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Roswell Travel Guide

Roswell, most commonly known for its part in the 1947 UFO landing, is a city in southeastern New Mexico. It has a population of roughly 47,000 people and a thriving arts and entertainment culture, making it the ideal vacation destination for art lovers and those looking for Vegas-like fun in New Mexico.

Things to Do in Roswell

Guests visiting Roswell during the hottest summer months will enjoy cooling off, hiking, biking, and camping amidst the natural sinkholes in Bottomless Lakes State Park, or having a picnic and playing sports like soccer at Cahoon Park. Nature lovers can also take the looping drive around the outskirts of Bitter Lake National Wildlife Refuge where they can see thousands of migratory birds, badgers, bobcats, and deer, as well as take photos of the refuge's beautiful landscape. Rich with history, Roswell is home to a number of great museums for history buffs to explore including the Anderson Museum of Contemporary Art, the Roswell Museum & Art Center, the Walker Aviation Museum, and the General Douglas L. McBride Military Museum. Alternatively, visitors can watch a live play or musical at the recently renovated Pearson Auditorium, sample a variety of fine wines including Alien Ale at Pecos Flavors Winery, or go horseback riding and play a few rounds of pool, a couple games of chess, or practice their piano skills at the Burnt Well Guest Ranch.

Best Time to Visit Roswell

The best time to visit Roswell is June through August when the summer weather is at its peak in terms of temperature and sunshine.

Best Events in Roswell

Roswell NM boasts a surprising number of annual events. A few of which include the Roswell UFO Festival, the Valley Vintage Car Show, the Gem & Mineral Show, the Fall Halloween festival, and the Christmas Fantasy Arts and Crafts Fair.

The Roswell UFO Festival -- the country’s biggest UFO celebration -- celebrates the city’s unique point of view on aliens by offering costumes and costume contests, live entertainment, games and rides, food, and a plethora of other fun alien themed activities that keep festival goers busy for days.

Things to Do for Families in Roswell

The International UFO Museum and Research Center draws families from all over the country with its lifelike dioramas and film showcasing the autopsy of the 1947 UFO crash alien bodies, exhibits, newspaper articles, and gift shop. They can also experience the Roswell Spacewalk, shop at the Roswell Mall, or take a leisurely stroll along the various winding pathways of the Spring River Park and Zoo which showcases a whole host of friendly animals.

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The cheapest day to stay at a vacation rental in Roswell tends to be Wednesday, while the most expensive day tends to be Friday. Vacation homes in Roswell tend to be busiest on Fridays, while it tends to be much quieter on Tuesdays.
The most expensive month to stay in a vacation rental in Roswell is in December, while the cheapest month is in May. The most popular time to book a vacation rental in Roswell is in the high season in July. Roswell has its low season in April, when less people are visiting and the vacation home occupancy rate drops.

The Weather in Roswell

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This climate histogram shows you the weather patterns in Roswell. The warmest months in Roswell are May and June, when temperatures reach 111 ˚F. The coolest month is October, when temperatures drop to 16 ˚F. The wettest month in Roswell is March with 4.83 inches of rain, while the driest month is December with 0.03 inches of rain.

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Vacation Rentals in Roswell

Browse rentals from all the leading providers including Airbnb, Priceline, Agoda and many more at AllTheRooms.com. Roswell has 300 hotels, vacation rentals and other special places to stay, with prices to suit careful travellers, extravagant travelers and everything in between. If you are trying to keep costs down, the cheapest place to stay in Roswell comes in at $19.49 per night. A typical rental in Roswell costs on average $129 a night.

If you want an internet connection during your time in Roswell, then you can choose from over 85 accommodations that provide WiFi internet. 11 places to stay include a morning meal. Fitness addicts can get a workout in during their stay by choosing from 11 accommodations that have gym facilities. Driving to Roswell? Then choose one of the 87 places to stay that comes with a parking spot included. 18 places to stay come with a pool or jacuzzi

Those traveling with a cat, dog or some other animal can stay in one of 42 accommodations that are designated as pet-friendly.

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