SOURCE: New Mexico Tourism Department

New Mexico Tourism Department

September 26, 2013 13:36 ET

"Breaking Bad" Lives On for Visitors to New Mexico

Iconic Series Ends Its Run but Creates an On-Location Vacation Opportunity for Fans

SANTA FE, NM--(Marketwired - Sep 26, 2013) - "Breaking up" with AMC's "Breaking Bad" may be hard to do for the millions of obsessed fans who will see the series come to its conclusion this Sunday. But they can cure their blues in New Mexico. The show filmed there for five seasons, inspiring a profusion of themed tours, hotel packages, food, drink and souvenirs designed to immerse visitors in Walter's world. 

"New Mexico became an important character in the story, as well as a second home to the 'Breaking Bad' cast," said Monique Jacobson, the state's secretary of tourism. "Here, fans of the show can check out iconic shooting locations and experience everything that made the cast fall in love with New Mexico -- its natural beauty, food, culture, history, and friendly people."

Just a few examples of "Breaking Bad"-related travel experiences to be had in and around the Albuquerque area include the Albuquerque Trolley Company's special location tours, as well as Hotel Albuquerque and Nativo Lodge's hotel packages. Visitors can also enjoy a Breaking Bad-themed "Blue Sky" donut at Rebel Donut, pick up a $1 bag of blue rock candy at Old Town's The Candy Lady (the same candy was supplied as props to the show) or take home some "Bathing Bad" bath salts from Great Face & Body. For beer aficionados, Marble Brewery has introduced Walt's White Lie and Heisenberg's Dark Ale in tribute to the show.

For full details and further suggestions, travelers can visit www.newmexico.org/filmtrails, a new travel planning resource that helps them plan trips based on "Breaking Bad" as well as the hundreds of other popular TV series and movies shot in the state. Created by the state's tourism department, the web page offers special itineraries, film history and lore.

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