Surrounded by shops and chic art galleries housed in adobe buildings, the Plaza is the historic center of Santa Fe. It is the main point of orientation, and where most visitors will end up going every day at some point. There's so much to do in this area that it's hard to stay away-- Wonderful galleries; one of the most interesting shopping scenes in the South, with everything from Native American crafts to silver jewelry and high-end clothes; great restaurants... It's difficult to feel bored here.
Most tourist attractions, like the beautiful St. Francis Cathedral Basilica and the museums, are within walking distance of this place, the real heart of the city. Hotels of every kind can be found on the streets around the Plaza, and restaurants with some of the best Southern and Mexican food are crammed side by side everywhere you go in the neighborhood. Leave the car elsewhere and explore the area by foot to better discover all that the Plaza has to offer.
Downtown Santa Fe is quite a compact area, and there are dozens of hotels to choose from everywhere around the Plaza. You will find yourself within walking distance both of the main square and the art galleries if you choose a property on or around Palace Avenue. But head south of the Plaza, to the streets around San Francisco or Water streets for proximity to the St. Francis Cathedral Basilica, and dozens of restaurants and shops.
|Airports:||Albuquerque International Sunport|
|Peak:||May - Sept.|
|Electricity:||120 V, 60 Hz|
|Tipping:||15-20% at restaurants|