Local Destinations

Things To Do In and Around Santa Fe, New Mexico
Make Like A Tourist – There’s So Much To See

The Trip Of A

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Buffalo Thunder is located on the Pueblo of Pojoaque in Northern New Mexico, near Santa Fe. Though it touts a delectable feel of isolation, nothing could be further from the truth (or closer to your dream vacation). Look what’s close! The capital of New Mexico, Santa Fe, is a quick 15-minute shuttle ride from Buffalo Thunder. Explore downtown Santa Fe with unparalleled shopping, restaurants, museums, churches and more. It’s a cultural mecca you won’t soon forget.

Museums

Northern New Mexico’s vibrant art scene has been thriving for generations. Enjoy some of the extraordinary galleries and museums in the Santa Fe area.

Pojoaque (0 minutes)
www.puebloofpojoaque.com
www.poehmuseum.com
www.roxanneswentzelltowergallery.com

Santa Fe (15 minutes)
www.museumhill.org
www.okeeffemuseum.org
www.nmhistorymuseum.org
www.iaia.edu/museum
www.santafechildrensmuseum.org

Taos (1 hour)
www.harwoodmuseum.org
www.taosartmuseum.org
www.taoshistoricmuseums.com
www.mabeldodgeluhan.com

Albuquerque (1 hour 15 minutes)
www.balloonmuseum.com
www.nmnaturalhistory.org
www.explora.us/en

 

The Great Outdoors

Puye Cliffs (20 minutes)
This National Historic Landmark, home to the ancestors of today’s Santa Clara Pueblo people, features cliff & cave dwellings, early Pueblo architecture, an original Harvey House and a stunning panorama of the valley. Tours start at 9 am and continue on the hour until 5 pm. www.puyecliffs.com

Chimayo (22 minutes)
The village of Chimayo is the start of the “High Road to Taos” and is believed by many to be the site of miraculous healings. Pilgrims still travel to the Santuario de Chimayó, originally built in 1816, some seeking healing and some simply enjoying the beauty of the surroundings. www.chimayo.us

El Rancho de Las Golondrinas (30 minutes)
Experience Colonial life at the living history museum, El Rancho de Las Golondrinas (literally “the ranch of the swallows”). Guides clothed in the styles of the times discuss and illustrate how life was lived on the frontier in early New Mexico. www.golondrinas.org

Bandelier National Monument (40 minutes)
During the day, explore the ancient dwellings and natural beauty of the canyon. On Wednesday nights during the summer (Memorial Day to Labor Day), park rangers lead “Nightwalks.” Participants are required to be silent during the one hour walk that allows visitors to step back in time. This walk is not recommended for children or others who cannot participate without talking or whispering. Reservations are required (call 505-672-3861 x 517 during business hours). www.nps.gov/band

Ghost Ranch-Abiquiu (1 hour)
Walk in the footsteps of Georgia O’Keefe at Ghost Ranch. The property is open for hiking most days and frequently hosts classes and seminars that are open to the public. Please view their website for details. www.ghostranch.org

 

Flea Markets

The Resort is located close to some amazing shopping, but some of the most fun shopping happens off the beaten path. Check out the famous, fun Flea Markets!

Flea Market at the Downs (Pojoaque)
www.santafetraditionalflea.com

Flea Market near the Opera (Tesuque)
www.pueblooftesuquefleamarket.com

 

Skiing

Ski Santa Fe (45 minutes)
www.skisantafe.com

Pajarito Canyon Ski Area (40 minutes)
www.skipajarito.com

 

Events

Santa Fe Indian Market – August
www.swaia.org

Rodeo de Santa Fe – June
www.rodeodesantafe.org

New Mexico State Fair – September
www.statefair.exponm.com

Albuquerque International Balloon Fiesta – October
www.balloonfiesta.com

Buffalo Thunder Half-Marathon – September 18, 2016
santafethunder.com

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