The Taos News - Best of Taos 2020 : 2020-06-11

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2020 Best of Taos Results Best Annual Event in Taos County Most Interestin­g Place to Take Visitors COVID-19 Update: Business operations may be affected due to ongoing precaution­ary measures; contact businesses directly for updated hours and availabili­ty. Taos Pueblo Christmas Eve at Taos Pueblo 120 Veterans Highway, Taos (575) 758-1028 120 Veterans Highway, Taos (575) 758-1028 Hands down, Taos Pueblo is always ranked No. 1. The multistori­ed adobe buildings have been continuous­ly inhabited for approximat­ely 1,000 years standing as a remarkable testament to the history, culture, art, faith and daily living of the Red Willow people. The Pueblo is the only living Native American community designated both a World Heritage Site by UNESCO and a National Historic Landmark. Consistent­ly voted Best Annual Event in Taos County, the Taos Pueblo Christmas Eve procession is filled with tradition, faith and fires – gunfire, holiday bonfires and fiery torches. Former Tempo editor Rick Romancito says the procession is “an expression of hope that connects our collective past and the present, a visual cue that all is still vital and well in the world – and a spiritual jolt to the senses that makes real the sacred, pagan, Native and secular bond between us all.” entertainm­ent Río Grande Gorge Bridge The PASEO Project U.S. Highway 64 West; paseoproje­ Sept. 18-19, 2020; Best Local Museum Best Weekend Getaway Harwood Museum Ojo Caliente Mineral Springs & Resort Spa 238 Ledoux Street, Taos (575) 758-9826 50 Los Banos Drive, Ojo Caliente (505) 583-2233 harwoodmus­ This consummate museum showcases a permanent collection of more than 4,700 works and an archive of 17,000 photograph­s from the 19th century onward. In the early part of the 20th century, many artists – such as Agnes Martin – were drawn to Taos to pursue a new, truly American art devoid of industrial influence, inspired instead by New Mexico’s landscape and light, and the traditiona­l Native American and Hispanic cultures of the region. The Harwood Museum collection brings to the public a unique record of this artistic convergenc­e from its beginnings to the present day. Truly an art lover’s destinatio­n. A singular resort destinatio­n in Northern New Mexico that honors and shares the land’s sacred springs while providing genuinely gracious hospitalit­y. Ojo offers authentic guest experience­s for healing mind, body and spirit naturally for centuries. It’s the best place to soak your bones, your soul and anything else the pains of life have agitated. Ojo also offers a casual bar, restaurant, nicely appointed cabins and hiking trails if one day there isn’t enough to do. Taos Ski Valley Millicent Rogers Museum State Road 150; Village of Taos Ski Valley; (575) 776-1413 or 800-517-9816; or contact the resort: (800) 776-1111 1504 Millicent Rogers Road, El Prado (575) 758-2462 taosskival­ | millicentr­ Taos Pueblo COURTESY PHOTO 18 BEST OF TAOS 2020 TAOSNEWS.COM/BEST-OF-TAOS

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