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Ideas for a repeat visitor

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Ideas for a repeat visitor

We are heading to Santa Fe August 1-6 before we drive up to Boulder and are looking for suggestions on things to do for repeat visitors. We have visited all the "highlights" and would be interested in any of the hidden gems that might have been overlooked the first few trips out.

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1. Re: Ideas for a repeat visitor

Shidoni Foundry, Santa Clara Pueblo, Ranchos de Golondrinas, Cerrillos Hills State Park, Tent Rocks Nat Mon, Pecos Nat Historic Park some ideas for a start.

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2. Re: Ideas for a repeat visitor

Just in or close to SF:

IAIA Campus (Institute of American Indian Arts)

St. John's College Campus

Santa Fe Opera

Lamy Chapel at Bishop's Lodge

Cross of the Martyrs and Fort Marcy Park

a ride along Agua Fria Road out towards airport ("real" SF)

ride around Tesuque (side roads)

Dale Ball Trails hike

A bit further

Sunrise Springs, La Cienega

Pecos monastery (open to public)

Camel Rock

Ghost Ranch/Abiquiu

various Pueblos

White Rock Overlook

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3. Re: Ideas for a repeat visitor

"a ride along Agua Fria Road out towards airport ("real" SF)"

This is the original route into Santa Fe. Wonderful history along the road including San Isidro Parish and many old buildings. Also locally known tchotchke house and cinder block castle!

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4. Re: Ideas for a repeat visitor

View an extensive New Mexican art collection for free in the State Capital, the Roundhouse.

Go on a short hike at the Randall Davey Audubon Center.

Take in an opera with the Santa Fe Opera, a concert with the Santa Fe Chamber Music Festival and/or another concert with the Santa Fe Desert Chorale.

Visit and hike the Tsankawi section of Bandelier (actually my favorite part).

Cross of the Martyrs at sunset.

Enjoy a brew (or more) overlooking the Plaza from the Marble Brewery Tap Room.

Have another brew (not as good) in the outdoor fifth floor Bell Tower Bar at La Fonda at sunset (spectacular).

Soak and/or massage at Ten Thousand Waves.

Check out what's playing at the Santa Fe Bandstand (free concerts on the Plaza during the summer...info to come at http://www.santafebandstand.org/ ).

After walking along Canyon Road, spend some time relaxing at The Teahouse.

Buy some ridiculously expensive but ridiculously good chocolate at Kakawa Chocolate House.

Plus do everything in the posts above.

Keith

Edited: 11 February 2012, 13:54
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5. Re: Ideas for a repeat visitor

Like Keith says, I can second these:

Visit and hike the Tsankawi section of Bandelier

Ten Thousand Waves

The highlights of our first visit last year. So beautiful we just booked a trip back this year. enjoy!

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6. Re: Ideas for a repeat visitor

Thank you all for your suggestions! Bandelier is something we keep meaning to do and this trip it is going to be a priority!

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7. Re: Ideas for a repeat visitor

Deleted - wrong thread.

Edited: 23 February 2012, 17:55
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