Is this the year you try something different for Spring Break? Santa Fe beckons your family to spend a fun, easy and affordable vacation in The City Different. But wait, we have more to tell you! KIDS ARE FREE! Beginning March 1, 2018, your family will have a chance to take advantage of our Kids FreeFest Spring Break deals and specials in Santa Fe. From outdoor activities, arts, culture, accommodations, wellness, restaurants to other kid-friendly attractions; we have your family covered to maximize your budget and enhance your Spring Break fun.
New Mexico’s foundational Pueblo culture is ever-present in Santa Fe and is reflected in the art, design and architecture throughout the city. However, an in-person visit to one of the Indian Pueblos in the region can also be a deeply enriching experience, especially on the occasion of an annual Pueblo Feast Day, where the culture is celebrated and the public is welcome to attend.
It might seem early, but now is the time to plan your family’s spring break getaway! Break away from the norm of crowded beaches and overpriced amusement parks this year. With the 2018 Kids Free Fest we have made it easy, affordable and tons of fun for your family to spend spring break in Santa Fe.
Many of our locals will tell you that The City Different is a beautiful and magical place to visit during the winter. We are blessed with a wide range of winter scenery; from the snow covered pines a short drive up in the Sangre de Cristo Mountains to the cozy charm of crackling fireplaces found in the lobbies of many Santa Fe hotels. With Christmas and New Year’s Eve over, our city invites you to partake in all its peaceful winter goodness and fall in love with these five winter happenings during the month of February.
6 Santa Fe Happy Hours to Discover
Who doesn’t love a Happy Hour? A dedicated time to score incredible values on food and drinks and the opportunity to sit among a boisterous mix of visitors and locals is always a treat. We went out recently to some of Santa Fe’s best happy hours at a few of the city’s well-known locales. Some were new and some, truth be told, are our long time local favorite haunts. Some of the Santa Fe happy hour bonuses come with bargain prices and smaller crowds but some of best reasons are live music with no cover charge, networking opportunities and social bonding with new and old friends.
Locals will tell you that Santa Fe is a wonderful place to visit year-round, but during the winter months there is something extra special and exciting in the air. January is no exception and these six events are a great reason to begin your new year in Santa Fe! This first month of the New Year is an ideal time to see why Santa Fe was voted “Destination of the Year 2017” by the readers of Travel and Leisure magazine!
Santa Fe is one of the world’s most diverse hubs for art, history and culture. If this is your thing, you’ll be happy to know that The City Different is a premiere destination for culturephiles, rich with intriguing and thought-provoking museum exhibits. The slate of brand new exhibits coming in 2018 excites us and will compel you to plan a visit. At the 100-year-old New Mexico Museum of Art one show will highlight the past, present, and future through photography. Exhibits at the Museum of International Folk Art always entertain and inform and the two new exhibits next year will surely do both. Thought you knew all about Apache culture? Guess again. The Museum of Indian Arts and Culture will show us the diversity of Apache culture.
Whether you’re a first time Santa Fe museum visitor or returning one, the 2018 lineup is exciting and are not to be missed! Here’s a selection of the upcoming exhibitions to get on your calendar:
November is a great time for a trek to Bandelier National Monument and its nearby Tsankawi ruins, where you’ll hike a trail blazed by Ancestral Puebloan people. It is also the perfect time to visit Pecos National Historical Park—the site of what was once the Southwest’s largest pueblo to explore and learn about the history of the Pecos Valley.
New Mexico is renowned for its many seasonal celebrations of arts and culture throughout the state, many of which are centered on the beautiful and diverse multi-cultural landscape. As the state capitol and a hub for events, markets and festivals, the City of Santa Fe draws hundreds of thousands of visitors each year, many of whom are seeking to experience the living Native American culture and traditions that thrive in the area.
Hotel guests staying in Santa Fe this winter will experience the city’s renowned art scene right in their hotels. The inaugural season of the city-wide “Santa Fe Artists In Residence” program creates a new art experience connecting visitors with New Mexico artists at 16 participating properties. Santa Fe Artists In Residence will be offered November 1, 2017 – February 28, 2018 every Thursday, Friday and Saturday from 4-7 p.m.
Visitors to The City Different can easily meet, interact and observe the artists as they create masterpieces in a variety of mediums. From painting and sculpting to jewelry making and basket weaving these skilled artists are ready to share their craft and invite guests to delve into the creative process first hand. Participating locations include: Drury Plaza Hotel, Eldorado Hotel and Spa, Hilton Santa Fe Buffalo Thunder, Hotel Santa Fe, Inn of the Governor’s, Inn on the Alameda, La Fonda on the Plaza, La Posada de Santa Fe, Sunrise Springs and more. (more…)