Santa Fe, NM is a world class travel destination, par excellence. Not only is it the highest capital city in the United States at 7000 ft. (over 2100 meters), but it is the oldest capital city as well. Founded in 1615 as “La Villa Real de la Santa Fe de San Francisco de Asis” (the Royal Village of the Holy Faith of Saint Francis of Assissi), it has long been considered a vortex of spiritual energy. Many Tibetans and other spiritually-minded people settle here for an evolved lifestyle.
Recently, Santa Fe was voted the most artistic town in the United States (ahead of #2, San Francisco), while for the 20th year in a row the knowledgeable travelers who subscribe to Conde Nast Traveler magazine have voted Santa Fe one of their favorite travel destinations in the U.S. Santa Fe was selected as the third most popular travel city in the U.S. in the magazine’s 2011 Readers’ Choice Awards.
Hundreds of art galleries (many of them nested along Canyon Road) and great cultural diversity also give Santa Fe an ambience unlike any other city in the world. Native American art and culture meet Mexican, Spanish and European influences to create a most fascinating experience for visitors.
Alternative lifestyles, yoga, spirituality, art, and spectacular beauty all combine with the incomparable adobe-style architecture to create a visual and energetic fantasy atmosphere. The skies and the magical light have drawn artists and photographers forever. It is no wonder that the likes of Georgia O’Keeffe settled near here, as have writers and artists of every description, to bask in the inspirational atmosphere and beauty.