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 February events.Order My Santa Fe Travel Guide
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.
There’s Much to Explore in Santa Fe
Follow the “road less traveled” to exploration and adventure in Santa Fe. (Photo courtesy of @paurodilla)
Courtesy of its high altitude, the City Different enjoys 320 days of sunshine a year, brilliant blue skies and some of the purest air in the world. Santa Fe sits 7,000 feet above sea level in the start of the Rocky Mountains with 12,000 foot mountain vistas. It’s tucked into a valley of the Rio Grande, surrounded by 1.5 million acres of unspoiled national forest filled with juniper, pine and aspen. During your trip, spend your days breathing in the crisp mountain air while skiing atop the Sangre de Cristos or walk the streets of Santa Fe admiring the distinct architectural style of our warm sensous adobe buildings. You’ll spend spectacular nights enjoying exceptional food in acclaimed restaurants and luxuriously comfortable beds in world-class accommodations. As you sink into a deep sleep, you’ll dream about your amazing experiences and awaken refreshed and ready for new adventures.