Vacation homes are available near places like the Palace of the Governors, a history museum with exhibits showcasing the development of New Mexico, and Santa Fe Plaza, a historic city plaza with benches, a bandstand, ethnic markets, and festivals. You'll also like the Loretto Chapel, a historic site with a landmark spiral staircase with a mysterious legend. Santa Fe's remarkable array of galleries and art museums will knock any art enthusiast's socks off. When it comes to learning about other cultures, seeing unusual knick-knacks from various countries at the Museum of International Folk Art definitely beats reading about them on Wikipedia.
The museum houses the world's biggest collection of, well, folk art, in the form of paintings, wood carvings, textiles, ceramics, jewelry, and more. Why bother creating your own itinerary when there are so many Santa Fe tours you can book, whether you want to taste top-notch wines or check out the culinary scene? Spook yourself silly on a ghost tour, or book an air tour for views you literally won't get anywhere else.
Ancestral pueblo ruins, the Sangre de Cristo Mountains, and the Rio Grande Gorge are just some of the marvels you'll fly over.
Back in town, get your bearings at the centuries-old Plaza, a bustling square that functions as the city's geographical, cultural, and historic center. Santa Fe gets about days of sunny days in a year, so bring some sunscreen. The red-nosed wonder was the creation of Robert L. May, a copywriter at the Montgomery Ward department store. In , May wrote a Christmas-themed story-poem to help bring holiday traffic into his store. Montgomery Ward sold almost two and a half million copies of the story in When it was reissued in , the book sold over three and half million copies.
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