Explorer's Guide Santa Fe & Taos: A Great Destination

Explorer's Guide Santa Fe & Taos: A Great Destination

by Sharon Niederman

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ISBN-13: 9781581571424
Publisher: Countryman Press, The
Publication date: 02/04/2013
Series: Explorer's Great Destinations Series
Edition description: Eighth Edition
Pages: 240
Product dimensions: 5.90(w) x 8.90(h) x 0.70(d)

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.

Table of Contents

Introduction 9

The Way This Book Works 13

1 History: The Dinosaurs to the Present 17

2 Transportation: Getting Here, Getting Around 33

3 Lodging: The Keys to Your Room 43

4 Culture: What to See, What to Do 71

5 Sacred Sites, Ancient Ruins, and Natural Wonders: God Is Everywhere, but His Address Is in Española 113

6 Restaurants and Food Purveyors: Pleasing the Palate 125

7 Recreation: For the Fun of It 155

8 Shopping: Antique, Boutique, and Unique 185

If Time is Short 205

Information: Practical Matters 209

Bibliography 219

Glossary 225

Index 228


The Santa Fe & Taos Area 6

Greater Santa Fe 34

Taos 36

Downtown Santa Fe 72

The Enchanted Circle 114

Santa Fe & Taos Recreation Sites 156

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