Pueblo-Style Condos near the Historic Santa Fe Plaza
Pueblo-, Spanish-, and Territorial-style buildings line the streets of the historic Santa Fe Plaza, a square in downtown Santa Fe that’s served as the city center for hundreds of years. Some of the buildings date back to the early 1600s, including the San Miguel Mission, one of the country’s oldest surviving churches. Today, the plaza is a popular community gathering spot that’s home to art galleries, museums, and summer festivals, all within a mile of Fort Marcy Hotel Suites.
Each of the pueblo-style condos at Fort Marcy has a full kitchen as well as living and dining areas decked out with southwestern decor. Many have wood-burning kiva fireplaces. Private patios or balconies look out on 9 acres of landscaped grounds and gardens; from some units you can even see the Sangre de Cristo Mountains in the distance.
With two of this getaway’s options, you and a guest get a 90-minute tour of attractions beyond Santa Fe while aboard a Pingauzer, an all-terrain vehicle that can travel to nearby Pacheco Canyon. Along the way, you’ll see Saint Francis Cathedral, the orchards of Tesuque, and the mountains.
Santa Fe, New Mexico: Old West Architecture and Fiery Southwestern Cuisine
Santa Fe’s vibrant mosaic of cultural influences includes pieces of Native American, Latino, and western traditions. You can get an idea of the city’s varied background by visiting Santa Fe Plaza, which has served as the city center for more than 400 years. On a walk through, you’ll see old buildings made of adobe, the red brick-like material that defines much of Santa Fe’s architecture. Centuries of colorful southwestern artwork are also on display in the New Mexico Museum of Art, which is located in the Plaza.
Fiery chili is the signature flavor at many restaurants in Santa Fe, which earned a place on TripAdvisor’s Top 10 Food & Wine Destinations in the United States in 2011. It’s worth it to sign up for a walking food tour of the area, which has sprung up with popular eateries, each offering its own spin on zesty southwestern cuisine.
For more than 300 days a year, Santa Fe soaks in sunshine. Such consistently great weather, paired with New Mexico’s varied terrain, makes the region ideal for hiking and biking. The Sangre de Cristo Mountains have peaks that stand over 13,000 feet high, and they’re traced with trails that wind past picturesque meadows filled with Indian paintbrush, purple lupine, and undomesticated landscape painters. From late fall to early spring, up to 300 inches of snow falls on the slopes of the mountains, which offer miles of downhill-skiing and snowboarding trails.