Highly recommended by Travel and Leisure and New Mexico magazines, this is the ultimate guide to Santa Fe and Taos.
Now in its eighth edition, Santa Fe & Taos: A Great Destination is a comprehensive guide to the land of enchantment. The author provides up-to-date information on all the attractions unique to this area: traditional festivals and markets, funky cafés, lavish health spas and beautiful scenery, along with information about Northern New Mexixo’s fascinating history. This completely updated new edition has hundreds of recommendations on the best lodging, dining, sightseeing, and shopping and is now in full-color, featuring detailed maps and more than 100 vibrant photos.
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
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
The Santa Fe & Taos Area 6
Greater Santa Fe 34
Downtown Santa Fe 72
The Enchanted Circle 114
Santa Fe & Taos Recreation Sites 156