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2016 Press Releases

2016 December, National Geographic Names Santa Fe a World Legacy Awards Finalist

December 5, 2016: National Geographic unveiled their 2017 World Legacy Awards Finalists today and Santa Fe has been named one of three in the highly competitive “Sense Of Place” category. The World Legacy Awards, a partnership between National Geographic and ITB Berlin, showcase the leading travel and tourism companies, Continue...

2016 November, Kids Discover Santa Fe for Free this 2017 Spring Break

November 30, 2016: Santa Fe travel partners have joined forces again for Kids FreeFest Spring Break 2017: a second annual city-wide initiative that welcomes families throughout March and the middle of April¹ by providing kids 12 and under with complimentary lodging, meals, spa and culturally immersive activities in ‘The City Different’, Continue...

2016 November, Calling All Shutterbugs: The #MySantaFeHoliday Contest is On!

November 28, 2016: Get in the spirit and show your love for Santa Fe this holiday season by posting and sharing your photographs that showcase the joy and beauty of December magic in The City Different. Entries to the contest will be accepted through January 6, 2017. The winner will be announced on January 13, 2017 via Facebook and Instagram. #MySantaFeHoliday contest entry is simple: 1. Follow @cityofsantafe on Instagram 2. Continue...

2016 November, Santa Fe Season of Joy Presents Traditions, Celebrations, Songs & Light

November 9, 2016: Santa Fe, which means “Holy Faith,” welcomes everyone of all faiths to celebrate the season with a cornucopia of unique traditions and celebrations of food, song, dance and graceful light displays from the city’s centuries of warm community spirit, diverse history and culture. The City Different always offers big portions and high quality, especially at the holidays. Continue...

2016 November, Santa Fe Nuclear Weapons Summit this December

November 1, 2016: Creative Santa Fe (CrSF), Nuclear Threat Initiative, and N Square have announced The Santa Fe Nuclear Weapons Summit, designed to engage a new type of discussion about nuclear security and proliferation. Over the course of three days, December 4 -6, between 20-30 next generation leaders in a wide variety of fields will travel to New Mexico to immerse in the history of nuclear weapons, Continue...

2016 October, TWO SANTA FE RESTAURANTS WIN IN TRIPADVISOR AWARDS

October 26, 2016: Leading travel planning and booking site TripAdvisor has released the results of its annual Travelers' Choice awards, which names the best restaurants in the US as reviewed by millions of travelers on its site. Continue...

2016 October, Santa Fe Wins High Honors in Conde Nast Traveler Readers' Choice Awards

October 20, 2016 – Condé Nast Traveler announced the results of its 29th annual Readers’ Choice Awards with Santa Fe, New Mexico voted as the “#3 Best Small City In The U.S.” Santa Fe had a score of 89.36, the 5th highest among all cities worldwide. “We are truly honored to be recognized by such a travel-savvy readership,” said Santa Fe Mayor Javier Gonzales. Continue...

2016 OCTOBER, SANTA FE HOTELS OFFER SPECIAL ELECTION DEALS

October 19, 2016: Three Santa Fe hotels are offering special room and drink deals for travelers who seek something fun during one of the more “different” election seasons in American history. La Posada de Santa Fe, a Tribute Portfolio Resort & Spa AAA four-diamond resort in the heart of Santa Fe is celebrating election season with an unusual guest. Conchita, the resort’s tequila donkey, Continue...

2016 October, Santa Fe Declares Indigenous Peoples Day

October 6, 2016: The City Of Santa Fe has declared every second Monday in October as “Indigenous Peoples Day.” A unanimous vote of the City Council made the day official. “We are proud to be part of a national movement to honor the importance of Native culture and history, and we hope that many other cities will follow suit,” said Mayor Javier Gonzales. Continue...

2016 October, TOURISM Santa Fe Announces Application Period for 2017 OTAB Grants is Open

October 6, 2016: TOURISM Santa Fe announces the opening of the application period for Occupancy Tax Advisory Board (OTAB) grants for use in 2017. TOURISM Santa Fe is now accepting 2017 applications through November 18, 2016 at 5:00 p.m. Reviews of all grant applications will be conducted in early December and funds will be available on a reimbursement basis any time after January 1, 2017. Continue...

2016 September, What's New in Santa Fe, New Mexico

September 20, 2016: Color and creativity are on display this fall in Santa Fe with new dining experiences, art exhibits and the birth of a pop-sensible apparel and accessory line. Visitors can watch the scenic majesty as aspen trees turn gold, enjoy the world’s best freshly harvested chile, and save on value-driven packages at area hotels and resort through www.santafe.org. Continue...

2016 September, Santa Fe & American Airlines Announce Launch of Daily Phoenix Service

September 6, 2016: Santa Fe Mayor Javier Gonzales announced today that beginning December 15, 2016, American Airlines will launch new service that runs once a day in each direction between the Santa Fe Airport and Phoenix Sky Harbor International Airport. The tentative schedule is for the flight to depart Phoenix at 9:45 am and arriving in Santa Fe at 11:14 am, with 70 available seats. Continue...

2016 August, Inaugural New Balance Ultra Santa Fe Marathon Set To Go

August 16, 2016: The inaugural New Balance Ultra Santa Fe is set for September 10 in the Sangre de Cristo Mountains surrounding the country’s oldest and highest elevation state capital. Racers will compete on trails through the Santa Fe National Forest, Santa Fe County, City of Santa Fe Open Space and Nambe Pueblo as they complete different legs of the competition including the 50-mile, 50-kilometer, 13-mile, Continue...

2016 August, Inaugural Edition of the Santa Fe Art Project

August 9, 2016: The inaugural Santa Fe Art Project brings together over 50 artists and curators to feature the best of the city’s contemporary and cutting-edge art by emerging and yet-to-be-discovered artists. From September 9 to October 23, the six-week exhibition offers lectures, discussions, guided tours, Continue...

2016 July, Couple are First to Complete New Santa Fe Margarita Trail

July 29, 2016: The new Santa Fe Margarita Trail launched May 5, 2016 as an ongoing culinary cocktail experience for visitors and Santa Fe locals alike. The Trail highlights restaurants and bars that offer a special, uniquely designed and named margarita using the finest tequilas and ingredients. Santa Fe native Joe Gonzales and his wife Audrey, Continue...

2016 July, Horse Sense: HIPICO Santa Fe Summer and Fall Series Starts July 27

July 26, 2016: HIPICO Santa Fe debuted in 2015 and is New Mexico’s premier venue for equestrian events—a new shining star in the Southwest’s horse show circuit that hosts the Santa Fe Summer & Fall Series including the Art Of The Horse fine art show. Athletes from across the United States, Europe, Continue...

2016 July, Sunset Magazine Declares Santa Fe Best Shopping Destination

July 21, 2016: Santa Fe has been declared the Best Shopping Destination by Time Inc.’s Sunset, the premier guide to living in the West. This is the second year of the Sunset Travel Awards, which honor the West’s top destinations. The city also finished in the Final Four as Best Food Town. Continue...

2016 July, Santa Fe to Host Silver Anniversary Zia Regional Rodeo

July 19, 2016: The New Mexico Gay Rodeo Association (NMGRA) announces that the “Zia Regional Rodeo” will be held on August 13 and 14, 2016 at the Rodeo de Santa Fe Grounds. The 2016 Grand Marshalls will be long time Zia Rodeo supporters Kelly Peebles and Keith Holtzclaw of Belen, New Mexico. The 2016 Community Hero will be Randy Randall, Executive Director of TOURISM Santa Fe. Continue...

2016 June, Google & Santa Fe Team Up to Reveal Outdoor Treasures

June 24, 2016: Treasured trails and destinations of the great Santa Fe outdoors have been archived by new Google technology—in partnership with TOURISM Santa Fe and community partners—and are now available for anyone to reference as they plan a Santa Fe excursion. Google Trekker— a special $250,000, 50-pound, panoramic camera apparatus outfitted with fifteen lenses—was loaned to TOURISM Santa Fe, Continue...

2016 June, Santa Fe Hotel Complete Renovations and Attract Fresh Management & Culinary Talent

June 29, 2016: As the needs of meetings and events planners continue to evolve, the city of Santa Fe, New Mexico – the nation’s oldest and highest elevation state capital – is leading with new state-of-the-art facilities for meetings and off-site entertainment as well as new faces in some of the city’s hottest kitchens. Continue...

2016 June, Travel + Leisure Readers Vote Sant aFe as One of the Very Best

July 11, 2016: Santa Fe is rated No. 4 Top City In The United States according to the Travel + Leisure World’s Best Awards 2016 Readers’ Survey just announced and available now on www.TravelandLeisure.com/worlds-best and in the cover story of the magazine’s August issue on newsstands July 15. Continue...

2016 June, Santa Fe Summer Shines With Rainbow Lineup of New & Legend Art Markets

June 7, 2016: Santa Fe is poised for yet another one-of-a-kind summer season of the city’s centuries-old dedication to the arts. Local art collective Meow Wolf’s exceptionally successful opening of the “House of Eternal Return”—a project backed by best-selling author and resident George R.R. Martin—is just one of many special new opportunities for travelers of all backgrounds. This summer, Continue...

2016 June, Treasure Hunters Flock to Santa Fe for Fennboree

June 2, 2016: In celebration of the ongoing search for author Forrest Fenn’s hidden treasure, enthusiasts from across the country will gather at Hyde State Memorial Park from June 3-5 for “Fennboree,” a fun-filled camping weekend for families to share ideas and swap stories regarding the whereabouts of the elusive, gold and jewel-filled chest. Continue...

2016 May, RARE & UNIQUE SANTA FE CULTURE ON DISPLAY THIS SUMMER

May 25, 2016: New Santa Fe exhibitions running through the summer and autumn offer visitors rare and unique glimpses into distinct and little-known aspects of vibrant Northern New Mexico culture. Given Santa Fe’s reputation for world class annual festivals all summer long, including The Santa Fe Opera celebrating 60 years this year, The Santa Fe International Folk Art Market and Art Trifecta, Continue...

2016 May, TRAVEL + LEISURE READERS AWARD SANTA FE #3 FAVORITE IN AMERICA

May 23, 2016: Travel + Leisure, one of the world’s most eminent travel publications, announced that Santa Fe placed #3 Favorite Town In America with a population under 100,000 in their 2016 America’s Favorite Places survey. This six-month survey asked respondents to submit their favorite place and rate it in over 65 categories including affordability, notable restaurants, and public parks. Continue...

2016 May, ¡SALUD! SANTA FE MARGARITA TRAIL OPENS

May 3, 2016: The new Santa Fe Margarita Trail opens Thursday May 5, 2016 as an ongoing cocktail and culinary experience for visitors and Santa Fe locals alike at 31 top area establishments. The Trail features highly creative restaurants, bars and mixologists who offer a special, uniquely designed and named margarita using the finest tequilas and ingredients. Continue...

2016 April, Second Annual New Mexico Cocktails & Culture Festival

April 21, 2016: Rave reviews and sold-out seminars were hallmarks of the inaugural year for New Mexico Cocktails & Culture (NMCC). 2016 will be no different—especially with a slew of new events. Festivities kick off with Santa Fe Cocktail Week on Memorial Day weekend that runs the entire week leading up to NMCC, a four-day long festival from June 3 - 6, 2016. Continue...

2016 March, REVERED SANTA FE INSTITUTIONS CELEBRATE MAJOR 2016 ANNIVERSARIES

March 2, 2016: Santa Fe, known as The City Different for over a century, presents travelers with a range of 2016 anniversaries that provide a choice of special opportunities and offers: Santa Fe Opera The world-renowned Santa Fe Opera observes its 60th anniversary by staging five new productions, including two operas that have not been performed here before. The Opera’s Crosby Theatre, Continue...

2016 March, What's New in Santa Fe, New Mexico

March 29, 2016: For centuries Santa Fe has been a destination where savvy travelers visit for memorable experiences, and as always “The City Different” is embracing spring with new restaurants, new faces in some of the city’s hottest kitchens, creative partnerships, cultural performances and an interactive art installation that longtime Santa Fe resident George R.R. Continue...

2016 February, Santa Fe Re-Opens OTAB Application Process

February 26, 2016: TOURISM Santa Fe announces the re-opening of the application period for Occupancy Tax Advisory Board (OTAB) grants for use in 2016. At the February OTAB meeting, the board voted to re-open the application process to allocate the remaining funds for fiscal year 2016-2017. Applications are now being accepted by TOURISM Santa Fe through March 31, 2016. Continue...

2016 February, Santa Fe to Debut New Margarita Trail

February 17, 2016: On February 22, National Margarita Day, a press reception and official announcement of the new Santa Fe Margarita Trail will be held at Maria’s New Mexican Kitchen, which has been called “The Motherlode of American Margaritas,” from 4:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m. sponsored by Sauza Tequila. The new Santa Fe Margarita Trail will publicly launch May 5, Continue...

2016 January, KIDS DISCOVER SANTA FE FOR FREE THIS 2016 SPRING BREAK

January 28, 2016: Santa Fe tourism partners have joined forces for Spring Break 2016 in a city-wide initiative that welcomes families throughout March and the middle of April by providing kids 12 and under with complimentary lodging, meals, spa and culturally immersive activities in ‘The City Different’, one of the world’s most award-winning destinations for families seeking adventure, relaxation, Continue...

2016 January, SANTA FE TO HOST FIRST ANNUAL FOODIE CLASSIC THIS WEEKEND

January 11, 2016: Foodies will converge this weekend in Santa Fe to taste and sample the best food and beverages of the state. The Santa Fe Foodie Classic, which has received national attention, celebrates the unique and artistic culinary renaissance occurring in New Mexico. Continue...

2016 January, MEOW WOLF ART COMPLEX & HOUSE OF ETERNAL RETURN OPENS IN MARCH

January 5, 2016: Renowned art collective Meow Wolf has announced the March 18 opening date for the highly-anticipated Meow Wolf Art Complex and its House Of Eternal Return installation. The public opening is 2:00 p.m. to 2:00 a.m. at 1352 Rufina Circle. Tickets are available now at www.meowwolf.com/tickets. Continue...


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