Santa Fe New Mexico, a Mecca for Art Lovers

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Santa Fe New Mexico is known for its fresh mountain air and its artistic community.  It has long been a gathering center for creative artists.  Santa Fe is located in the Sangre de Cristo foothills, close to skiing in the winter and great hiking, biking and horseback riding the rest of the year.   There are four major ski resorts within a two hour drive from Santa Fe.  Santa Fe is renowned for its Pueblo-style architecture and southwestern lifestyle.  Santa Fe dates back to 1610 when it was founded as a Spanish colony.  The surrounding historic districts feature old adobe landmarks like the Palace of the Governors.   It’s easy to get to Santa Fe from most major airports, and the city has wonderful accommodations.  Go to VoyageMonkey.com Travel for the best hotel accommodations, flights and car rentals.

The central gathering spot and heart of the city is the old Santa Fe Plaza.  The Plaza is surrounded by many city landmarks, shops, restaurants and points of interest.  There are many places of interest and sites to see in Santa Fe, including the Palace of Governors, the Museum of Indian Arts & Culture, the Georgia O’Keeffe Museum, the Cathedral Basilica of St. Francis, the Loretto Chapel, San Miguel Mission, Museum of International Folk Art, New Mexico Museum of Art, New Mexico History Museum, the Santa Fe River Park, and much more around the Santa Fe historic district. The town is lively and full of art markets and street venders.

Most people who come to Santa Fe will also visit Canyon Road, just east of Santa Fe Plaza.  Canyon Road is a wonderful place to walk the quaint street through the artistic cultural center of Santa Fe.  Canyon Road is an art lovers Mecca.  It is filled with rich history, beautiful architecture, shops & boutiques, many unique art galleries, restaurants and bars.  It’s a great place to meet and talk with some of the local art community.  Here you can experience the true feel of the Santa Fe lifestyle.

Aside from the physical art around town, there are also wonderful performing arts to be found in Santa Fe.  Choose from the Santa Fe Opera House, the Lensic Performing Arts Center, the Santa Fe Playhouse, the Santa Fe Symphony Orchestra, Aspen Santa Fe Ballet, Santa Fe Bandstand, and the Greer Garson Theater Center.  In the summer months you will find free concerts around town as well as local fiestas, or festivals.  You can listen to many great musicians around town in just about every corner.  The clubs, bars and restaurants are lively at night.  Mix some of the best Southwestern food with a little entertainment and you have the makings of a perfect evening.  Try some local New Mexican food at Sazon, the Palacio Café, Café Pasqual’s, or Tia Sophia’s.

You will find some outstanding accommodations in and around Santa Fe.  If you like superb service and 5-star luxury, the Four Seasons Resort Rancho Encantado Santa Fe caters to the luxury traveler.  Other luxury resorts include the Rosewood Inn of the Anasazi, the Encantado Auberge Resort, Inn and Spa at Loretto, the Inn at Vanessie, and La Posada de Santa Fe.  You will find many moderately priced hotels as well as well rated discount hotels that have great central locations and comfortable accommodations & amenities.  If you need travel reservations for convenient flights and hotel accommodations to any destination, visit VoyageMonkey.com Travel, or call us at 650-368-6192.  You can book online or call our travel consultants who can assist you in planning your getaway.

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