Want to get out of the Houston heat? Visit Santa Fe!
From huge stone chapels to old-school Latin music downtown, Santa Fe, New Mexico is a cultural melting pot. The downtown is home to old adobe buildings, great stone cathedrals, massive elm trees adorned with fairy lights and long cobblestone walkways filled with Native Americans peddling their wares.
The whole vibe of the place feels like a different planet and tourists fill the sidewalks all year round, especially during the Balloon Fiesta and the various markets, such as Indian Market and Spanish Market.
If you want incredible authentic Mexican or New Mexican food without crossing the border, then you should visit Santa Fe. Experience the spice of locally grown red chile, the richness of soft posole and fall in the love with the green chile breakfast burritos. Dozens of family-owned restaurants are scattered throughout the city and every single one has something special to offer those who walk through their doors.
Santa Fe has some of the bluest skies in the country and the aspen trees on the mountain turn bright yellow as October blossoms. The bright flowers, sprawling landscapes and sky-high mesas make this state one of the most beautiful in the Mid-West.