For a truly unique summer vacation, why not try this wonderful state, tucked in the southern end of the United States, and boasting some of the most picturesque and diverse landscapes of the US? It is a land of untouched natural beauty, where the wilderness is as breath-taking as it is vast. Defined by vast canyons, arid desert, soaring mountains, and wide plains, New Mexico is a feast for the senses, and definitely breaks the mold of the normal beach-side summer holidays. Rather than sun loungers and beach barbecues, choose White Sands National Monument, Bandelier National Monument, Valle Vidal, and Carlsbad Caverns National Park as your go-to visit. Or wander among the mountain villages and adobe homes of the locals, where you will encounter a truly unique way of life. Top it all off with some of the even more unique summer vacation rentals in New Mexico, and create a trip you will want to recreate, again and again.