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Santa Fe's Historic Gems: A Self-Guided Walking Tour

Santa Fe's Historic Gems: A Self-Guided Walking Tour

Start by downloading the Action Tour Guide app, which will function as your personal tour guide, audio tour, and map all in one. This self-guided walking tour of Santa Fe offers a deep dive into the city's rich history and culture, spanning centuries from the Spanish colonial era to the present United States period. Your journey begins at the San Miguel Chapel, the oldest church in the U.S., where you'll uncover stories of its past. Next, marvel at the architectural wonder of the Loretto Chapel and its legendary Miracle Staircase. Stroll down E Water St, delving into the tales of Spanish settlers, and stop by the magnificent Cathedral Basilica of St. Francis of Assisi. Along the way, you’ll learn about Po'pay and his daring revolt against the Spanish. Hear about the warriors who besieged the Palace of the Governors and find out what happened after the dust finally cleared. Along the way, you’ll stroll through the bustling Santa Fe Plaza, which still looks much like it did during the days of Spanish rule! Indulge in a delightful detour to chocolate + cashmere in downtown Santa Fe—a building which harbors a secret history you’ll never guess! Finally, you’ll head toward Fort Marcy Park and hear how New Mexico ultimately became property of the United States. You’ll ascend to the Cross of the Martyrs, offering sweeping views of this mountain capital’s gorgeous downtown. Your tour concludes here.

Santa Fe Scavenger Hunt Walking Tour and Game

Santa Fe Scavenger Hunt Walking Tour and Game

Enjoy a self-guided walking tour of beautiful and interesting parts of Santa Fe, New Mexico while following clues on your smartphone and solving interesting puzzles along the way. Play with your private group as the game guides you through the town. Score points for correct answers and try to get a high score on the leaderboard. Explore Santa Fe, New Mexico at your own pace. See the historic Old Santa Fe Trail, New Mexico State Capitol, Santa Fe Plaza, St. Francis of Assisi Basilica, Loretto Chapel, and much more. Discover some of what makes this area so popular with both locals and tourists alike. Enjoy fun challenges with family and friends that are perfect for all ages. Work together with your group to solve the 21 challenges on the scavenger hunt as you walk approximately 1 mile. Play any time that fits your schedule.

Walking Tour of Santa Fe’s Most Beautiful and Historic Sites

Walking Tour of Santa Fe’s Most Beautiful and Historic Sites

Start at La Fonda on the Plaza, where Santa Fe's soul comes to life in a historic hotel adorned with Southwestern art. Marvel at the Cathedral Basilica of St. Francis of Assisi, a fusion of Romanesque and Pueblo styles. Stroll through Sena Plaza, a charming hacienda now bustling with boutiques and eateries. Experience the mystery of Loretto Chapel's unsupported spiral staircase. Wander the Barrio De Analco Historic District, steeped in centuries-old adobe architecture. Visit San Miguel Chapel, the oldest church in the U.S., and explore The Oldest House, a testament to ancient Pueblo life. Finish at the Roundhouse, New Mexico's capitol, renowned for its circular design and extensive art collection, encapsulating Santa Fe's unique blend of history and culture.

Santa Fe Family Treasures: A Historical Adventure

Santa Fe Family Treasures: A Historical Adventure

Embark on a journey through the heart of Santa Fe with “Santa Fe Family Treasures: A Historical Adventure,” where you’re not just a visitor but the hero of your family’s story. This tour weaves through the city’s most iconic and family-friendly locations, each brimming with stories, learning, and fun. Explore the vibrant Santa Fe Plaza, bustling with cultural vibrancy. Unravel the mysteries of the Loretto Chapel and delve into the deep history of the San Miguel Chapel. Discover the interactive wonders of the New Mexico History Museum, where every exhibit is an opportunity for discovery. Relax and play in the serene environs of City Hall Park and De Vargas Park, perfect spots for family bonding. This tour isn’t just a walk; it’s an adventure through time and culture, perfect for families seeking to create lasting memories. Join us and let the spirit of Santa Fe ignite your family’s curiosity and wonder.

Santa Fe: VIP Historic Walking Tour

Santa Fe: VIP Historic Walking Tour

Dive into the heart of Santa Fe with our VIP Walking Tours, led by local guides whose roots intertwine with the city's 400-year-old history. Begin your journey at the iconic Tee’s and Skis, located at the vibrant northeast corner of the Santa Fe plaza, adorned with chile ristras, setting the stage for an unforgettable exploration. This tour takes you through the Santa Fe plaza area, where every step tells a story. From the mystical Loretto Chapel and the historic Palace of the Governors to the ancient Barrio de Analco, our path reveals the layers of history, architecture, and culture that many visitors miss. Learn about the Spanish conquistadors, the tales of Billy the Kid, and the artistic masterpieces that define this city. Discover adobe churches and architectural marvels that have inspired generations. Concluding in the heart of Santa Fe, this tour leaves you with a deeper understanding and appreciation of this unique city, equipped with insider tips to explore further. Join us for a journey back in time, where history comes alive with every step.

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