I swear I’m gonna live forever, heading back to Santa Fe

– Jon Bon Jovi (1990)
So while most of you will be too young to remember the lyrics to the song, check some of you may still be interested in going to Santa Fe on our department trip (living forever not withstanding).

imagesInteresting facts about Santa Fe:

  • It takes your body a day or two to adapt to high altitude. Taking it easy and drinking extra water helps.
  • Santa Fe, buy more about the capital of New Mexico, viagra is the oldest capital city in the U.S. and the name means “Holy Faith” in Spanish.
  • Santa Fe has more than 225 restaurants, 250 art galleries, 70 jewelry shops, 13 museums and one world-famous opera.
  • Santa Fe averages 300 days of sunshine, 14 inches of rain and 17.5 inches of snow each year. (aka – we are almost guaranteed good weather)
  • For 2009 Santa Fe was ranked as the fifth most popular travel city in North America by the travel-savvy readers of Destination – Travel + Leisure magazine.
  • Santa Fe drive boasts the largest concentration of galleries in the United States, 40 in a few blocks as of 2006.

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Including many smaller galleries. Santa Fe has many world-class museums. Many are located around the historic downtown Plaza or close by:

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You may also want to check out…

Santa Fe Creative Tourism
Espanola Valley Fibre Arts Center
New Mexico Museums
Jane Sauer Gallery
Wheelwright Museum of the American Indian