On the southwest slopes of the snow-covered sandy Sangre de Cristo Mountains is located in Santa Fe, the capital of New Mexico. A blend of Native American, Spanish, Mexican, and Anglo-American cultural backgrounds gives this fun and exciting city its unique atmosphere. His picturesque avenues and streets, low Adobe houses, and stunning Spanish colonial churches have long been a sightseeing spot for tourists, as well as his abundance of Native American art and craft and modern art.
If you wonder that Santa Fe is a prime destination for art lovers, Canyon Road will quash it. Situated east of the Plaza Santa Fe, Canyon Road has a wide range of art galleries that sell prominent artists’ artwork, including Fernando Botero, and artistic gems such as hand-woven Navajo teapots as well as southwest wood carvings. Its diversity of mediums recognizes the region to showcase art as a mecca for art enthusiasts. Pop into the numerous galleries (there are over 100) along the street to find everything from jewelry and pottery to paintings and sculptures. The road also is a feast for your eyes. Many galleries here are located in historic adobe buildings laid with brightly colored roses, art exhibitions are often exhibited outside, and the spicy fragrance of pepper waves from the gates of top-class restaurant facilities such as the Geronimo Restaurant and Compound Restaurant.
Four museums exploring the state’s history are in the New Mexico Complex Museum. A series of exhibits that explore the aboriginal peoples, immigration, and how the Santa Fe Trail influenced the economy and the state’s growth will tell the history of the state since the 16th century. In the Spanish administration’s former 17th century headquarters, the Palace of Governors is the museum’s birthplace, a historical place of nationality. Tourists can visit this adobe palace, and rooms with antique furnishings set up in the 1600s can be seen. The Palace Press presents a rare opportunity to see the first printing press in New Mexico live demonstrations.
The Santa Fe Plaza has been a cultural center since the town’s foundation in 1610 and is home to fandangos and bullfights. Today, the square remains an epicenter of Santa Fean’s festivities, from Live music to the September Santa Fees Fiesta, surrounded by various old structures, such as the San Miguel mission and the Governor’s Palace. In addition to concerts and community events, the spot, a national historic landmark, hosts frequent Indian and Spanish markets. Every night of the week, there are many square events with people who love bars, galleries, and souvenir shops. Save a bit of money to shop for trinkets: Santa Fe Plaza is full of sellers selling real American crafts.
Every Saturday morning, over 150 local farmers and sellers gather for Santa Fe Farmers’ Market in the renovated Santa Fe Railyard. Since 2002 the industry itself operates with a growing variety of items range from dried beans and peas to squashes, apples, maize, loaves of bread, burritos, and coffee to brunch. The enthusiasm is also contributed to by the local performers and other artists on the market. Both products must be grown locally by the business parent organization. Eighty percent are also expected in Northern New Mexico from ingredients and materials used in manufactured goods.
A few tourists could be surprised, but some of the best ski resorts in the southwest reside in New Mexico. Ski season typically lasts from late fall to early spring, with many alternatives each year, seeing up to 300 centimeters of snow. There are four main ski areas within two hours of traveling from the city of Santa Fe. Many who wish to hit a mostly diverse mountain will have to drive a little more into the Taos Ski Valley, located 88 kilometers north of Santa Fe with its 1,294 hectares of trails and its 110 roads. All four facilities provide terrain for any level of ability and services on site such as pubs, restaurants, stores, courses, etc.