Taste the Flavors of Santa Fe During Restaurant Week

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For one week, each February, Santa Fe’s culinary scene shows off in a flavorful and affordable way.  Santa Fe Restaurant Week is the perfect opportunity to indulge and taste the flavors of all your favorite meals around town. You’ll also find new favorites as you explore the choices. This delectable week begins February 18, 2018 and feasting continues through February 25, 2018.

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A Feast for all Seasons

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New Mexico’s foundational Pueblo culture is ever-present in Santa Fe and is reflected in the art, design and architecture throughout the city. However, an in-person visit to one of the Indian Pueblos in the region can also be a deeply enriching experience, especially on the occasion of an annual Pueblo Feast Day, where the culture is celebrated and the public is welcome to attend.

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Fall into the Best Season in Santa Fe

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Fall in New Mexico is a spirited season, with golden aspens, crisp days and nights and a full calendar of events for everyone. Take in a world-class independent film festival or a groundbreaking art exhibit from a MacArthur “genius” award recipient. Meet the ghosts of New Mexico’s past during a spooky Halloween festival on historic grounds. However, you spend autumn in Santa Fe, you’ll be bewitched by the beauty of the season.

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The Flavors of Fall at Santa Fe Farm-to-Table Restaurants

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Autumn in New Mexico brings a bounty of fresh, seasonal foods grown by local farmers that are representative of the region, from the Land of Enchantment’s famous green and red chile to the Native American’s “Three Sisters”—beans, corn and squash that, when grown together, nourish and support each other.

You can savor the flavors of fall at acclaimed farm-to-table restaurants across Santa Fe County, where the focus is on fresh, local ingredients that are delicious and full of wholesome goodness, too.  Some chefs cook with the foods grown at their on-site restaurant farms. Others shop the Santa Fe Farmers Market—one of America’s top farmers markets with more than 150 farmers and producers in northern New Mexico —as well as the Eldorado Farmers Market, Cerrillos Farmers Market and the Pueblo of Pojoaque Farmers Market and crafts markets.  Chefs then blend the freshest of ingredients with imagination and innovation to create mouth-watering fare that keeps diners coming back for more.

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Backpacking Nirvana in the Santa Fe National Forest

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The Santa Fe National Forest is home to some of the most picturesque alpine scenery in the Southwest. Serious hikers know that the forest is home to some of the finest trails around for miles. The headwaters of the Pecos, Jemez and Gallinas Rivers can all be found here along with an abundance of trickling mountain streams. Within the borders of the forest resides a dormant volcano with a 15-mile wide crater, which has fostered abundant plant and animal life.

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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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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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