City Guide: Santa Fe

Anne Christine Persson, Wednesday 14 December 2016

Santa Fe, New Mexico is one of America’s oldest cities dating back to the 1600’s. This city guide will tell you what you need to know for a getaway to this charming little city in the Sangre de Cristo Mountains. Come for a busy day or stay a relaxing week – and there is also plenty to see around Santa Fe, but I will get back to that later.

What to see

Georgia O’Keeffe Museum

A visit to New Mexico should always entail Georgia O’Keeffe, who kept this her home state over the last part of her life, so visiting the Georgia O’Keeffe Museum is a good place to start. The museum is rather small, but with a large collection of her works from all periods. 217 Johnson Street


SITE Santa Fe

The art museum SITE Santa Fe features contemporary art works and have been focusing, though not exclusively, on art from the Americas through a series of biennials. 1606 Paseo De Peralta


Museum Hill

This area contains no less than four museums, Museum of Spanish Colonial Art, Museum of Indian Arts and Culture, Museum of International Folk Art, and Wheelwright Museum of the American Indian – oh and Santa Fe Botanical Garden as well, so you should be occupied for at least a couple of hours. Camino Lejo, Museum Hill


Where to stay

Rosewood Inn of the Anasazi

This hotel is one of the few five start hotels in the centre of Santa Fe. Stay for great beds and the Southwestern style décor emphasising the cultural heritage of the state. 113 Washington Avenue


Sunrise Springs Spa Resort

If you want to relax and experience the city in a slow pace, head to this delightful spa resort, where you can immerse yourself into complete bliss in the natural Sunrise Springs just outside the city centre, so you can still explore the city. 242 Los Pinos Road


Madeleine Bed and Breakfast Inn

This lovely historic B&B close to the central Santa Fe Plaza features large Victorian style rooms in a quiet neighbourhood. Be sure to grab the delicious hot breakfast included in the price. 106 Faithway Street


Where to Eat

Coyote Café & Cantina

This restaurant is one of the best in the city, serves delicious, mouth-watering New Mexican food. Make sure to get at table on the rooftop terrace, the food is the same, you have a great view of Santa Fe and the prices are lower. 132 Water Street


Bodega Prime

As the restaurant closes at 15.00, this is the place for brunch or lunch. Great sandwiches for lunch and with an ever-changing menu for brunch you will not grow tired of this local crowd pleaser. 1291 San Felipe Avenue


Café Pasqual’s

This little gem of a café located in a historic pueblo-style adobe will treat you to tasty New Mexican food made from fresh organic and naturally raised produce. For the vegetarian option try the quinoa burger. 121 Don Gaspar Avenue


Tia Sophia’s

A Santa Fe classic since the 70s and you should go here for the breakfast. New Mexican classics at very reasonable prices and like everywhere else in the US you will not leave this place hungry. You will immediately notice this place, as there is usually a crowd of people in line for this place. But it is worth the wait! 210 West San Francisco Street


When to go: Spring, summer or fall – the winters are frightfully cold

How to get there: Either fly to Albuquerque or road trip through New Mexico

Why: Because of the temperature, Georgia O’Keeffe and the Native American and New Mexican art and folklore


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