West The West
Destination: Santa Fe, New Mexico
aried landscapes, historic ruins, scintillating art & culture, breathtaking sunrises and sunsets… the heart of Northern New Mexico: Santa Fe. Whether you’re considering an intimate destination wedding here, your honeymoon or simply a week’s vacation, “The City Different” is one location you’ll want to keep on the short list! Your options are endless when it comes to accommodations in and around the Santa Fe area. A trendy B&B downtown, close to nightlife and a mix of restaurants, or a 1930s era Pueblo-style bungalow… An elegant resort, in which you and your partner can pamper yourselves after a day of hiking or shopping, or a small inn set midst the glorious views of the Sangre de Cristo Mountains. Friendly, knowledgeable hosts and mouthwatering on-site cuisine will make your home-away-from-home virtually unforgettable. Drive the Turquoise Trail and discover the old mining towns and historic Spanish villages, as well as cave dwellings where our prehistoric ancestors made their homes. Artists’ studios dot the landscape, shops, museums and markers referencing the history of the Navajo will lead your journey through the wonders of this old and sacred
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land. Yes, turquoise was mined here, as well as native copper and gold. With a high gay & lesbian population, and an ongoing commitment to diversity, Santa Fe is a welcoming locale with flavor, flair and limitless travel opportunities! Adventure Activities: Hiking, Skiing, Golf, Biking, Fishing, Snowboarding, Rafting
Creative Workshops: Cooking, Photography, Watercolors, Poetry, Jewelrymaking, Gardening, Natural Building *Just remember, Santa Fe’s elevation of 7000 feet can be challenging, especially upon first arrival. Be safe, stay hydrated and allow yourself to acclimate!
Area Highlights and Attractions ● Native American Nations, Celebrations, History & Contemporary Culture ● Georgia O’Keeffe Museum ● San Miguel Mission ● Loretto Chapel & the Miraculous Staircase ● Fiesta de Santa Fe (mid-September) ● Textiles, Jewelry, Pottery
● Southwestern Cuisine ● Santa Fe Opera ● The Original Route 66 ● Statue of Kateri Tekakwitha, St. Francis Cathedral ● 300+ days of sunshine each year!
Images of Santa Fe provided courtesy of: (Photo 1&2) - MarkKane.net, (Photo 3) - Chris Corrie
About Town ● Outdoor markets ● Casinos
Images of Hawaii provided courtesy of: (Photo 1) - Hawaii’s Big Island Visitor Bureau (Photo 2) - Hawaii Tourism Authority (HTA) / Tor Johnson (Photo 3) - HTA / Ron Garnett
Published on Mar 16, 2011
An expanded issue of the nation's first Gay and Lesbian Wedding Magazine. This issue features the latest tips and trends for 2011 along wit...