Santa Fe with a Photographer and a Politico.
When I began my Santa Fe tours we walked the downtown area. I soon realized visitors were missing the essence of the city. Now, we use a car and cover the same area plus Museum Hill, Rail Yard area, Guadalupe Church, Canyon Road and Acequia Madre. We also see some residential areas with magnificent doors…places the tour busses miss. On Museum Hill we usually have lunch at the cafe after seeing the Museum of the American Indian.
While in motion I relate events I have witnessed in Santa Fe since 1965. My son and I showed our work in galleries here. Later as Torrance County Manager I spent a lot of time in and around the Capitol. Your time with me will vary with your interests. As long as we are having fun and the light for photography is good we will take advantage of our time together.
See the O'Keefe Museum, Santa Fe Plaza, Palace of The Governors, Native American Vendors, Canyon Road, Oldest Church in USA, Oldest house in Santa Fe and other sites of your choice. Dont miss the birthplace of the "Frito Pie"
Old Pecos Trail, Old Santa Fe Trail, Lamy Building, Mission of San Miguel one of the oldest house and church in Santa Fe, Loretto Chapel, Miraculous Staircase, La Fonda, St Francis Cathedral, Sena Plaza, Palace of the Governors (1610). Woolworths, home of the Frito Pie, Our Lady of Guadalupe shrine. (Patron Saint of the Americas). Rail Yard District, El Paseo De Peralta, Canyon Road, one of the major art gallery locations in a city filled with art galleries, el Camino Monte Sol, Acequia Madre, ancient irrigation system, photogenic residential doors, Museum Hill Area' location of Wheelwright, American Indian, International Folk Art.
Meeting Location + Tour Duration
Meeting location: I meet you at your hotel.
End location: Probably at your hotel but any location in town is fine.
Duration: 4 hours
Usually 0900 at your hotel or time and place of your choosing.
Good time with the sights plus local commentary based on 50 years in and out of New Mexico government.
Estimated Local Cash Needed
25 USD - Museum entry fee.
Any personal items such as snacks or souvenirs are not included.
Pueblos observe traditional annual events, hours of operation are subject to change.
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Bob's tour was awesome! We learned so much about Santa Fe and New Mexico. We were able to see some of Santa Fe that you wouldn't normally see on a regular tour and able to capture all with the camera. I would definitely recommend this tour with Bob!!