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Visiting Santa Fe

Santa Fe has long been a center for arts and culture and ranks as the country's third largest art market. You'll find nearly 300 galleries and dealers to explore. Santa Fe has the 3rd largest State Museum system in the country featuring culture, history and traditions of this region and the world. With a backdrop of the Sangre de Cristo Mountains, the world-class Santa Fe Opera makes its home here and we want you to feel right at home here tooǃ
Experience Santa Fe's unique mix of old world charm with a contemporary vibe.
Fast FAQs
Fast FAQs will provide some quick tips for your Santa Fe visit. Learn about life at higher altitude, seasonal weather patterns, parking complexities, reservation policies and more.

Hispanic Culture
The rich Hispanic culture in Santa Fe took root when early Spanish explorers arrived in the region in the 15th century and began to flourish after the establishment of Spanish Colonial villages in northern New Mexico. This legacy thrives today, contributing to Santa Fe's status as a major multicultural city.

History
What happened before you came to Santa Fe? Who stood where you were standing? Learn about the Preconquest and Founding; Settlement Revolt and Reconquest; Established Spanish Empire; The Mexican Period; The Territorial Period and Statehood

Native American Culture
There is so much to experience, observe and learn about the Native American culture that New Mexico has to offer. Your visit to Santa Fe will transport you to a new world, into the sovereign nation of the Native Americans

Tours
Our tour guides have designed plenty of inventive ways to tour the city whether you're on foot, horseback or a Harley Davidson.

Weddings
There will be nothing more breathtaking than the sight of your partner on your wedding day. The billowing clouds of Santa Fe desert skies in the background will take your wedding day (and photos) to a whole new levelǃ

About Santa Fe
300 sunny days per yearǃ Not only is Santa Fe the oldest US capital city & the 3rd largest art market in the country, we get more than 1 million visitors each yearǃ

Accommodations
Authentic casita rentals; historic boutique hotels; modern conventional lodging; intimate bed & breakfasts; even wild west outdoor camping await youǃ

Art
Whether you visit to collect art or create art, Santa Fe is inspirationalǃ This summer, Art pARTy Santa Fe is a movement that asks "How will you take pART in the summer of Art in Santa Fe?"

Restaurants
"Red or green?" Only in Santa Fe can you eat chilis at every mealǃ There's so much more though: Asian, French, Italian, Indian and Middle Eastern await you in the heart of the high desert.

Galleries
Santa Fe offers a visual feast for art lovers of all sorts, whether you're a serious collector or a fan who finds joy in just viewing the work. Not yet an art collector? Start in Santa Feǃ

Indian Pueblos
Visit any of the 8 Northern Pueblos to engage the ghosts of the past and creative spirits of today. You'll see why Travel + Leisure rates us the #1 cultural destination in the country.

Museums
Home to modern, traditional, spanish, native american and folk art, our world famous museums and galleries are top ten in the country as rated by Travel + Leisure.

Must-See Events
The Santa Fe calendar is filled all year with exciting music, art, athletic pursuits and more, including some of the largest events of their kind.

Shopping
High-end, hand-made, and one-of-a-kind treasures, Readers of 10best.com rate Santa Fe the #1 shopping city in the country.

Spa
Santa Fe's superb spas will transport you to new levels of bliss. Unwind with massages, tub soaks and other healing traditions in the city rated #1 for spa and relaxation by TripAdvisor.

Things to Do
There is always something to do in Santa Fe: gallery openings, live music, hiking & climbing, shopping, roadtrips and natural wonders aboundǃ

Plan Your Visit
Get everything you need for your Santa Fe visit right here, whether you're planning a romantic getaway, a shopping spree or a restorative stay in a spa, we want to make sure you get the full Santa Fe experience during your stayǃ

Self Guided Tours
You don't need an expert to guide you through the city of best chocolates, green chile cheeseburgers and moreǃ Use these maps to explore Santa Fe's unique food, history and landmarks.

72 Hour Itineraries
Only have a few days to pull off the great Santa Fe getaway? We've got some helpful itineraries for Art Lovers, Outdoorsy folks and those who just need to Relaxǃ

Local Resources
After a day in the desert sun and a night of gallery hopping under the moon, where do you get a taxi? Find the answer to this and other local resource questions here...

LGBTQ Travel
Pride is part of the every day in Santa Feǃ Find everything you need from TAG approved accommodations to local hotspots and events. Our streets are narrow, but our minds are notǃ

Specials
Need a nudge in your trip planning? We have accommodation discounts, Santa Fe Opera packages, drink specials, and art workshops at reduced rates.