To describe New Mexico as scenic simply doesn't do the state justice. The place is referred to as the Land of Enchantment due to its pristine southwestern beauty that's apparent with every turn of the steering wheel. While there are cities to explore, such as Santa Fe and Albuquerque, travelers can also hop in a New Mexico rental car any time to hit the road and take in all the stunning desert landscapes and mountainous terrain that makes the state so remarkable. A great historical destination for anyone curious about the origins of the area will need to visit Aztec, New Mexico, home of the Aztec Ruins National Monument.