6 New Santa Fe Experiences to Enjoy in The City Different

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Santa Fe is an over 400-year-old historic city that is ever changing. Color and creativity are on display this fall in Santa Fe with new culinary experiences, art exhibits, and more.  We want to make sure you are in the know about all the latest happenings in the City Different!

New Culinary Experience:  Brews Cruise 

(Photo courtesy of Routes Bicycle Tours)
(Photo courtesy of Routes Bicycle Tours)

Are you cruisin’ for a brewsin? Routes Bicycle Tours, the award-winning bicycle tour boutique located inside the historic La Fonda On The Plaza hotel, has launched a Brews Cruise tour series which highlights Santa Fe’s award-winning craft beer and cider offerings. ‘Brews Cruise’ are scheduled for every other Saturday through November.  You will have the opportunity to enjoy Santa Fe’s beautiful outdoors and historic areas, VIP tours, hand-crafted pizza, and the opportunity to meet with some of the city’s top brew masters and cider-makers.

Stops on the tour include Blue Corn Café & Brewery, Chili Line Brewing Company, Pizzeria & Trattoria da Lino, Santa Fe Cider Works, New Mexico Hard Cider and Santa Fe Brewing Company. The tours are approximately 3-1/2 hours in length and include beer flights, brewery tours, pizza and exclusive gifts from each partner.


New Bakery:  Biadora Bakery


(Photo courtesy of Biadora)
(Photo courtesy of Biadora)

Art meets passion meets seriously impressive culinary skills at Salvador Biadora’s newly-opened Santa Fe bakery—Biadora Bakery.  The Filipino-American baker cut his chops in the educational kitchens of Manhattan and is a graduate of the prestigious Le Cordon Bleu Academy. He moved to Santa Fe to pursue a passion for his craft. Visitors to the bakery find such classics as warm and buttery croissants, yummy cream cheese lemon cookies, almond brownies and delicious mini Danish with cheese, cranberry, chocolate and cinnamon. The stars of the Biadora Bakery show, however, are the cakes. Think Butter Crust Tart with Vanilla Custard and Fresh Fruit or Milk Chocolate Mousse with Banana Flambé Gelee Center and Butter Sponge. Biadora Bakery is located at 1807 Second Street.


New Tasting Room:  Hotel St. Francis


(Photo courtesy of TOURISM Santa Fe)
(Photo courtesy of TOURISM Santa Fe)

Charles Dickens once said that “Champagne is one of the elegant extras in life”. He couldn’t have been more right as the New Mexico-based Gruet Winery most recently announced the grand opening of its new Santa Fe tasting room Hotel St. Francis. The tasting room is located at the heart of Santa Fe’s historic district and provides an opportunity for Gruet Winery to share its sparkling wines with visitors and residents alike. Hotel St. Francis, located at 210 Gaspar Avenue, is Santa Fe’s oldest hotel on the National Register of Historic Places.


New Immersive Art Experience At the Inn on the Alameda

Want to get in touch with your inner artist? The Inn on the Alameda now offers guests an immersive way to experience the city’s famed art scene. Renowned local artist Lisa Flynn, whose artwork adorns the walls at this boutique property, will guide you on a walking tour of the city as she explains art history, the inspiration of the artists and more. The group, which can be as large as eight people, will visit Canyon Road and other locations after which Flynn will conduct “en plein air” painting classes while guests enjoy our dramatic Santa Fe scenery.

The cost of the guided tours starts at $30 an hour per person when booking as an individual, and is as low as $10 per person depending on the size of the group. The hotel will provide all necessary art supplies for a cost of $10.

Please contact the Inn on the Alameda for more information.


New Exhibit:  Alchemy of Decay

(Photo courtesy of New Mexico Capitol Art Foundation)
(Photo courtesy of New Mexico Capitol Art Foundation)

“Alchemy of Decay” is a exhibit at the Rotunda Gallery in the New Mexico State Capitol that addresses the themes of alchemy and decay using sculpture, altered books, printmaking, and textiles. The new exhibit highlights the artists’ fascination to watch things age, decay and be cast away, only to be redeemed in the artistic process. The show runs through December 9, 2016.


New Performance Venue:  El Flamenco de Santa Fe

(Photo courtesy of New Mexico Capitol Art Foundation)
(Photo courtesy of Entreflamenco)

Live the passion of Santa Fe at The City Different’s new performance venue for premier flamenco – Flamenco de Santa Fe. This new venue opened its doors at 135 W. Palace Avenue last month to tremendous fanfare. A performance for the season takes place on Friday, October 28 at 7:30 pm. The company will showcase a rich variety of flamenco song and dance direct from Spain.

The adage of “what’s old is new again” holds true on your next getaway to the City Different. Order the Santa Fe travel guide and experience the “new” in an historic  city. Deals and specials abound so please check out our Deals and Specials and say hello to your new Santa Fe adventure.


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