Attractions of Santa Fe NM
Shopping in Santa Fe
Casas de Guadalupe is located just steps away from the Santa Fe Plaza. Santa Fe has a small but vibrant downtown that is not only walkable, but walked often by many people late into the nights. The plaza is lined with shops and vendors selling authentic Native American jewelry, pottery, clothing and much, much more. As you venture out you will get a sense of the architecture, culture and history of Santa Fe – the “City Different. The central square is referred to as the Plaza which is a gathering place for everyone. Pull up a bench, watch the people, walk along the sidewalks talking to the local artists, try on beautiful jewelry and RED boots! When you have exhausted your time there, you’ll definitely want to head over to Canyon Road to visit the art galleries that you’ve heard so much about.
Restaurants in Santa Fe
You’ll notice a district smell in the air as lunch or dinner time rolls around. Santa Fe has an excellent selection of restaurants and is known for its plentiful and spicy plates full of Southwestern cuisine. You can find just about anything that fits your budget and you will no doubt be asked “red or green” (chile). You can try a mix of both by asking for “Christmas”, or you can just put it on the side (if you dare!)
Get Outdoors and Explore
Whether you walk, row, hike, bike or climb, there’s something for everyone. Several companies offer their services or you can just venture out on your own. Santa Fe has several nearby pueblos that you can visit. There are 19 pueblos located around the state, including the Eight Northern Indian Pueblos north of Santa Fe. In addition three other Native American groups reside in New Mexico. You can learn about Native America's heritage as well as contemporary cultures in New Mexico. Plan your visit with information about each pueblo, nation and tribe, as well as annual events, directions and contact info.
Enjoy the fresh clean air and blue skies. Great places to hike are Bandalier, Tent Rock, Abiquiu, Chimney Rock and Nambe Falls. Enjoy a day of bird watching at the Randall Davey Audubon. There are several museums on and around the plaza – Georgia O’Keefe Museum, Museum of Indian Arts & Culture, Wheelwright Museum, Meow Wolf, Children’s Museum, Museum of Spanish Colonial Art (just to name a few!)
Historic Sights in Santa Fe
How about a day trip? There are several places within an hour drive! The Georgia O'Keefe Museum just steps from the casitas. Why not visit the Ghost Ranch just north of Abiquiu which was the inspiration for many of her famous paintings! If you are really ambitious, check out the Chimney Rock trail located at the ranch! Or if you’d rather relax and wash away your troubles, visit Ojo Caliente, also north of Santa Fe. Deemed sacred by the indigenous Native Americans of Northern New Mexico, you can relax with a massage or just rejuvenate in the legendary waters! Feeling lucky… maybe you’d like to visit Buffalo Thunder Casino just a 15 minute drive from the Casitas. Fine dining, to picturesque views, you can even enjoy a day of golf at the 27- hole golf course.
Take advantage of the great outdoors in Santa Fe, NM! Make Casas de Guadalupe your Home Away From Home!