Chicago, IL (PRWEB) December 02, 2012
According to the Globalphile Curator, Robert H. Glaze, "Santa Fe, in my opinion, is a perfect winter destination offering the seasoned traveler a great experience on and off the slopes."
"Foodies" will love the many restaurants that offer casual to fine dining. Those interested in the the arts will find dance, theater, music and contemporary art. Skiers and boarders can easily reach Ski Santa Fe just 16 miles from downtown Santa Fe. For the more adventurous skiing, Taos is an hour and 15 minute drive.
Globalphile recommendations for the best hotels in Santa Fe include Inn of the Anasazi, Bishops Lodge Resort, Inn of the Five Graces and La Posada de Santa Fe. Santa Fe Inns of Distinction offers several great properties, while The El Rey Inn is one of the best affordable options.
For dining, Glaze recommends Cafe Pasqual's for Southwest cuisine, Santa Cafe, Geronimo, La Casa Sena and Cantina, El Farol for Spanish cuisine and tapas, The Compound and Tesuque Village Market.
In Santa Fe in the Winter, Globalphile recommends catching a gallery opening on Canyon Road, one of the largest art gallery districts in the US with over 100 galleries and studios. Near Site Santa Fe you will find two of our favorite galleries. Tai Gallery features Japanese bamboo works, photography and textiles and the William Siegal Gallery features Pre-Columbian art and textiles and contemporary art.
Museum Hill is a must with the Museum of International Folk Art, the Wheelwright Museum of the Modern Indian, the Museum of Indian Arts and Culture and the Museum of Spanish Colonial Art. Downtown there is The New Mexico Museum of Art, the Georgia O'Keefe Museum and the Museum of Contemporary Native Arts at The Institute of American Indian Arts.
Glaze suggests catching a performance by the well-known Aspen Santa Fe Ballet, the Santa Fe Symphony, the Santa Fe Pro Musica, the Santa Fe Playhouse or seeing a film at the Santa Fe Film Festival. He also likes lectures by the instructors at the Santa Fe Photographic Workshops.
"The Sanctuario de Chimayo is a wonderful adobe chapel that is well worth the drive to see. Stop for lunch at Rancho de Chimayo for Northern New Mexican specialties."
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