Los Alamos, NM, is an interesting place with an amazing...
Los Alamos, NM, is an interesting place with an amazing history. The area is on top of a Mesa, with incredible views all around. Near Bandolier and Valle Caldera, as well as Jemez Pueblo and hot springs, it offers visitors an array of things to do. Considering it's history as the place where the atomic bomb was created, and is called the "Atomic City", it also offers a science museum and the Fuller House, where Oppenheimer, Fermi, etc., lived while creating the atomic bomb.
There are two brewpubs, several good restaurants and breakfast places. Unfortunately, it has a Starbucks, but, offsetting that mistake, there is the Rose Chocolatier where you can find excellent chocolates, pastries, and espresso. Shop local wherever you visit. Chains diminish the quality of any visit to another place since you only get what you already know, which, most often, is inferior products.