Welcome to Santa Fe
Welcome to 'the city different,' a place that makes its own rules without ever forgetting its long and storied past. Walking through its adobe neighborhoods, or around the busy Plaza that remains its core, there's no denying that Santa Fe has a timeless, earthy soul. Indeed, its artistic inclinations are a principal attraction – there are more quality museums and galleries here then you could possibly see in just... Read More
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Santa Fe 'Sip and Savor' Food Tour
Meet at 1pm at the obelisk in the middle of the Santa Fe Plaza. Over the course of the tour, you'll walk approximately a mile and a half while visiting two sit-down restaurants, a winery tasting room, and one additional food or drink establishment. What brings this tour to life is the stories behind the restaurants you'll get a chance to visit. You'll learn about how New Mexican food was shaped over centuries by a mixing of different culinary traditions. You will visit both Santa Fe's most traditional "must eat at" Mexican/New Mexican restaurants as well as some of the newest, currently "trending" restaurants.A few favorite stops on this tour are: Cheesemongers of Santa Fe Sazon Gruet Winery Tasting Room Root Cellar Taproom and Gastropub El Callejon Eloisa Historical and cultural sights you will see include: Cathedral Basilica of Saint Francis Loretto Chapel Santa Fe Plaza Palace of the Governors San Miguel Chapel
Santa Fe Off the Beaten Path
Meet at 1pm at the Santa Fe Railyard water tower. Over the course of the tour, you'll walk approximately a mile and a half while visiting two sit-down restaurants, a winery or distillery tasting room (depending on the day), and one additional food or drink establishment. This unique tour focuses on the up and coming Railyard District in Santa Fe. This is home of the new Santa Fe, and you'll get to meet many of the chefs, distillers and brewers that are shaping this area today. Home to one of the top weekly farmers markets in the country, the Railyard District is where the locals go.What brings this tour to life is the stories behind the restaurants you'll get a chance to visit. You'll learn about how the railroad redefined the American Southwest, who Fred Harvey is and how his legacy lives on to this day. You'll also get to explore some of the hidden corners of Santa Fe, learning about how the city has evolved over the last century and where it is heading into the next one.A few favorite stops on this tour are (you will stop at four only): Joseph's of Santa Fe Cafe Sonder Santa Fe Spirits Downtown Tasting Room State Capital Kitchen La Choza New Mexican Restaurant Vivac Winery Second Street Brewery Historical and cultural sights you will see include: Santuario De Nuestra Senora de Guadalupe (church built in 1777) Santa Fe Railyard Depot Building SITE Contemporary Arts Museum Gross, Kelly & Company historic warehouse building Santa Fe Farmer's Market (Tuesday and Saturday tours only) Historic ranchhouses and warehouses (including sites on National Register of Historic Places)
High Road to Taos from Santa Fe
Heading out of Santa Fe and taking the High Road to Taos, the first stop is in the village of Chimayo. After a series of supernatural events, word began to spread about the mysterious occurrences there and, before long, a small church was built where the crucifix was originally found. From that time until now, miraculous healings have been reported by countless visitors to that little church and the magical little town by the Santa Cruz River, known as Chimayo (chee-my-oh). Now known as the "Lourdes of the Southwest", El Santuario de Chimayó, the tiny chapel built there 200 years ago, is a popular attraction drawing thousands each year. Crutches left behind by pilgrims line the walls of a small room next to the chapel, where visitors are invited to take home a scoop of the “holy dirt” believed by the faithful to have the power to heal both body and soul. Once the High Road gets up to 8,500 ft in elevation, the views of the entire Pajarito Plateau area are outstanding and a photographer's dream. In Taos, the first stop is at the Rio Grande Gorge Bridge, a cantilevered truss span rising 650 feet above a deeply etched passage of the Rio Grande River. On into Taos, next stop is lunch at a restaurant of your choice followed by the Taos Pueblo. Taos is both the heart of northern New Mexico’s winter ski haven and home of the Taos Pueblo—the oldest continuously inhabited community in North America. The Taos tribe offers visitors a rare cultural experience—an opportunity to step inside their homes and shops and to take a step back in time. Their tribal ancestors, the mystical Anasazi, occupied these same grounds at the beginning of recorded time, and some of their ceremonial traditions are still being practiced today. The tour will then head back to Santa Fe along the Rio Grande River.
2-Hour Art Class in Santa Fe
Santa Fe has long served as one of America's great art havens. With a confluence of style's and cultures, studios and workshops, the town teems with opportunities to create, ideate and chase your imagination. This two hour class promises to help you do just that - tap into your creative self and experiment with new mediums, demo unusual methods or just play around wherever you feel comfortable, whether that be paint, clay, bronze, wax, charcoal or turquoise.Your private art class has no set standard and is fully custimizeable to you or your groups' specific goals. Just let the studio know ahead of time what exactly you are interested in learning more about, and your instructor will be ready for you. Learn how to combine parts to make a whole adding paint, discover tips when working with acrylics or find new ways to make collages. Sip wine and sample chocolate as you relax and seek out a special state of mind to create new art with the help of an experienced, professional artist in her own personal studio in downtown Santa Fe. All materials, wine and chocolate is included in your visit.
Santa Fe Craft Beer Tasting
Meet your guide at 5:30pm to begin your tour. Over the course of the tour, you'll walk approximately one mile while visiting the smallest (and newest) of Santa Fe's production breweries plus two of the city's best craft beer bars.Previous tours have included stops at the following breweries/pubs. Your tour will stop at three of the following: HQ Santa Fe Chile Line Brewing Company Root Cellar Taproom & Gastropub Fire & Hops At each stop, sample 2-3 different styles of beers (sampler pours) before enjoying a full pint of your favorite beer from their tap list. For those interested, at The Root Cellar there is also a chance to sample mead (fermented honey beverage), which is made locally by chef and owner Greg Menke. The tour ends at Root Cellar at 7:30pm, just in time for you to make it to a dinner reservation or other evening plans.What brings this tour to life is the stories and tasting notes behind the beers you will be sampling. Tours are led by a Santa Fe local who is a homebrewer and avid follower of the New Mexico craft beer scene. Your local guide focuses on tasting the best of New Mexico's craft beer scene, while also giving people a chance to explore different styles of beer.
Coast to Coast Road Trip Eastbound
Get out on the road and follow in the footsteps of Jack Kerouac to discover the real America. This ultimate coast-to-coast road trip connects you and your small group of fellow travellers to the iconic cities, natural wonders, national parks, and monuments that make this land great. Learn about Navajo culture in the Southwest and what the odds are in Las Vegas. Whether it’s comfortable hotels in the cities or campsites in national parks, you’ll always be close to the action. So slide on your cowboy boots in Texas and your dancing shoes in Nashville and Memphis – it’s time to embrace the spirit of this land by hitting the open road.