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“Art and new Mexican Cuisine”

Taos Visitor Center
Ranked #11 of 98 things to do in Taos
Certificate of Excellence
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Lee, NH
Level 6 Contributor
101 reviews
72 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 59 helpful votes
“Art and new Mexican Cuisine”
Reviewed 23 October 2013

The town is unique. If you are an art lover you will be thrilled with all the different offerings of art in every style and media. Many of the galleries are run by the artists who are working on new pieces as you shop. The told town plaza is great place to hang out and people watch.

Visited October 2013
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Washington DC area
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41 reviews
12 attraction reviews
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“Magical Taos: Into the Mystic”
Reviewed 23 October 2013

Spend three days in Taos as a companion to three or four in Santa Fe, and you'll have a magical week in the legendary Southwest. It's easy to find great dining in each, swell scenery, and compelling museums as well as adventures including hot-air ballooning, a bucket-list must that even timid folks like me will love! (The Pueblo Balloon Co., the area's top choice, takes a dozen "basket cases" down the Rio Grande Gorge for an unforgettable ride.)

Visited October 2013
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Michigan
Level 6 Contributor
170 reviews
51 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 96 helpful votes
“It's everything Sedona is not”
Reviewed 21 October 2013

What a delight! I found Sedona to be contrived and over-marketed. I had expected Taos to be the same but found it to be the complete opposite. Much more authentic, original, charming and comfortable. It has a creative, earthy, bohemian feel but on the sophisticated side--yet still approachable. Out of our 30 day trip out West, covering seven states, this is the one town I would certainly make the effort to return.

Visited October 2013
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Kent
Level 5 Contributor
55 reviews
18 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
“SW at its best”
Reviewed 20 October 2013

Taos has kept its origins with older central city buildings and restaurants even though many merchants are typical SW arts. Old Taos Trade Fair at Martinez Hacienda 9/28-29/2013 was SW dancing, horse demo, Spanish music, crafts & local food. Great!

Visited September 2013
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Durango, Colorado
Level 6 Contributor
127 reviews
22 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 75 helpful votes
“Sleepy but special.”
Reviewed 20 October 2013

We love Santa Fe and travel there often. The small community feel always draws us to places like that in the SW. We decided to add a night in Taos to our trip since we have never been.
We really enjoyed our stay in Taos. We booked a room at the La Fonda which is conveniently located right on the square. The staff there was very frinedly and offered many suggestions on mtn biking trails, bike shops, restaurants, etc.
Since we had no experience with the restaurants we decided to stop at several places for a drink and a snack at each! This was perfect because it enabled us to check out alot of the more populare places.
I give excellent ratings to
The Gorge, Martyrs SteakHouse, The Tree House, and Mosaic.
Taos is a fun little town, a bit sleepy as everything closes up fairly early, but definately worth a trip.

Visited October 2013
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