Santa Fe, New Mexico’s artistic spirit manifests from every corner – from modern installations at the Railyard District and Meow Wolf to Native American pottery and jewelry at the Palace of the Governors and Indian and Spanish markets under the Plaza’s porticos. The 100+ galleries on Canyon Road offer a mix of contemporary, Southwestern, indigenous American, and experimental art.
The culture train continues to Museum Hill with four world-class museums and the downtown Georgia O’Keeffe Museum. Catch an innovative production and breathtaking sunset views at the open-air Santa Fe Opera House. Absorb the landmark Cathedral of St. Francis of Assisi and circa 1610 San Miguel Chapel.
HIke the sacred and ancient cliff dwellings at the nearby Bandelier National Monument … or ski and hike the profane trails at Ski Santa Fe. And when you’ve worked up an appetite, follow a margarita trail, follow the aroma of roasting chiles, and follow your dinner reservations to a different stellar experience nightly.
Santa Fe is a celebration of contradiction, an alchemical blend of old and new, natural and supernatural, sacred and secular. — Kim Grant