Looking for something to do in your downtime while visiting the USRC?  Check out some of the nearby locales and events.

Living in Los Alamos

Living in Los Alamos - A comprehensive guide to living in Los Alamos, nearby restaurants, locations, and more.


Places to Visit

Cumbres & Toltec Scenic Railroad - A national historic landmark 64-mile day trip. (May - October)

Valles Caldera - The preserve is known for its huge mountain meadows, abundant wildlife, and meandering streams. The area also preserves the homeland of ancestral native peoples and embraces a rich ranching history.

Glorieta Adventure Camps - Outdoor retreats, hiking, rafting, and more.  

Jemez Hot Springs - Several primitive hot springs make Jemez Springs a delight for hikers who are rewarded by beautiful waterfalls or comforting hot springs.

Ojo Caliente Hot Springs - Each spa resort offers different yet complementary and authentic guest experiences healing, mind, body, and spirit naturally for centuries. 

New Mexico River Adventures - Various activities including rafting, kayaking, horseback riding, fly fishing, and more.

Los Alamos Farmers Market - A local farmers market held on Thursdays 7:30 AM - 12:30 PM



Pajarito Mountain Festivals - Various festivals, races, and other events.  (June - September)

Los Alamos Mesa Public Library - Various events throughout the year.

Secret City Summer Concerts - Free weekly concerts, hosted right here in Los Alamos. (May - August)

Restaurant Week - Experience local cuisine at participating locations.  

Zoo Music Concerts -  Enjoy concerts nearby at the Albuquerque BioPark zoo.

Music on the Hill - Free, family friendly concert series in Santa Fe.  Held Wednesday evenings. (June - July)

St. Johns College Deans Lecture Seriessummer lectures are an opportunity for tutors and special guests of the college to offer fresh perspectives and questions to an attentive and inquisitive audience. (June - August)

Santa Fe Wine and Chile Fiesta -  Various winery dinners at various locations. (September 22 - 29)

International Folk Art Market - A market to create economic opportunities for and with folk artists worldwide who celebrate and preserve folk art traditions. (June - July)

Spanish market - An event with over 200 adult and youth artists showcasing a wide variety of art. (July 27 - 28)

Indian MarketIndian Market provides a rare opportunity to meet Native artists and learn about contemporary Indian arts and cultures. (August 17 - 18)

Santa Fe School of Cooking classes and walking food tours - an internationally acclaimed, recreational culinary school and Online Market specializing in foods of the American Southwest for close to 30 years.  (April - December)