My favorite thing to do in Santa Fe is to spend the day at Santa Fe Plaza.
The Santa Fe Plaza is filled with shops, merchants, and restaurants you cannot find anywhere else. I first like to walk around the Plaza and see what the vendors are selling in the local market. Typically, you can find local Native American residents selling turquoise jewelry, local artwork, and all other Santa Fe style items.
After searching the market for local treasures I find myself heading to The Shed. The Shed is a local restaurant that has been around since the 1950s. It is hidden inside a local strip just off the east side of the Santa Fe Plaza. The Shed is located inside an old housing structure in the back of a courtyard that has been around since the late 1600s. All the food is exceptional but I especially like the cold raspberry soup. Every time I go to Santa Fe I stop in and have the cold raspberry soup. Only on a few occasions have the raspberries been out of season. Regardless, the other food served by The Shed will make the visit worth it.
After lunch I always go back to the Santa Fe Plaza and see if I can barter down the locals a little more on any items I feel I cannot live without.
I then find myself going into a local candy store to try some of the local treats.
This is a wonderful cost effective way to spend the day with your family. All of these locations are family friendly. You will spend a good bit of the day walking and meeting locals, but that is sometimes the best way to find out what other local events are going on.
The locals in Santa Fe are part of the atmosphere that makes for a family friendly visit.
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