Just an hour's flight from Phoenix Sky Harbor Airport, is Albuquerque. And, Albuquerque is just an hour south of Santa Fe. So why not consider a getaway to Santa Fe.
March means spring break, a chance to get away with the family, enjoy welcoming sunshine, escape the winter doldrums, and above all, have fun. Santa Fe offers the best of both worlds for spring break—it’s snowy enough high in the mountains for some of the best skiing and boarding of the season but warm enough for golf, shopping, or strolling in town. The grandparents, kids plus Mom and Dad will all find something engaging as Santa Fe serves up endless variety for today’s multi-generational families.
For a customized experience the entire family can participate in, visitors are encouraged to participate in DIY: A Creative Tourism Journey – an artistic initiative lasting the entire month of March. This unique program allows visitors with a creative yearning to register for a creative workshop of their choice and book their stay at discounted prices at participating hotels, b & b’s, and inns. The workshops cover a wide range of classes, like glass fusing, monotype printing, a variety of painting classes and more. Classes are taught by established artists and artisans and can last a few hours or be a multi-day course. Participating lodgers include the Hotel Saint Francis, Lodge at Santa Fe, Inn and Spa at Loretto, Bishop’s Lodge, Hotel Chimayo de Santa Fe, Casa Cuma Bed & Breakfast and several private vacation rentals. For more information, visit http://santafecreativetourism.org/.
Ski Santa Fe makes it easy for the whole family to enjoy winter sports and is offering a new program this spring. Book a full day at Chipmunk Corner for kids ages 3 to 11 for just $100 for skiing and $105 for boarding with equipment rentals included. Reservations should be made in advance, 505-988-9636.
Famed jazz musician Wynton Marsalis is in Santa Fe March 6, performing at the Lensic Center for Performing Arts, www.lensic.org. Also at the Lensic, a road production of Fiddler on the Roof March 10, and Aspen/Santa Fe Ballet with its exciting mix of athletic, contemporary dance on March 29-30.
These are only a few of the things to do and see during spring break in Santa Fe. The city is known for world-class shopping, art galleries, and museums year-round. There is a wealth of spas, perfect for a couples or girls luxury spa day. Golfers in Santa Fe usually start playing on the warm days in February and there are several courses in and near town. The temperature difference between the mountains and the city make it perfectly possible to ski in the morning and play golf in the afternoon during spring. Even the most finicky family members will find activities to love in Santa Fe.
For savings specials on lodging, dining and shopping all year ‘round, http://santafe.org/
Information courtesy: Santa Fe Tourism