Santa Fe and Taos

Santa Fe and Taos

by Fodor's Travel Publications
     
 

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"An excellent choice for people who want everything under one cover." - Washington Post

Fodor's Pocket Guides are designed for people who just want the highlights. They contain full, rich descriptions of major cities around the globe including the most worthy sights, the best restaurants and lodging, plus shopping, nightlife, and outdoors highlights - all in a new trim, petit package.

All the basics
you need to help you decide what to see and do in the time you have.

Smart contacts
and detailed practical information, including the scoop on public transportation, local holidays, what to pack, and more.

The very best dining and lodging in every price range.

Great recommendations
for shopping nightlife, outdoor, activities, and essential side trips.

Detailed maps
with sights, restaurants, nightspots, and hotels clearly marked.

Easy-to-use new interior design with blue ink and fun graphics.

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780679007227
Publisher:
Fodor's Travel Publications, Inc.
Publication date:
04/10/2001
Series:
Fodor's Pocket Guides Series
Pages:
192
Product dimensions:
4.14(w) x 5.89(h) x 0.50(d)

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Introducing Santa Fe and Taos

New Mexico's tagline is more than a marketing cliche. The state is truly a "Land of Enchantment," and Santa Fe is indisputably "the City Different." Surrounded by mind-expanding mountain views and filled with sinuous streets that discourage car traffic but invite leisurely exploration, Santa Fe welcomes with characteristic warmth, if not some trepidation.

Despite a surfeit of trendy restaurants, galleries, and boutiques that tout regional fare and wares, both authentic and artificial, Santa Fe remains a special place to visit. Commercialism notwithstanding, its deeply spiritual aura affects even nonreligious types in surprising ways, inspiring a reverance probably not unlike that which inspired the Spanish monks to name it the "City of Holy Faith."

If Santa Fe is spiritual, sophisticated, and occasionally superficial, Taos, 65 mi. away, is very much an outpost despite its relative proximity to the capital. Compared with Santa Fe, Taos is smaller, feistier, quirkier, tougher, and very independent. Rustic and delightfully unpretentious, the town contains a handful of upscale restaurants with cuisines and wine lists as innovative as what you might find in New York.

First-time visitors discover the unexpected pleasures of a place where time is measured not by linear calculations of hours, days, weeks, and years but in a circular sweep of crop cycles, gestation periods, the rotation of generations, and the changing of the seasons.

Copyright 2001 by Fodors

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