If you’re planning a trip to Santa Fe, the capital of New Mexico and the oldest US capital city, you already know how difficult it is to choose what to do first once you get there. It’s not an easy task to rank Santa Fe’s many historical sights, cultural and artistic happenings or its modern and chic attractions, but here are some activities you’ll definitely enjoy.
Get in the cultural scene
There’s no place better for a traveler art enthusiast in Santa Fe, than the city’s cultural center, Canyon Road. The art galleries are just overwhelming and the Canyon Road historic street has an almost fairytale-like atmosphere. Delicious eateries can be found among the ancient majestic buildings and walking tours are available.
Go to the “market”
Every year, in July, Milner Plaza is home to the Santa Fe International Folk Art Market, the world’s largest folk art market. In 2014, over 100 international folk artists will join the venue. If you won’t be able to make it, not all is lost, as the Museum of International Folk Art is opened for business with very interesting, constantly changing exhibitions.
Grab a bite
The Santa Fe Farmers Market is a must for any tourist. This is definitely the ideal place where you can get a taste of Santa Fe’s cuisine, directly from the local growers.
Santa Fe Plaza
Go here in order to experience how an entire city can perfectly manifest itself in a single focal point. The plaza is encircled by marvelous historical buildings and the area screams with fun things to do or buy.
St. Francis Cathedral
If you’re looking for religious sites, visit the Cathedral Basilica of St. Francis of Assisi. The cathedral is simply beautiful and its holly gates are opened for visitors. Even if you’re not religious, you won’t regret spending some time here, especially if you go in June and July during the annual Feast of Corpus Christi.