November 15, 2017 in: Top 10 Things to Do in Santa Fe, NM on the Weekend,
Santa Fe is the capital of New Mexico State that was founded in the year 1610. The city name is extracted from Spanish language and can be translated as ‘Holy Faith’. It is one of the oldest cities in the US and is currently the county seat of Santa Fe County. The city attracts tourists from all around the globe due to its scenic natural views and historical sites.
Visit Santa Fe Opera House to watch amazing performances. The venue regularly hosts events. You can book your ticket online to watch a show and later have dinner with your family. Also, enjoy beautiful views of the city from the top of the building.
With more than 20 galleries, Georgia O’Keeffe Museum exhibits thousands of art pieces at a time. Don’t forget to visit the place if you’re interested in art. The museum showcases drawings, paintings and sculptures from the 20th century. Inside the museum premises is a research center where American Modernism movement is studied.
Bandelier National Monument is a collection of caves located at the base of Frijoles Canyon. It is a heritage site that was originally owned by Pueblo tribes. The site remains open from dawn to dusk. It is surrounded by a large natural park.
New Mexico History Museum highlights the rich history of the city. It displays artwork from Mexican, Native American and Spanish Colonial periods. Located next to the museum is Palace of Governors that is one of the oldest structures in the country.
Take a walk along Canyon Road trail on upcoming weekend. Art galleries, antique shops, studios and handcrafted furniture shops are present next to the trail where you can have a look at masterpieces and purchase some antique items.
The museum exhibits art pieces by Native American artists. The museum was founded in the late 1930s. There is a large collection of artwork made by old as well as new artists.
Liquid Light Glass Studio is a must-visit place if you have an interest in glass art. Located near the city center, the studio also arranges glass-making classes for public.
Santa Fe Plaza is the national historic landmark that has been the cultural hub of the city since it was founded. Enjoy delicious meals at restaurants and visit antique stores to purchase Native American crafts.
The Cathedral Basilica of St. Francis of Assisi is a beautiful piece of architecture that was constructed in 1869. The cathedral played an important role in bringing Catholicism in the city and its surrounding areas.
Enjoy skiing in Santa Fe during late fall or in early spring. There are many resorts that offer skiing facilities. Ski Santa Fe, Taos Ski Valley and Pajarito Mountain Ski Area are some of the most famous skiing spots.