Hidden Picture-Perfect Escapes Santa Fe and Taos: Plus the Enchanted Circleby Richard Harris
This book zeroes in on the charming getaways of Santa Fe and Taos. By dedicating an entire book to these friendly little destinations, the guide is able to offer a variety of features and a depth of coverage unmatched by more general guides. Hidden Picture-Perfect Escapes Santa Fe and Taos includes stylish photos that capture the allure of the locales. Entertaining sidebars on the destination's history, people, geography, nature, art, and culture liven the content, as does a special "Street Strolls" section down Canyon Road, where designer shops, art galleries, and gourmet restaurants are the main attraction. The author recommends dozens of romantic inns, including fully restored and exquisitely decorated 19th century adobes and charming century-old haciendas. The guide leads readers on a step-by-step walk through Santa Fe's historic district complete with intriguing sidebar stories and accompanying photos. "Picture-Perfect" lists point out the area's top art galleries, most picturesque old churches, and the best spots to sample the famous Santa Fe style cuisine. Also featured is a guided driving tour on the back roads from Santa Fe to Taos through traditional villages where ways of life have changed little since territorial times. Includes 8 maps.
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