Compared to many European and Asian countries, the United States is a very young nation, not even 300 years old. Of course, that makes our nation’s rise to power as the greatest country in the world all the more remarkable. But unfortunately, most American cities lack the long, storied history of world cities like London, Paris, or Prague. And besides a few East Coast American cities like Boston, Charleston, and Philadelphia, you’d be hard-pressed to find much American architecture or landmarks that go back more than 100 or 200 years.
Of course, there is one major exception — Santa Fe, New Mexico. So what makes the capital of the Land of Enchantment so unique?
1. Santa Fe Predates American History Itself
Santa Fe is one of North America’s oldest cities, dating all the way back to 1598. It’s also America’s oldest capital city.
2. Spanish Roots
In Spanish, “Santa Fe” translates to “Holy Faith.”
3. Santa Fe is Known For Its Summer Vacation Rentals
The capital of New Mexico has earned a reputation as a destination for tourists looking for summer vacation rentals. Although the city has a number of hotels like any other large metro area in the U.S., it’s also known for Santa Fe luxury vacation rentals as well. Santa Fe vacation homes include luxury condos, rustic cabins, and stylish summer cottages.
For families who don’t want to live out of a suitcase while away from home, vacation rental homes include amenities like full kitchens, bathrooms, and washer and dryer sets. Santa Fe vacation rental properties have also pioneered the service of providing free long distance calling for guests.
4. Entertainment and Nightlife
What kind of entertainment destinations are available in Santa Fe?
- More than 225 high quality local restaurants
- 10 golf courses within an hour’s drive
- About 250 art galleries, 13 museums, and a world-class opera house
5. 300 Days of Summer
Perhaps the reason so many Americans seek out Santa Fe vacation rentals is because with 300 days of sunshine every year, the summer season lasts a little longer in the Land of Enchantment.