Do you want to experience December differently this year? Then plan a visit to The City Different. Santa Fe never looked prettier dressed in all her holiday color and lights! Add to that a town nestled in historic traditions, then throw in some snow, mix in a bit of annual celebration and voila! You have the perfect Santa Fe winter holiday getaway! It’s our good fortune to have a myriad of festive events that spotlight a different kind holiday season. Bright blue skies with crisp frosty air and ski ready landscape? Got it. World-renowned regional cuisine? Always. Holiday music and performing arts? Hello! We’ve got it all. Here are a few of the top December events taking place in The City Different.Read More
If history is what you’re after, Santa Fe has got it in spades.
Known as the oldest capital city in the country, Santa Fe is literally bursting at the seams with it. Tucked into the crevices of one-story adobe structures, served in the form of red and green chile, painted on stretched canvases; wherever you turn, it’s nearly impossible not to feel the profound presence of the people and cultures who made The City Different what it is today.
Here are a few ideas to get you started.Read More
Towering peaks, a multicultural history and a spirit for exploring fills the landscape of Santa Fe.
Here, visitors can experience a fusion of art, history, cuisine and the outdoors in a single day. There’s no shortage of terrific museums, including the Georgia O’Keeffe Museum, the New Mexico Museum of Art, SITE Santa Fe and the Museum of International Folk Art, or restaurants to experience.
After exploring the popular sites in Santa Fe Plaza, the Railyard, Midtown and Downtown, consider veering off the beaten path to some of our favorite new spots we’re keeping our eye on.Read More
If good food is what you’re after, you’ve come to the right place. Santa Fe offers a wide array of culinary options ranging from traditional to contemporary, local to international and street eats to James Beard nominated chefs.
One of the best parts of a visit to The City Different is that it has something for everyone. When it comes to food, these are the tried and true spots that know it best.Read More
If you love art, Santa Fe is the place to be. Simple as that.
With an eclectic mix of galleries and nearly a dozen seasonal and annual art markets, The City Different offers a dizzying number of ways to enjoy its creative spirit and celebrate the cultures, history and artisans that make it such a popular destination.
But don’t just take our word for it!Read More
Santa Fe is a favorite hiking destination for visitors to New Mexico – and for good reason! Nestled at the foot of the Sangre de Cristo Mountains, the area has accessible all-season terrain, beautiful views and varied routes to suit people of all ages.Read More
If there’s one thing Santa Fe knows well, it’s margaritas.
Legend has it, Santa Fe actually invented them. (Well, it should’ve, anyway.) Since the 1970s, margaritas have been an integral part of the culture of The City Different, which is said to have been the first place in the world to import tequila from Mexico. Add a little lime juice, some food and a good shake, and you’ve got a perfect margarita.
But Santa Fe has taken the whole margarita thing one step further.Read More
Perhaps it’s the light. At 7,200 feet above sea level, light does pretty magical things to a place. Or the landscape: expansive, sprawling desert-but-not-quite-desert. Maybe, just maybe, it’s the mud that’s turned into adobe. Regardless, Santa Fe, nestled among the mountains of northern New Mexico, has inspired generations of artists from O’Keeffe to Oliphant, McCarthy to Martin.Read More
November always brings an opportunity to take a deep breath and appreciate the wonders of the season. Here in Santa Fe, we are grateful for the beauty of the mountains and the many diverse experiences that are available. Join us in discovering a few of Santa Fe’s best November events.
Shhh! Here’s a little secret: October is one of the best times of year to visit Santa Fe. Temperatures drop and the crowds dissipate, a “secret season” visit allows you take part in some of the city’s most exciting happenings. So here are the must-see events and activities in The City Different during the month of October!Order My Santa Fe Travel Guide Read More