Compass American Guides Santa Fe, 5th Edition

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Created by local writers and photographers, Compass American Guides are the ultimate insider's guides, providing in-depth coverage of the history, culture and character of America's most spectacular destinations. Compass American Guides: Santa Fe covers everything there is to see and do -- plus gorgeous full-color photographs; a wealth of archival images; topical essays and literary extracts; detailed color maps; and capsule reviews of hotels and restaurants. These insider guides are perfect for new and longtime ...
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Overview

Created by local writers and photographers, Compass American Guides are the ultimate insider's guides, providing in-depth coverage of the history, culture and character of America's most spectacular destinations. Compass American Guides: Santa Fe covers everything there is to see and do -- plus gorgeous full-color photographs; a wealth of archival images; topical essays and literary extracts; detailed color maps; and capsule reviews of hotels and restaurants. These insider guides are perfect for new and longtime residents as well as vacationers who want a deep understanding of Santa Fe.
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"In terms of comprehensiveness of coverage, the very accessible format, and the enthusiastic tone, this series remains one of the best on the market." –Booklist
 
"Fodor's super-informative guidebooks are known for accuracy and attention to detail…" –The Sacramento Bee
 
"The Fodor's guides are notable for their ratings of sights, restaurants, shops, accommodations and attractions." –Chicago Tribune
 
"The great detail, infectious spirit, and attractive format are distinguishing traits of these guides, which are entries in one of the top series in the business." –Booklist
 
"Fodor's can help you plan the perfect adventure" –The Arizona Republic
 
"Always thoughtfully written and easily readable, Fodor's travel guides have become a must-have when traveling to unfamiliar destinations" –Mid South Magazine
 
"Widely recognized as the gold standard of mainstream travel" –Honolulu Advertiser
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781400018666
  • Publisher: Fodor's Travel Publications, Inc.
  • Publication date: 12/4/2007
  • Series: Compass American Guides Series
  • Edition number: 5
  • Pages: 268
  • Product dimensions: 5.54 (w) x 7.95 (h) x 0.66 (d)

Table of Contents


Santa Fe, Fanta Se     12
First New Mexicans     21
Hunters, Gatherers, Farmers, Spirits     21
Chaco Culture National Historical Park     29
Bandelier National Monument     29
Petroglyph National Monument     30
Pueblo Culture     31
Hispanic Santa Fe     36
Early Santa Fe     41
Resettlement     44
The "Mournful" Capital     45
Mexican Santa Fe     47
Taking New Mexico     53
Contemporary Santa Fe     58
Art and Museums     70
Shopping for Art     77
Indian Arts     78
Buying Pottery     80
Hispanic Art     85
Art Museums     87
Santa Fe Opera     90
Adobe and Modern Architecture     93
Seeing Santa Fe     98
Downtown Walking Tour     98
Walking Acequia Madre/Canyon Road     112
Acequia Madre/Canyon Road Highlights     112
Town of Taos     118
Early Taos     122
American Artists Discover Taos     124
Growth and the Art Market     128
Visiting Taos     131
Taos Highlights     132
Greater Taos Sights     135
Taos Pueblo     137
Eight Northern Pueblos     138
Durable Community     140
Visiting the Pueblos     144
Tesuque     144
Pojoaque     144
Nambe     146
San Ildefonso     147
Santa Clara     148
Ohkay Owingeh     151
Picuris     151
Taos     154
Side Trips from Santa Fe     156
Roads to Taos and Back     159
Tesuque     159
Velarde     162
Dixon     162
Taos and the Rio Grande Gorge     162
Las Trampas     165
Truchas     167
Chimayo     170
East to Pecos and Las Vegas     174
Pecos National Historical Park     174
Las Vegas     175
Los Alamos and the Jemez Mountains     176
Los Alamos     177
Bandelier National Monument     179
Jemez Mountains     182
Historic Western Loop     185
Kasha-Katuwe Tent Rocks National Monument     185
Petroglyph National Monument     185
Old Town Albuquerque     187
Acoma Pueblo     190
Northwest to Chaco Canyon     193
Cuisine, Restaurants     196
Santa Fe Farmers Market     198
New Trends in New Mexican Cuisine     202
Chiles     202
Tortillas     205
Santa Fe Area Restaurants     207
Santa Fe     207
Near Santa Fe     211
Chimayo     212
Taos     212
Lodging     216
Lodging Listings     219
Central Santa Fe     220
Greater Santa Fe     224
Beyond Santa Fe     226
Taos     227
Practical Information     228
Area Code     228
Metric Conversions     228
Climate/When to Go     228
Getting There     229
Getting Around     232
Outdoors     233
Tours     236
Official Tourist Information     238
Useful Web Sites     238
Festivals and Events     240
Recommended Reading     244
Glossary     248
Index      252
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    Wonderful travel book!

    Very helpful in planning our vacation. Will update after we go in person.

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