This town, which sits on a mesa at the base of the Sangre de Cristo Mountains, magically speaks to the soul. This isn’t Santa Fe, the neighbor less than two hours down the way, the tourist mecca with the flashy arts scene and chic clientele. There’s no rat race here. It’s tranquil, laid-back, and low-key. American Indian culture blends with Spanish and Anglo, embracing you and providing a weekend of discovery and a step outside your everyday zone. Get ready to slow down and enjoy. This is the place to do it.