Points of Interest in Santa Fe
Nearby goods and services
The Santa Fe Factory Outlet is not far from the RV Park you head towards town on Cerrillos Road. Santa Fe Place Mall is a little further up Cerrillos Road and includes Dillard's, Mervyn's, Sears, United Artists Movies, and many more smaller specialty stores. There are several banks on Rodeo Road as well as a Sam's Club. Target, Albertson's Grocery, Best Buy, and Borders are located between Cerillos road and Rodeo road on Zafarano. Walmart, Home Depot, and Walgreens are located along Cerrillos Road near Richard's Lane.
Central Plaza-The Palace of Governors on the north side is
one of the oldest public buildings in the United States. The portal (porch)
is the gathering place for Native American artists.
Loretto Chapel (Our Lady of Light Chapel) home of the world famous spiral staircase built to the choir loft without nails or visible support- 207 Old Santa Fe Trail - 982-0092 - Mon.-Sat. 9-6, Winter: Mon.-Sat. 9-5, Sun. 10:30-5
St. Francis Cathedral-131 Cathedral Place - 982-5619- daily 6:30-5:45
Canyon Road- numerous artists' galleries
The Oldest House in Santa Fe- 215 E. DeVargas St.
Georgia O'Keeffe Museum- 217 Johnson St. - Tues.-Sun. 10-5, Fri. 10-8, 946-1000
Institution of American Arts Indian Museum - 108 Cathedral Pl.- Summer: daily 9-5, Winter: daily 10-5, 983-8900
Museum of Fine Arts - 107 W. Palace Ave.-Tues.-Sun. 10-5, Fri. 10-8, 476-572
Palace of the Governors Museum - 105 E. Palace Ave. - Tue.-Sun. 10-5, Fri. 10-8, 476-5100
Archdiocese of Santa Fe Museum - 223 Cathedral Pl. - Mon.-Fri. 8:30-4:30, 983-3811
San Miguel Mission - 401 Old Santa Fe Trail - Summer: Mon.-Sat. 9-4:15; Winter: Mon.-Sat. 10-4; All year: Sun. 2:30-4:30, 983-3974
Hispanic Cultural Center Interactive Museum - 1615-B Paseo de Peralta, 992-0591
Museum Hill - www.museumhill.org
Museum of Indian Arts and Culture - 710 Camino Lejo - 827-6344 - Tues.-Sun. 10-5
Museum of International Folk Art - 706 Camino Lejo - 827-6350 - Tues.-Sun. 10-5
Museum of Spanish Colonial Art - 750 Camino Lejo - 982-2226
Wheelwright Museum of the American Indian - 704 Camino Lejo - 982-4636- Mon.-Sat. 10-5, Sun. 1-5, 982-4636.
Old Pecos Trail Area
Bataan Memorial Museum - commemorates the two New Mexico divisions that endured the infamous Batann Death March during World War II
Plan B Evolving Arts - 1050 Old Pecos Trail - Daily 12-7, 982-1338 -
Santa Fe Children's Museum - 1050 Old Pecos Trail - Wed.-Sat. 10-5, Sun. 12-5; Summer: Thurs.-Sat. 10-5, Sun. 12-5, 989-8359
Just Outside of Town
El Rancho de las Golondrinas Living History Museum of Spanish Colonial Times - 334 Los Pinos Rd., La Cienega, June-Sept.: Wed.-Sun. 10-4; April-Oct. guided tours available with reservations only, 471-2261
Shidoni - Bishop's Lodge Rd., Tesuque,Mon.-Sat. 9-5, 988-8001
Other Sites of Interest Around Town
The Mary Austin House - an adobe house that was the
home to essayist Mary Austin. Photographer Ansel Adams and author Willa
Cather (who wrote "Death Comes for the Archbishop" here) were
Santa Fe National Cemetery - 1.5 miles north of the Plaza on US 285, originally was the military post cemetery and contains graves of soldiers from the Indian Wars, Civil War and recent conflicts.
State Capitol Building - on Old Santa Fe Trail, has a round kiva-like design that resembles the Zia sun symbol (adopted as the symbol for the State of New Mexico). Parking is free on weekends and holidays.
Jackalope - Right side of Cerillos (heading downtown) one half block past Siler road. Jackalope provides international pottery, rugs, handmade furniture, and jewelry as well as many local items.
Genoveva Chavez Community Center - 3221 Rodeo Road ( to the east of the rodeo grounds) is open to the public for a small fee and has a 50 meter lap pool, leisure pool, spa, sauna and therapy pool, an ice skating rink and a full complement of new state-of-the-art exercise equipment.
Santa Fe Farmer's Market - (in the railyard at the corner of Cerrillos Rd. and Guadalupe) is open on Tuesday and Saturday mornings from late spring to October. Area farmers sell fresh produce, flowers, herbs, etc.
Our Favorite Local Restaurants
South on Hwy 14: San Marcos Cafe, Santa Fe Brewing Company
Cerrillos Road: Horseman's Haven, Blue Corn Cafe across from Santa Fe Place Mall on Rodeo Road (also one downtown) - Guadalajara Grill - Olive Garden - Jackalope (lunch) - Tortilla Flats- Mariscos la Playa - Tecolote Cafe (B&L only).
St. Francis Drive: Maria's Mexican (the margarita place) - La Choza (by the railroad tracks)
I-25 East to Old Pecos Trail: India Palace (in the Sunrise General Store at the Chevron Station) - Harry's Roadhouse - Steaksmith's at El Gancho- Bobcat Bite (real old fashioned hamburgers)
In Tesuque via NM 599: El Nido (tell Dennis that Flossie sent you), Tesuque Market
Downtown affordable: Tia Sophia's (B&L only)-Il Vicino Pizza- Plaza Cafe- San Francisco Bar and Grill- and the famed Tomasita's at the railroad depot.
In Chimayo: Rancho de Chimayo, the standard for Northern New Mexican food
The official state question is "red or green?" (meaning chile) - To try both, say "Christmas!"
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