Santa Fe Journals

Santa Fe

A travel journal to Santa Fe by maryg

Quote: Ahhh....smell the pinon burning and green chilis roasting, see the bright colors of the indian blankets, the mountain views, the beautiful adobe houses and art - oh the art! You gotta be in Santa Fe!

Santa Fe

Overview

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Eat mexican food for breakfast, lunch AND dinner! Shop Canyon Road (bring the gold card!), see the Georgia O'Keefe museum, visit Bandelier National Park - the drive alone is spectacular! Shop the indian jewerly market on the town square.

Quick Tips:

Fly into Albuquerque and rent a car. Once you get to Santa Fe you will want to get out and drive around.

Best Way To Get Around:

While in Santa Fe, you want to stay downtown and you can walk to most of the restaurants, shops and sites. You'll need a car to go to Bandelier and other places - plus the views and geography are simply spectacular - so get out and explore by car.

Inn and Spa at Loretto

Hotel | "Inn at Loretto"

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This hotel was renovated in either 1999 or 2000. It is very southwestern and a great location. Very tastfully decorated, bright colors, good restaurant (with outdoor seating), pool, great bar with live music. I''d recommend this to friends!

Member Rating 4 out of 5 on March 27, 2001

Inn and Spa at Loretto
211 Old Sante Fe Trail
Santa Fe, New Mexico 87501
(505) 988-5531

Hotel St Francis

Hotel | "Hotel St. Francis"

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The St. Francis is located downtown, convenient to shops and restaurants. It is a historic hotel, and is a little different than the norm in Santa Fe. Charming rooms (very small unless you upgrade to a deluxe), more victorian than Southwestern. But a nice change of atmosphere. Huge fireplace in the lobby that is always has a roaring fire in the winter. Afternoon tea in the lobby is a nice change of pace too!

Member Rating 4 out of 5 on March 28, 2001

Hotel St Francis
210 DON GASPAR AVE
Santa Fe, New Mexico 87501
505-983-5700

Rancho Chimayo De Restaurante

Restaurant | "Rancho de Chimayo"

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Absolutely the best! Family owned restaurant about 30 miles NE of Santa Fe. The beautiful drive alone is worth the trip. Blue corn chicken enchiladas are a must. Patio dining available if the weather is nice...great kiva fireplace in the bar if the weather is cold!

Member Rating 4 out of 5 on March 28, 2001

Rancho Chimayo De Restaurante
County Rd 98
Santa Fe, New Mexico 87522
(505) 351-4444

Bandelier National Monument

Attraction | "Bandelier National Park"

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Bandelier National Park is about a 45 min drive NW of Santa Fe. The drive to Bandelier has some of the most awesome scenery you'll ever see. The focal point of the park is the historic indian cliff dwellings. Very interesting - even for us "non-history buffs!".

You'll have to walk a short distance to view the cliff dwellings, so wear comfy shoes. Best time to go is fall or spring - could be too hot in the summer to be enjoyable! There are places for picnics and camping. Also, giftshop and snackbar.

Also an entrance fee - per car I believe.

Member Rating 4 out of 5 on March 28, 2001

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