa Fe
The Southwest's premier gallery of beads, jewelry, minerals, fossils, crystals, meteorites and more!
100 E. San Francisco St. at La Fonda Hotel
Santa Fe

A family-owned company that transcends trends and generations to carry on undeniable beauty, artistic integrity, uncompromised quality and function beyond compare.
924 Paseo de Peralta
Santa Fe
104 W. San Francisco
Santa Fe

Teca Tu
A place to pamper any pet with apparel, neckwear, cozy beds and fresh-baked deli treats for dogs and cats.
500 Montezuma Ave.
Santa Fe


Taos has long been a destination for artists and art lovers, the adventurous and those seeking to get away from it all. The welcoming community is home to more than 40 galleries and boutiques, a great mix of restaurants and dozens of scenic trails and roadways.

See & Do

Black Mesa Winery
Winery and tasting room located in Taos and the Velarde Valley of Northern New Mexico.
1502 State Hwy 68
Velarde (Winery)
241 LeDoux St.
Taos (Tasting Room)

The Harwood Museum of Art
Enjoy permanent and traveling collections of art relevant to Northern New Mexico.
238 Ledoux St.

Vivac Winery
Visit Vivac's adobe tasting room, built by the owners themselves, and vineyard set along the road to Taos featuring award-winning wines.
2075 State Hwy 68

Wild Earth Llama Adventures
Multi-day llama trekking adventures and gourmet lunch day hikes in New Mexico's Sangre de Cristo Mountains and Rio Grande Gorge, near Taos and Santa Fe.
3423 Highway 522
1-800-758-LAMA (5262)

Eat & Drink

The Gorge Bar & Grill
A made-from-scratch, casual dining experience, celebrating New Mexico-grown produce.
103 East Plaza

Martyrs Steakhouse
Enjoy an exquisite menu in this historic jewel of a space, featuring tender steaks, seasonal seafood, a comprehensive wine list and inspired comfort desserts.
146 Paseo del Pueblo Norte

A family-owned company that transcends trends and generations to carry on undeniable beauty, artistic integrity, uncompromised quality and function beyond compare.
109 North Plaza, Taos

Taos Lifestyle Store
This complete home furnishing center offers an extensive collection of magnificent mattresses, upholstered furniture, home accents, lighting, rugs and much more!
710 Paseo del Pueblo Sur c-1

For more resources, visit Pride Guide New Mexico.