Awards & AccoladesThe 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.
Santa Fe Wins Travel + Leisure Magazine's Reader's Choice Destination of the Year 2017
Travel + Leisure 10/31/17—America's Favorite Places 2017 Survey Results
- America’s Favorite Cities – Santa Fe ranked #4
- America’s Best Cities for Food – Santa Fe ranked #5
- America’s Friendliest Cities – Santa Fe ranked #16
Conde Nast Reader’s Choice 2017: #4 Best Small City in the United States
Santa Fe was named the #1 foodie destination in the Mountain West region in RewardExpert’s ranking of 2017’s Best American Foodie Towns
TripAdvisor includes Santa Fe in their list of Affordable Summer City Trips Out West
Santa Fe named one of The Best Cities in the World for Female Travelers, No Matter Your Age by MyDomaine.com
Expedia Viewfinder Blog names Santa Fe one of the Top Vacation Home Destinations in 2017
National Geographic names Santa Fe one of America’s 20 Best Mountain Bike Towns
Outside Magazine names Santa Fe as one of their Best Towns Ever-Where to Live Now for Best Combination of Mountains & Margaritas
Santa Fe listed as one of the 50 Best Smaller College Towns with the Best Music Scenes by GoodDeedSeats.com
National Center for Arts Research ranked Santa Fe #2 on their list of top 10 most arts vibrant medium communities as part of theArts Vibrancy Index
TripAdvisor names Santa Fe a Top Affordable City for an Epic Group Getaway
National Geographic names Santa Fe Winner in World Legacy Awards—#1 in Sense of Place Category
Expedia Viewfinder-14 of the Most Romantic US Getaways
Movie Maker Magazine-Santa Fe #2 Best Small City to Live & Work as a Filmmaker
The Revver-Best Motorcycle Locations in the United States
Santa Fe ranked 5th in the World in the Conde Nast Traveler Readers’ Choice Awards
Conde Nast Traveler names Santa Fe one of the Friendliest Cities in the U.S.
U.S. Census Bureau rated Santa Fe #15 in the country and #1 in New Mexico for startups
National Endowment For The Arts named Santa Fe one of the top cities in concentration of artists per capita.
TripAdvisor’s HolidayLettings names Santa Fe Spirits one of the Top Distilleries to Tour in the U.S.
Albuquerque Journal’s Reader’s Choice Awards name Santa Fe Top Day Trip Destination
Variety Magazine names Santa Fe University of Art & Design in their article Entertainment Education—Schools On The Move
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
Open 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
Tripping.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
Thrillist: Best Donut Shops In America–Whoo’s Donuts
Gogobot: The 10 Hippest Mid-Sized Cities In America
Infogroup: Top Ten Foodie Cities In America
Money 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
U.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.
Travel + 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.
Santa 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.
The 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.
Santa 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.
ELOISA 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”.
Santa 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.
Santa 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.
USA 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.
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.
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
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.
International 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.
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
Readers 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
According 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
AARP 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
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