Santa Fe in a Week (More or Less): A Guide to Historically Significant Places, Events & Things to Do

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Santa Fe, having earned a reputation as one of the top ten travel destinations for over a quarter of a century, is a cornucopia of captivating sights, smells, sounds and experiences. The City Different offers:

Over 250 galleries-the second-largest art market in the United States

One of the few tricultural communities in the United States: Anglo, Hispanic and Native American

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Overview

Santa Fe, having earned a reputation as one of the top ten travel destinations for over a quarter of a century, is a cornucopia of captivating sights, smells, sounds and experiences. The City Different offers:

Over 250 galleries-the second-largest art market in the United States

One of the few tricultural communities in the United States: Anglo, Hispanic and Native American

Ranging from the world-class Santa Fe Opera to daily programs at the Lensic Performing Arts Center Daily weekly and yearly events ranging from Indian

Market to the Fiesta de Santa Fe-celebrated every fall since 1712

Oldest capital in the United States, since 1610

Over 100 hotels and motels with prices to accommodate every budget

Over 14 museums with world-class exhibits ranging from history to fine arts to Native arts and crafts

From hotel spas to mineral springs to pamper your physical and romantic inclinations

Over 200 gourmet dining experiences, many with world-class chefs

Over 100 side trips through some of the most scenic landscapes in the American Southwest

Hundreds of shops offering every imaginable commodity and shopping experience from Indian jewelry on the plaza to coyote statues at the flea market

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780615493824
  • Publisher: Merlin Press LLC
  • Publication date: 9/28/2011
  • Edition number: 2
  • Pages: 242
  • Sales rank: 981,123
  • Product dimensions: 6.00 (w) x 8.90 (h) x 0.60 (d)

Table of Contents

Preface ix

Santa Fe: A Short Historical Overview 1

Early Indian Influences 1

Period of Exploration and Early Spanish Settlement (1540-1680) 3

Later Spanish-Colonial Period (1692-1821) 4

The Mexican Republic (1821-1846) 5

U.S. Territorial Period (1845-1912) 7

Santa Fe as a Creative Center 8

The Downtown Walking Tour of Old Santafe 12

Begin at the Plaza 12

East Palace Avenue & Downtown 15

Old East De Vargas Street Area 22

Back Towards the Plaza 24

Tours, Tours, Tours 28

Walking and Custom Tours 28

Tours on Wheels 33

Out of Town Tours 33

Museum Tours 35

Divas And Diversions 37

Some of the Finest Classical Music 38

Musical and Theatrical Offerings for Every Taste 41

Other Venues for National Acts 43

Let's Go to the Movies 44

Theatres showing major releases from large studios and major independents 44

Theaters showing films from major, independent and foreign studios 45

Other Unique Diversions 45

Museums 51

Downtown 51

Just Off the Plaza 54

Museeum Hill 56

For the Latest in Contempory Art 61

For the Young and Young at Heart 61

Restaurants With A Past 63

Canyon Road 73

Guadalupe District and Agua Fria Street 75

Santa Fe's Best-Kept Secrets 78

Who and What's Cooking (You are!) 85

Cooking Classes May Lead to Buying Cooking Books 86

Lofgings With A Past 87

Historic Bed and Breakfasts 87

Historic Hotels 90

Historic and Out of Town 92

Other Well-Known Hotels 93

Other Places to Stay 96

Galleries, Shopping And Spas 98

Galleries 99

Two of Santa Fe's Oldest and Finest Collections of Art 99

Venerable Art Galleries of Canyon Road 100

Other Fine Santa Fe Galleries 101

Photography Galleries 103

Out of Town, but Worth a Visit 105

Shopping 106

Guadalupe District 106

Buying Native Arts & Jewelry 107

Shops for Native Arts & Jewelry 108

Sources for American Indian Antiquities 110

Museum Shops 111

Cowboy Boots and Other Stuff 112

Books and Maps 114

Distinctive Jewelry, Clothing and Accessories 115

Distinctive Shoe Shops 117

Home Furnishings, Architectural Elements and Miscellaneous 118

Outdoor Clothing and Equipment 121

Spas 121

Side Trips to the Country 126

Abiquiu 126

Bandelier National Monument 128

Kasha-Katuwe Tent Rocks National Monument 129

The Turquoise Trail 130

Pecos 133

Wineries 134

The Great Out of Doors 134

Golf 134

Hiking 136

Horseback Riding 140

River Rafting 141

Bird Watching 142

Winter Sports 142

Skiing and Snowboarding 142

Snowshoeing and Cross-Country Skiing 143

Winter Guides 143

Taos 144

The High Road to Taos 145

Chimayo 145

Shops and Gallery 146

Plaza and Presidio 147

Cordova 148

Truchas 148

Las Trampas 149

On into Taos 149

The Low Road to Taos 149

Espafiola and Velarde 149

Towns along the River 150

Best Food Bet 151

Places to See "While in Taos 152

Taos Restaurants 156

The Pueblos 158

Pueblos and Spirituality 160

Pueblo Etiquette 161

Visiting a Pueblo Home 161

Photography 161

Which pueblo should I visit? 162

Eight Northern Indian Pueblos 162

Pueblos South of Santa Fe 167

Pueblo Casinos 172

Calendar of Dances and Feast Days 175

La Triviata

Miscellaneous Thviata 185

Appendix(A Survivors' Guide)

Major Yearly Events and Celebrations 187

Words and Phrases You'll Hear about Town 193

Words Found on Restaurant Menus 194

General Information Regarding Albuquerque, Santa Fe and Taos 195

Santa Fe's Weather and What to Wear 197

State Symbols 198

Useful Websites 203

About the Author and Photographer 205

Acknowledgements 205

Source Notes 206

Index 207

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