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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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Explore All The Ways Kids Stay and Play Free in Santa Fe This Spring Break

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It’s never too early to start thinking about your family’s 2017 Spring Break getaway, especially with all the free things Santa Fe has to offer kids!  Santa Fe businesses have joined forces again for Kids FreeFest Spring Break 2017 , the 2nd Annual city-wide initiative that welcomes families throughout March and the middle of April by providing kids 12 and under with complimentary lodging, meals, spa and culturally immersive activities in The City Different. Experience a different kind of Spring Break this year in one of the world’s most award-winning destinations for families seeking adventure, relaxation, and genuine culture and experiences.

Santa Fe’s Kids FreeFestSpring Break 2017 includes a variety of lodging offers, treasure hunts, spa treatments, and sport and outdoor adventure. There’s also free art classes, museum exhibits, Flamenco classes, an Easter egg hunt—and of course some very delicious meals and including our famous Northern New Mexico cuisine. Here are few Kids FreeFest Spring Break 2017 suggestions for your family to consider.

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Five Santa Fe Events To Stimulate Your Senses This February

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Christmas and New Year’s Eve may be over but Santa Fe’s winter wonderland is still going strong in the City Different. Just a gaze to the east and you will see the Sangre de Cristo Mountain’s  gorgeous snowcap! Here are 5  events you’ll want to take advantage of while you visit our historic city this February. See why Travel + Leisure named Santa Fe one of America's Best Cities for Winter Travel.

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Top 10 Santa Fe Instagram Photos of 2016

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2016 was another beautiful photographic year in Santa Fe and we thank everyone who visited us and shared their photo memories  of Santa Fe!

For decades, photographers have known on how special the “light” is in Santa Fe. Being home to our historic adobe architecture, clear azure skies, and magnificent vistas makes Santa Fe a photographer’s dream. It’s no surprise that Popular Photography named Santa Fe one of the World's Best Places to Photograph.

To celebrate all the extraordinary memories and images from the past year, we’ve selected the top ten Instagram photos from @cityofsantafe. Photos were selected by the number of likes each photo received…people’s favorites.

We hope you will enjoy these images that reflect how visitors see The City Different. We hope to see you (and your mobile phone cameras) in 2017. Oh, and don’t forget to enter our #MySantaFeHoliday Instagram contest. There’s still time to submit your photos for a chance to win a Santa Fe Getaway! The contest ends on January 6, 2017 so post your photos today.

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Make Your Santa Fe Holiday Instagram Ready!

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Santa Fe has a long tradition of magical holiday lights that glow with the warm spirit of tradition. Throughout the Santa Fe holidays, farolitos line the streets and rooftops of houses and businesses in Santa Fe. These warm, glowing lights against adobe walls  and snow-lined landscapes are a photographer’s dream and some of the most photographed scenes in Santa Fe— during the holiday season. During your stay in Santa Fe, you’re sure to find an abundance of opportunities to frame the perfect shot. Even better, that perfect shot can win you the chance for Santa Fe getaway. Keep reading to learn more about our “My Santa Fe Holiday” Instagram contest. But first, let’s learn about little more about these holiday traditions that include farolitos and luminarias! Camera in hand?

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Santa Fe County: A Ski and Spa Haven

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Gorgeous peaks tower over Santa Fe and in the winter, they’re coated in snow. Powder seekers need look no further than Ski Santa Fe, whose high altitude and abundance of sunshine promises ample gorgeous days on the mountain. Snow activities in the area far surpass those on skis or snowboard. If you’re looking for something a bit more slow-paced and scenic, the abundance of well-groomed trails throughout the County welcome snowshoeing, cross country skiing and sledding in the winter months. There’s no shortness of reasons to get outdoors during the winter.

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