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Santa Fe, New Mexico is the pot of gold at the end of the rainbow

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    We can visit the downtown Museums.  The Palace of the Governors is the oldest continually operated building in the U.S. and home to the New Mexico Museum of History, the New Mexico Museum of Art and its outstanding collection of art by southwestern artists, the Georgia O’Keeffe Museum dedicated to her life and artistic legacy, as well as to American Modernism. We can visit the famous churches, the historic Cathedral Basilica of Saint Francis of Assisi, a Santa Fe landmark, and a beautiful example of Romanesque Revival architecture and just down the street, the Loretto Chapel and marvel at its mysterious spiral staircase. The identity of its builder and the physics of its construction still puzzle experts today. After lunch at one of the many downtown restaurants where there are chefs galore, cooking for you with the food style of your choice, Italian, New Mexican, Asian, elegant bar menus, Tapas, and steak houses, all in environments that you really have to photograph for people at home to believe.  Really it would take a year eating out every day to beginning to taste all the possibilities.  A gallery walk and shopping at the many stores in downtown and Canyon Road should quench your need for art, beauty, hats, belts, clothing, paintings, prints, chocolates, and other objects of desire. The offerings do not stop with the exciting shopping from gewgaws to exquisite art pieces sought after by collectors world-wide, and the galleries full of local and international artists available on our Canyon Road Tour.  On our way back to Albuquerque we can visit Museum Hill and take your pick of four world-class museums presenting folk traditions from around the world (Museum of International Folk Art), the history of the Spanish colonial past (Spanish Colonial Arts Museum), and the art, history and culture of the Native American Southwest (Wheelwright Museum and Museum of Indian Arts and Culture). For an added bonus, there’s a Botanical Garden and a cafe. You will have to chose how long to stay and how far to go.  We have 6 hours if we start in Albuquerque and 8 hours if we start in Santa Fe.  You have the choices, the Corn Maidens will drive you, walk with you, guide you, laugh with you and return you to your hotel. So you better book with the ones who know the secrets, know the best of the best, and the off-the-beaten-path places, the Corn Maidens.  So much to do, so little time. Tour covers 1-3 people.  For more please call.

    Santa Fe Plaza- (2-3 hour exploration walk)

    Cathedral Basilica of St. Francis

    La Fonda Hotel

    Old Santa Fe Trail

    Loretto Chapel, famous "miraculous stairway"

    San Miguel Chapel "Oldest Church in the United States"

    Oldest House in the United States

    Lunch: Guests choose eatery

    Drive to Canyon Road: Walk/Explore the galleries (2 hours)

    Old Pecos Trail to Museum Hill (2 hours)
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    Reviewed 24 October 2018

    What a beautiful, quaint, friendly city, just what you would expect from an old Spanish settlement. Great shops and restaurants every where. Only spent one day but could easily done a week

    Date of experience: October 2018
    Thank Alice E H
    Reviewed 23 October 2018

    Santa Fe is a civilized small city that keeps the quality and integrity of its offerings consistently accessible and and yet still maintains its Spanish heritage and 'frontier feeling.

    Date of experience: September 2018
    Thank frequenttravellor2
    Reviewed 20 June 2018

    Decided to visit one afternoon while on vacation in Albuquerque and so glad we did. This is a little gem with lots of history and great shopping. Friendly people.

    Date of experience: June 2018
    Thank Penny W
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