Taos, New Mexico
More than 1,000 years old, Taos Pueblo is said to be the country’s oldest continuously inhabited community. If you rush through Taos Pueblo, the two multi-story structures—with their ladders and irregular assemblages of rectangular rooms—may at first seem more stage set than authentic. But what distinguishes Taos Pueblo from other UNESCO World Heritage Sites (such as the Acropolis and the Taj Mahal) is that it remains a living place, the center of life for its people. The San Geronimo Church and the remains of its 17th-century predecessor are among the highlights of guided tours. You can also explore on your own, including numerous craft shops.
120 Veterans Hwy.