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Santa Fe Spring Travel Guide: Easter, Memorial Day, Mothers Day, Santa Fe Century Ride!

Spring has arrived as spring break travelers converge on Santa Fe, we want to make sure all our Santa Fe spring travelers are prepared for upcoming Holidays. Take a look at our Santa Fe Spring Travel Guide below to see what’s going on in Santa Fe over the upcoming Easter, Mother’s Day, and Memorial Day Holidays and the Santa Fe Century bike ride!

Native American Dance - Santa Fe Spring Travel GuideEaster in Santa Fe New Mexico April 1

Native American Pueblo Dances take place on most pueblos for Easter celebrations. Here are a few nearby to Pueblo Bonito b&b inn Santa Fe:

Santo Domingo: A cultural center and small museum provide opportunities for visitors to learn more about the pueblo, which is home to more than 3,100 people. While there is no admission fee, donations are appreciated.

Many roadside stands with jewelry, pottery and silverwork for sale can be found during a visit to this pueblo. Look for these special items and others during the Santo Domingo Arts and Crafts Market held each Labor Day weekend with more than 350 Santo Domingo and other Native artists. Enjoy traditional dances and sample great food which are all part of the festivities. The pueblo also has a small museum and a gas station off of the Santo Domingo exit on I-25 between Santa Fe and Albuquerque.

DIRECTIONS:  The pueblo is located 25 miles south of Santa Fe, off I-25 at the Santo Domingo exit.

Taos Pueblo - Santa Fe Spring Travel Guide
Taos Pueblo photo: wikipedia

Taos: The adobe, multi-storied homes of Taos Pueblo have captivated painters and photographers since the 1920s, when an artist colony formed in nearby Taos and virtually established Southwest art. It helped inspire the Pueblo Revival style of architecture in contemporary New Mexico.

The pueblo is home to nearly 4,500 people who value their privacy and insist visitors do the same. Signs mark houses around the plaza that sell arts and crafts. Respect the off-limits signs and don’t climb the ladders to the rooftops. The Taos people are very skilled in leatherwork, evident in the drums and moccasins they make.

San Ildefonso: Today, the pueblo is a flourishing art community with about 1,500 residents. It was the home of the late Maria Martinez, who along with her husband, Julian, developed the world-renowned, black-on-black pottery with black matte designs. Artisans’ homes throughout the pueblo are open to the public for shopping. The San Ildefonso Pueblo Museum, (505) 455-3549, also displays traditional crafts. With an average of 20,000 visitors each year, San Ildefonso is one of the most visited pueblos in the state.

Bandelier National Monument - Santa Fe Spring Travel GuideNearby Locations: Bandelier National Monument, Española, Los Alamos, Pojoaque, Nambé Pueblo, Pojoaque Pueblo, Santa Clara Pueblo, Santa Fe Opera, Tesuque Pueblo, White Rock

DIRECTIONS:  The pueblo is located 23 miles north of Santa Fe via US 84/285, then west on NM 502.

Gathering of Nations April 26- 28North America’s largest powwow and Native American competition, featuring singing and dancing with more than 3,000 participants, aisles of shopping, and Native foods.

Mothers Day Weekend in Santa Fe May 11-13   Bring mom to Santa Fe and make a memory that will last a life time! Mom’s love shopping, exploring, and being with loved ones. Here’s a few ideas within walking of Pueblo Bonito b&b inn to get a great mothers day Santa Fe travel trip started!

  Santa Fe Art Tour: 10am-12pm . Explore Santa Fe’s art museums, galleries, and famous Canyon Road? Through a conversational walking tour which cultivates fun and personal experiences with art. Santa Fe Art Tours are participatory, intimate, and unscripted.

The Santa Fe Farmers’ Market– Saturday 7:30 am- noon. Location: Santa Fe Railyard. Get fresh vegetables, fruits, eggs, milk, cheeses, meats, baked goods, chile, teas, herbs, original crafts, body care products, and much more? The Market also features live music, a breakfast/lunch, wine tasting and more!

The Santa Fe Artist Market: Location: Railyard Plaza Event Type: Art Shows & Fairs  This market features works in various media by local artists, held just north of the Rail Yard water tower.

Century Bike Ride - Santa Fe Spring Travel GuideCentury Bike Ride & Weekend Getaway – Santa Fe, New Mexico May 18-20 Enhance your May Santa Fe Travel plans by participating in the Santa Fe Century while staying at Pueblo Bonito bed & breakfast inn! Always a great event- bicycle New Mexico and experience miles of history passing under your wheels! Bicycle down the ancient Turquoise Trail through the old mining towns of Madrid and Golden, across the mineral rich Ortiz and San Pedro Mountains, onwards through the Galisteo Basin to the old village of Galisteo, and back into scenic Santa Fe!   The Santa Fe Century is the first major cycling event in the spring in the Southwest. The weather in May is moderate and provides an opportunity to shed the winter gear for some wonderful springtime riding in Santa Fe, New Mexico.


Memorial Day Weekend in Santa Fe- May 25-28

Some ideas for to create a great Memorial Day weekend that you or your family will never forget! Try a few of these suggestions:

Native Treasure Art Market - Santa Fe Spring Travel Guide
Acoma Pueblo artist Marilyn Ray- featured in Pueblo Bonito gift gallery.

14th annual Native Treasures Art Market: Nationally-recognized Native art market and benefit held Santa Fe, New Mexico on Memorial Day weekend, May 25-27, 2018. Sponsored by the Museum of Indian Arts and Culture. 200 of some of the best Native American artists working in the US today. Works range from traditional to contemporary, from emerging to established. Works of jewelry, pottery, painting, basketry, beadwork, carvings, sculpture and textiles. Attendees have access to high-quality works from artists representing tribes across the United States. The museum is proud to promote working indigenous artists and help sustain their communities and culture. Easy walking distance to Market from Pueblo Bonito bed and breakfast inn Santa Fe- saves guests parking fees and hassles!

Arrowhead Pueblo Hike: Location: Pecos National Historical Park  A one-mile round-trip hike to a seldom-seen 14th century, 100-room pueblo. Reservations required. Free, 1–3 pm, 505-757-7241, Pecos National Monument is an easy 20 minute drive from Pueblo Bonito bed and breakfast inn.

Santa Fe Farmers Market and Artists Market also available this weekend. Please refer to detail description of these two markets listed above under Mothers Day Weekend in Santa Fe.







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