"...I decided to visit California for a year or two to see its wonderful flora and the famous Yosemite Valley. All the world was before me and every day was a holiday, so it did not seem important to which one of the world's wildernesses I first should wander."
--John Muir (1868)
Silver City is the birthplace of Billy the Kid and Kit Carson. Now home to about 40 art galleries and lots of old hippies. We feel right at home. We saw this guy at the local coffee shop:
Silver City is a great destination that no one's ever hear of. After stopping by the visitor information center, we are a bit overwhelmed with what there is to do here right now. Just this weekend we have to choose between about 8 live music events, a street fair, a lighted holiday parade, a sky party where amateur astronomers bring their telescopes for people to view the skies (and this area has some of the darkest skies of anywhere in the country), an art fair and the last open weekend for the Little Toad Creek Inn and Tavern up into the Gila national forest north of here. And we also have to visit the Gila Pueblo ruins (which is the reason we came to Silver City in the first place) and that is an all-day affair. We may want to stay longer than we planned.
Billy the Kid's birthplace
This horse-drawn trolley travels the main street all day and evening