By Summer Brons
Santa Fe
New Mexico
Photo gallery
Nestled in the Sangre de Cristo Mountains, Santa Fe, New Mexico is an amazing travel destination rich in history, culture, and fantastic weather. With an average of over 300 days every year of sunshine and blue skies, Santa Fe just may be the ideal vacation getaway. EscapeWizard.com is here to help you plan your New Mexico travels!    

Flying into Santa Fe is easy, thanks to the Santa Fe Municipal Airport (SAF), just nine miles outside of the downtown area. Book your flight through EscapeWizard.com at (www.escapewizard.com/flight.php) and enjoy our low airfare prices. We can also secure you a great rate on a hotel, simply click (www.escapewizard.com/hotels.php?flag=htl) and choose your lodging of preference.     

Often referred to as the oldest capital in the country, Santa Fe has a lengthy history. EscapeWizard.com recommends starting with a visit to the Palace of the Governors, the country's oldest continuously occupied building. This structure is 400 years old and its exhibits showcase a vivid recollection of the past. Close by the Palace is the New Mexico Museum of Art, offering a generous collection of historical pieces as well as rotating contemporary exhibits. A visit to Museum Hill should also be in order, as this southeast side of Santa Fe hosts two museums devoted to Native American art and tradition, and a museum devoted to international folk art. Many of Santa Fe's museums also offer workshops, lectures, or art classes for those who wish for further hands-on experience.     

Santa Fe is a great destination for outdoor enthusiasts. Whether you enjoy skiing, hiking, golfing, river rafting, or bicycling, this city has an array of available activities to get you outside and active. Santa Fe also has over 50 parks, each offering a scenic venue for relaxation or exploration.     

EscapeWizard.com knows that shopping and dining are two of the best parts of traveling, and Santa Fe offers an excellent selection of both. Find handcrafted novelties, Southwest classics like cowboy boots and turquoise jewelry, or enjoy today's popular retailers; Santa Fe can appease any shopping enthusiast. The real fun comes when it's time to eat! Very popular here are chilies, and you may find yourself asked "red or green?" when ordering New Mexican classics. If you're looking to branch out from Southwestern fare, Santa Fe has plenty of alternative cuisine choices. Whether you're looking to sample international flavors or stick with American staples, Santa Fe has earned a name for itself in the culinary world thanks to creative chefs and a passionate, food-loving community.     

No vacation is complete without the simple art of relaxation, and Santa Fe excels in this area. The city has numerous upscale spas ready to relax and rejuvenate even the most exhausted of travelers. Massages, herbal treatments, body wraps, even specialties unique to other cultures can be found here. EscapeWizard.com suggests treating yourself to at least one afternoon at a spa during your vacation, if not a full week!     

Where else can you find so much history, adventure, and relaxation all located in one perfectly scenic city? Book your Santa Fe, New Mexico getaway through EscapeWizard.com and come see why this is one of the best travel destinations in the country. 
Hotels in Santa Fe
By Courtney Singer
Holiday Inn Express
3450 Cerrillos Road, Santa Fe, NM
Photo gallery
Santa Fe, New Mexico is a diverse and unique town situated in the American Southwest.  The city center is chock full of art galleries, museums, and markets.  Located only four miles from the downtown, the Holiday Inn Express is the perfect hotel for visitors looking to get the full Santa Fe experience.

The Holiday Inn Express is five miles from the Santa Fe County Municipal Airport, making it easily accessible for those flying into the area.  For business travelers, the hotel has a business center completed with print services. Free wired and wireless internet is provided throughout the hotel.  Other amenities include an outdoor pool and a 24-hour Fitness Center.  The Holiday Inn Express also offers a complimentary hot breakfast every morning.    

Each room comes with a TV, microwave and refrigerator.  There is also a spacious desk with lamp for business travelers.  Also available upon request: connecting rooms, a crib, a roll away bed/cot for $15 extra nightly, and a separate hanging closet.  Check-in is at 3:00 PM and check-out 12:00 PM, according to hotel policy.  Pets stay free!  Pets must be under 25lbs, and only one per room is allowed. 

Santa Fe was home to one of America’s foremost painters, Georgia O’Keeffe.  Art lovers should head over to the Santa Fe Plaza and visit the Georgia O’Keeffe Museum.  Afterwards, wander through the downtown, taking in the fascinating architecture.  Maybe even take in a show at the Santa Fe Opera house. 

For the less artsy and more outdoorsy types, Santa Fe offers a variety of natural diversions. Only 20 miles from the Santa Fe Ski Basin, visitors can go spend a day on the slopes and then return to warm up at the Holiday Inn Express.  For those more interested in the skies than snow, the annual Balloon Festival is held every year in Albuquerque, 50 miles south of Sante Fe.  

The Holiday Inn Express “ Santa Fe Cerrillos is an exceptional establishment offering top-notch accommodations.  EscapeWizard.com wants you to have the best travel experience possible, and knows you will enjoy your stay at the Holiday Inn.  To make a reservation now, go to (www.escapewizard.com/hotels.php?flag=htl).  
Hotels in Santa Fe
By Sara Falardeau
Homewood Suites by Hilton Santa Fe
10 Buffalo Thunder Trail, Santa Fe, NM
Photo gallery
Set in the scenic Pueblo of Pojoaque hills, the Homewood Suites by Hilton Santa Fe combines a beautiful natural setting with the ease of urban access. The hotel is located just 20 minutes from the Santa Fe County Municipal Airport and a mere 15 minutes from the city center, giving guests plenty of time to take advantage of the complimentary luggage hold, hit the ATM in the lobby and explore New Mexico’s capital before the 3 p.m. check-in time.

The hotel offers suites tastefully decorated with the area’s Native American heritage in mind. Choose from a studio suite with a king-sized bed, a 1-bedroom suite with a king or two queen-sized beds, or a 2-bedroom suite with one king and two queens. 2-bedroom suites have two full bathrooms. Each suite also includes a separate living area with a sleeper sofa as well as a kitchen with a standard refrigerator, dishwasher, microwave, coffee-maker and 2-burner stove.

When you’re not relaxing in your room, the hotel offers a host of amenities. After enjoying a free hot breakfast, guests can play a round at the onsite Towa Golf Course, which offers a breathtaking view of the mountains. You could also go for a swim in the heated outdoor pool or utilize the convenient rental car desk in the lobby to explore the nearby attractions. Hike the Nambe Falls, visit the two casinos within minutes of the hotel, or see the Bandelier National Monument “ wherever you go, hotel parking is free upon your return. Then, as the day draws to a close, unwind with complimentary drinks and dinner Monday through Thursday.

On the final day of your stay, you’re sure to leave satisfied by the 12 p.m. checkout time. Whether you’re looking for a city adventure or a quiet country retreat, the Homewood Suites by Hilton Santa Fe is the perfect place to recharge. Book your suite now with EscapeWizard.com and start planning your Southwestern adventure today (www.escapewizard.com/hotels.php?flag=htl).
Hotels in Santa Fe
By Sarah Hay
DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel Santa Fe
4048 Cerrillos Road, Santa Fe, NM
Photo gallery
Let the serenity and beauty of Santa Fe awaken your senses on your next trip to New Mexico, and let the DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel Santa Fe soothe your spirit when you stay at this gorgeously appointed hotel. Located only five miles from Santa Fe Municipal Airport, the DoubleTree is near local sights, such as the Museum of International Folk Art, Canyon Road, the Santa Fe Place Mall and the Santa Fe Opera House. The corporate offices of Lowes, Wal-Mart and Target are also in the area.

There are 130 rooms in which to relax and indulge yourself at the DoubleTree Santa Fe, and standard amenities in each include 37 LCD flat panel HD televisions, free wireless high speed Internet access, mini refrigerators, coffeemakers, microwaves, irons and ironing boards, hairdryers, and MP3 clock radios. Check-in is 3 p.m.; check-out is 12 noon. There’s a restaurant and lounge at the DoubleTree to keep you well-fed, and room service is always available.

The hotel has a heated outdoor swimming pool, for your comfort and relaxation, along with a spa and fitness center, to help keep you fit. For your business convenience, there’s a 24-hour business center, complete with notary public, fax, printing and copying, along with audio/visual equipment rentals and videoconferencing. The hotel has a snack shop on site, along with news stand and coin laundry, and valet services are available as well.

There’s a variety of conference rooms on premise, including a 2,419 square foot Bear Wallow room, which can host up to 150 people. So, if you’ve been searching for the perfect venue for your next event or corporate meeting, consider the DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel Santa Fe. If you need to secure the best rate at the DoubleTree, be sure to let the folks at EscapeWizard.com handle all your reservations, by simply following this link: (www.escapewizard.com/hotels.php?flag=htl).
Hotels in Santa Fe
By Sarah Hay
Hilton Santa Fe Golf Resort & Spa at Buffalo Thunder
20 Buffalo Thunder Trail, Santa Fe, NM
Photo gallery
If you’ve been looking for the perfect mix of excitement and relaxation in one New Mexico resort, look no further than the Hilton Santa Fe Golf Resort & Spa at Buffalo Thunder. Just 15 minutes from downtown, and 60 minutes from Albuquerque International Airport, the Pueblo-façade hotel is near a variety of local attractions, including the Georgia O’Keeffe Museum, the Santa Fe Opera House, the Santa Fe Plaza and Taos. The hotel itself is above the casino, and has an onsite golf club, with three courses.

There are 395 guest rooms and suites on the property, each one tastefully designed with your relaxation in mind. Amenities include 37 flat screen televisions, wired and wireless Internet access (for a fee), MP3 clock radios, iron and ironing boards, hairdryers, Cuisinart coffeemakers, mini bars, weekday newspaper delivery and dual line speakerphones with data ports. Many rooms offer balconies, and suites encompass 2,000 square feet over two levels.

The Hilton Santa Fe Golf Resort & Spa has everything you need to unwind, including tennis and hiking, heated outdoor and indoor pools, and an onsite convenience store. A tour desk, beauty salon, barber shop, gift shop, valet and laundry service are also on premise, as is a concierge and car rental desk. Pets are allowed, for a fee, and check-in is 4 p.m.; check-out is 11 a.m.

For your dining and dancing pleasure, there are two nightclubs and six restaurants at the Hilton, and there is a Spanish Mission-style chapel on premise, along with a Mariachi band, for a New Mexico wedding venue, should you desire. For grand events, the hotel offers the largest conference center floor around, with 66,000 square feet of space, including a Grand Ballroom, and 25,000 square feet of flexible meeting space.

Whether you’re in town for a special event, or business, the best place in Santa Fe to experience the best vacation is the Hilton Santa Fe Golf Resort & Spa at Buffalo Thunder. Let the experts at EscapeWizard.com handle all the details of securing the best possible rates here, by following this link: (www.escapewizard.com/hotels.php?flag=htl).