Today is our first and only opportunity to visit Santa Fe on this trip. It’s a small town, but there is so much to see and do. We’re told that Santa Fe has wonderful galleries, museums, and restaurants. We’ve decided to leave our Model S parked at the hotel since much of what we will see is within walking distance. We have to stay hydrated because Santa Fe is located at an altitude of 7,200 feet. The air is thin, and visitors from coastal areas sometimes have issues with the altitude.
We’re staying at the Inn on the Alameda. It’s a beautiful boutique hotel with kiva fireplaces in many of the rooms (including ours). The hotel lobby is beautiful.
After breakfast at the hotel (it’s included), we decided to check out as many galleries as the morning will allow. Canyon Road is a street filled with galleries of all kinds, and it’s only a block from our hotel. We were amazed at the quantity and diversity of original art and sculptures. In particular, the bronze statues were just amazing.
In the afternoon we hired an Uber who took us down to the Santa Fe Plaza. It’s a big park surrounded by dozens of craft and jewelry vendors and stores. Just one block from there we toured the Cathedral Basilica of St. Francis of Assisi.
Later we had dinner at La Fonda. It’s a wonderful restaurant (southwestern cuisine), located in the oldest and most impressive hotel in Santa Fe. Dinner was superb.
Unfortunately, we did not experience any of the Santa Fe museums. And we would have liked to take a tour bus (or van) to see the entire city, but we’ll have to do that and more on another trip. Tomorrow we leave Santa Fe for Amarillo, Texas. Stay tuned.