First-Timers Guide to Santa Fe

Here is everything you need to know to plan your first visit to The City Different.

Santa Fe, New Mexico is a magical, exuberant, colorful journey at any time of year. Our legendary history and culture will fascinate and inspire you. Our art galleries and diverse visual arts span ancient traditional art to the most contemporary, making it one of the largest and most important art markets in the country. Settle yourself into our world class accommodations, partake of our sumptuous world renowned cuisine and treat yourself to our colorful markets and experience why Santa Fe has been considered a legendary trading center for hundreds of years.

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JULY IS FESTIVAL SEASON IN THE CITY DIFFERENT

Established in 1610, Santa Fe is among the oldest cities in the United States. With our vast history and unique mix of cultures in mind, where better to spend Independence Day or an all-American summer weekend than in The City Different. Set some time aside to visit Santa Fe and attend one of these July events, festivals, markets or concerts.

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Santa Fe Margarita Trail Expands

Introduced in 2016, the Santa Fe Margarita Trail promises to be one of your most memorable Santa Fe adventures. This one-of-a-kind margarita experience allows you to taste more than 45 of the best margaritas in the world. Download the app for prizes, discounts, and recipes. As you travel the trail, you’ll earn credit for the margaritas you try. Work your way up to membership in the Margarita Society or a custom margarita bartender kit! For the first time ever, the trail is expanding. Here are a few of the new cocktails you can find along the Santa Fe Margarita Trail.

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June Events in The City Different

From the incredible array of festivals, art markets, outdoor adventures, musical performances and more, June in Santa Fe is one of our fine city’s most popular times of year.  Here in The City Different we are poised for yet another one-of-a-kind summer season full of exciting special events. Planning a visit to Santa Fe in the month of June can be an excellent way to ease in to a summer of traveling.  There is a full schedule of events to enjoy this month; however, the volume of visitors is not at its peak like it will be in July and August. So sneak in a trip to Santa Fe and put one of these June events on your itinerary.

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Santa Fe Gardens in Bloom

It’s that blooming time of year again in Santa Fe.  The time of year when trees around the city begin to burst with pink and white blossoms and daffodils pop up creating a vibrant yellow border in front of the city’s iconic adobe walls. Soon the wisteria vines will be dripping with purple flowers and the mighty cottonwoods will be leafy green again. As the spring season descends on The City Different our thoughts turn to stunning outdoor spaces, lush gardens and scenic natural preserves.

If you think Santa Fe is all juniper and sagebrush, you are in for a wonderful surprise! For those interested in the flora and fauna and who enjoy spending time outdoors be sure to include a visit to one of these Santa Fe gardens in your next trip.

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Take A Tour of Santa Fe’s Historic Sites

When you walk the streets of downtown Santa Fe, you can almost feel over 400 years of history following you. You will find many locations holding the superlative of “oldest” — the oldest capital city, oldest house, oldest church, and the oldest public building.  Experience the Santa Fe story at these eight can’t miss historic sites.

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