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11 Moments You’ll Always Remember from a Summer Trip to Santa Fe

Note: Santa Fe is filled with moments sure to take root in your memory around each and every corner. Local author Zoe Baillargeon shared her “11 Moments You’ll Always Remember from a Summer Trip to Santa Fe” with Matador Network. 

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Santa Fe fully earns its nickname of The City Different — there’s really nowhere else like it, whether you’re talking about the world-class art, the cuisine, or simply the one-of-a-kind architecture that sets the city apart. There’s more to explore here than you could possibly fit into a single trip. But if you’re on the hunt for a summer vacation that will create memories you’ll never forget, this is the place. Here are 11 moments waiting for you in Santa Fe.


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Santa Fe Indian Market

10 Must-See August Events in The City Different

August is a time of warmth, renewal, and transition to the autumn event season in Santa Fe. As you weave your way through several traditions important to the cultural fabric of our city, you will be constantly reminded of the majestic and enriched beauty of The City Different. Here are a few can’t miss August events taking place this year in Santa Fe.

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How to spend a perfect weekend in Santa Fe, NM

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Note: While 48 hours is not enough time to explore The City Different, we understand that a weekend is sometimes all the time you can afford. Local author Tantri Wija shared her ideas on “How To Spend a Perfect 48 Hours in Santa Fe, NM” with Matador Network. 

Santa Fe is the nation’s oldest capital city, and probably its most unique, as well. This is a land of red and green chile, jaw-dropping sunsets, and adobe-everything. It’s a cultural hub — be it indigenous, literary, artistic, or culinary — and is full of activity options for an eye-opening / mouth-watering / just-plain-needed weekend. Here’s 48 hours of ideas to get you started.

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Santa Fe Music Week Set to Strike Up the Bands

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Jazz, pop, mariachi, opera, country, classical, folk, Latin rock and more!  Tunes of all styles and genres will be drifting through the air all over Santa Fe during the first ever Santa Fe Music Week, August 24 through September 3, 2018. Come experience 10 days of live music from national headlining artists and local favorites in venues like the Santa Fe Opera, The Lensic Performing Arts Center, the Santa Fe Plaza bandstand, Santa Fe Railyard, restaurants and bars.

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A Summer Full of Cultural Fiestas in Santa Fe

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This summer, immerse yourself in the rich and unique cultural diversity of Santa Fe County. Blending native traditions and those brought here over the past four centuries from Old World Spain, Mexico and Europe, northern New Mexico has developed its own distinctive heritage. The area is a remarkable reflection of the people who’ve settled here and made it their home.

Celebrate some of these traditions at two fun-filled festivals you won’t find anywhere else. Then, venture out into the country on horseback, the way the caballeros and cowboys once did, to explore a stunning landscape of majestic mountains. These are the ingredients for a trip you’ll always treasure and a summer full of culture in Santa Fe.

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8 July Events in Santa Fe for the Culturally Curious Traveler

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Established in 1610, Santa Fe turns 408 this year and is among the oldest cities in the United States. With our vast history and unique mix of cultures in mind, where better to spend Independence Day or an all-American summer weekend than in The City Different.  Set some time aside to visit Santa Fe and attend one of these July events, festivals, markets or concerts.

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The Fine Art of High Fashion at Santa Fe Indian Market

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Every year in August, thousands of visitors arrive in Santa Fe for the annual Santa Fe Indian Market, produced by the Southwestern Association for Indian Arts (SWAIA), the largest juried Indian arts market in the world.  Santa Fe hotels fill up to capacity and the small city begins to buzz with Native American arts and cultural events, that include film, fashion, live music and performing arts. This year the Santa Fe Indian Market will be held on August 18-19, 2018.
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The Ideal Itinerary for a Weekend Getaway in Santa Fe New Mexico

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Note: In September 2017, we invited several bloggers to experience Santa Fe for the first time.  This week we are sharing a blog post from that trip, written by Ashley of  Surf and Sunshine. We hope Ashley’s blog gives you new ideas for your next Santa Fe weekend getaway itinerary.

Before touching down I can tell you I knew all of two things about Santa Fe: it was in New Mexico and I would definitely be eating tamales at some point during my 3 day Santa Fe weekend itinerary. I slowly opened the shade and blinked blindly into the full New Mexico sun. I waited for my eyes to adjust first taking in miles of flat red landscape against the Sandia Mountains jutting from the earth. I had 72 hours in New Mexico and we were about to hit the ground running.

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