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New Mexico Over Spring Break

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New Mexico Over Spring Break

Hello! Our family is considering taking a trip to New Mexico over spring break and we were wondering if their are enough activities in Santa Fe to do with kids. We will probably take a day or two to ski but we were wondering of any other fun thngs to do that are different and the kids will remember. Any horse back riding or cool parks with hiking trails?? Any advice is very helpful! Our spring break is March 16 so it is approaching very rapidly!

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Horseback riding: http://www.brokensaddle.com

Bandelier park; hiking, native American ruins: http://www.nps.gov/band/index.htm

also Pecos NM near SF:


(they also have nice visitors centers)

You might want to drive thru a pueblo. These are not really "tourist attractions" at all, they are where people live. But sometimes residents sell jewelry from their homes. There is also a small area near the gas station off I-25 at Santa Domingo where natives sell jewelry, fresh baked horno bread, pies, etc.


The Museum of Folk Art is fun; its mainly "toys" (folk arts) from around the world. Kids like it. Also a good NA museum there. Also good History Museum in SF. The NM museums try to be fun, not boring, are geared to families.




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Since you are inquiring about "outdoor activities," I'll offer a reminder that Santa Fe is over 7,000ft. in elevation, and will still be cold in the city too...about 15 miles below the Santa Fe Ski Area. Prepare to dress in layers, but include a heavy jacket, especially for the nights as well as skiing..

While Santa Fe is a very unique, and historic communitiy, the majority of activities for younger children, are more frequently found in Albuquerque. The Expo Science Museum is generally hands-on for kids in ABQ. Next door is the New Mexico Museum of Natural History and Science, if the kids are into dinosaurs, etc. Wide-screen movies also. Both are a short walk from Old Town, and some good restaurants. Either Taos/Taos Pueblo or ABQ's Old Town area would be good day trips. So far, Northern New Mexico is having a little bit warmer and drier Winter, but that can change week to week.

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