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Santa Fe

A centuries-old town serves up scenery, art and mouth-watering cuisine

With a palpable history, creative dynamism and soulful aura, Santa Fe is a timeless land that gets under your skin in mystical ways. Founded in 1610 by the Spanish, Santa Fe has come a long way from being an outpost of a colonial empire.

With 400-year-old streets lined with adobe homes (no building in the city is higher than three stories), a spirited central plaza where Pueblo Indians purvey indigenous arts and crafts, and myriad outdoor recreation opportunities amidst soul-stirring landscapes, Santa Fe is a destination that offers stimulation for mind and body.

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Art of the Southwest

Art lovers could easily spend a week exploring Santa Fe’s compelling museums and galleries. A great place to start is the New Mexico Museum of Art. Built in 1917, this institution displays a permanent collection of stellar works by famed regional artists including Georgia O’Keeffe. Another iconic home to great art, the Georgia O’Keeffe Museum boasts more than 3,000 pieces.

Open Spaces and Tasty Meals

Encircled by the Sangre de Cristo Mountains and with access to almost 1.5 million acres of national forest, Santa Fe is a wonderland for lovers of the great outdoors. To the west is Bandolier National Monument, renowned for its rugged mesas and canyons, along with evidence of human habitation going back 11,000 years. To the east, the vast Santa Fe National Forest entices visitors with trails, rivers and unmatched scenic overlooks. Bring a fishing pole for trout, which thrives in several lakes.

After a long day on the trail or scenic byway, relax at a Santa Fe restaurant. From intimate eateries to colorful cantinas decorated with local arts and crafts, these hot spots never disappoint.

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