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Explore All The Ways Kids Stay and Play Free in Santa Fe This Spring Break

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It’s never too early to start thinking about your family’s 2017 Spring Break getaway, especially with all the free things Santa Fe has to offer kids!  Santa Fe businesses have joined forces again for Kids FreeFest Spring Break 2017 , the 2nd Annual city-wide initiative that welcomes families throughout March and the middle of April by providing kids 12 and under with complimentary lodging, meals, spa and culturally immersive activities in The City Different. Experience a different kind of Spring Break this year in one of the world’s most award-winning destinations for families seeking adventure, relaxation, and genuine culture and experiences.

Santa Fe’s Kids FreeFestSpring Break 2017 includes a variety of lodging offers, treasure hunts, spa treatments, and sport and outdoor adventure. There’s also free art classes, museum exhibits, Flamenco classes, an Easter egg hunt—and of course some very delicious meals and including our famous Northern New Mexico cuisine. Here are few Kids FreeFest Spring Break 2017 suggestions for your family to consider.

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Five Santa Fe Events To Stimulate Your Senses This February

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Christmas and New Year’s Eve may be over but Santa Fe’s winter wonderland is still going strong in the City Different. Just a gaze to the east and you will see the Sangre de Cristo Mountain’s  gorgeous snowcap! Here are 5  events you’ll want to take advantage of while you visit our historic city this February. See why Travel + Leisure named Santa Fe one of America's Best Cities for Winter Travel.

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Top 10 Santa Fe Instagram Photos of 2016

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2016 was another beautiful photographic year in Santa Fe and we thank everyone who visited us and shared their photo memories  of Santa Fe!

For decades, photographers have known on how special the “light” is in Santa Fe. Being home to our historic adobe architecture, clear azure skies, and magnificent vistas makes Santa Fe a photographer’s dream. It’s no surprise that Popular Photography named Santa Fe one of the World's Best Places to Photograph.

To celebrate all the extraordinary memories and images from the past year, we’ve selected the top ten Instagram photos from @cityofsantafe. Photos were selected by the number of likes each photo received…people’s favorites.

We hope you will enjoy these images that reflect how visitors see The City Different. We hope to see you (and your mobile phone cameras) in 2017. Oh, and don’t forget to enter our #MySantaFeHoliday Instagram contest. There’s still time to submit your photos for a chance to win a Santa Fe Getaway! The contest ends on January 6, 2017 so post your photos today.

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Make Your Santa Fe Holiday Instagram Ready!

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Santa Fe has a long tradition of magical holiday lights that glow with the warm spirit of tradition. Throughout the Santa Fe holidays, farolitos line the streets and rooftops of houses and businesses in Santa Fe. These warm, glowing lights against adobe walls  and snow-lined landscapes are a photographer’s dream and some of the most photographed scenes in Santa Fe— during the holiday season. During your stay in Santa Fe, you’re sure to find an abundance of opportunities to frame the perfect shot. Even better, that perfect shot can win you the chance for Santa Fe getaway. Keep reading to learn more about our “My Santa Fe Holiday” Instagram contest. But first, let’s learn about little more about these holiday traditions that include farolitos and luminarias! Camera in hand?

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Santa Fe County: A Ski and Spa Haven

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Gorgeous peaks tower over Santa Fe and in the winter, they’re coated in snow. Powder seekers need look no further than Ski Santa Fe, whose high altitude and abundance of sunshine promises ample gorgeous days on the mountain. Snow activities in the area far surpass those on skis or snowboard. If you’re looking for something a bit more slow-paced and scenic, the abundance of well-groomed trails throughout the County welcome snowshoeing, cross country skiing and sledding in the winter months. There’s no shortness of reasons to get outdoors during the winter.

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Five Ways To Kick Off Your New Year In Santa Fe

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Locals will tell you that Santa Fe is a wonderful place to visit year-round, but during the winter months there’s always something extraordinary in the air. January is no exception and a great reason to discover and start off your new year in Santa Fe! See why Travel + Leisure named Santa Fe one of America's Best Cities for Winter Travel.

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Eight Reasons To Spend NYE In Santa Fe

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Say “Prospero Ano Nuevo” the Santa Fe way and your 2017 is guaranteed to be a truly Happy New Year! To quote a well-known Ella Fitzgerald holiday tune, “What are you doing New Year’s Eve?”. From world-class musical performances, to ‘Galactic Jungles’ or artful illuminations, there’s something for everyone! Here are just a few that we know you will enjoy.

 

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Enjoy the Holiday Season in the Heart of Santa Fe County

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At the core of its being, Santa Fe County is a place of history, culture and ritual. During the holiday season it feels even more like the urgency of modern life quietly fades. A still, reverent ambience settles over Northern New Mexico as Christmas nears, intensifying the unique sights and scents of a culture preserved through centuries. Perhaps there’s no better sign of the holidays drawing close as the smoke of piñon wood rising from the adobe homes and dancing in the clear night sky. It wouldn’t be Christmas in Santa Fe County without chile, whose colors are, quite fittingly, red and green.

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Six Paths To A Holiday Different In Santa Fe

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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.

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