A holiday in Santa Fe is likely to be one spent sightseeing and enjoying the cultural and artistic sights of the city and its surrounds. In order to make the most of your time, you will not wish to be bound by the conventions of many types of holiday accommodation and renting your own holiday property is likely to prove the most beneficial option. Whether you choose to rent a townhouse in Santa Fe itself, or perhaps a more rural farmhouse conversion, keeping the cost of your holiday to a minimum could well be an additional benefit.
If you have an appreciation of history, in Santa Fe you will find yourself in one of the oldest cities in the United States. An excellent place to begin your exploration of the city is the Plaza. This is the main square in Santa Fe and is where the Palace of the Governors can be found. Dating back to the early seventeenth century, this is the oldest building in Santa Fe and one of the oldest governmental buildings in the United States. The area around the Plaza is renowned for Native Americans displaying and selling their traditional crafts and is home to a great many festivals and celebrations at different times of the year.
Museum Hill, on the outskirts of Santa Fe, is the area to visit to find representative examples of Santa Fe’s culture down through the ages. The Museum of Indian Arts and Culture provides a unique opportunity to learn of the history of the indigenous population of the area of Santa Fe, while the Museum of International Folk Art is home to the largest collection of its type in the world. Although representative of a slightly more modern era, the Museum of Spanish Colonial Art is an insight in to the earliest days of Spanish rule in this part of the United States and the influence it has had on particularly the Santa Fe area’s development.
Holiday Activities around Santa Fe
The freedom which your Santa Fe holiday rental allows you will be of benefit both in the town and beyond. Santa Fe is famed for its huge variety of foods, from cultures around the world. Fine dining on different style cuisines is therefore possible during every night of your stay. In order to work up an appetite, you may wish to explore the rugged surrounding scenery on foot, by bike, or even on horseback. The Santa Fe River Park and the St John’s College both afford interesting routes for hikers and walkers alike, with distances variable depending upon your ability and preference.