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Address: 100 Old Santa Fe Trail, Santa Fe, NM 87501
Phone Number: +1 505 983 7317
Activities: Shopping, Dining, City walk sightseeing
Description: Listed on the National Registry of Historic Places, the Plaza is the heart...
Listed on the National Registry of Historic Places, the Plaza is the heart and soul of the city. The gathering spot for residents and tourists alike is surrounded by city landmarks, shops and restaurants.
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Nice shops and options

We spend a few hours wandering around the Plaza. We enjoyed everything from the upscale shops to the warm and welcoming vendors with their blankets spread out under the veranda.

4 of 5 starsReviewed March 26, 2015
afparker1960
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Bloomington, Indiana
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Bloomington, Indiana
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85 reviews 85 reviews
31 attraction reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2015 NEW

We spend a few hours wandering around the Plaza. We enjoyed everything from the upscale shops to the warm and welcoming vendors with their blankets spread out under the veranda.

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Marshfield, Wisconsin, United States
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235 reviews 235 reviews
85 attraction reviews
114 helpful votes 114 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2015 NEW

Take a stroll in the plaza. There are so many stores to stop in, or just window shop. Also, the many street vendors offer a large selection of hand-made gifts and food. Depending on what time of day you go, there are also musicians that are out. Parking may be the biggest problem you face, but it is worth it... More 

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10 reviews 10 reviews
7 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2015 NEW

Many nice shops, galleries, and attractions within walking distance. You can meet some local artists in the plaza both in the middle as they have their art set up for sale, and long the front of the palace of govenors

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Santa Fe, New Mexico
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96 reviews 96 reviews
50 attraction reviews
74 helpful votes 74 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

The Santa Fe Plaza goes back the founding of Santa Fe, New Mexico, 1610 -- which makes it the oldest Plaza in the US. Santa Fe is the oldest Capital City in the US/1610. The Santa Fe Plaza is a focal point in the middle of the City in front of the Palace of the Governors, the oldest Government Building... More 

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Saint Augustine, Florida
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60 reviews 60 reviews
16 attraction reviews
44 helpful votes 44 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 16, 2015

The plaza is the main center of commerce as far as I am concerned. If your hearts desire, then it can found on "The Plaza". History, furs, did I say "History"? Well I have been there on many occasions and I will never miss The Plaza when I visit. It changes daily and has a heartbeat of it own. The... More 

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Minneapolis, Minnesota
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144 reviews 144 reviews
56 attraction reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 16, 2015

We strolled the Plaza in the early morning in the quiet before the bustling of a town waking, in the afternoon as it is filled with artists and vendors offering their wares for sale, and in the quiet of the day before sunset. Charming!

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East Amherst, New York
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294 reviews 294 reviews
49 attraction reviews
105 helpful votes 105 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 16, 2015

Many local artists offer items for sale. Tons of people flock to the area to wander across this historic plaza. The area is bordered by many shops and restaurants.

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Washington DC
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281 reviews 281 reviews
69 attraction reviews
103 helpful votes 103 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 15, 2015

The Plaza is the epicenter of old Santa Fe and is always full of people--locals and tourists. There are musicians, food kiosks, clowns, poseurs, craftspeople and cops making up the scene. The square is ringed with shops, museums and government offices---mostly in a variety of antique architectural styles. You can't avoid the place and it's worth a minute to sit... More 

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Texas
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51 reviews 51 reviews
17 attraction reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 13, 2015

This place is fantastic if you like to shop - everything is within easy walking distance. You can find just about anything here, in all price ranges. The reason why the rating is less than excellent is because the area needs to be policed better - the shopkeepers themselves should be aware that there is a particular individual outside their... More 

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Winston Salem, North Carolina
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153 attraction reviews
135 helpful votes 135 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 9, 2015

I was expecting a bit more than what is here. A monument and park benches. Surrounding the Plaza on all four sides however are shops, museums and restaurants. It is easy to walk the historic downtown area.

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