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The Plaza, Santa Fe

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Scenic Drive
One of the oldest gathering places in the United States and the city's cultural epicenter, The Plaza dates back to the first decade of the 17th century. Originally constructed by Spanish colonial authorities, the square is now on the National Register of Historic Places and remains one of the city's most popular areas. Wander the tree-lined walkways, or explore the many restaurants, shops, galleries, and historical buildings surrounding the square. Take note of the nearby basilica, which is a shining example of the adobe architectural style. Check local listings for information on events, such as the concerts and markets frequently hosted at the site. Put The Plaza on your schedule, and learn what else deserves a visit by using our Santa Fe tour planner.
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  • Yes, with the Indians selling their jewelries, boutiques all around the square, Art Museum etc, places to sit and just enjoy the beauty around you, the adobe architecture etc that makes it one of the ...  more »
  • The benches in the little park are surprisingly comfortable and a good place to people-watch. If you are purchasing jewelry and see something you can't live without, don't wait until the following day...  more »
  • Delightful way to spend a day. Unique setting, museums, park, lots of places to snack or have a full meal. Many one-of-kind shops to browse. If in Santa Fe, you really must visit.  more »
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  • Gorgeous and historic- something for everyone! I stayed here two years ago and the room was small but so comfy. I have a hard time sleeping unless the bed is soft but supportive, and it was just right. The ambience of the whole place feels creative, arty southwestern upscale. The shops connected are interesting, the bar has been renovated to be more open and seat more. No matter how many times I've gone there I find something new to see each time. They have a parking garage attached for those who drive in. I'm a big fan of rooftop sitting and watching- that's next on my list here.
  • I had lunch in the bar-bistro, the restaurant manager was very attentive! And I really appreciated the effort he made to ensure that there were no allergens in the meal I was ordering. I will be back to experience the atrium dining room and to stay in the Historic Hotel. Lots of great art and history! Great menu in the restaurants.
  • Excellent. I've been to Santa Fe many, many times and have stayed in most of the downtown hotels throughout the years. This was, by far, my best experience. The hotel has an excellent location and their customer service was well beyond my expectations. From the moment I arrived, they treated me like no other I can recall visiting. There was a slight mix-up on my reservation and they more than lived up to their reputation by taking care of the mix-up (which was not even their doing). I will stay at this hotel in my future visits - without a doubt.
  • Very old school. Historic! La Fonda is under new ownership and has been remodeled. Kinda like an old shoe. Walk the halls for history and dine in their kitchen to make history. There's not a bad dish at the 2 restaurants - some traditional, some unusual, some seasonal. Prime Rib served Fridays. Can be pricy, so watch your pennies and treasure the abundance of service, fine food and drink and a dash of old school Pueblo surroundings.
  • This is, by far, the best place to stay in Santa Fe. It is so much more than a "must see", it is a "must experience". Authentic New Mexico spirit and culture. A true Land of Enchantment. Outstanding customer service, welcoming, and full of sitting by the fire, enjoying the best terrace views in Santa Fe, entertainment.. all without leaving its property.