We can visit the downtown Museums. The Palace of the Governors is the oldest continually operated building in the U.S. and home to the New Mexico Museum of History, the New Mexico Museum of Art and its outstanding collection of art by southwestern artists, the Georgia O’Keeffe Museum dedicated to her life and artistic legacy, as well as to American Modernism. We can visit the famous churches, the historic Cathedral Basilica of Saint Francis of Assisi, a Santa Fe landmark, and a beautiful example of Romanesque Revival architecture and just down the street, the Loretto Chapel and marvel at its mysterious spiral staircase. The identity of its builder and the physics of its construction still puzzle experts today. After lunch at one of the many downtown restaurants where there are chefs galore, cooking for you with the food style of your choice, Italian, New Mexican, Asian, elegant bar menus, Tapas, and steak houses, all in environments that you really have to photograph for people at home to believe. Really it would take a year eating out every day to beginning to taste all the possibilities. A gallery walk and shopping at the many stores in downtown and Canyon Road should quench your need for art, beauty, hats, belts, clothing, paintings, prints, chocolates, and other objects of desire. The offerings do not stop with the exciting shopping from gewgaws to exquisite art pieces sought after by collectors world-wide, and the galleries full of local and international artists available on our Canyon Road Tour. On our way back to Albuquerque we can visit Museum Hill and take your pick of four world-class museums presenting folk traditions from around the world (Museum of International Folk Art), the history of the Spanish colonial past (Spanish Colonial Arts Museum), and the art, history and culture of the Native American Southwest (Wheelwright Museum and Museum of Indian Arts and Culture). For an added bonus, there’s a Botanical Garden and a cafe. You will have to chose how long to stay and how far to go. We have 6 hours if we start in Albuquerque and 8 hours if we start in Santa Fe. You have the choices, the Corn Maidens will drive you, walk with you, guide you, laugh with you and return you to your hotel. So you better book with the ones who know the secrets, know the best of the best, and the off-the-beaten-path places, the Corn Maidens. So much to do, so little time. Tour covers 1-3 people. For more please call.
Santa Fe Plaza- (2-3 hour exploration walk)
Cathedral Basilica of St. Francis
La Fonda Hotel
Old Santa Fe Trail
Loretto Chapel, famous "miraculous stairway"
San Miguel Chapel "Oldest Church in the United States"
Oldest House in the United States
Lunch: Guests choose eatery
Drive to Canyon Road: Walk/Explore the galleries (2 hours)
Old Pecos Trail to Museum Hill (2 hours)