Art and history lovers will not be the only ones who enjoy an RV trip to Santa Fe, New Mexico. Those whose only desire is to get outdoors and take part in some exhilarating recreational activities find that this beautiful area offers plenty of that as well. You will find numerous RV parks to choose from in the area. You might like Los Sueños RV Park as there is easy access to all the sights in town as well as access to a network of trails.
First, after all that driving, you may like to get out for some exercise and to enjoy that New Mexico sun beating down happily. The Randall Davey Audubon Center gives you the chance to escape and find a lively walk through 135 acres of beautiful landscapes and enjoy the wildlife. Then make your way to Hyde Memorial Park to see some breathtaking scenery and hike the trails along Little Tesuque Creek.
The Santa Fe National Historic Trail runs through, once connecting Santa Fe with Missouri, and makes a great place to take a horseback ride or ride a bike. If experienced as a cyclist, you may want to mountain bike up the Windsor Trail to really discover a challenge. Only minutes from downtown, you will find this an energizing experience.
Rich history is abundant in Santa Fe. Museums and missions, historic displays and sites, it is all here. Browse until you get the feeling you are walking these streets earlier in time. The San Miguel Mission was built in 1610 by Tlaxcalan Indians from Mexico. This mission was damaged later but rebuilt in 1710. The church is still in use. The Laguna Pueblo Mission is another in a long list of missions you can visit while in Santa Fe absorbing the history.
Check out the Santa Fe National Cemetery! This is particularly of interest to those captivated by Civil War history. In 1987, a mass grave was discovered of 31 confederate soldiers who died in the Battle of Glorieta Pass in 1862. Some were identified and placed in separate graves but the cemetery has a monument erected where those unidentified were interred. Many notable figures from the war are buried here. Be sure to research this cemetery thoroughly before your arrival so you won’t miss any aspect of this historic spot.
Next, take an inspirational break and visit some of the art museums in Santa Fe! The first choice is the Museum of International Folk Art. Current exhibits you will find fascinating. The Histories of Chocolate may appeal to the connoisseur and the beautiful Amish quilts will give you a taste of unique artworks. At the New Mexico Museum of Art, the building itself is a masterpiece! Enjoy the Santa Fe artists’ amazing works and find a blend of Native American, Hispanic, and European-based art. Finally, you will need to include the Georgia O’Keeffe Museum on your itinerary. An exhibit of Annie Leibovitz is included in the current displays, as well as some of the best of O’Keeffe.
Your RV trip to Santa Fe will be filled with art, history and the outdoors. It’s one you won’t soon forget!