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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 Tourist Traps in Santa Fe

Nambe Fall

This is located on and Indian reservation. After a 20 mile drive from SAnta Fe and down a gravel road of 6-7 miles, you come to a booth. In that are two Indians who want $10 per vehicle and $5 for...
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BruceDunning
May 27, 2013

Oldest House in Santa Fe -- NOT!

Oldest House in Santa Fe should be renamed Oldest Tourist Trap. The building isn't anywhere NEAR as old as it's cracked up to be, and definitely not worth the price of admission. For a lot less...
CCW
Aug 15, 2006

Indian Casinos

Like elsewhere- good source of income for pueblos and Native Americans. They are abundant here- especially in Pojoaque. Lived in Santa Fe for three years and have been back and have yet to take a step...
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johnfrompalatineil
Jul 25, 2006

Beware of the "Sale" signs in the Plaza area shops

A lot of those "Final Sale!' or big sale promos never leave the gallery/shop's window, they are there to get your attention with the catchy 50, 70% off sales so you think you get a great deal but the...
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katezr
Mar 16, 2005

Miraculous Staircase

You will probably hear about the staircase that was built using no visible means of support that is in the privately owned Lorretto Chapel right off the Plaza. The chapel is beautiful, but because it...
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MainstreetAmerican
Jan 04, 2005

Santa Fe itself

Hmm, how do I say this nicely? Santa Fe is a town founded by the Spaniards but sustained by tourism and non-natives today. Like Albuquerque, it is rare to find someone who was born here, especially if...
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Nana87106
May 28, 2004
 
 
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"Authentic" Indian Goods

It's the most common scam in Santa Fe -- selling fake Native American jewlery or artifacts. Chances are, unless youre at a high priced store on the plaza or on an actual reservation, the "authentic"...
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SFNinja
Sep 12, 2003

reservations

Santa Fe has a small downtown area and is very busy at night. If you plan on going somewhere check to see if you need reservations. Otherwise you'll be disappointed because a lot of places close early...
kcbrit
May 09, 2003

Taos / Taos Pueblo<br/>Town of...

Taos / Taos PuebloTown of Taos is a shopping mallVisiting the Pueblo is interesting, but ... ... ... Indians charge fees to take photos, tour guides are not very informative- good at making you feel...
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xxtine
Sep 08, 2002

I took a trip out to Los...

I took a trip out to Los Alamos, but I wasn't too impressed with the 'official' museum about the a-bomb tests. Perhaps some would find it palatable, and I confess I was drawn there by a ghoulish...
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tizfabius
Aug 25, 2002

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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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VeronicaG

"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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BruceDunning

"Steep in History"
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