– 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).
Interesting 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.
Including many smaller galleries. Santa Fe has many world-class museums. Many are located around the historic downtown Plaza or close by:
- New Mexico Museum of Art – collections of Southwestern Arts.
- Institute of American Indian Arts Museum – Native American arts with political aspects.
- Georgia O’Keeffe Museum – devoted to the work of O’Keeffe and others whom she influenced. As of early 2006, it holds over one thousand of her works in all media.
- New Mexico History Museum – located behind the historic Palace of the Governors, showcasing the history of New Mexico.
- Site Santa Fe – A contemporary art space, located at 1606 Paseo De Peralta. Known as the forefront for contemporary art presentation in the Southwest.
- Museum of International Folk Art – showcasing folk arts from around the world.
- Museum of Indian Arts and Culture – exhibits Native American arts.
- Wheelwright Museum of the American Indian – Native American art and history.
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