Looking for a great weekend getaway idea? How about celebrating Cinco de Mayo in the oldest capital city in the United States? Santa Fe New Mexico is a fascinating place to visit. From the centuries old churches to the fabulous Market Plaza, there is something for everybody in Santa Fe.
Cinco de Mayo, which literally means the 5th of May, is a celebration of the Mexican Army’s victory over the French at the Battle of Puebla in 1862. It originally started as a local celebration, a regional one, and now it’s celebrated across the country. But nothing is better than enjoying this celebration with its local dancers in the capital of New Mexico. Also, Santa Fe has some of the best restaurants in the region along with some great accommodations.
In addition to this annual celebration, art lovers will enjoy visiting the more than 250 galleries offering classic to ultra-contemporary art. Santa Fe also offers some incredible walking tours of the city, and a trip in the vintage Santa Fe Southern Railroad to the historic depot in Larmy, if you so choose.
So grab your camera, your most comfortable shoes and let Ingenious Travel book you a fabulous weekend getaway in the beautiful southwestern capital of Santa Fe.
Did you know that the oldest church in the country is the 402 year old San Miguel Mission in Santa Fe?
Image Source: Flickr.com George Holmes
I have never been to Santa Fe, but have always wanted to go. Thanks for sharing this lovely snapshot (figuratively and literally). It makes me want to book now!
Was just discussing a trip to this area with a group of friends. It’s lovely this time of year, although winter in the mountains is a great time to travel there too.
I’ve been to Albuquerque, but never made it to Santa Fe. It wasn’t my cup of tea, although I did see a Road Runner. Cinco de Mayo, however, seems like it would be interesting and fun in New Mexico.
Don’t judge Santa Fe by Albuquerque. They are totally different. I enjoy Albuquerque, but it doesn’t come remotely close to the beauty, the color, the culture and all around charm that Santa Fe offers.
From art to food to music to Native American and Spanish history, Santa Fe is awesome! I am from Colorado, and have visited Santa Fe some ten times or more:)