4) Santa Fe, New Mexico
New Mexico is known as the land of enchantment and Santa Fe is one of the most cultural destinations in the state, if not the whole of the United States. There is a higher concentration of art galleries and museums in Santa Fe than almost anywhere else in the world, all within reasonable walking distance or a short drive from the town square. Located over 7000 feet up in the Rocky Mountains, Santa Fe’s climate is perfect for older people and the scenery in the surrounding areas is breath-taking, with endless vistas of mountains, canyons and gorges. If you want to get out amongst it there are plenty of opportunities to take easy hikes in the summer months and enjoy good skiing with the whole family in the winter. Santa Fe’s rich Spanish history has led not only to a vibrant cultural scene but to a delicious cuisine that’s worth the trip alone.
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