In the heart of New Mexico's dairy and oil belts is Artesia, often called the state's best-kept secret. Central to several of the state's national monuments and parks, Artesia's location is ideal for travelers. The city's Main Street District offers a lovely blend of art galleries, shopping, entertainment and dining. You'll find authentic Mexican food, masterfully seasoned by green and red chilis, staples in the state. Other choices include Chinese food and some of the best pizzas around. After your meal, having coffee or dessert at one of Artesia's cafes or confection shops is a lovely way to sit back and relax.