While music pulses through Santa Fe’s 400-year-old veins all year round, summer is the standout season to catch live music at a favorite venue, concert series, or dining spot, or to expand your musical horizons with something completely different. Summer is when laughter mingles with guitar strings in patios along Canyon Road, when drumbeats echo softly off the centuries-old buildings in the Plaza. Summer is when Santa Fe music is in full bloom.
There’s no shortage of things to see, do and eat in Santa Fe. We are known as the City Different and within one visit, you will know why. Santa Fe embodies a rich history, melding Hispanic, Anglo and Native American cultures whose influences are apparent in everything from the architecture, the food, and the art.
You could spend days here visiting museums and soaking up the scenery. If you’ve heard and read about our picturesque city and are ready to visit, consider a Fourth of July weekend getaway in Santa Fe! Come and enjoy some of our 320 days of sunshine a year this Independence Day weekend.
We’ve put together a fun-filled weekend itinerary to get you started!
Each passing year brings with it new reasons to celebrate in Santa Fe and 2016 has been no different — with newly founded art collective Meow Wolf's The House of Eternal Return and the newly launched Santa Fe Margarita Trail Santa Fe, known as ‘The City Different’ for over a century, presents visitors with a range of special anniversaries this year. Here are but just a few celebrations to enjoy!
At last, a glorious three-day weekend in Santa Fe The City Different to kick-off summer. You’ll want to experience as much as you can during your stay. So get ready, because we have some ideas for you to capture the essence of Santa Fe and have a blast. From margaritas and cocktails to art markets and art collectives, here are our favorite picks to help you have a trip to remember.
With Santa Fe’s 400 year Spanish history, The City Different is a bona fide flamenco town. Flamenco celebrates the culture and passion of Spain. Flamenco is Spanish folk music that is accompanied by singing and dancing. It began in Spain’s southern coastal region of Andalusia and developed over centuries, taking its current form in the 18th century. Fast forward to The City Different….
Santa Fe is known to showcase some of the best flamenco talent in the world. A big nod goes to Maria Benitez, Vicente Romero and Jose Greco––a few of the early U.S. flamenco pioneers who made their home in Santa Fe. The spirit and passion of flamenco still burns hot today. Here are few suggestions to make your flamenco experience in Santa Fe a memorable one!Order My 2019 Santa Fe Travel Guide
Santa Fe is one of the world’s largest and most diverse art hubs. If you love culture as much as we do, you’ll be glad to know that Santa Fe was most recently named the Best Destinations for Culturephiles by readers of USAToday’s 10Best.
There’s so much to see and absorb here! This spring the city’s renowned museums are elevating the experience with a slate of special exhibits. The new shows will highlight the past, present and future through photography, miniatures, watercolor paintings, exotic jewelry and more.
Here’s a selection:
Are you looking for that perfect getaway for your family? Have you ever visited Santa Fe? If you’re not familiar with the destination, you may be surprised to hear the wide range of fun activities available throughout ‘The City Different’ for just about every member of the family. That includes you! Here are some fun activities that you and your family can enjoy year round!
The first crocus has popped a yellow blossom through the earth and fruit tree buds are swelling delicious potential. Santa Fe is warming up as days grow longer and the sun moves higher in the sky. The sun and big blue skies promise delightful spring adventures. The season is the ideal time to visit, offering a host of events to tempt the inquisitive traveler. Here are just a few…
The abundance and diverse scope of visual arts is one of most compelling reasons to visit Santa Fe. Did you know Santa Fe was ranked the #2 City in the U.S. for Art Vibrancy? For decades, the city’s land, history, and architecture have inspired artists from around the world. Santa Fe has been home to many well-known artists. In the Threads of Santa Fe video below, City of Santa Fe Historian, Ana Pacheco, tells the story of one of Santa Fe’s beloved and colorful artists, Thomas “Tommy” Macaione.