Labor Day Trip To Santa Fe, New Mexico

I’m almost a week late on this one, but this past Labor Day weekend, Joanelle and I visited Santa Fe, NM for a nice little weekend getaway. To be honest, Santa Fe is not a place I would have thought about visiting for a vacation. However, we went for a friend’s wedding and very happy we did! Santa Fe was GREAT!

We were able to get a direct flight out of LAX which was nice. The flight out there is about two hours. Very easy. We flew in to Albuquerque and caught a shuttle to Santa Fe which took another hour. However, Santa Fe has its own airport and it is great since it’s so small and easy to get in and out of (I know this because we flew back home from Santa Fe). I thought Long Beach Airport was easy. You should see Santa Fe! It’s tiny! American Airlines flies there which is what we flew from LA.

Back to the trip, the town of Santa Fe is a charming place, as Joanelle explains it. There’s just something about it that puts you in a relaxed frame of mind. The highlight of our trip was the Santa Fe Plaza which is the central part of town. It’s filled with restaurants, stores, and museums among other things. The food was excellent everywhere we ate. Our hotel, Hotel Chimayo, was in the center of all the action so we didn’t need a car. We walked everywhere. To make a long story short, I haven’t been on a trip in a long time where I felt I was able to get away and relax and feel recharged again. Santa Fe, NM did it for us and I hope to make it back there again soon. Here are a few pictures from our trip:

Cathedral Basilica of St. Francis

New Mexico Museum of Art

Joanelle and I on the front steps of the Cathedral Basilica of St. Francis

Santa Fe Plaza from the Thunderbird Bar & Grill

Picture I took from the plane when landing at LAX. This is the Williams Fire in the San Gabriel Mountains when it just started burning.

-JK

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About Jim Kinmartin - Business Insurance & Risk Management Broker

Jim is a California licensed Property & Casualty AND Accident & Health insurance agent working at the ISU - Olson Duncan Insurance brokerage in Torrance, CA. He grew up in Fullerton, CA and graduated from Servite High School in Anaheim and Loyola Marymount University in Los Angeles and currently lives in Long Beach, CA. Have questions? Just ask! Or, follow Jim on Twitter at @JimKinmartin

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