For the real adventurers, this is the place to be. Situated at snow-covered Sangre de Cristo Mountains – Santa Fe offers a wide range of activities to do in the New Mexico capital.
The city has a diversified set of cultural values due to the mingling of Mexican, American, and Spanish cultures present in that area.
The street view is picturesque as gorgeous Spanish churches are surrounding the area along with Native American crafts and arts present for tourists.
Whether you are just planning a few days stay or a whole week’s stay for a week, the forest-covered mountain has a plethora of engaging activities that can be done along the way.
Here are a bunch of things that you can do while you enjoy the view at Santa Fe.
1. Canyon Road
The first place worth mentioning is the Canyon Road on the eastern slope of the mountains.
Today, the site is a home of plenty of artists, workshops, studios, café, and tea-houses.
If you are a fan of art, you’ll love this place as there are paintings, sculptures, pottery right on the beautiful streets. For the people who want to get away from the craziness of the world, this is the perfect place to relax.
Dine-in in a restaurant, a café, or tea-house while you enjoy the magnificent view from the top of the mountain.
2. Santa Fe Opera House
When traveling to a distant place, it is always advised to travel light. While you are on your way to Santa Fe, for people who love performing arts, Santa Fe Opera House should be your next place of visit.
There is a wide range of operatic work that can be enjoyed with a few traditional flavors like Madame Butterfly or Doctor Atomic
A fascinating thing about the Santa Fe Opera house is that it is not just the fantastic performances, there are apprenticeship programs, and backstage tours that make the overall experience even more exciting and the best part is that the experience is available throughout the whole year for visitors.
One of the most memorable places for the devotee of arts and stage performances will love this place right from the start.
To make the most of your journey, do try your stay at bed and breakfast Santa Fe. You’ll feel like you are staying at Middleton’s Grey House from “The Good Witch.
3. Liquid Light Glass
The next place is a heaven for the people with a taste or interest in art. The Liquid Light glass studio is a gallery created by Elodie Holmes.
The visitors here can check out the finished masterpieces or even see how great artists craft their pieces right in front of them.
If you are interested, there are art workshops that teach students creation on glass, cups, flowers, and even paperweights.
This place is perfect for tourists for people who love to see art while they travel. The area is located at Baca Street Arts District.
There are a variety of shops, galleries, and even unique shops that will keep your interest intact while you travel your way across Santa Fe.
Whether you are looking for cowboy hats or something to take away a souvenir, the Plaza at Santa Fe is a marketplace where you’ll get all your answers. The whole place is surrounded by shops, restaurants, café, and even galleries.
The tourist here will find the best arts and crafts from Native Americans, and the most eye-catchy thing for ladies is the jewelry shops that will keep the girls busy and astonished.
The Plaza is a popular place among the locals, so if you want to ask around people for guidance, they’ll surely show you a way around the shops.
Lastly, the place is quite popular because most cultural events and city celebrations are held at the Plaza so if you go there at a time where there is a celebration you might be able to enjoy more than you can in ordinary days.
5. Museum of International Folk Art
The Museum of International Folk Art was established in the early 1950s. The museum contains the most extensive collection of folk art in the whole world.
From unique baskets to textiles to various arts divided by region of Africa, Asia, and the Middle East. Some sections contain pieces from Spain that includes the traditional costumes and the local textiles.
The whole collection is a fascination for the traveler who has a keen interest in history. Many of the individuals make good enough donations to keep the museum running smoothly for ages. If you think that the museum is worth something, do donate so that the beauty can live some more.
If you check the calendar, you’ll find if there are any events nearby, and by then, you can decide when the best time to visit the museum is.
Wrapping it all up
Research shows that traveling is good for the mind, body, and soul.
We all are living in a world where everyone is busy with something. At this moment, it is wise to take some days off from work and plan a trip to Santa Fe with your family.
You might not know what to do there earlier, but now you know five places that can make your trip worth sharing with friends and family.
A little bit of advice, however, is to check the weather forecast before you leave in case you need some additional precautions while you are traveling on the streets of Santa Fe.
Whether you are planning a trip for a week, a month, or some days, it is better that you know things and learn as much as you can regarding the place.
The people at Santa Fe are friendly, and they’ll love to hear about your country and its culture. Do share the best of your lifestyle with them and ask them to share they’re with you. A trip like this can become a good memory. Ensure that you do it the right way.