Santa Fe (pop: 72,250) is the capital of the state of New Mexico and is the fourth-largest city in the state.
Santa Fe literally means 'holy faith' in Spanish and is located on the banks of the Santa Fe River.
The City of Santa Fe was originally occupied by a number of Pueblo Indian villages with founding dates between 1050 to 1150.
Santa Fe was the capital of Nuevo México, a province of New Spain explored by Francisco Vásquez de Coronado and established in 1515.
Tourists are attracted to Santa Fe year-round by the climate and related outdoor activities (such as skiing in years of adequate snowfall; hiking in other seasons)
plus cultural activities of the city and the region.
Some visitors find Santa Fe particularly attractive around the second week of September when the aspens in the Sangre de Cristo Mountains turn yellow
and the skies are clear and blue. This is also the time of the annual Fiestas de Santa Fe, celebrating the "reconquering" of Santa Fe by Don Diego de Vargas,
a highlight of which is the burning Zozobra ("Old Man Gloom"), a 50-foot marionette.
Within easy striking distance for day-trips is the town of Taos, about 70 mi North and the historic Bandelier National Monument about 30 mi away.
Santa Fe's ski area, Ski Santa Fe, is about 16 mi north of the city.
Santa Fe's Museum Hill
Explore four world-class museums presenting the art, history and culture of the Native American Southwest,
the Spanish colonial past, and folk traditions from around the world.
Palace of the Governors
An adobe structure on the Plaza of Santa Fe, New Mexico which served as the seat of government in New Mexico for centuries.
It is the oldest continuously occupied public building in the United States.
Tour Carlsbad Caverns National Park
Discover a whole separate world when you enter the largest underground caverns
in the world.
Tour Salinas Pueblos Mission National Monument
Three 17th century indian pueblo/missions left fairly well intact.
Pecos National Historical Park
Pecos preserves 12,000 years of history including the ancient pueblo of Pecos, Colonial Missions, Santa Fe Trail sites,
20th century ranch history of Forked Lightning Ranch, and the site of the Civil War Battle of Glorieta Pass.
Los Alamos National Laboratory
This lab has employed the brightest minds in science to work numerous landmark scientific developments
starting with the Manhattan Project and continuing with the Human Genome Project, the Stockpile Stewardship Program, and the Comprehensive Nuclear Test-Ban Treaty.
Please note that Santa Fe New Mexico is heavily visited in the summer (May-August) which makes getting reservations difficult.
The best time to visit is March / April / September / October when there is beautiful weather and less competition for reservations.
Santa Fe New Mexico area code is 505.
- Cathedral Basilica of Saint Francis of Assisi, 1869
- New Mexico State Capitol
- Cathedral Basilica of Saint Francis of Assisi, the mother church of the Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Santa Fe
- Loretto Chapel
- Palace of the Governors
- San Miguel Mission and the rest of the Barrio De Analco Historic District
- Santuario de Guadalupe
- Oldest House in the USA
Santa Fe National Forest
The Santa Fe National Forest is one of several National Forests in New Mexico.
Elevations rise from 5,300 to 13,103 feet at the summit of Truchas Peak, located within the Pecos Wilderness.
NFS objective is to maintain that natural beauty.
Encantado Auberge Hotel Suites
198 State Road 592, Santa Fe, NM 87506;
Location : Take US-285 north of Santa Fe
This newest member of the famed Auberge Resorts, is set upon the pristine site of the historic Rancho Encantado.The resort's 65 casitas display
a contemporary interpretation of traditional Santa Fe, featuring stucco exteriors in soft earthy tones, oversized windows, square-cut wood beams,
a wood-burning fireplace and a private patio.
Santa Fe Entertainment Book
Many Coupons for local shopping, dining, travel and popular attractions. Save $ on your next adventure.
Loretto Inn & Spa Suites
211 Old Santa Fe Trail, Santa Fe, NM 87501;
Location : Downtown - Adjacent to Loretto Chapel
The Inn and Spa at Loretto provides a decor that speaks volumes of the surrounding Santa Fe area.
The Inn and Spa at Loretto features 134 rooms- including 5 suites.
All guestrooms boast luxurious new bedding and draperies that draw the eye with their geometric shapes simple lines and vibrant colors.
spacious leather chairs and newly upholstered armchairs invite guests to rest while the plush bed provides refuge for the weary.
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