Nourish the Body and Soul in Santa Fe, New Mexico
You may be surprised to learn that Santa Fe is the third largest art market in the United States, after New York and Los Angeles. This quaint southwestern city of 72,000 people has hundreds of art galleries to nourish the soul, offering a wide range of styles, including Native American art, early 20th century art, traditional representational art, and contemporary and abstract art. Another obscure fact – there are more massage therapists per capita in Santa Fe than anywhere else in America! Not surprisingly, this sets the stage for an awesome vacation, one that nourishes both the body and the soul.
Canyon Road is the center of the Historic Arts District and a short walk from the center of town and Santa Fe’s beautiful Plaza. Within a one-mile area, visitors find more than 100 fine galleries and artists’ studios, specialty shops and world-class restaurants. A unique mingling of galleries and gracious adobe homes on narrow tree-lined streets forms the essence of the Canyon Road historic district’s charm.
Santa Fe is a walking town. Wander through the galleries of Canyon Road and soak in the architectural beautiful of the Spanish-Pueblo homes, many of which belonged to early artists that date from the 1700’s. Be prepared for the ambience to touch your soul, as nowhere else in America is the sky as blue and the spirit as intense. It is that indescribable magic that has drawn artists here for centuries. Include a visit to the Nedra Matteucci Gallery, 1057 Paseo de Peralta, to enjoy their outdoor sculpture garden, a beautiful space where bronze and stone sculptures co-exist in perfect harmony with ponds and waterfalls. For lunch or dinner, enjoy a delicious meal at Geronimo’s, 724 Canyon Road, a landmark restaurant that dates from 1769 and was once owned by Geronimo Lopez, an early Spanish settler. Many consider it the finest food in Santa Fe!
Merging the beauty of Santa Fe’s art and architecture with a visit to Ten Thousand Waves spa is a recipe that truly feeds the soul! Located twenty minutes from the center of town, Ten Thousand Waves is a beautiful oasis of Japanese ambience and luxury where caring professionals offer every conceivable type of body work and spa treatments imaginable.
Leave Santa Fe with a deep sense of serenity and relaxation – and a desire to return often! Your body and soul willl not be disappointed.