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Your Eight Santa Fe June Secrets Revealed

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Here in Santa Fe we are grateful for our history, food and beautiful landscapes. We’d like for you to enjoy the festivities and events only The City Different can provide! So, it’s time to start thinking a June vacation as the weather will be great and the days get longer. We can tell you there are more than eight reasons why we love June in Santa Fe. Here are a few ideas to get you started ….we’ll let you discover the others !

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Six In The City: 6 Tips For Your Santa Fe Girlfriend Getaway

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Tired of the same Las Vegas girlfriend getaway? Skip it this year and let The City Different offer you an alternative experience this time around. Spontaneous fun and adventure, gourmet cuisine, spas and galleries await you and your girl posse. So grab your mom, your sister, and your BFF and check out these girlfriend Santa Fe getaway hot tips…

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El Rancho de las Golondrinas: Come for the Festivals and Stay For The History

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History is all too often translated into a collection of stories about people and events that are far removed from our own present lives. Many times, history is seen as something that is read from a dry book or a dull lecture rather than being experienced through active questioning and tangible discovery. The caretakers of El Rancho de las Golondrinas believe that history should be experienced in a different way through hands-on experiences that brings history alive through fun adventure.

El Rancho de las Golondrinas (The Ranch of the Swallows) invites visitors to  travel back in time and immerse themselves into the past; 300 years into the past to be exact. The period between 1710 and 1930 are interpreted by costumed docents eager to share their expertise and knowledge with visitors. Visiting the ranch at any time of the season is bound to be a wonderful experience but one of the best times to visit is during one of their ten fun-filled festivals and events throughout the season that suit a wide variety of interests. The ranch is truly a wonderful repository of craftsmanship, history and celebration.

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Discovering Native American Culture in Santa Fe’s Museums

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When arriving in Santa Fe, visitors who wish to experience Native American culture often ask, where do I begin? The exploration of greater Santa Fe’s rich cultural landscape and history might at first seem like an overwhelming endeavor, with such a wide range of exemplary choices, but that’s the good news!  As the third largest art market in the country, Santa Fe is chock-full of fine art galleries, shops, and cultural institutions that offer magnificent displays of the region’s art and culture and endless opportunities for learning and discovery.

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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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Take a Santa Fe day trip! (Photo courtesy of New Mexico Tourism Department)

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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