Santa Fe Journals

New Mexico Journey

An August 2000 trip to Santa Fe by mzredhead

Quote: Santa Fe is well worth the time that it takes to get there from the east coast. It has all the amenities that you could possibly want in one place. Good restaurants, great shopping, nice hotels, cultural activities and historical places to visit.

New Mexico Journey

Overview

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If you go in August, the best thing to do is to schedule your trip around Indian Market weekend. The stores in the downtown area are very interesting as well as those on Canyon Road. Taos pueblo is about a 1 -2 hour drive depending upon which roads you take. I recommend taking the High Road there and making a stop at Santaurio De Chimayo. You can take the River Road back. Another trip that I loved was to Bandelier National Monument to see the Indian Ruins. You can stop at Pueblo De San Ildefonso on the way there. If your going south to Albuquerque, make a stop in Madrid. It is a throw back to the sixties. Quick Tips: If you are arriving in Albuquerque, drive straight to...Read More

Courtyard by Marriott Santa Fe

Hotel | "courtyard marriott"

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the rooms were nice- had many amenities- the motel is about a 10 minute drive from the plaza area -if you don't have a car the motel has a shuttle that goes into the town which is important during the Indian Market weekend since parking spaces are at a premium-skip the restaurant even for breakfast

Member Rating 3 out of 5 on October 21, 2000

Courtyard by Marriott Santa Fe
3347 Cerrillos Road
Santa Fe, New Mexico 87507
505-473-2800

Cafe Pasqual's

Best Of IgoUgo

Restaurant | "Pasqual's"

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The breakfast at this restaurant is outstanding. The choices are endless. You can have eggs in any number of ways, pancakes, waffles, muffins, cereal, bacon, ham and sausages. They have combination breakfast plates that would satisfy the heartiest of eaters. Everyone was friendly and courteous. Newspapers are available for you to read for free. Get there early during the high season or you will have to wait for a table.

Member Rating 4 out of 5 on October 24, 2000

Cafe Pasqual's
121 Don Gaspar Avenue
Santa Fe, New Mexico 87501
(505) 983-9340

Geronimo

Restaurant

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The food was excellent and the service was very professional. The restaurant has several rooms that are all nice to sit in. However, we sat in the front room which I liked the best. Order the lobster appetizer. It is superb. Don't skip dessert. They are beautifully presented and delicious.

Member Rating 4 out of 5 on October 21, 2000

Geronimo
724 Canyon Road
Santa Fe, New Mexico 87501
+1 505 982 1500

Santa Fe Indian Market

Attraction | "Indian Market"

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The town is packed with Native Americans selling their wares. It is a feast for the eyes especially if you are a collector. The quality is very high and they are very selective in who may participate in the event. It starts on a Saturday which is usually the busier day.

Member Rating 4 out of 5 on October 21, 2000

Santa Fe Indian Market
PO Box 969
Santa Fe, New Mexico 87504
+1 505 983 5220

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Do not miss a trip to this monument which includes cliff ruins of the Anasazi. Go early in the morning to avoid the afternoon heat. Wear comfortable shoes because a lot of walking is required. Watch the video before you venure out. It gives you a good orientation to the area. Also the Bandelier Trading Co. just outside the entrance to the ruins has a nice selection of Native American items at fair prices. They also ship.

Member Rating 4 out of 5 on October 21, 2000

Bandelier National Monument
15 Entrance Rd.
Los Alamos, New Mexico 87544
(505) 672-3861

Walks

Attraction | "A Boot About Santa Fe Walks"

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You meet at one of the hotels and a tour guide takes you through the town. You visit some of the local highlights. Restaurants and stores are recommended. The history of Santa Fe is told in an interesting manner.

Member Rating 3 out of 5 on October 21, 2000

Walks
Various Locations
Santa Fe, New Mexico

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This is a very unusual museum. Most of the collection is displayed in unique village scenes. It is a museum that children would also enjoy because it is colorful and interactive. You need at least one hour to walk through the museum. It all depends upon how long you spend looking at each of the showcases. There are several museums at this location and you can by a multiple museum ticket. However, we were limited with time and only went to this one. The admission fee was $5.00 for one museum. Tours are given and headsets are available for free. This museum is well worth a visit.

Member Rating 3 out of 5 on October 21, 2000

Museum of International Folk Art
Museum Hill
Santa Fe, New Mexico 875042087
+1 505 476 1200

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This store has a vast selection of all types of Indian art and jewelry. It has an unbelievable selection of pottery from the Pueblo Indians. It has a fantastic selection of Indian jewelry from all over the Southwest. But best of all, its collection of Mata Ortiz pottery was outstanding. Everything that we bought was shipped to our home and arrived in perfect condition.

Member Rating 4 out of 5 on October 21, 2000

Wind River Trading Company
112 E Palace Ave
Santa Fe, New Mexico 87501
(505) 982-1592

Taos Pueblo

Story/Tip

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This site is a registered national historic landmark and well worth a visit from Santa Fe. Personally, I would not stay in Taos since it is a 1 to 2 hour drive from Santa Fe depending upon which road you take there and back. I recommend taking the High Road to Taos and stopping at the Santuario De Chimayo and the store owned by the Ortega weavers for blankets and rugs. Eat lunch at the Trading Post Cafe on HWAY 68 (at HWAY 518). Then go to the Pueblo and take a tour with one of the guides. You can browse through the town before you take the River Road back to Santa Fe.