Santa Fe: 1 city, 4 trips

Note: This blog was written by author Sarah Osman for Matador Network in paid partnership with TOURISM Santa Fe.

Santa Fe has always lived up to its nickname, “The City Different.” The nation’s oldest capital is filled with history, art, museums, and some of the best food in the country. At the same time, it’s an outdoor adventure hub, sitting at 7,000 feet in the foothills of the Sangre de Cristo Mountains.

You’ll probably feel a little dizzy when you get here, and not just because of the elevation. There’s a million things to do, and you only have so much time. Well, we’ve done the hard work for you and broken out four very different Santa Fe itineraries — all you have to do is choose your favorite and strike out into town.

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11 surprising facts about Santa Fe, NM

Note: This blog was written by author Sarah Osman for Matador Network in paid partnership with TOURISM Santa Fe.

Nicknamed “The City Different,” Santa Fe has always been known for marching to the beat of its own drum. Its story stretches back to the 1600s, giving this Southwestern hub multiple centuries to grow into its imaginative, artistic self.

Today, the city shows off its wide array of historic sites, hundreds of art galleries, and perhaps the most colorful culinary scene in the country. To celebrate the New Mexican capital, here are some of the most surprising facts about Santa Fe — and how you can best experience them for yourself.

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15 Culinary Experiences in Santa Fe to Excite Your Tastebuds

Ask 25 locals what their favorite Santa Fe restaurant is and you very well may get 25 different answers. The flavors you find will surprise you — a mix of traditional and local ingredients like blue corn and New Mexico’s world-famous chile create unique flavors that have never crossed your palate before — while Santa Fe’s global recognition as a culinary mecca attracts the brightest chefs looking to show off their talents. This list is designed to get you started and is a combination of the “tried and true” of the Santa Fe culinary scene, but it is far from complete.  Explore, follow your nose, and remember that there is no wrong answer to the official state question, “Red or Green?”

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How to spend a perfect weekend in Santa Fe, NM

Note: While 48 hours is not enough time to explore The City Different, we understand that a weekend is sometimes all the time you can afford. Local author Tantri Wija shared her ideas on “How To Spend a Perfect 48 Hours in Santa Fe, NM” with Matador Network. 

Santa Fe is the nation’s oldest capital city, and probably its most unique, as well. This is a land of red and green chile, jaw-dropping sunsets, and adobe-everything. It’s a cultural hub — be it indigenous, literary, artistic, or culinary — and is full of activity options for an eye-opening / mouth-watering / just-plain-needed weekend. Here’s 48 hours of ideas to get you started.

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