Other Good Stuff in and around Santa Fe

 

Burro Alley
Produce, meat, prepared foods, crafts, street musicians – it’s all at our wonderful Farmers’ Market, now permanently moved to the Railyard Park www.railyardsantafe.com, just four blocks from La Casa Santa Fe.  The Farmers' Market is open Saturday mornings during the winter season, and Saturday and Tuesday mornings in the summer.   On Sundays, there is a New Mexico Artisan's Market there.
http://www.santafefarmersmarket.com/

 

Pasatiempo is a weekly supplement from the local New Mexican newspaper.  It has restaurant reviews, information about local arts and culture events, and more.  Read the online edition at www.epasatiempo.comor buy the New Mexican on Friday.

 

The Santa Fe Reporter publishes a weekly update on cultural happenings in and around Santa Fe:

http://www.sfreporter.com/articles/publish/cat-index-culture-thisweek.php

 

The Santa Fe New Mexican, the local newspaper, has links to current cultural happenings

http://www.santafenewmexican.com

 

Find information about events in Santa Fe and throughout New Mexico at http://www.newmexico.org/events/

 

The Chamber of Commerce gives links to a wide range of information about things to see and do throughout the Santa Fe area at http://www.santafechamber.com/visitor/seedo.asp

 

Seven Directions offers tours both here in el norte and throughout New Mexico.  Go to www.sevendirections.netand click on "Santa Fe Tours" and then "Inspirations" to see descriptions of special interest activities.

 

The School for Advanced Research, established in 1907 as the School of American Archaeology, and later known as the School for American Research, has led advances in archaeology and anthropology and promoted Native American artistry.   The School's Indian Arts Research Center has a comprehensive collection of Native southwest art which can be seen during weekly docent-led tours with advance reservations.  www.sarweb.org

 

The Santa Fe Botanical Garden  www.santafebotanicalgarden.org manages two preserves, one contains a wetland and one is in the foothills of the nearby Ortiz Mountains.   Their website gives gardening information for the Santa Fe area, lists of birds and insects one may encounter, among other information.  They schedule frequent special educational tours in the preserves as well as in local gardens and properties.

 

Ten Thousand Waves is a day spa on the way to Santa Fe Ski Basin.  Fifteen minutes out of town, you can sit in private hot tubs under the stars, get a massage, eat delicacies.  When the sky is clear, the high elevation makes for spectacular star viewing.    http://www.tenthousandwaves.com/

 

New Mexico Tourism Department – information about the North Central Region, which includes Santa Fe and Taos, is available at http://newmexico.org/explore/regions/northcentral.php

 

Links to descriptions of Santa Fe road biking routes, at Trails.com
http://www.trails.com/activity.asp?area=11256

 

The Santa Fe Southern Railway makes daily trips to Lamy, at the edge of the Galisteo basin..  The four hour round trip can be enjoyed in restored Atchison, Topeka & Santa Fe rail cars, including the "Plaza Lamy Pleasure Dome" -- additional special tours take place at various times.   And now, they have added special dinner and brunch runs, with gourmet food prepared in front of your eyes....

 

The Santa Fe Depot is only five blocks from La Casa Santa Fe!   http://www.thetraininsantafe.com

 

The Las Cumbres Toltec Scenic Railroad is a narrow-gauge line that was built to carry mining ore and supplies over the Cumbres Pass. Now the steam locomotives run from Chama, NM to Antonito, CO from late spring through early fall.   Reservations are quickly snapped up, especially for the October aspen viewing season.  Chama is approximately a two and a half hour drive to the north of Santa Fe, passing through beautiful "Georgia O'Keeffe" landscapes. http://www.cumbrestoltec.com/

 

And, if you want to stay in Taos --  we have friends who have a lovely vacation rental there, on the road to the ski basin.  There's a hot tub, and terrific views of Taos Mountain.  Visit their site at Stella Luna


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