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Gay Travel

Our streets are narrow, our minds are not.

commitment ceremony It doesn't take long to feel at home in the City Different. For centuries, Santa Fe has opened its arms to travelers with diverse interests and different backgrounds. All in search of discovery, wonder and adventure.

To visit Santa Fe is to step into an enchanting world where natural and man-made beauty converge in a symphony of visual and sensual stimulation unique to New Mexico. The city specifically caters to gay and lesbian travelers, both couples and singles, with a wide spectrum of activities and destinations.

View Google's Gay Santa Fe Map.

gay performer In the early 20th century, Santa Fe began growing as an artist's haven, welcoming a diverse group of writers, painters, socialites, and photographers eager for new subject matter and a different life. That same open-armed spirit remains today and Santa Fe trails only San Francisco among U.S. metro areas in percentage of households headed by same-sex partners. For a current take on Santa Fe's history read: "The 400th Anniversary of Santa Fe" by Joseph Schmitt.

The city is home to Rainbow Vision, the first community of its kind in the country for allies and GLBTQ residents and a model for future properties. Opened in 2005, Rainbow Vision has taken an active role in city events while attracting residents and the public alike to its popular Silver Starlight Cabaret. Click here for the Cabaret calendar.

From Anasazi ruins to a Japanese mountain spa, world renowned restaurants and legendary hotels and resorts, Santa Fe is sure to delight anyone. Catering to the finest of tastes, Santa Fe is also home to some of the most exquisite museums, galleries and performing arts venues in America. Shopping is incomparable and the fresh mountain air will soothe any soul.

creative tourism gay travelAfter the Gay and Lesbian Travel panel at the 2008 International Conference on Creative Tourism in Santa Fe:
Pictured at right, from left to right:
City Councilor Rebeccaa Wurzburger; Ed Salvato, Editor-in-chief of The Out Traveler magazine; author Jeff Guaracino, Vice President of Greater Philadelphia Tourism Marketing Corporation; and Keith Toler, former Executive Director of the Santa Fe Convention and Visitors Bureau.

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