Whether you're in search of hot peppers, boundary-pushing art, or a scenic mesa hike, explore the Land of Enchantment's unique magic with Moon Santa Fe, Taos & Albuquerque. Inside you'll find:Strategic, flexible itineraries with ideas for art-lovers, outdoor enthusiasts, and more, plus weekend getaways to each of the three citiesThe top experiences and unique activities: Take a hike (for a day or even a week) along aspen-filled mountainsides or ski the thrilling downhill runs of Taos Valley. Check out the vibrant art, film, and music scene in Santa Fe, wander through crumbling Franciscan mission churches, or visit ancient cave dwellings. Uncover New Mexico's countercultural side at quirky stops like the Tinkertown Museum or a ghost town, sample authentic Southwestern cuisine (don't skimp on the hot chiles!), and observe a tribal dance ceremony at one of the state's many pueblosLocal insight from Santa Fe resident Steven HorakHonest advice on when to go, where to stay, and how to get aroundNotable sights outside of the cities, including: Pecos National Historical Park, Los Alamos, Bandelier National Monument, Acoma Pueblo, the Turquoise Trail, the Jemez Mountain Trail, and moreFull-color, vibrant photos and detailed maps throughoutThorough information including background on the landscape, wildlife, climate, and local cultureWith Moon Santa Fe, Taos & Albuquerque's practical tips and local know-how, you can experience New Mexico your way.Exploring more of the Southwest? Try Moon Arizona & the Grand Canyon or Moon Zion & Bryce. Hitting the road? Try Moon Southwest Road Trip.
Frommer’s books aren’t written by committee, or by travel writers who simply pop in briefly to a destination and then consider the job done. We employ the best local experts to author our guides, like Don and Barbara Laine, award-winning journalists who live in New Mexico and love sharing their home state with awed visitors. Their insider’s take on their home state introduces readers to the best and most authentic restaurants, hotels, shops, attractions and nightlife; providing unique insights into the history, natural wonders and contemporary culture of this southwestern powerhouse. Most importantly, they’ll tell you straight out what’s worth your precious vacation time and what you can skip with no qualms.This light, portable book includes a fold-out map, exact pricing, opening hours, and the other important details. It features smartly conceived itineraries for varying interests and a look at both New Mexico’s fascinating history and its vibrant, contemporary culture with information on New Mexico’s many outdoor attractions and activities. From the best hiking trails, ski resorts and trustworthy outfitters, to horseback riding and hot air ballooning, this invaluable guide offers tips for saving money in ALL price ranges, whether you need to pinch pennies or can splash out a bit.
250 glorious, colorful images reflect Santa Fe's year-round appeal in a fresh look at this historic and modern destination. See the city streets where monuments and architecture recall the past. Outside of town, mountains, trails, chapels, and fields of flowers beckon your exploration. Visit many summer festivals that celebrate the cultures that mix in the region and rodeos that continue the activities of cowboys and Old West life here. Many artists now call Santa Fe their hometown, because the stimulating region and active markets invigorate their work. Meet Zozobra, a jovial 50-foot-tall marionette, at Las Fiestas de Santa Fe in early September. The useful Resources section includes contact information for many of the museums, festivals, activities, and recreation areas of Santa Fe. This book is a wonderful introduction as well as a souvenir to Santa Fe's many charms, and will be a guide and a keepsake to visitors and locals alike.
Much of this ancient city's charm is found through what the visitor doesn't see at first glance. Elaine Pinkerton delves into the past to share the stories behind Santa Fe's unique buildings, streetscapes, neighborhoods and natural environment, then points out key elements of local color and character. Fresh routes in this new edition include the inviting Santa Fe Watershed, breathtaking Sun Mountain, arroyo walks, and a dozen more that will lure locals and visitors alike to enjoy the very best ways to experience Santa Fe firsthand!
DK Eyewitness Travel Guide: Top 10 Santa Fe will lead you straight to the very best the city has to offer. Whether you're looking for the things not to miss at the Top 10 sights or want to find the best nightspots, this guide and its pull-out map is the perfect pocket-sized companion. The guide is divided by area with restaurant reviews for each, as well as recommendations for hotels, bars and places to shop. Rely on dozens of Top 10 lists, from the Top 10 museums to the Top 10 events and festivals. There's even a list of the Top 10 things to avoid.You'll find the insider knowledge you need to explore this city with DK Eyewitness Travel Guide: Top 10 Santa Fe and its pull-out map.
A celebration of Santa Fe’s unique holiday traditions. Christmas in Santa Fe and northern New Mexico is full of enchantment, a rich cultural feast of Spanish, Anglo and Pueblo traditions. Susan Topp Weber chronicles the best of what the region has to offer during the long holiday season and combines them with intriguing stories and gorgeous photos.Susan Topp Weber has participated in the many events of Christmas in northern New Mexico for more than forty years. She has owned and operated Susan's Christmas Shop, just off the Plaza in Santa Fe, for more than thirty years. She is frequently asked to lecture about New Mexico Christmas traditions.
In 2010, Santa Fe officially turned 400--four centuries of a rich and contentious history of Indian, Spanish, and American interactions. Pueblo Indians settled along the banks of the Río Santa Fe as long ago as the sixth century CE. By 1610, Spanish colonists had established the town as a distant outpost in Spain's expanding empire. Drawing on recent archaeological discoveries and historical research, this updated edition of a classic history details the town's founding, its survival through revolt and reconquest, its turbulent politics, its lively trade with Mexico and the United States, and the lives of its most important citizens, from the governors Peralta, Vargas, and Armijo to the Madam Doña Tules. The origins and transformations of the very building blocks of Santa Fe, from the iconic Palace of the Governors to the city's acequia irrigation system, are revealed in these pages.
Written by locals, Fodor’s InFocus Santa Fe is the perfect guidebook for those looking for insider tips to make the most out their visit to Santa Fe, Taos and Albuquerque. Complete with detailed maps and concise descriptions, this travel guide will help you plan your trip with ease. Join Fodor’s in exploring one of the most exciting cities in New Mexico and the American Southwest!At 7,000 feet, on a high-desert plateau at the base of the Sangre de Cristo Mountains, Santa Fe is one of the most visited small cities in the United States, and one of the most visually and culturally distinctive. Fodor's InFocus Santa Fe highlights the very best museums, one-of-a-kind cultural events, art galleries, spas, and notable restaurants and shops that pack this small city, as well as the spectacular nearby opportunities for hiking and exploring the region’s natural beauty and archaeological sites.Fodor's InFocus Santa Fe includes:•Up-to-Date Coverage: New restaurants, hotels, shops, and nightlife options have been added throughout the book.•Ultimate Experiences Guide: A brief introduction and spectacular color photos capture the ultimate experiences and attractions throughout Santa Fe and Northwestern New Mexico.•Itineraries and Top Recommendations: Sample itineraries to help plan and make the most of your time. We include tips on where to eat, stay, and shop as well as information about nightlife, sports, and the outdoors. Fodor's Choice designates our best picks in every category.•Indispensable Trip Planning Tools: A Glossary of terms helps readers familiarize themselves with local menu items and architectural designs.•Maps: Over a dozen full-size street maps throughout to inspire and help you plan and get around stress-free.•Compact Format: Fodor’s In Focus Guides are packed with the same coverage of a full-size guidebook in a smaller, more convenient format that is easier to carry on a trip.•Covers: Santa Fe, Taos, Albuquerque, El Rancho de Las Golondrinas, Madrid, Abiquiu, Ghost Ranch, Pojoaque Pueblo, Nambe Pueblo, Chimayo, Bandelier National Monument, Los Alamos, and much more.ABOUT FODOR'S AUTHORS: Each Fodor's Travel Guide is researched and written by local experts. Fodor's has been offering expert advice for all tastes and budgets for over 80 years.Planning a road trip of the desert southwest and national parks? Check out Fodor’s Utah, Fodor’s Southern California, Fodor’s Arizona, and Fodor’s Complete Guide to the National Parks of the West.
The pulse of Santa Fe, bursting with color and creativity, is depicted in this photographic homage to the City Different. Gene Peach has been photographing Santa Fe for twenty-five years, observing its changes, its traditions and constancy, the vibrancy of its people and celebrations, its natural beauty and style. Summer is the heart of Santa Fe--a kaleidoscope of activity centered downtown on the plaza. Lowriders cruise in their mobile works of art; Native American vendors display their handmade jewelry, pottery, and other traditional arts under the Palace portal; local musicians rock the bandstand for dancing locals. As an art center, Santa Fe is unrivaled; Canyon Road with its cornucopia of galleries; Indian, Spanish, and International Folk Art markets highlight the finest indigenous art and crafts in the world; world-class opera and chamber music fill the summer nights. Autumn is harvest time for red chile, apples, and an array of homegrown festivities kicked off by Fiestas and the burning of Zozobra. Winter brings upland snows to rooftops brightened with the farolitos of Christmas and holiday traditions. Spring observes Holy week pilgrimage and then bursts into color as the acequias begin to run.
This book presents in detail forty architecturally rich and picturesque houses, ranging from the earliest one-story adobe structures, with flat roofs and an emphasis on utility and simplicity, to today’s "Santa Fe style," showing deep roots in Pueblo Indian, Spanish, Mexican, and Anglo traditions. It includes the best of the "Territorial style," introduced by newcomers from the East after 1846, as well as a variety of ornate Victorian architectural styles. All-new color photographs show Santa Fe’s most beautiful houses as they have been carefully preserved today. Historic black-and-white photographs, maps, drawings, floorplans, and other original illustrations further enhance the architectural story of this hugely popular tourist destination.