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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Explore the Cultural Legacy of Chimayó

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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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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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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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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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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Five Ways To Kick Off Your New Year In Santa Fe

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Locals will tell you that Santa Fe is a wonderful place to visit year-round, but during the winter months there’s always something extraordinary in the air. January is no exception and a great reason to discover and start off your new year in Santa Fe! See why Travel + Leisure named Santa Fe one of America's Best Cities for Winter Travel.

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Eight Reasons To Spend NYE In Santa Fe

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Say “Prospero Ano Nuevo” the Santa Fe way and your 2017 is guaranteed to be a truly Happy New Year! To quote a well-known Ella Fitzgerald holiday tune, “What are you doing New Year’s Eve?”. From world-class musical performances, to ‘Galactic Jungles’ or artful illuminations, there’s something for everyone! Here are just a few that we know you will enjoy.

 

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Six Paths To A Holiday Different In Santa Fe

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Whether you’re snowshoeing the majestic terrain of the Santa Fe National Forest or strolling amidst the magical farolitos during our annual celebration of light, wintertime in Santa Fe is an experience of a lifetime. The City Different offers so much for  a well-deserved break from the busy holiday season. Here are some of our holiday offerings to those who need a true escape and rejuvenation of body and soul.

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