Skip to Content



CALENDAR OF EVENTS

Must-See Events
What's Happening
All Calendar Events
Start Date:
End Date:
Categories:

DEALS AND SPECIALS

PLAN YOUR VISIT

Free Santa Fe Visitors Guide Request
your free
santa fe guide
View Now
virtual
santa fe guide

BOOK YOUR HOTEL

Check In
Check Out
Rooms
Adults
Children

Awards & Accolades

The city of Santa Fe shows up in polls and surveys and rankings of all kinds every year. We are always gratified and, at the risk of tooting our own horn too loudly, have rounded up some of these accolades from the last year.

LivAbility: The 10 Best Places for Wine—Santa Fe #2

Travel + Leisure: Best Cities in the U.S.—Santa Fe #4

America Unraveled: Foraging at America’s Farmers’ Markets–Our Top 5–Santa Fe Farmers' Market #1

PureWow: Most Iconic Restaurant in Every State–Cafe Pasqual's

Conde Nast Traveler: The 12 Best Places to Retire in the U.S.—Santa Fe #2

USA Today 10 Best: Best College Small Town#8

Trip Advisor: Museums Worth Traveling For-Museum of Indian Arts & Culture

AARP: Top 10 Cities for Art Lovers #1

Conde Nast Traveler: Best Cities for Vegetarians #8

Housebeautiful.com: The Most Romantic Restaurants In Every State-Santa Café

MovieMaker: Best Places To Live And Work As A Filmmaker-Santa Fe #4

The Daily Meal: 101 Best Casual Restaurants In America – includes The Shed and Santa Fe Bite

logo daily mealOpen Table: Top 25 Most Romantic Cities in America Santa Fe #5

U.S. News Travel: 50 Best Hotels In The U.S.A. – Santa Fe’s Inn Of The Five Graces #17

Gear Patrol: The Adventure List-25 Best Places To Travel In 2016

logo gear patrolTripping.com: Best Farmers Markets In The U.S.A.

Buzzfeed: Best Wine Bar To Get Classy Drunk-TerraCotta

Forbes Travel Guide Awards: Four Star Hotels, Restaurants & Spas

logo trippingThrillist: Best Donut Shops In America–Whoo’s Donuts

Gogobot: The 10 Hippest Mid-Sized Cities In America

Infogroup: Top Ten Foodie Cities In America

logo gogobotMoney Magazine: #7 Best Domestic Destination

Spoon University: Best Milkshake In Every State In America–The Shake Foundation

Thrillist: The Most Beautiful Historic Neighborhoods In The Country

Conde Nast Traveler: Reader’s Choice Best Shopping Cities In The World

logo housebeautifulU.S. News & World Report: Top 7 Destinations For A Digital Detox in 2016

Travel + Leisure: Where To Splurge And Budget In The New Year In U.S., Central America And Mexico

22 CBS Local affiliates around the country: Best Backpacking Trails in the Continental US

ListsForAll.com named Santa Fe one of the Best Vacation Spots in the U.S.

Ski Santa Fe ranked #4 “Best Ski Resort in the U.S. and Canada” in the Condé Nast Traveler Readers’ Choice Awards.

American Institute For Economic Research names Santa Fe #6 Top College Cities & Towns In America.

cn traveler x200Travel + Leisure names Santa Fe #11 among America’s Best Cities For Winter Travel.

Conde Nast Traveler Reader's Choice 2015: Santa Fe one of the 22 Best Small Town Family Weekend Destinations.

Santa Fe, New Mexico has been named as one of the most Architecturally Impressive Small Towns in America in our recent ranking. Santa Fe ranked 10th on the list.

Conde Nast Traveler Reader’s Choice 2015: Santa Fe #2 Best Small City In The United States.

Conde Nast Traveler Readers’ Choice 2015 scores Santa Fe #6 Best City Overall Among Worlds' Cities.

Conde Nast Traveler Readers’ Choice 2015 places six Santa Fe hotels in the Top 12 Hotels In The Southwest and two Santa Fe properties in the Top 25 Resorts In Texas & The Southwest.

booking comSanta Fe has been named as one of the 22 Best Small Town Family Weekend Destinations by Vacation Idea.

Booking.com Names Santa Fe one of the Top 7 Emerging Food Capitals In The U.S.

American Planning Association names Santa Fe Railyard as one of the Great Places In America in the 2015 Great Public Spaces category

The Daily Meal scores the The Shed #4 in two articles: America’s 35 Best Burritos 2015 and America’s Best Tacos.

culture tripThe Culture Trip names Santa Fe one of the Top Seven Places In The U.S. To See Native American Art

Santa Fe has achieved a sweep in three, month-long national USA Today Best Destination polls: Best Destination For Culturephiles; Best Destination For Outdoor Enthusiasts; Best Destination For Shopaholics

USA Today 10Best named the Green Chile Cheeseburger Trail as the #1 Best Food Trail

USA Today 10Best selected the Santa Fe Farmers Market as the #6 Best Farmers Market

Travel + Leisure Reader’s Choice names Santa Fe as one of the World’s 30 Friendliest Cities

Condé Nast Traveler names Santa Fe as the #6 Friendliest City In The U.S.

Money MagazineSanta Fe named one of Money's Best Places to Retire by Money Magazine.

FindTheHome and FindTheCompany analyzed Dun & Bradstreet data to determine the 27 Cities To Visit If You Really Love Ice Cream, Santa Fe placed 24th. Santa Fe was also named as one of The 50 Most Zen Cities in America and one of America's Fittest Cities.

eaterELOISA at the Drury Plaza Hotel was included in the 21 Best New Restaurants in America by Eater.

Condé Nast Readers name Santa Fe #2 Best Small City in the Country.

Travel & Leisure’s World’s Best Awards names Santa Fe #4 Best City in U.S. and Canada. T&L also recognized the Rosewood Inn of the Anasazi, named #7 World's Best Hotels in Continental U.S.-Small City Hotels and Ten Thousand Waves was named #3 World's Best Destination Spas.

USA Today’s 10Best selected Santa Fe as one of the “Best U.S. Destinations for Introverts”.

popularphotographysantafeSanta Fe Opera’s Crosby Theater voted in to the 10 Best Outdoor Music Venues by USA Today’s 10Best Readers Poll

Santa Fe named the #1 World’s Best Places to Photograph: 2015 Readers Poll by Popular Photography Magazine.

Santa Fe places three spas in the USA Today 10Best Top Ten Best Hotel Spas—including two in the top five.

Santa Fe named as one of the Top 7 Destinations for Singles by Bustle.com.

ListsForAll.com named Santa Fe one of the Best Vacation Spots in the U.S.

10Best.com awards Santa Fe International Folk Art Market #1 Best Art Festival in the country and ART Santa Fe #4 best.

Santa Fe's Crosby Theater wins #2 best outdoor venue in the country.

fodorstravelSanta Fe Voted America's 7th Best Food City by Conde Nast 2014 Readers.

National Geographic names Santa Fe to top ten list of best high altitude cities in the world.

Santa Fe ranks #1 city for women-owned businesses.

santafengUSA Today's 10Best.com readers vote Santa Fe Railyard Arts District #6 in the Country.

Santa Fe named a top wedding destination by Destination Weddings & Honeymoons Magazine.

TripAdvisor rates Santa Fe vacation rentals among top twenty in the United States.

Santa Fe's Geronimo, ranked best restaurant in New Mexico.

Santa Fe Institute Ranks Among the World's Top Science & Technology 'think tanks'.

Santa Fe ranked #2 City for Art Vibrancy by the National Center for Arts Research.
foodnetworksantafe
Trivago names Santa Fe #9 city for best hotels.

Palace of Governors declared a National Treasure.

Ski Santa Fe makes Condé Nast Traveler list of most underrated ski resorts.

The Food Network names Tia Sophia's breakfast burrito one of the best breakfasts in the country.

Chicago's makeitbetter.net rates Santa Fe as a Top Romantic Destination.

Santa Fe Makes top 3 city on MovieMaker list.

Chicago's makeitbetter.net rates Santa Fe as a top romantic destination.
trivago
Santa Fe voted #6 best travel-worthy state capital by 10Best.com

Santa Fe makes Travel + Leisure's list of best restaurants for Christmas dining.

The Dallas Morning News highlights Santa Fe in their list of best places to visit with your family in the winter.

Santa Fe makes news in the New York Times. Watch 36 Hours in Santa Fe
moviemaker
Santa Fe Specialties Sing at Tomasitas - USA TODAY

The Santa Fe River and Santa Fe River Park ranked one of Top Ten Great American River Walks.

Conde Nast readers vote for Santa Fe as the best small city to visit in America.

imbasantafeInternational Mountain Biking Association gives Santa Fe biking trails Silver award.

VacationHomeRentals.com awards Santa Fe as being a Top 3 City to Travel to with Your Dog.

Sweetwater Harvest Kitchen named Flipkey's restaurant of choice when visiting New Mexico.

Santa Fe ranked most coziest city in the U.S.
10best
USA Today Travel and 10Best Voted Santa Fe as the Best U.S. City for Shopping

The American Lung Association rates Santa Fe is the Second City in the Country with the Cleanest Air

Santa Fe CVB Given Smart Meetings 2013 Platinum Choice Award

TripAdvisor ranks Santa Fe as a top ten city for Pet-Friendly Destinations

SingleTracks ranks The City Different chosen as a Top 10 North American Mountain Bike Association

Santa Fe ranked a Top Trek for families in 2014 by Trekaroo

conde nast travelerReaders of a 2013 Conde Nast Poll rank Santa Fe the second best city to visit in the country

Conde Nast ranks Inn of the Five Graces as the best hotel in the southwest

According to Liveability.com Santa fe is a top ten foodie city in the nation

Kiplinger's rates Santa Fe as the #4 best place to live in the country

USA Today names Santa Fe as one of the top mountain biking towns in the U.S.

Santa Fe gets the title of 'Most American' from Travelnerd.com

MensFitness.com rates Santa Fe as one of eight best running cities in the U.S.

We know our Farmers' Market is the best so does Sherman's Travels. They rank us as one of nine top farmers markets in the country

destination weddingsAccording to MSNLiving.com we are one of 18 cities with the most beautiful people

With new brews popping up all over town, it's no wonder Travel + Leisure rates Santa Fe as one of America's best beer towns

The Today Show calls out Santa Fe as one of top five places for empty nesters to travel

A USA Today Travel reader's poll rates Santa Fe's Canyon Road as second most iconic street in America

Destination Weddings & Honeymoons rates Santa Fe as one of the best wedding destinations in the U.S. Our majestic, southwestern sunsets would make the perfect backdrop for your nuptials

Successful Meetings named the city One of the Top US Art Cities, ranking it second in a stellar list of metro areas, all at least ten times the size of Santa Fe

travel leisureAARP Magazine included Santa Fe as One of Ten Best Sunny Places to Retire noting the visual and performing arts, great restaurants, many museums and extensive outdoor recreation possible

Travel + Leisure once again called out the city naming Santa Fe One of America's Best Cities for Gay Travel

Liveability.com included Santa Fe in its listing of Top 10 Romantic Cities touting the city's sunny weather, adobe architecture, mix of cultures and many attractions and activities

Santa Fe was named one of Wine Enthusiast Magazine's Top Winter Wine Wonderlands underscoring the city's outstanding culinary scene

Playing off of the city's fun and indulgent side, Travel + Leisure included Santa Fe as One of America's Best Girlfriend Getaways

MotherNature.net included the extensive network of multi-use trails on the edge of Santa Fe known as the Dale Ball Trails in its roundup, 7 of the Best Running Trails in America

Download a PDF of all Accolades: view pdf

To view previous awards and articles, click here.


Please wait...