|New Mexico, dubbed " Land of Enchantment", has so much to offer.|
At the heart of downtown Santa Fe is the Central Plaza area. This is where both people and dogs congregate to people watch and check out all the fabulous art galleries, restaurants, and shops that surround the Plaza.
|Icy and Phoebe take a break from the art galleries & shops to rest and people (& pooch) watch.|
Here's a closer look at some of the detail on this intricate statue:
One of the most popular attractions in the Plaza area is the beautiful Cathedral Basilica of St. Francis of Assisi. This statue of St. Francis of Assisi, Patron Saint of Animals, stands just outside the church. It's one of my favorite statues of St. Francis of Assisi, I think because one of the animals he's standing next to is a wolf! I love wolves, they're so beautiful. I guess that's why I love Huskies so much, they look so much like wolves!
|Statue of St. Francis of Assisi, which stands outside St. Francis Cathedral.|
|Lunch at one of the dog friendly restaurants in Santa Fe|
|Quaint adobe style hotel in dog friendly Santa Fe, NM|
One morning we walked the dogs through the plaza area for a potty break. We kept walking and walking but Phoebe wouldn't do her business. I figured she didn't have to go yet so I gave up on her pottying. Suddenly a lady rushed over to me and called out "Your dog is pooping on the (incredibly crowded) sidewalk!" Apparently, Phoebe decided mid walk through a crowded sidewalk that it was time for the blessed event to occur. I was mortified! It wasn't easy trying to pick up after her with a ton of people rushing by. Oh well, when ya gotta go ya gotta go!
We were delighted to finally find a really nice walking path just outside the Plaza area where we could take the dogs for a long walk away from the crowd.
There are lots of dog friendly hiking trails all around Santa Fe as well. The whole area is so gorgeous, it's a great place to go for a hike with your dog.
There's lots to see and do in Santa Fe, New Mexico. I definitely recommend adding Santa Fe to your list of places to see with your dog!
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