Best things to do in Santa Fe and sightseeing in Santa Fe
Santa Fe Sage Inn - Santa Fe
If you’re looking for one of the most affordable hotels within walking distance to all the main Santa Fe sights and attractions, look no farther than the Santa Fe Sage Inn. The Santa Fe Sage Inn is located directly across the street to the newly developed Railyard Park, which has an array of shops, restaurants, art galleries and events…everything is so close that you’ll never have to get in your car to explore. The Santa Fe Sage Inn has 155 rooms, with two accommodation levels to choose from, standard and superior—each has two configurations available, king, or double queen. There isn’t a lot of difference between the standard and superior, but the superior rooms do have a mini fridge and full length mirror, along with some decorative trim that sets them apart. There are a number of free amenities included in your room stay…for starters, there is a free shuttle to downtown (six blocks away) that runs each hour on the hour. Additionally, there is a 24-hour fitness room, laundry facility, pool, free wi-fi and a free “sunshine” breakfast each morning. I was particularly impressed with how friendly and accommodating the staff was…they really go out of their way to make sure you feel comfortable and make sure you have everything you need for an enjoyable stay.
El Farolito Bed & Breakfast - Santa Fe
The El Farolito is conveniently located in the heart of Santa Fe, New Mexico and is within walking distance of many of the area’s attractions. You’re just minutes from the historic Central Plaza in one direction, in another…the newly developed Railyard, which has become a community focal point. Both areas are full of world-class restaurants and shopping. Art lovers will rejoice with the plethora of museums and art galleries, also within walking distance of the B&B. When you first arrive at El Farolito, you feel as though you’re entering an authentic Santa Fe style compound, and in fact…you are. Several of the adobe structures on the property predate statehood, which was 1912. Not to worry though, the entire property was renovated and additions constructed in 1991. Each of the eight rooms is distinctly furnished with local, handcrafted furnishings. The walls are adorned with original artwork, much of which is also represented by local artists. Those who desire private accommodations will really appreciate El Farolito, all of the suites have separate entrances and many even have their own secluded patios (half have shared patios) in which to enjoy a morning cup of coffee. Seven of the rooms also have real-wood burning fireplaces…one comes with gas (note: use of the wood-burning fireplaces are seasonal).
Santa Fe Farmers Market - Santa Fe
The market began with just a handful of farmers in the late 60s and is now New Mexico’s largest farmers’ market with over 150 active vendors, featuring hundreds of different agricultural products. The Santa Fe Farmers Market is truly a local market…they take great effort to assure that all the products sold by vendors are always locally grown by the people selling them. When I was at the market on a Saturday in late spring, the entire Railyard Park was bustling with people, street performers and vendors selling an array of colorful produce and handmade goods (see video). There are also many nearby galleries, shops and restaurants for visitors to enjoy. Located right across the street is the Santa Fe Sage Inn, the place I stayed. This modest hotel is very affordable, walking distance to just about all the Santa Fe attractions, and, offers a number of free amenities.