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How to Get Around in The City Different

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Did you know that traveling to and around Santa Fe is easier than ever? Nonstop flights from Phoenix, Dallas and Denver to the Santa Fe Regional Airport are all available much to the glee of the traveling visitor! Here’s a smorgasbord of travel transportation ideas to help you make your trip to The City Different a fun and memorable one.

*Note: This blog was originally published in March 2017.  We have made updates where details may have changed.

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Santa Fe Gardens in Bloom

It’s that blooming time of year again in Santa Fe.  The time of year when trees around the city begin to burst with pink and white blossoms and daffodils pop up creating a vibrant yellow border in front of the city’s iconic adobe walls. Soon the wisteria vines will be dripping with purple flowers and the mighty cottonwoods will be leafy green again. As the spring season descends on The City Different our thoughts turn to stunning outdoor spaces, lush gardens and scenic natural preserves.

If you think Santa Fe is all juniper and sagebrush, you are in for a wonderful surprise! For those interested in the flora and fauna and who enjoy spending time outdoors be sure to include a visit to one of these Santa Fe gardens in your next trip.

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Santa Fe Getaways for Adventure Seekers

Spring is here, a perfect time of year to get outdoors and enjoy an unparalleled adventure in Santa Fe County. With endless turquoise skies and stunning scenery that unfolds for miles, this high mountain country will reward you with lasting memories of your visit. Whether you’re seeking to experience the inspiring beauty of majestic mountains and pristine wilderness or a stirring journey into the region’s ancient Pueblo past, your spring getaway in Santa Fe County will take your breath away.

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7 May Events in Santa Fe, New Mexico

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Spring warmth has taken hold, flowers are in bloom across the city and the calendar is filled with special events; it must be May in Santa Fe. Memorial Day weekend, the unofficial start to summer, is near and now is the time to begin planning a getaway to Santa Fe.  Here are 7 May events in Santa Fe to include in your vacation plans.

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Native Treasures Kicks Off Santa Fe’s Prestigious Art Market Season

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Santa Fe is known for our robust offering of some of the best and longest-standing seasonal arts markets that draw thousands of visitors to Santa Fe every year.  The highly anticipated annual Native Treasures Art Market is a favorite among Native American art collectors and enthusiasts every spring.  This year, Native Treasures takes place on Memorial Day Weekend, May 25-27, 2018 in the indoor setting of the Santa Fe Community Convention Center.

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A Two-Wheel Adventure Awaits: Biking Santa Fe County

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Hikers and skiers have long known the joys of exploring the majestic Sangre de Cristo Mountains and Santa Fe’s other scenic surroundings. But in recent years, Santa Fe County’s reputation as a mecca for mountain bikers has taken off. The area now draws cyclists from around the country in search of thrilling high mountain trails and breath-taking views. Road cyclists also roll in from near and far. They tour our scenic byways and take in an annual century ride. Biking is big in Santa Fe County. So big that USA Today ranked the area as one of America’s Top Mountain Bike Towns.

Are you a serious biker out to conquer a mountain? Are you searching for family fun riding the trails together? If so, you’ll find a range of terrain for every level. If you can’t bring your own wheels, plenty of bike shops rent mountain and road bikes for all ages and sizes.

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7 Incredible Art Experiences You Can Only Have in Santa Fe, New Mexico

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Note: As the contemporary art scene in Santa Fe continues to bloom, we wanted to share article “Incredible Art Experiences You Can Only Have in Santa Fe, New Mexico” from Alexandra Marx via Matador Network. 

Santa Fe has a long history of being an art destination known for its turquoise jewelry, Western paintings, and bronze sculptures, but The City Different has a surprise for you.

We’re talking art parties lasting into the early hours of the morning and secret, invite-only gallery openings. Seriously — these brazenly nontraditional arts experiences deserve to be as synonymous with Santa Fe as the movie biz is with Hollywood. The city sits quietly ranked as one of the largest arts markets in the US, with small, independent artists thriving here. When compared to the sheer size and pace of New York and LA, Santa Fe stands as an unparalleled beacon for collaboration and innovation in contemporary art.

Check out these seven art experiences if you want to see the future of mixed media and performance.

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7 Reasons to Hop Over to Santa Fe in April

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Spring is in the air in Santa Fe. If you have been cooped up all winter, now is the perfect time to hop over to visit Santa Fe. The city comes alive in spring with chirping birds, crocus peeking up in gardens and blossoming trees. During the month of April, the temperature starts warming up but don’t be surprised to see an occasional late season snowfall in the forecast. Take advantage of our varied April events  and you’ll see why Santa Fe is The City Different!

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The Best Margaritas in the World are in Santa Fe, NM: Here’s Proof

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Note: In honor of National Margarita Day and the launch of the Santa Fe Margarita Trail App on February 22, 2018 we wanted to share this fresh take on the Trail from Jim O’Donnell via Matador Network.

What other cocktail delicately balances four of the five human tastes, comes in flavors ranging from chocolate to raspberry to jalapeño, pairs with literally every single type of food on the planet, and has its own goddess? Only the margarita. Tequila, Cointreau, and lime juice, shaken for 15-20 seconds. Slide in a lime wheel and voilà. Perfection.

Lucky for me, I come from the state with the best margaritas anywhere — hands down — and they’re all on Santa Fe’s Margarita Trail (making it almost dangerously easy to find them). In fact, the city’s known as the margarita capital of the world. Or should be. Will be. Here’s proof.

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