Some of the most upscale places to shop and dine in Santa Fe are in one of the oldest parts of town; Canyon Road was once a ... More
Some of the most upscale places to shop and dine in Santa Fe are in one of the oldest parts of town; Canyon Road was once a residential area for early Spanish settlers. Artists flocked to the area from all over the world in the 1920s, transforming the residences into shops and galleries. Today this two-mile stretch of road is lined on both sides with upscale art galleries, clothing stores, and restaurants. The narrow street does not accommodate a lot of parking spaces, so be prepared to walk.
A truly awe inspiring night! The road was lined with costumed carolers, vendors and others spreading good cheer. I am returning this Christmas. I do not know anyone in New Mexico but continue to go every year. The place just speaks to me. There is no way to describe the smell of burning wood from the fireplaces, the scent of hot chocolate on the Road, the friendly shop owners and the number of happy dogs. Until I make the yearly trip I do not feel spiritually complete.
I fly into Albuquerque with only a carryon bag. Why bring clothes when there are so many wonderful consignment and resale shops? After picking up a rental car I begin my adventure in New Mexico. Coming up the highway I watch for familiar landmarks telling me that my special place is really just around the next curve. The beauty of the landscape takes my breath away. I never tire of it.
Side trips along the Cimmaron River and a tour of the haunted St. James Hotel are just appetizers for the real Santa Fe experience. One doesn't really have to do anything. It is enough to just be.
Seriously--if you're in Santa Fe during the holidays and want to have a really fun time, ask about the Canyon Road walk. The stores open their doors (some sell refreshments), luminarios are placed on the sidewalks, there are carolers and bizcochitos and cider are sold; it's just an all-around amazing, fun atmosphere. You will not be disappointed.
Canyon Road is one of my favorite places in Santa Fe to visit. I love to stroll along this quaint road and see all the amaziing sculptures and art displayed. There is no "value" here and rightly so. This is an art wonderland for those who appreciate top-notch quality creativity and work. Sculptures, canvas, textile, you name it- it is gorgeous! Canyon Road is a "must see" for anyone visiting this area. It is set up in the downtown area- easy to get to. Has plenty to see and explore and wonderful eateries sprinkled here and there to rest and regroup.
Built by Native American slaves, this Spanish Colonial building was completed in 1625, then nearly destroyed during the Pueblo revolt
of 1680. In 1710, the Spanish once again took control of Santa Fe and rebuilt the San Miguel Mission. ...
The Santa Fe National Cemetery sits on a scenic hillside and overlooks much of Santa Fe. The rows of white
crosses climbing the manicured lawns are truly a sight to behold. The oldest grave markers denote the final resting ...
Built in 1966, this government center is shaped like the Zia symbol, and is known as the Round House. The
four story building houses government offices and the state House and Senate chambers. From the ground floor, you can ...