Top Spots Where You Can Grab a Margarita in Santa Fe, NM

If there’s one thing Santa Fe knows well, it’s margaritas.

Legend has it, Santa Fe actually invented them. (Well, it should’ve, anyway.) Since the 1970s, margaritas have been an integral part of the culture of The City Different, which is said to have been the first place in the world to import tequila from Mexico. Add a little lime juice, some food and a good shake, and you’ve got a perfect margarita.

But Santa Fe has taken the whole margarita thing one step further.

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The Art Lover’s Guide to Santa Fe

Perhaps it’s the light. At 7,200 feet above sea level, light does pretty magical things to a place. Or the landscape: expansive, sprawling desert-but-not-quite-desert. Maybe, just maybe, it’s the mud that’s turned into adobe. Regardless, Santa Fe, nestled among the mountains of northern New Mexico, has inspired generations of artists from O’Keeffe to Oliphant, McCarthy to Martin.

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Experience Balloon Fiesta in a “Different” Way

Each year, thousands flock to New Mexico to visit our southern neighbors and experience the Albuquerque International Balloon Fiesta. The event, taking place October 5-13, 2019, is the largest ballooning event on earth, the most photographed event on earth, and the largest annual international event held in the United States.

Albuquerque hotels fill quickly for the event and it can be congested driving around. Those willing to make the 60 mile trek north will find a little bit more space and less traffic. This year, TOURISM Santa Fe has partnered to offer a daily shuttle, running to and from the Balloon Fiesta Park (advanced tickets are required). Great lodging deals are available as well. Temps are a bit cooler, the air a bit crisper and the colors a bit more vivid. Here are a few recommendations to help you to experience the event in a whole new way, The City Different way.

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7 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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9 Must Have Experiences at Santa Fe Indian Market

Every August, artists from around North America descend on the historic Santa Fe Plaza for the SWAIA Santa Fe Indian Market, the largest and most prestigious Native American fine art show in the world. There is no arguing that the seemingly endless booths of world-renowned artisans are the main draw, but there is far more going on than just great shopping! Find yourself a handmade treasure to take home, but don’t miss these 9 ways to enjoy a truly authentic Indian Market experience.

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