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Santa Fe Guide

United States of America > Santa Fe

Think historical Southwestern and you've got the idea of Santa Fe. Even the fast food joints near the historic downtown are built to look adobe. Santa Fe is the second-oldest city in America and should rightly celebrate its richness of heritage. Hispanic, Native American and European traditions meet here and all contribute to the colorful cultures, events and food.

Santa Fe is a special place for art lovers. You can visit a lot of places that give you an inspiration of art. At the corner of Palace and Lincoln Avenues, is the Museum of Fine Arts. It has an eclectic collection of modern and contemporary art, It's a comforting and quiet place to be. Institute of American Indian Arts Museum is another good spot caters to your need here.

If you love opera shows, Santa Fe has an active theater scene and lively music venues with top-class acts. The Santa Fe Opera performs beneath the stars against a beautiful mountain backdrop.

No matter where you visit, you'll want to get out into the streets to appreciate Santa Fe. Start at the Plaza, situated at the heart of the city. It's a good place to stroll and get a feel for the city's special ambience and pace.

If you enjoy nature, The Santa Fe National Forest rims the city is just the right place to be. You can hike here in the summer and ski here in the winter. The high mountains and dry air make for great downhill and cross-country skiing too. In fact, there are nine major skiing areas in the State.

Getting There and Moving Around

By air

The rather small Santa Fe County Municipal Airport (SAF) is served by United, which offers several flights a day from Denver.

By rail

Amtrak train does not serve Santa Fe directly, but it does operate a shuttle connection to and from its station in Lamy, which is just south of Santa Fe.

By road

Greyhound and TNM&O Coaches offer bus service to the city. Whereas, Santa Fe Trails provides bus service within the city, and Capital City Cab operates taxis. If you intend to venture beyond the confines of Santa Fe, a rental of car is most appropriate.

Moving Around

The convenience of various transport mode in Santa Fe definitely adds up the fun for your stay here.


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