Whether you’re snowshoeing the majestic terrain of the Santa Fe National Forest or strolling amidst the magical farolitos during our annual celebration of light, wintertime in Santa Fe is an experience of a lifetime. The City Different offers so much for a well-deserved break from the busy holiday season. Here are some of our holiday offerings to those who need a true escape and rejuvenation of body and soul.
Santa Fe is a wonderful place to visit year-round, but during the winter months there’s something magical in the air. See why Travel + Leisure named Santa Fe one of America’s Best Cities for Winter Travel. Here is a small sampling of Santa Fe events and activities happening in the month of December.
Santa Fe is an over 400-year-old historic city that is ever changing. Color and creativity are on display this fall in Santa Fe with new culinary experiences, art exhibits, and more. We want to make sure you are in the know about all the latest happenings in the City Different!
Five Things To Do During Your Santa Fe Thanksgiving Weekend
Thanksgiving always brings an opportunity to take a deep breath and be thankful for the wonders of the year. Here in Santa Fe, we are grateful for the scenic beauty of our mountains and the many unique experiences that are available for you.. From dining in our world class restaurants to the festivities on the Plaza to kick off of the holiday season, Santa Fe is filled with fun. Discover what you can do during the Thanksgiving weekend in the City Different. You’ll be thankful you did.
Saying goodbye to summer is hard, but there’s no better place to take in a deep breath of the crisp fall breeze than the quaint village of Tesuque. Enveloped in towering cottonwood trees that roll out a carpet of blazing orange, red and yellow foliage, the village has a sense of tranquility, making it an idyllic fall getaway. Located just a quick 15 minutes north of the plaza, the village is named after the Tesuque Pueblo it lies adjacent to. Tesuque has been attracting visitors with it’s old-world charm and unparalleled scenery for centuries.
Here in Santa Fe we are grateful and joyous for our history, food and scenic wonders. With 325 days of sunshine a year, you will revel in fun times gliding down a snowy hillside or immersing yourself in our rich history and culture. It’s easy for us to go and on about the wonders of Santa Fe because magic is real in The City Different. Now is the time to celebrate with a November visit. Join us in giving thanks. Here’s a nod to a few of Santa Fe’s best November activities.
…but you can see a lot! During the upcoming Veterans Day three day weekend, immerse yourself in the natural beauty, history and culture that makes our corner of the world so intriguing and special. With free entrance to national parks on Veterans Day and free admission for veterans and their families to state-run museums every day, the weekend is proving to be a budget-friendly destination for you and your family.
Grab a Santa Fe hotel deal and start planning. Here are just a few ideas to create your memorable weekend in Santa Fe.
An Insider’s Guide to Walking Ancient Paths and Rock Art
Just beyond the edge of Santa Fe and a short hike through the deep silence of the terrain lies a rocky ledge that seems to whisper to passersby, the dark stone speaking a cryptic language.
Carved into the boulders of the ledge at the La Cieneguilla Petroglyph Site and throughout the Southwest are thousands of petroglyphs thought to originate from the pre-contact time of the Spanish colonial era. Despite a great deal of scholarly study throughout modern history, no one can say for certain what these depictions meant to the people who created them. Not only does their meaning remain shrouded in mystery, but many of the etchings’ depictions are indecipherable, leaving curious visitors to speculate.
New Mexico’s timeless Pueblo culture is felt throughout Santa Fe and is reflected in the art, design, and architecture of the city. However, a visit to one of the Indian Pueblos in the region can also be a transformative experience, especially on the occasion of a “Feast Day,” where the culture is celebrated and the public is welcome to watch and partake in an authentic and enriching Native American experience.
October always brings an opportunity to take a deep breath and appreciate the wonders of the fall season. Here in Santa Fe, we are grateful for the beauty of the mountains and the many diverse cultural and outdoor experiences that are available. So join me in discovering a few of Santa Fe’s best October events.