Santa Fe, New Mexico, is a place of remarkable cultural and culinary diversity. For those who like to walk and eat, a few pedestrian tours are recommended.
The Santa Fe Chocolate Trail features four chocolate shops on a tour through the heart of the historic city, with stops for dark chocolate truffles, fudge, Mayan chocolate elixirs and more. There’s the Green Chile Cheeseburger Trail for the carnivore walker, in a state that is known as the green chile capital of the world, with a burger that is a staple on many menus.
There’s a coffee-lover’s tour for the caffeine seeker, and a New Mexico
Food Tour, with demonstrations, samples and stories. Advanced purchase of the
food tour is required, visit www.santafeschoolofcooking.com
On the cultural end, consider the New Deal Art Legacy Tour, which through art looks at the aftermath of the New Deal’s effect on New Mexico, and Santa Fe in particular. The Literary Landmarks Tour honors the city’s reputation as a literary colony in the early 20th century, allowing visitors to check out the homes of notable writers.
The Outside Bike & Brew Festival is a new event, running May 15-18, with craft beer fest, bike expo, music, food trucks, live-art demonstrations, a bike beauty pageant and more, including the 29th annual Santa Fe Century, a 100-mile ride.
Other upcoming events include new exhibits at the New Mexico Museum of Art; the Santa Fe Art Trifecta July 10-13; Poetics of Light: Pinhole Photography at the New Mexico History Museum; Turquoise, Water, Sky: The Stone and Its Meaning at the Museum of Indian Arts and Culture; the new Sculpt Santa Fe event June 27-29; and Origami in the Garden through Oct. 25.
For information on all of it, including lodging, packages and discounts, visit www.santafe.org