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“Santa Fe NM - Motorcycle Touring”
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Santa Fe, New Mexico
Level 5 Contributor
48 reviews
52 helpful votes
“Santa Fe NM - Motorcycle Touring”
Reviewed April 7, 2011

The secondary roads around Santa Fe are very popular with motorcyclists.
Typically single lane with plenty of twistys.

In a days ride, its not unusual to experience elevation changes of as much as 4000 feet.

Here is a list of motorcycle destinations that are day trips from Santa Fe NM
Cerrillos Hills
Jemez Springs
Los Alamos
Turquoise Trail from Santa Fe to Albuquerque

More Highway and less secondary roads:
Silver City
Truth or Consequences
Pagosa Springs

Overnight Trips
White Sands
Carlsbad Caverns
WIndow Rock

2 Thank MotoSue
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Ocean, NJ
Level 5 Contributor
72 reviews
33 helpful votes
“My favorite southwest place in the US”
Reviewed December 12, 2010

The scenery was sensational. Great restaurants. A charming city with a great appreciation for the arts.

Thank PauloOcean_NJ
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Guelph, Canada
Level 6 Contributor
96 reviews
35 helpful votes
“Consistently Charming”
Reviewed November 12, 2010

For a small location, but highly oriented to both tourists and local (affluent) residents, Santa Fe never disappoints. From visiting the newly invigorated Railyard for the Saturday farmers market to spending time listening to live music in numerous locations, Santa Fe is full of varied forms of entertainment. Then there is the outdoors. The scenery is magnificent and daytrips abound.

Thank ptesche
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Los Angeles, CA
1 review
“Santa Fe Sky”
Reviewed November 9, 2010

My husband and I traveled to Santa Fe in August for a vacation. Neither of us really knew what to expect and were happily surprised to find such a down to earth and delightful place. I love the history, the art, the jewelry, the food and the scenery. There is nothing like the skies in New Mexico. Now I understand why New Mexico is called the "land of enchantment".

Thank heyjenp
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Boston, Massachusetts
Level 5 Contributor
72 reviews
47 helpful votes
“Strolling Canyon Road, Santa Fe, NM”
Reviewed November 6, 2010

RE: Looking at and learning about beautiful art on Canyon Road, Santa Fe: My husband & I spent a mere two hours visiting a small selection of Canyon Road's famed galleries. On a weekday afternoon, we were able to park right on Canyon Road. Maps & brochures were available in each gallery, but we simply wandered, consulting signs & windows before entering. We were most impressed by the time several gallery owners/managers spent with us. The respective worlds of Native American art, contemporary art, and western art are multi-faceted & specialized, and the folks who spoke with us were delighted to answer questions and to educate us. At Gebert Contemporary we learned about "outsider art," and at Morning Star we learned about "ledger art." Zaplin Lambert features early western art and the gallery representative kindly answered our questiions until closing time. Perhaps most informative of all was enthusiastic Georgina at the first gallery we visited but whose card I cannot find. She generously answered our many questions and pointed out the nuances of Native American blankets & trading post rugs.
After galleries closed at 5, we set out for a light snack before heading back to Albuquerque to meet folks for dinner. El Farol, with its old Mexican cantina ambiance and tasty tapas & tea was perfect. Finally, we checked out the famous Geronimo's where we were impressed by the menu offerings and the restaurant's simple, elegant, southwestern decor. The impressive wine list is as extensive as it is expensive. While we're accustomed to paying double the shelf price for a bottle of wine in a good restaurant, some of these prices seemed triple what we'd pay at our favorite wine store at home. Nonetheless, we look forward to eating there next visit.
While we didn't have grandchildren with us, we decided that a brisk walk on Canyon Rd. with elementary school-aged children could be fun. Many courtyards feature huge sculptures in small gardens. The galleries' colorful paintings might well draw children inside.

Thank MFKMassachusetts
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