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As a city agency, press releases produced by the Santa Fe Convention & Visitors Bureau are not sponsored or underwritten by any one business. Releases are added on a regular basis and may be time-sensitive.

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2014 October, Santa Fe Welcomes Visitors with a Wealth of Winter Packages

October 29, 2014 - This fall and winter, hotels in Santa Fe are offering some particularly enticing packages and specials for travelers to enjoy through the holiday season and beyond. Whether visitors want to hit the slopes, indulge in a luxurious spa treatment, check out the enchanting holiday lights and events, or warm up by a toasty fire and experience some acclaimed southwestern fare, Continue...

2014, October, New Santa Fe Public Relations Manager

October 24, 2014 - TOURISM Santa Fe welcomes John Feins, a public relations and marketing professional with twenty years of experience in entertainment, publishing, high technology and financial services, as its public relations manager. This new position will assist national, international and online media with their efforts to cover travel, event, and cultural activity in Santa Fe. Continue...

2014, October, Conde Nast Readers Choice 2014

Oct. 23, 2014 – Santa Fe has been recognized as one of the top 10 cities in the world in Condé Nast Traveler’s prestigious 2014 Readers’ Choice Awards. Santa Fe’s rank as number 10 on the list makes it one of only five U.S. cities to achieve the top 25, rated ahead of such iconic locales as San Francisco, New Orleans and Chicago., Continue...

2014 October, Santa Fe's Booming Brew Scene Features Two New Award Winners

October 15, 2014 - Two new awards for Santa Fe beers serve further proof of the southwest city’s brew boom:, * Blue Corn Brewery’s “Blue Corn Café and Brewery Gold Medal Stout” won, righty enough, The Gold Medal at the 2014 Great American Beer Festival. This new award complements the brewery’s growing collection of hardware-winning libations such as “Resurgence IPA”, Continue...

2014 September, WACB Best Ideas Awards

September 23, 2014, Western CVBs Take Top Honors Among Peers - Best Idea Program Achievement Awards, Four convention and visitors bureaus received achievement awards in a recent competition with their colleagues from the West. Sponsored by the Western Association of Convention and Visitors Bureaus (WACVB), Continue...

2014 September, Green Chile Cheeseburger Smackdown Winners Announced

September 15, 2014: Two innovative iterations of green chile cheeseburger took home top honors at Santa Fe’s 2014 Green Chile Cheeseburger Smackdown this weekend at the Santa Fe Farmers’ Market Pavilion., Five noted food critics from across the region selected Second Street Brewery’s Alien Burger as the event’s Reigning Chomp. The five-critic panel, Continue...

2014 September, October in Santa Fe is an Artist's Dream

September 9, 2014: Already widely recognized as a hotbed for creativity and one of America’s most renowned art and culture destinations, Santa Fe is outdoing itself in October with a month that features multiple events designed to provide a rare insider’s glimpse into the artists’ creative process. October events that celebrate the arts in Santa Fe include:, Abiquiú Studio Tour: October 11 - 13, Continue...

2014, August Green Chile Cheeseburger Smackdown Finalists Announced

August 26, 2014: The field for the 2014 Green Chile Cheeseburger Smackdown is now set. More than 10,000 votes were cast on Santafe.org over the last month, with the following six restaurants advancing to the finals on Sept. 12 from 6pm to 9pm at the Santa Fe Farmers’ Market Pavilion:, Amaya at Hotel Santa Fe, the Hacienda and Spa, Anasazi Restaurant at Rosewood Inn, * Cowgirl BBQ, Continue...

2014 August, Santa Fe Receives Trail Award from IMBA

August 14, 2014: The city of Santa Fe has received the prestigious designation as a 2014 Ride Center destination by the International Mountain Bicycling Association (IMBA) in recognition of its wide variety of trails available for a range of riding styles. These awards are issued annually to an elite group of locations who provide exceptional mountain bike trail offerings, Continue...

2014 August, VIVA SANTA FE!

August 11, 2014: Santa Fe invites you to celebrate the richness of its history and the bounty of its present by partaking in ¡Viva Santa Feǃ A month-long celebration highlighting the best of Santa Fe’s history, culture and distinct local flavor, ¡Viva Santa Feǃ features live music, art, traditional ceremonies, parades, and one-of-a-kind Santa Fe cuisine, Continue...

2014, August Fall Packages

August 14, 2014: This Autumn, Santa Fe, New Mexico, is offering a variety of special packages to coincide with the remarkable fall foliage seen throughout the city. For travelers seeking distinctive spa treatments, acclaimed southwestern fare, historic museum visits, legendary shopping and more, Santa Fe has proven to be an ideal vacation spot for the fall season. Beyond the following sampling of packages, Continue...

2014 July Variety Magazine Features Santa Fe

July 22, 2014: Santa Fe and New Mexico are about to take center stage in Variety magazine’s first installment of a new story series. The feature piece on the state will be titled “Billion Dollar Location: New Mexico.” The influential entertainment magazine’s editor, Steve Gaydos and Marketing Director Brian Sheehan were in town to get the project started. Continue...

2014 July Green Chile Cheeseburger Smackdown

July 9, 2014: The Second Annual Green Chile Cheeseburger Smackdown is officially on. It’s all about finding the best green chile cheeseburger in Santa Fe and it’s up to the public to decide which seven restaurants will be in the final Smackdown., Voting for the city’s best green chile cheeseburger will be open at santafe.org/funfoodevent from July 15 through Aug. 15. Continue...

2014 July Drury Plaza Hotel Opens

July 22, 2014: The Drury Plaza Hotel in Santa Fe will be opening its doors on August 4th, the first new hotel to do so in downtown Santa Fe in more than 18 years. The Drury has given new life to a venerable landmark, the original 1954 territorial-style St. Vincent Hospital building, now remodeled and part of a state of the art resort style property that retains the timeless atmosphere of historic Santa Fe., Continue...

2014 July Best Small City in America

July 25, 2014 – Santa Fe, New Mexico has been named the Best Small City in America by Condé Nast Traveler’s 26th annual Readers’ Choice Awards, a ranking of the best cities, islands, cruise lines, airlines, hotels and resorts in the world. Condé Nast Traveler had 79,268 readers participate in the 2013 survey, resulting in 1.3 million votes. , Continue...

2014, June ART Santa Fe 14th Year

June 6, 2014: As ART Santa Fe celebrates fourteen successful years this summer, galleries from around the world will offer an outstanding overview of modern and contemporary art during the weekend of July 10-13, 2014. ART Santa Fe has received great response from gallerists and collectors for this year’s fair and expects continuing strong sales and foot traffic. Continue...

2014, June Music Everywhere in Santa Fe

June 23, 2014: Santa Fe’s music scene could not be more diverse, especially in the summer when all of the city’s stages are filled with performers from around the world. The city is a crossroads of creativity and its musical heritage is as old as Santa Fe’s founding more than 400 years ago and as fresh as tomorrow. , Continue...

2014, June What's New Summer

June 12, 2014: There is no better, more exciting time in Santa Fe than the summer. And this season ushers in even more reasons then ever to make ‘The City Different’ a summer stop. From the expansion of the world-class Indian Market to ribbon cuttings at several brand new restaurants under the tutelage of star chefs, to the launch of several one-of-a-kind festivals and exhibitions. Continue...

2014, May Family Friendly Santa Fe

May 29, 2014: School may be out for summer, but the learning continues in Santa Fe, New Mexico, with a range of new, interactive and educational experiences catering to young travelers. Whether kids are stepping into the kitchen to learn how to cook, discovering the city’s local arts and culture, or learning the sciences via outdoor adventures, the whole family will stay entertained and engaged all season long. Continue...

2014, May Holiday Different in Santa Fe

May 14, 2014: Holidays in Santa Fe, New Mexico are an unexpected pleasure. Most visitors come when the temperatures are warm and the schedule is packed with major art markets, culinary events, and performances. The holidays have every bit as much sophistication, variety, and artistry, but at a more gentle pace. It’s at this time that the city’s Old World traditions shine most brightly, Continue...

2014, May Summer Savor Summer in Santa Fe

It’s officially summertime in Santa Fe, and we’re celebrating our food and wine culture this season with “Recipe for Adventure”—a citywide culinary extravaganza. Come discover regional flavors that are always fresh and innovative. Away from the table, our legendary summers are full of outdoor activities, cool mountain breezes, and a creative energy that invigorates the city with food, art, and culture., Continue...

2014, May New Santa Fe CVB Executive Director

May 5, 2014: Randy Randall, longtime professional in the tourism industry took over as the Executive Director of the Santa Fe Convention and Visitor’s Bureau on Monday, April 21, 2014. The Executive Director of the Santa Fe Convention and Visitor’s Bureau overseas the sales and marketing of Santa Fe, operation of the Santa Fe Community Convention Center and the Arts Commission., Continue...

2014, April Santa Fe Voted #1 for Best Girls' Trip

April 9, 2014: The USA TODAY 10Best Readers’ Choice Travel Award contest voted Santa Fe as the #1 city for Best Girls’ Trip destination out of a list of 20 nominees. The online voting, open to the public, lasted four weeks with results announced today, 4/9/14. Continue...

2014, April Spring What's New

, April 23, 2014: Spring is one of Santa Fe’s best seasons for travelers and it is in full swing with warm days, blooming gardens, and the promise of summer just ahead. Here are a few of the things that are changing along with the weather in this alluring city., EVENTS, The Outside Bike & Brew Festival is a new event celebrating Santa Fe’s vibrant, and growing, bike culture. Scheduled for May 15-18, Continue...

2014, April Touring Santa Fe

Travelers to Santa Fe are strapping on their walking shoes and hitting the streets to experience the cuisine, culture and charm of this southwestern city. Listed below is a sampling of Santa Fe’s dedicated walking tours highlighting the best of this pedestrian-friendly destination: , Chocolate Lover’s Odyssey, For visitors with a sweet tooth, Continue...

2014, March Outside Bike & Brew

March 27, 2014: Outside Magazine, New Mexico Brewers Guild, Cycle Santa Fe and the Santa Fe Convention & Visitors Bureau have combined resources to build a new form of outdoor festival aimed at the active lifestyle tourist who is seeking the balance between adventure and sophistication, recreation and relaxation, living healthy and living happy. Outside Bike & Brew Festival, scheduled for May 16-18, 2014, Continue...

2014, March Santa Fe Art Trifecta

SANTA FE, N.M. March 4, 2014: The world’s art lovers will be the big winners at this summer’s Santa Fe Art Trifecta, a remarkable confluence of three internationally important art events in ten days, July 10-20, in Santa Fe, New Mexico. The result will be one of the largest, most diverse, and most respected art events anywhere. , Now in its second year, Continue...

2014, March Santa Fe Outdoors

March 28, 2014: For all of its history and culture, art and cuisine, luxury and extensive shopping, at its heart Santa Fe is a town for outdoor exploration, recreation and escape. The city is the gateway to the Sangre de Cristo Mountains, the southernmost range of the Rocky Mountains. Continue...

2014, March Santa Fe Weddings

March 12, 2014: With its romantic charm and recent approval of same-sex marriage licenses, Santa Fe continues to be a top city of choice for destination weddings. Now more than ever, couples from around the world are flocking to this artistic city for a wedding with a southwestern twist. Below is a sampling of the destination’s authentic wedding offerings and specialty venues: , Eldorado Hotel & Spa , Continue...

2014 February, Tune In to Santa Fe

Santa Fe is many things; the second oldest city in the U.S., an internationally recognized center for the arts, a food lover's town, a place for Rocky Mountain adventure and a vibrant center for live music. Maybe that last is unexpected but with its highly creative population, numerous and eclectic venues and widespread support of the arts, Continue...

2014 February, Turquoise, Water Sky

Turquoise, Water, Sky opens at the Museum of Indian Arts and Culture on April 13, 2014 and runs through March 2016. The exhibit showcases the museum’s large collection of southwestern jewelry and addresses all aspects of the stone., In the Southwest, Continue...

2014, February Local James Beard Nominees

January 19, 2014: The James Beard Foundation, the nation’s premier culinary organization, announced the semi-finalists for the 2014 James Beard Awards on Wednesday. Commonly called the Oscars of the food world, the awards showcase the best in the culinary community nationwide. , Continue...

2014, February Santa Fe's Overlooked Season

February 3,2014: Spring is Santa Fe’s undiscovered season; an ideal time to visit before the summer-rush, when it’s mud season in other places and when visitors have all of Santa Fe to themselves. Exploring the city’s expansive shopping with just the locals, no restaurant reservations needed, Continue...

2014, February Winter What's New

February 19, 2014: Just because it’s winter and the city is busy with skiing and boarding in the mountains and crackling fireplaces and sunny, crisp days in town doesn’t mean fresh things aren’t still happening. Here is what’s new for winter in Santa Fe. , CUISINE, Continue...

2014, February Sounds of Santa Fe

February 4, 2014: The Lensic Performing Arts Center & Frogville Records proudly present Sounds of Santa Fe, the first in a series of Lensic evenings celebrating the city's local music scene. On February 28, we’ll present local musicians who have recorded at the Santa Fe-based Frogville Records recording studio. The performance will feature Round Mountain, Boris McCutcheon and the Salt Licks, Anthony Leon, Continue...

2014, January Valentine's Day Savings

SANTA FE, N.M. January 22, 2014: Horseback rides, private outdoor pools and fireside dinners await in Santa Fe, New Mexico this Valentine’s Day as area hotels highlight a variety of romantic offerings. The following packages will have visitors falling in love, both with each other and with ‘The City Different’: , Continue...

2014, January At the Artist's Table

January 16, 2014: Share your love this Valentine’s Day and join The Partners in Education Foundation for the Santa Fe Public Schools, City of Santa Fe Arts Commission and Santa Fe School of Cooking for the second annual Valentine’s Day “At the Artist’s Table” event. Celebrate fine art, Continue...

2014, January Santa Fe Summer

SANTA FE, N.M. January 8, 2014: Food, festivals and fun will be in full force this summer in Santa Fe as the city comes alive with special events showcasing the city’s heritage, indigenous cuisine, distinctive art markets, acclaimed opera and more. The following is a sampling of Santa Fe’s 2014 summer happenings:, Santa Fe Bike & Brew, Continue...

2014, January Carlos Castaneda's Tensegrity Conference

January 21, 2014: “Finding Our Creative Spirit: Dreaming Awake” is a workshop being held in Santa Fe on March 1 & 2, 2014 based on the teachings for wellbeing and greater awareness of Yaqui seer, don Juan Matus. Continue...

2014, January DIY Santa Fe

January 14, 2014: In association with the City of Santa Fe Arts Commission, Santa Fe Creative Tourism is proud to announce DIY Santa Fe: A Creative Tourism Journey, coming in March 2014 to historic Santa Fe, New Mexico, a member of UNESCO’s Creative Cities Network. , DIY Santa Fe is a month-long celebration of the great arts tradition that provides this region with such unique character. Continue...

2014, January Santa Fe 2014 Art Markets

January 20, 2014: Santa Fe is one of America’s most important art cities recognized for its vibrant galleries, well-known resident artists and inspiring light and surroundings. There may be no U.S. city more defined historically, culturally or creatively by art than Santa Fe. , With more than 250 galleries, Santa Fe is ranked as the third largest art market in the country; this in a town of 82,000. Continue...