Santa Fe is a restful stop on Southwest tour


The historic plaza is the heart of downtown Santa Fe.

A hilltop view of downtown Santa Fe

After driving nearly 2,000 miles in eight days, we found a rest stop in Santa Fe, the capital of New Mexico. We found excellent food with a Southwest flavor, more than 200 art galleries, and a city dominated by pueblo architecture. Santa Fe is the oldest and highest-elevation (7,200 feet) capital in the United States. It is quite dry here now, so it is hard to believe that monsoon rains are common in July and August.

In September, the city celebrates the oldest fiesta in the country and visitors at that time of year may be lucky enough to see the aspens in full fall color. Native American history and culture play major roles.

After a relaxing and enjoyable visit, we head north to Durango, Colorado for a few days.



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2 thoughts on “Santa Fe is a restful stop on Southwest tour

  1. Cynthia

    Hold up there, Cowpokes. Which restaurants and what did you eat? I know and love them all. Did you get French pastries? Next time, come when the opera is going. We will be there this summer with my dad and sister to see a few operas, including a world premier. Did you go up for a lecture at St. John’s? Just walking through its bookstore is a trip through the thoughts of 2,000 years of writers. And Georgia O? Please don’t tell me you slighted Georgia O’Keefe!!!! I will let you off the hook if Sue got some turquoise jewelry from the plaza.


  2. 2orangebags

    French pastries, lectures and opera in the Southwest!? We came here to get away from all that. Now, as for restaurants: Blue Corn Cafe, Rooftop Pizza and El Agave were all tops. Sue did get a bracelet, but no fancy rocks. Do we look like we’re made of money? We did see two of Ms. O’Keefe’s works in the downtown museum of art, though. We will leave the opera for you guys.


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