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Explore the Cultural Legacy of Chimayó

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The allure of a spiritual journey brings the quiet streets of El Potrero to life each Holy Week. Centuries of tradition guide the footsteps and nurture the spirit of pilgrims who trek to the Santuario de Chimayó every year. The sacred journey has a way of tuning you in to the most important things in life.

The streets of the community of El Potrero, located near Chimayó, fill every Holy Week with the footsteps of the faithful making their journey to the Santuario de Chimayó.  Drawing as many as 40,000 pilgrims every year, the journey to the Santuario is one of the most important pilgrimages in the world. The Santuario itself is modest yet elegant, as are the people who have made their spiritual journey to it for centuries. The little church is famed around the world for the healing power of the dirt found beneath the chapel.

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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? As of late, a new direct flight from Phoenix to the Santa Fe Regional Airport has been added 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.

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Indulge In Five Santa Fe Spring Fling Events

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Every season Santa Fe is blessed with so many special sights and sounds that we never feel shortchanged at any time of year. Truth be told—being on the cusp of spring has us in a tizzy with restless anticipation!  As days grow longer, trees will soon begin to blossom to adorn the city and festive events will bloom and pop up all over town. Now is the moment to give into The City Different’s beauty and bounty. We’ve planted some seeds for your spring adventure here in Santa Fe…

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TripAdvisor’s Top 10 Things To Do In Santa Fe

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If you are planning a trip to Santa Fe, your first stop should be santafe.org  where you’ll find the most up-to-date Santa Fe event listings, itinerary ideas, special deals, and more. May we also suggest a visit to the Santa Fe TripAdvisor page?  Why? Well for one, TripAdvisor is the world’s largest travel site with more than 60 million members and over 170 million reviews and opinions of hotels, restaurants, and attractions. Take a look at what travelers like you are saying about the “Top 10 Things to Do in Santa Fe.”

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Discover These Hidden Gems Along the Turquoise Trail

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From legendary ghost towns and saloons to charmingly eccentric art galleries and studios, the attractions along the Turquoise Trail will ensure that your visit to Santa Fe and surrounding areas is an authentic one. A journey along the scenic trail is the quintessential Santa Fe day trip; it’s a chance to get in touch with the remarkable history and spirituality of the Native American people, adventurous miners and explorers. The trail extends for about 60 miles along State Highway 14 and passes alongside numerous old Wild West mining towns, who in their glory days, extracted gold, silver, zinc, and coal, not to mention turquoise.

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Santa Fe Spring Break: Kids Play Free!

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Can you believe it? It’s already time to start thinking about your family’s spring break getaway. Are you tired of crowded and expensive amusement parks and beaches? This year, how about something different? Santa Fe is making it easy, affordable, and fun for you and your family to plan that unique spring break vacation. Beginning in March through mid-April, families have a chance to take advantage of deals and specials in Santa Fe and here’s the great part–– KIDS ARE FREE! From outdoor activities, arts, culture, lodging and accommodations, wellness, restaurants, and other kid-friendly attractions we have your family covered to maximize your budget and spring break fun. Here are some workshops, attractions and tours to keep your family busy and entertained this Kids Freefest Spring Break 2017.

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6 Santa Fe Must-See Music and Art March Events

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Throughout the centuries creative musical souls have sought out Santa Fe for the inspiration of its heavenly blue skies, its 300-plus annual days of sunshine, and the combination of mountain light and long shadows that makes the area so inviting to the imagination. Santa Fe became the first U.S. city to be chosen by UNESCO as a Creative City, one of one hundred and sixteen in the world. Artists of all kinds ply their skills year-round, including those talented types who capture it all on canvas or music for us.

There is so much to see and hear during the month of March, you’ll see why it is a local favorite. Here are a few suggestions!

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Enjoy Santa Fe Cuisine, Cocktails, Confessions and Croppers

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When it comes to dining destinations, few can top Santa Fe.  One of the best times to experience the city’s rich culinary diversity is during Santa Fe Restaurant Week which takes place February 19th through the 26th. The City Different’s participating restaurants are offering multiple-course dinners for just $15, $25, $35, or $45 per person, and several also will feature prix-fixe lunches. Some hotels will offer special rates for Restaurant Week, making this the perfect time to plan a wallet-friendly gourmet getaway.

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The Wonder of Taos Pueblo in Winter

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Seeking a transformative journey that will take you to great heights? Taos Pueblo is just a heartbeat away from Santa Fe.  As a designated World Heritage Site and one of 19 Indian Pueblos in New Mexico, a visit to this special place  will transport you to another time and immerse you in the living, breathing Pueblo culture and traditions that have been passed on from generation to generation since time immemorial.

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Historic Cerrillos Mining Town -The Perfect Santa Fe Day Trip

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Nestled in the hills just south of Santa Fe, sits the Village of Cerrillos, an official “ghost town” whose streets welcome day‐trippers year‐round. Ghost towns exist all over the world but there’s something that makes those in America uniquely enchanting and even romantic. While the majority of abandoned towns across the country were paved over to make way for suburbs, Cerrillos found a second life.

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