The 10 Best Senior Discount Offers in New Mexico!

After you retire, there are some excellent perks that come with age and one of them is senior discounts! Businesses and public agencies honor the state’s senior residents with reduced fees on everything from food to college to travel. Enjoy the benefits of getting older with these 10 excellent senior discount offers in New Mexico. 

1. Central New Mexico Community College, Albuquerque, NM

The state’s university and college system supports lifelong learning by discounting class fees for those 62 and older. The discount rate applies to any courses here that have tuition fees. Seniors must be New Mexico residents to take advantage of this special offer.

2. Elk Mountain Lodge, Jemez, NM

This charming bed and breakfast lodge, located in the stunning Jemez Mountains, is a peaceful rustic retreat, surrounded by the Santa Fe National Forest. A nearby river, abundant wildlife and a 10 percent discount are three good reasons for seniors to arrange a visit. The discount is available every day of the year.

3. Sandia Peak Tramway, Albuquerque, NM

A discounted rate makes it manageable for those over the age of 62 to get to the top of Sandia Peak, where the 11,000-square-mile panoramic views are spectacular. The tramway covers 2.7 miles as it carries passengers up the steep mountain face. The ride is the best and easiest way to see the beautiful Rio Grande Valley.

4. New Mexico Farm and Ranch Heritage Museum, Los Alamos, NM

Packed with history, this ranch is a lovely place to spend the day. The interactive museum highlights the history of farming and ranching throughout the last 3,000 years. If you’ve reached the age of 60 or older and never milked a cow, you can here, and at a reduced admission fee.

The original Overland trailer.

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5. Denny’s, Multiple locations

Breakfast all day, every day. That’s incentive enough to eat here. Add in the fact that AARP members get a 15 percent discount on breakfast, lunch or dinner and there’s no good reason not to grab meal at this popular restaurant. Most are open 24 hours. Must show AARP card to receive discount.


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6. New Mexico Game and Fish Department, Santa Fe, NM

Fishing—and of course catching—is one of those lifelong activities that can be done at any age. The Fish and Game Department supports this by offering discounted prices of fees for those New Mexican residents between the ages of 65 and 69. Anglers 70 and older get a free license that’s good for one year. Valid id required to take advantage of this discount.

7. Days Inn, Multiple locations

This straightforward hotel offers discounted room rates for AARP members. Whether you stay one night or extend your time to enjoy the surrounding area, this is a comfortable and convenient overnight accommodation with a rate that fits into most budgets. Must show AARP card.

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8. Regal Cinemas, Multiple locations

Going to the movies and not getting a bucket of popcorn and a drink just doesn’t seem right. So, AARP provides for its members by partnering with Regal Crown Club. As a member of both, you’ll receive $3 off any small or larger popcorn and soft drink combo. Take plenty of napkins for those sticky fingers. Must show both AARP and Regal Crown Club card to take advantage of this special.

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9. New Mexico State Fair, Albuquerque, NM

Fried food, carnival rides, FFA animal barns, best of show in jam and pickles and flowers and vegetables. This and more is happening at the state fair every year. Seniors, aged 65 and up, can spend the day wandering, soaking up all the ambience that comes with being at the fairgrounds at a discounted price, every day of this festive event. Buy online or at the gate.

10. Ski Apache, Alto, NM

Schussing down the mountain is a feeling of exhilaration that never gets old. Seniors, ages 60 to 69, can experience this thrill at a reduced lift ticket rate for one or multiple days throughout the season. And, those over the age of 70 can ski the mountain for free. Winter season pass also available at a senior rate.


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