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In the midst of a stressful year, there’s nothing better than a weekend getaway—especially one focused on wellness and rejuvenation. In just a two-hour drive, you will find yourself lost in an oasis of relaxation in Truth or Consequences.

Famed as the place to get away from the stress and sooth everyday ailments, the area gained nation-al recognition as a health center throughout the 1920s–1940s when people from all around came for healing soaks in “The City of Health.” Today, with wellness travel on the rise and people seeking relaxation to escape the stress of 2020, T or C offers an affordable road trip destination that’s sure to provide overall mind and body healing with a side of adventure.

With a variety of lodging options, many with direct access to natural hot springs, you’ll have the opportunity to enjoy to all of the therapeutic benefits, including relaxation, reduced stress, improved blood flow, pain relief, improved skin conditions and better sleep.

In addition to hot springs with breathtaking scenic views, T or C offers 10 mineral bathhouses that have been restored to their original charm, where you can soak in natural waters with temperatures ranging from 98 to 115 degrees that are full of minerals and pro-mote natural healing.

The healing waters will leave you relaxed and refreshed to explore the unique downtown area, where you’ll stroll on WPA-era sidewalks, shop in local businesses, dine in vintage designed restaurants and enjoy delicious treats at one-of-a-kind local joints, and browse art inspired by local cultures and history.

While in town, take an out-of-this-world tour of Spaceport America—the world’s first purpose-built commercial spaceport from which Virgin Galactic will soon be launching its initial commercial flight. And, don’t forget to enjoy the great outdoors year-round with T or C’s mild winter climate. With three nearby State Parks—Elephant Butte Lake, Caballo Lake, and Percha Dam—visitors enjoy unplugging and getting back to nature with activities including hiking, biking, bird-watching, fishing, picnicking, camping and water sports.

For history lovers, Truth or Consequences offers a wealth of exploration of times past. Walk through New Mexico history in the area’s museums and get a glimpse of an historic hotel, a one-room schoolhouse, remnants of the Pioneer days and the Silver Boom, the town’s mining past, and the rich military ties of Truth or Consequences. Plan a day-trip and visit nearby ghost towns to imagine life during the days of the Wild West.

Whether you’re looking for a quiet solo getaway, a couples or friends escape, or a relaxing family destination, you’ll find a variety of opportunities to recoup and explore in Truth or Consequences. For more information or to plan your visit, go to https://www.sierracountynewmexico.info.

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