Road Trip April 2018: Destination Santa Fe, NM
By Marcella Simmons
Last year we drove out to Santa Fe, NM – we stopped for the night in Amarillo, Texas (it’s exactly 13 to our destination (825.11 mi) via US-287 N and I-40 W). Since the kids were on spring break, there was little time to check out the sites in Amarillo, so we put it in our bucket list for a later date.
Once we got to Santa FE, the kids were excited because although it was April, it snowed. Yes, literally snowed.
Our motel, The Inn at Santa Fe has a heated pool but it’s on the outside. There was people swimming out there with the snow falling. So we decided ‘Why not?” The sauna was warm and if the kids got too cold, they sat in with me as I waited for them to have a good time.
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Come to Santa Fe for the Holidays: It’s Nothing Short of Magical
BY BILLIE FRANK
SANTA FE LOCAL EXPERT
The word that best describes Santa Fe at Christmas is ‘magical’. The official start to this festival of lights is the annual Christmas tree lighting in the historic Santa Fe Plaza… Read Full Story Here
By Max Bellamy
There are a number of reasons, which make New Mexico one of the most popular tourist destinations in all of America. Within the horizons of New Mexico, one can not only taste the flavor of cuisines from all over the world but can also breathe in the intoxicating aroma of the ancient cultures that have lived through the years in this city. New Mexico as a tourist destination offers something for everybody. If you are a connoisseur of art then you will find there a number of world-renowned museums and art galleries. If holiday for you, means living life on the edge with a number of adventure sports then the city promises not to leave you disappointed. Mountains, deserts, lakes and forests make the diverse landscape features that will make you gasp for more.
If you are planning a vacation to New Mexico then you will not…
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By Kenneth Perkins
The first thing a newcomer to Red River, New Mexico will realize is that this mountainous getaway has one of the most popular ski resorts in the country. They will also learn rather quickly how there’s more to Red River than lacing up the skis and hitting a resort that offers six chair lifts and one surface lift, and the trails are equally divided for beginners, intermediates and experts.
Lodging can be obtained in cabins, chalets, inns, or private condominiums, all scattered throughout the area. Many lodging packages (as well as ski packages) are available, and Red River offers snow pass rates allowing children to ski for free and teens to ski at reduced rates. It’s a great way to save money on a family vacation.
There Can Be Fun Without Skis
Even if you don’t ski, there is plenty of fun to be had. Scenic chairlift rides, hiking, biking, horseback riding, camping, snow-mobiling, and hunting are all there. You can even take one of the jeep tours go to see the abandoned gold mines in the area.
The Greatest Three-Day Vacation
Watch the Torchlight Parade and Fireworks, enjoy a Snow coach dinner tour of the Red River Ski Area, go sledding at Mallette Park or the hill near St. Edwin’s Church, Roller Skate, play indoor putt-putt golf, billiards, ping pong, darts or arcade games at the Playhouse.
Won’t Ever Forget The Candy Crate
This is a nostalgic candy store known for fresh candy mountain fudge in over 40 varieties. The Candy Crate also carries fine chocolates, ice cream, glazed nuts, snacks and beverages, T-shirts, wacky hats and sunglasses, and a wide variety of gift items are also on shelves. A trip to Red River without a pit stop to the Candy Crate is unheard of.
Red River Gallery of Fine Art
Home of Kenneth Wyatt family art, which according to the cowboys who know their trade, is said to be the best painter of the horse in Western art. The Red River Gallery of Fine Art carries originals, art reproductions, sculptures, books, and Christian art. But the main focus is art from the Wyatt clan. Jake Marshall is the newest artist (3rd generation) in the Wyatt family of artists. He is the grandson of Kenneth and son of artist Jill Wyatt-Marshall.
Winter Carnival & Parade of Ice
Events include snowmobile races, massive ice sculptures carved right before your eyes, snowman building, kid-friendly games and events, live music, shopping strolls, torchlight parades, and fireworks. You can race to the top of the Face of the Red River Ski Area. Contestants are timed and compete for cash prizes and bragging rights.
For more information on what makes Red River, New Mexico a great vacation destination for newbies and vacation veterans, visit http://www.LiftsWest.com.