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Old 06-11-2022, 09:24 AM
 
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Hello, and hope this isn't a stupid question.

I lived in Santa Fe in 1978 near Canyon Road and haven't been back since. Will be going next April for a long weekend and staying in a casita near Canyon Road, looking much forward to museums, galleries, and a birthday dinner at Geronimo (experiences welcome!)

Is there any real problem with walking around at night? I'll be with one unimposing guy and am unimposing myself. I have bad memories of 1978 and hope to dispel them. Thank you in advance.
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Old 06-11-2022, 01:05 PM
 
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Is there much activity at night on Canyon Rd. in April? Maybe some restaurants and galleries are open. It is one of the most visited places in Santa Fe, so thousands upon thousands of tourists (many of them quite elderly and "unimposing") mange to visit it with no problems. There's always a few people who are unlucky each year. So the chances are very slim that you'll have a bad experience. Plan on enjoying yourself. The only problem with walking around at night is likely to be from having too much to drink.
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Old 06-11-2022, 01:07 PM
 
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Thank you for your response. I don't drink! so no problem there. Not looking for nightlife and will be returning to casita after dinners. Probably will use Uber and not bother with my car once it's parked.

I had bad experiences in my car when living in the area so long ago, being followed, harassed, etc.
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Old 06-11-2022, 03:51 PM
 
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Hi BDL,

I spent a week in Santa Fe in late April 2021 when museums had just reopened after COVID and the town was not very crowded. I walked alone down Canyon Road and then back to the Plaza a couple of times after the shops had closed. The west end of Canyon Road was rather isolated with few people around which concerned me but I did not have a problem. I suggest taking a flashlight if walking after dark as sidewalks/streets are uneven. Property crime is always an issue so lock your car and do not leave stuff in it. If your casita is on the east end of Canyon Road, another nice walk to the Plaza is along the river on Alameda. There is a river trail for part of the route.

Have always wanted to go to Geranimo and thought April 2021 would be a great time for it. Wrong! Although many restaurants were closed or lacking in customers at the time, Geranimo was very busy even at 5 pm. Book a reservation early. Also reserve tickets well in advance for the Georgia O'Keefe Museum as it was sold out more than a week before my April visit. Meow Wolfe requires a car to get there but is a lot of fun. Also recommend getting tickets in advance as it is popular.
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Old 06-11-2022, 04:19 PM
 
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Thank you. I booked our casitas already and will call Geronimo soon. It's a birthday thing. I appreciate the suggestion about a flashlight. I'm very interested in the Contemporary Native Museum, not so much O'Keeffe. I've seen enough of her stuff!
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