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Albuquerque Rio Grande Balloon Ride
"We fly most days at sunrise weather permitting. We begin by meeting you at our launch site which is right on the west side of the Rio Grande River. Once at the launch site we will inflate the balloon and fly for about an hour down the river valley here in Albuquerque. During the flight depending upon the direction of the winds on flight day you will have great views of the Sandia Mountains to the east Petroglyph national monument to the west
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Albuquerque Hot Air Balloon Ride at Sunset
"Begin your experience in the afternoon with check-in at the downtown headquarters (or choose optional pickup from your Albuquerque hotel). Afterward hop in the van and head to the launch site.When you arrive watch your hot air balloon fill up with air. You even have the option to assist the crew as they fill up the giant balloon!Once the balloon is ready step into the sturdy basket and float up to the skies. Soak up bird's-eye views of the Rio Grande Valley and Albuquerque as you gently drift high above the ground. Snap photos of the sprawling mesa and the Sandia Mountains a landmark mountain range to the east of Albuquerque.Your pilot decides the route for the evening depending on the winds. You could glide over Albuquerque hover low enough to wave at people in the city or see the Rio Grande River up close. Expect stunning panoramic views of the desert landscape
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Albuquerque Rio Grande Balloon Ride
"We fly most days at sunrise weather permitting. We begin by meeting you at our launch site which is right on the west side of the Rio Grande River. Once at the launch site we will inflate the balloon and fly for about an hour down the river valley here in Albuquerque. During the flight depending upon the direction of the winds on flight day you will have great views of the Sandia Mountains to the east Petroglyph national monument to the west
From $167.00

More Local Customs in Santa Fe

Santos and other religious art

Spanish settlers brought the Catholic faith and its saints to the Southwest four hundred years ago. As colonial chapels were established and missionaries dispatched to this remote region, imagery was...
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goodfish
Dec 23, 2013

"The City Different"

Santa Fe's unique appearance is due to the thoughtful preservation of its historic structures, and to a zoning code, passed in 1957, which dictates how new buildings must look. New construction within...
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goodfish
Dec 23, 2013

Pueblo Etiquette

Visiting some of New Mexico's pueblos is an excellent way to learn about the history and culture of the indigenous peoples. Because they are recognized as Sovereign Nations, they also are allowed...
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goodfish
Dec 18, 2013

Upper Crust?

As a native New Mexican born and raised, I'm of course familiar with our capital city, Santa Fe. I've visited frequently on our Railrunner commuter train. From the Railyard to the downtown plaza area...
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HispanicYob
Apr 24, 2013

Color!!!!

New Mexicans love color and their favorite shades decorate everything that can possibly be painted, dyed or planted. Vivid chile reds, bright turquoise blues, sunny yellow, fiery orange, cool greens...
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goodfish
Jun 01, 2009

seek the shade

One facet of the Old West style towns I love and very prevalent in New Mexico due to the high amounts and sun and heat are covered pavements. Tourists love the way they look and they are very...
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richiecdisc
May 16, 2009
 
 
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land of the chllies

New Mexico is chilies country and the popular deep and bright red of the dried chilies is prevalent in Santa Fe as in most other cities in the state. The traditional string called a ristra They are...
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May 16, 2009

Fiesta de Santa Fe Entrada

Fiesta de Santa Fe has a long history, having been held every year since 1712 to celebrate the retaking of the city in 1692 by Don Diego de Vargas after the Pueblo Revolt of 1680. The burning of...
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AlbuqRay
Dec 31, 2007

Mariachi Bands

According to Wikipedia, mariachi is a type of musical group, originally from Jalisco, in Mexico. Usually a mariachi consists of at least two violins, two trumpets, one Mexican guitar, one vihuela (a...
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AlbuqRay
Dec 31, 2007

The Pinyon Tree

This pinyon tree was pointed out to me as we walked along the streets of Santa Fe. We had noticed the wonderfully aromatic fragrance of the pinyon wood when the fireplace in our room was lit. After...
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VeronicaG
Feb 01, 2007

The Ristras

When traveling through the Southwest, you'll see strings of dried red peppers hanging from storefronts or from porches of private homes. These are "ristras". This tradition is said to be meant as a...
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VeronicaG
Jan 30, 2007

It's a Bubbly Beer!

We were traveling with friends, one of whom ordered a bottle of Sol Beer when we stopped for lunch at the Eating House restaurant in Pajoaque.SOL BEER is an import from Mexico and is light and bubbly,...
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VeronicaG
Jan 30, 2007

Clearing The Roads

I had to look twice to realize I was watching two small tractors with shovel attachments clear the streets of Santa Fe after a fairly decent snowfall.Coming from the Northeast where there are BIG...
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VeronicaG
Jan 30, 2007

Nectar From The Prickly Pear

Never having had the pleasure of tasting Prickly Pear Lemonade before, I had no idea it was so good! We experienced this taste sensation at Rancho de Chimayo.Our delicious drink was made from the...
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Jan 30, 2007

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Top Things to Do in Santa Fe

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Loretto Chapel

This deconsecrated church - owned by the adjoining Inn At The Loretto, and now a museum/wedding chapel - is famous for its ‘miraculous’ helix-shaped stairway: a bit of local lore that has been been...
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Canyon Road Art District

Canyon road is absolutely lovely in April, and El Farol allows you the opportunity to continue enjoying it even during lunch. The building itself has a charming style and there is an extensive patio...
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Bandelier National Monument

The scenery on the way to the place is beautiful. Once you are there it is remarkable. Unfortunately it is quite challenging for those who may have a walking disability. The stairs are steep and they...
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San Miguel Mission

The sign said that it's the oldest church in the United States. Hmmm. That claim called for some digging, and the digging turned up some fudging of fact. San Miguel is in the oldest neighborhood in...
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Cathedral Basilica of St. Francis of Assisi

This church was built in the late 1800's and is located in Santa Fe's historic Plaza. It became a basilica in 2005 by Pope Benedict XVI. It is a beautiful church, and very popular since it's in the...
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Palace of the Governors

This is a wonderful tour of the times beginning with the Spaniards that came and conquered into the evolving of Americans and the cowboy era. There are three floors to view and the visit could average...
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Top 5 Santa Fe Writers

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"A Pristine Winter Wonderland--Santa Fe,New Mexico"
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karenincalifornia

"Santa Fe, New Mexico"
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goodfish

"La Villa Real de la Santa Fe"
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toonsarah

""Fanta Se""
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"Steep in History"
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