I recently spent about 10 days in Santa Fe, NM reconnecting with some college friends I hadn't seen in 45 years! Although I stayed in a private home, it was a beautiful Western style house on the side of a mountain 10 miles north of the city. The views, at all times of the day, were breathtaking! I especially noticed the colors of Santa Fe, (so different from green, lush Virginia where I live), which were all shades of earthtones in the land and adobe buildings, to the dark greens of the mountain trees, to the blues, purples, pinks, roses, and golds of the mountains and skies. The city itself is beautiful and very clean, with outdoor art and sculpture and landscaped plantings around the public buildings.
We visited the Georgia O'Keefe museum, the nearby Taos pueblo, and several markets, and went to a number of wonderful restaurants and cafes! The food was wonderful everywhere, and the many shops are full of beautiful Indian jewelry, clothing, and art! Because my visit was to see friends, we didn't sightsee as much as we might have, but that just gives me more incentive to back again! I thoroughly enjoyed my trip to Santa Fe!