There are always plenty of events happening in Santa Fe no matter when you visit, but when you arrive in the spring it is a great time to explore the city to discover all its best-kept secrets. If you aren’t sure where to start, one of the many tours will solve the problem for you.
Historic Walks of Santa Fe
If you are interested in the history of the area then the Historic Walks of Santa Fe offers tours led by local, professional museum guides who can talk you through the various features of the architecture, art, culture and history of the various monuments and sights of the city. Stopping points on the walk include the Loretto Chapel, St Francis Cathedral and the State Capitol. The tours leave each day at 9.30 am and start at the Eldorado Hotel, or you can join the later tour at 10 am at the Plaza Galeria. For more information on the tours and how to buy tickets check out the official website at www.historicwalksofsantafe.com
Discovery Walking Tour
This is a great way to get a different perspective on Santa Fe. These take in not only the historical sites but give great tips on local cuisine and shopping as well as cultural attractions. This walk takes around 90 minutes and there is no need to reserve a place. They leave each day at 10 am and start from the lobby of the La Fonda Hotel. If you do want to know more you can call 505-983-7774.
Tours with a difference
Not everyone wants to go on the standard cultural tours and the good news is that there are plenty of tours with a difference in Santa Fe. On Sundays and Thursdays you can head out on the Ghost Tour to find out where the most haunted places in the city are. Mondays you can take part in the Artists and Acequias tour or on Tuesdays and Fridays you can tag along on the Bread ‘n’ Chocolate tour. The ‘Bars and Brothels’ tour takes place on Wednesdays and Saturdays or you could try the Fun, Games ‘n’ History in Cemeteries tour each Wednesday. You could also try a tour that focuses on a specific part of the city’s history. Each Thursday you can go on either a Jewish Legacy tour or the Women’s History tour. To find out more about any of the city’s unique tours take a look at the official website at www.swguides.com
Art Walking Tours
Between April and November each year there are art walking tours that are run by the New Mexico Museum of Art. The tours focus on the downtown area of the city and take place every Monday at 10 am, starting from the gift shop at the museum. The proceeds from the tours are used to support the various education programs that are run by the museum. For more information go to www.nmartmuseum.org
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