The ultimate guide to New Mexico’s premier destination
Now in its ninth edition, Explorer’s Guide Santa Fe & Taos is a comprehensive guide to the land of enchantment. Award-winning author Sharon Niederman provides up-to-date information on all the attractions unique to this area: traditional festivals and markets, funky cafés, lavish health spas, exciting nightlife and beautiful scenery, along with colorful details about Northern New Mexico’s fascinating and unique multicultural history. Visit the adobe-walled San Miguel Chapel, the oldest church in the U. S., or celebrate La Fiesta de Santa Fe, the oldest continuously observed festival in the country. This thoroughly updated edition features hundreds of recommendations on the best lodging, dining, sightseeing, and shopping, as well as plenty of information on the area’s rich abundance of local lore and culture. With detailed maps and more than 100 vivid photosall packaged in the beautiful, new Explorer’s Guide layoutthis is the essential companion on any voyage to this rustic corner of the Southwest.
About the Author
Sharon Niedermanis an award-winning Southwestern authorand photographer living in northern New Mexico. She specializes in cuisine, travel, history, women’s history, and spirituality. Her 2012 book, Signs & Shrines, received the prestigious Lowell Thomas Travel Writing Award and the Society of American Travel Writers Gold Award. She has twice received the Border Regional Library Association Southwest Book Award for “literary excellence and enrichment of the cultural heritage of the Southwest.” Her articles have appeared in Sunset, New York Times, Boston Globe, Christian Science Monitor, Albuquerque Journal, Santa Fe New Mexican, Denver Post, and many other publications. She serves on the board of the New Mexico Farm & Ranch Heritage Museum and is past president of New Mexico Press Women and the New Mexico Jewish Historical Society.