Santa Fe Journals

Santa Fe Visit

A February 2006 trip to Santa Fe by pabrams52

Hotel Santa Fe Photo, Santa Fe, New Mexico More Photos
Quote: Late February is a great time to getaway to Santa Fe. If you appreciate crisp, clear days, then you can easily enjoy this Southwest city well before the surge of tourists that will arrive in about a month or two.

Santa Fe Visit

Overview

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I've visited Santa Fe two times now, and both of those visits have been during late February. I like this time of year because the air is quite crisp, and the days are usually very bright and sunny. The tourists have not invaded for the "season" yet, and getting in and out of restaurants, galleries, and shops is very easy. Quick Tips: Many of the visitors to this area before spring, come for the excellent skiing. When they're not on the slopes you'll find them in Santa Fe's magnificent art galleries. The abundance of creativity and beauty is endless and terribly hard to resist. Another draw is the wide assortment of hand-made jewelry—turqoise is abundant. It's good to keep in mind t...Read More

Hotel Santa Fe

Hotel | "The Hacienda at Hotel Santa Fe"

Hotel Santa Fe Photo, Santa Fe, New Mexico
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The Hacienda is in an adjacent building to the Hotel Santa Fe. Its distinction is that the Hacienda offers a butler service. The rooms offered are either standard or suite, all of which have toasty fireplaces. The decor throughout is of a very tasteful, authentic southwestern/Pueblo influence. The Hacienda rooms are afforded access to their lounge area in the morning for a continental breakfast and in the evening for complimentary hors d'oeurves.

Member Rating 3 out of 5 on February 26, 2006

Hotel Santa Fe
1501 PASEO DE PERALTA
Santa Fe, New Mexico 87501
505-982-1200

Blue Corn Cafe & Brewery

Restaurant | "Blue Corn Cafe & Brewery"

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I am personally not a fan of Mexican food but was quickly won over by this engaging restaurant. I dined with a large business group of 20, and the experience was a success. The service was excellent. The staff seated us promptly. (We had made a reservation.) Their service was professional, friendly, and efficient, which isn't easy with that many people. Their menu is quite varied. I saw ribs, salads, fajitas, and enchiladas, as well as spicy seafood dishes. I chose a mango chicken plate, which was delicious. I would definitely recommend it. As we exited, I noticed people waiting to sit down, which is always a good sign that they're "doing it right."

Member Rating 4 out of 5 on February 26, 2006

Blue Corn Cafe & Brewery
133 W Water St
Santa Fe, New Mexico 87501
(505) 984-1800

Georgia O'Keeffe Museum

Attraction | "Georgia O'Keefe Museum"

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I was so pleasantly surprised with this lovely museum. I knew little about her, and her work, before entering. I came away feeling very glad to have made the effort. The museum offers a 15 minute introductory movie with her biography, while highlighting many of her works. It is the perfect start to the tour. The museum is relatively small, so it can be enjoyed in as little as 20 minutes, or you can linger for a longer time. Her use of color is stunning, and her watercolors are magnificent. A nice touch to the museum is that they offer, complimentary, secured lockers where you are encouraged to store your personal belongings during your stay. This makes for a more comfortable and relaxing visit!...Read More

Member Rating 4 out of 5 on February 26, 2006

Georgia O'Keeffe Museum
217 Johnson Street
Santa Fe, New Mexico 87501
(505) 946-1000

ARTiculate Glass Gallery

Attraction | "ARTiculate by Houshang"

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Wow is the best way to describe this incredible and mouth-watering art shop. It is unique! They specialize in the finest collection of hand-blown glass and wood-carved objects by American artists. I couldn't stop staring at the beautiful colors and shapes. It is upscale in price, but they offer a wide spectrum of shapes and prices. If you are looking for just the right accent to decorate your home, it's highly likely you will find something at this store. Take a peek at their website: http://www.houshangart.com/glass.htm.

Member Rating 4 out of 5 on February 26, 2006

ARTiculate Glass Gallery
Houshang & Associates Gallery
Santa Fe, New Mexico

Santa Fe Massage

Story/Tip

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One of the popular draws to this growing area is the emphasis on holistic healing and massage therapies. There are many excellent spas in Santa Fe. My therapist, who is contracted by my hotel (The Hacienda at Hotel Santa Fe), informed me of the large number of practicing massage therapists in the area and how well trained and well rounded they are in their art. I was there to relax, so I signed up for three treatments: salt glow (scrub) and body and foot massages. I left a completely relaxed and better person! I can highly recommend their services. The best part about my experience was that their salon was two doors down from my guestroom—it couldn't have been more convenient. I've attached their w...Read More