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Santa Fe Plaza

100 Old Santa Fe Trail, Santa Fe, NM 87501
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    Santa Fe as a whole was lovely but this seems to be where the riff-raff hangs out. Reeked of pot too.

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  • Santa Fe Plaza

    Another great city to visit while in New Mexico. The choice of restaurants in outstanding. Please take the time to drive up and savor the food and flavor of this fantastic city within a short drive which in itself, is beautiful. The shopping is mostly local but there are some shops which you will enjoy browsing for unusual items such as purses, western wear and more. The tourist sites abound. If you happen to be there on Christmas Eve you have to do the walk down Canyon Road as it is a memorable experience including art galleries, Christmas Carols and more...

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    A must see if you're visiting Santa Fe. It's historical (and the end of the Santa Fe trail), but still maintains a certain community feel. The First Nations vendors, the New Mexico State museums, the nearby La Fonda Hotel and most importantly, the community activities within the centre green belt anchor the place. And don't forget the Loretto Chapel and the Georgia O'Keefe museum nearby. The shops are unique and can be pricey, but the variety of Southwest-related items begs lots of consideration.

    Recommended for:History Buffs
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  • Santa Fe Plaza

    The center of the old town of Santa Fe. Everyone hangs out at the Plaza at some point. Great spot for people watching too.

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  • Santa Fe Plaza

    The Historic Plaza, a 1.2 mile walk from our home, is the heart of Santa Fe. Surrounded by stores, museums, galleries, and restaurants it is a perfect place to begin a visit.

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  • Santa Fe Plaza

    We love The Hemp Shop, The Shed, Cafe Pasqual's, Coyote Cafe and St. Francis Cathedral. There's often entertainment in the summer. Even when the plaza's busy, there's still a peacefulness you can tap into. Allow yourself to be still. Sit on one of the benches. See what happens.

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  • Santa Fe Plaza

    Lot's of great restaurants in this area. The Shed is our favorite for lunch and dinner. The Plaza is where the wagon trains from the Santa Fe Trail arrived.

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  • Santa Fe Plaza

    Experience Santa Fe….a world where style and sophistication meet historical, cultural and natural wonders to entice and excite the imagination.

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  • Santa Fe Plaza

    Don't miss 'The Shed' on Palace just east of the plaza for lunch--it's best to arrive right before they open at 11:00!

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  • Santa Fe Plaza

    This square or as Santa Feans say it the Plaza has been the heart and soul of Santa Fe, as well as its literal center, since its concurrent establishment with the city in 1610. Originally designed as a meeting place, it has been the site of innumerable festivals and other historical, cultural, and social events. Long ago the plaza was a dusty hive of activity as the staging ground and terminus of the Santa Fe Trail. Today, those who congregate around the central monument enjoy excellent people watching. Live music and dancing are often staged on the gazebo/bandstand in summer. At Christmastime the plaza is decked out with lights.

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  • Santa Fe Plaza
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    The easiest place to go hiking around Santa Fe. It's a big area covering the foothills, so not too strenuous, but you feel like you've gotten out of town a bit. In summer, it's nice and shady under the cottonwood trees.

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  • Santa Fe Plaza

    The Historic Plaza is a must for for first timers and it's fresh every time for repeat visitors ! Here is the Palace of Governors where the local Indian Artist display their work. Lining the Plaza are boutique shops, famous restaurants and entry to several museums.

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  • Santa Fe Plaza

    Lets face it....Summer on the plaza is so much fun when the famous BANDSTAND starts up. Every evening beginning in July - mid August you can bring a folding chair (which I provide in my casa) walk the quick 8 minutes to the plaza, bring a refreshment or purchase one of those $5 tacos on the plaza corner and listen to free music till 9pm. It begins around 6pm. Lots of locals, street folks, kids, families and a few celebrities to keep you entertained.

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  • Santa Fe Plaza

    The Santa Fe Plaza is in the center of town and wonderful events happen each weekend. During the summer there is music every weekday evening in the Plaza. Great dining spots are all around the Plaza.

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  • Santa Fe Plaza

    The true center of Santa Fe and only three blocks from my property. The Plaza features wonderful museums and galleries, shopping and restaurants. It is the perfect people-watching place, and totally comes alive in the summer with the Bandstand Music series several nights a week.

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  • Santa Fe Plaza

    The Santa Fe Plaza is the center of Santa Fe. The Plaza provides central access to world-class museums, historic sites, restaurants, galleries, and shops. It's also the host to many festivals and events, including Spanish Market in July and Indian Market in August. The Plaza is also one of the best places to people-watch.

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  • Santa Fe Plaza

    The Santa Fe Plaza is the center of it all. The town uses this space for its many Festivals and community gatherings. It's packed visitors, artists and musicians for Indian Market. At Christmas time, it's lit up beautifully with lights. Every day of the year Native Americans sell their jewelry art under the porch of the Palace of the Governors.

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  • Santa Fe Plaza

    Lots of shopping, museums and restaurants surround the plaza. It's also a great place to stop, rest and people watch. Enjoy nightly summer evenings on the plaza with live music and dancing.

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  • Santa Fe Plaza

    Like nowhere else in the USA, part Western part Hispanic. The Native American Market on the steps of the Governors Palace is a great place to browse.

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  • Santa Fe Plaza

    We visited on Christmas, the most magical place on the planet. Candles lit the town for us! In the fall the aspens in the Sangre de Cristo Mountains turn yellow and the skies are clear and blue like a painting, It's expensive and chic and full of art and galleries and sculpture - a definite Bucket List destination in my book.

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Description

Known as the Plaza, this historic area is marked by a central park lined with huge shade trees and benches. It is listed on the National Registry of Historic Places. Many of the buildings surrounding the park stand just as they did during colonial Spanish times. Aside from the numerous shops, hotels and restaurants, you will also see a number of famous landmarks. Be sure to visit The Palace of the Governors , St. Francis Cathedral and Loretto Chapel . In front of the palace of the Governors Native American Artists from a number of the local tribes gather offering everything from kitsch to high quality silver jewelry. The Plaza is also where the Spanish Market and the Santa Fe Indian Market are held.

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