Santa Fe, NM, USA - September 17, 2016: A dance troupe performs a Mexican folk dance on the historic Santa Fe, NM Plaza during a Mexican Independence Day celebration. New Mexico was part of the Mexican Republic for 25 years and has many citizens of Mexican heritage.

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Santa Fe Region

Don't get too comfortable in Santa Fe, because there's plenty to explore nearby. Whichever direction you head, you'll enjoy some of New Mexico's finest scenery, from pine forests to rainbow-colored canyons, mesa lands to mountain views. This area also offers the state's best hot-spring resort, streams made for fly-fishing, endless hiking trails and museums celebrating everything from pueblo crafts to the building of the atom bomb. Small towns reveal unexpected treasures – from beautiful adobe churches to fabulous local restaurants to studios where artists and artisans create and sell their work.


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