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Designed by locals, Food Tour New Mexico provides walking progressive lunch, dinner, and drink tours in the heart of historic downtown Santa Fe that will provide a peek into our culture, history, and hidden delectable gems!
CineFesta Italia raises awareness of Italian culture through an annual Italian Film Festival, delighting moviegoers with contemporary and emerging Italian cinema. Our proceeds help our charitable partners support Santa Fe’s neediest children in today’s challenging world. Amenities: Entertainment.
Visiting Santa Fe > Accommodations > Hotels and Motels
New Mexico has always been rated one of the top destinations in the world. We like to think it is because of the Spanish Native American and Southwestern culture that comes to life through the beautiful mystique, culture and charm of the area. The Garrett's welcome you to join us in Santa Fe at the Garrett's Desert Inn. While staying with us, you will be hosted in a full service hotel including, Le Chantilly Café, serving Breakfast and Lunch, Santa Fe's most beautiful outdoor heated pool, a Fitness Room, Laundry Room, Meeting Facilities and a staff dedicated to make your trip memorable.
Amenities: Cocktail Lounge, Entertainment, Kitchenettes, Pool, Restaurant.
Visiting Santa Fe > Dine > Contemporary
Counter Culture Cafe
Counter Culture Cafe is the hip, happening restaurant serving up innovative cuisine to the city's favorite artists, writers and food lovers. Stop by for a breakfast burrito, gooey cinnamon buns and fresh, organic coffee. Or visit us for lunch and dinner and try our Ahi Tuna Tacos or Middle Eastern Plate.
Visiting Santa Fe > Galleries > Native American Art
We offer museum-quality artworks that reflect the best of native Indian culture and history in the Southwest," states Steve Elmore. The gallery presents an outstanding selection of traditional historic Pueblo pottery from 1860-1970 and features pieces by well-known matriarchs, which include Maria Martinez, Lucy Lewis, Margaret Tafoya, Nampeyo, as well as many others. Old Navajo rugs, pawn jewelry, Kachinas, baskets, numerous Hopi items, antique photographs and Pueblo paintings.
Visiting Santa Fe > Local Resources > Local Media
KLiK Here Media owns and promotes O'Keeffe Country (www.okeeffecountry.com), a regional marketing initiative focused on driving national and international tourism and travel to the Northern New Mexico region. KLiK Here Media provides targeted promotional strategies centered on "O'Keeffe Country" and its reputation in the world as a premier regional destination for adventure, art, and culture. We explore and promote the places that inspired Georgia O'Keeffe in New Mexico, from Santa Fe to Abiquiu to Ghost Ranch to Taos.
Visiting Santa Fe > Museums
The outstanding collection showcases classic and contemporary Southwestern Indian paintings, sculpture, pottery, jewelry, basketry and weaving. A permanent exhibition tracing the life of American Indians, "Here Now and Always" was curated in part by Native American elders, scholars and tribal members.
El Museo, a center of Hispanic culture and learning, showcases and promotes Hispanic art, culture and history. With gallery space and a 200-seat theater, El Museo hosts its own programming as well as community events, classes and workshops.
Learn about the art and culture of New Mexico's Pueblo people at Poeh Center, established by the Pojoaque Pueblo's Tribal Council to preserve and revitalize Pueblo communities of the northern Rio Grande Valley. Amenities: Child Friendly.
Visiting Santa Fe > Must-See Events > January
WHEN: Seasonal throughout the year
New Mexico is home to 19 pueblos, including the Eight Northern Indian Pueblos located north of Santa Fe. One of the top reasons many people visit Santa Fe is to respectfully attend a Native American celebration and learn more about this important part of our culture here. View the schedule of Pueblo Feast Days and Tribal Celebrations
and see when they may be open to visitors.
Visiting Santa Fe > Must-See Events > May
WHEN: May 18 - 21, 2017
Outside Magazine and Cycle Santa Fe present the Outside Bike & Brew Festival, a three day celebration of craft beer culture and exceptional road and mountain biking in beautiful Santa Fe.
Visiting Santa Fe > Performing Arts > Music
Founded in 1982 by Larry Bandfield, the Santa Fe Desert Chorale is one of the longest continually performing professional music organizations in New Mexico, as well as one of the most distinguished. The Chorale was a recipient of the 2006 Mayor’s Award for Excellence in the Arts and in 2016 was named the “Best Choral Group of Santa Fe” by the Santa Fe Reporter. Scott Cantrell of The Dallas Morning News characterized the Chorale as presenting “stunning singing…incredible power.”
Now entering his ninth season as Music Director, Joshua Habermann leads the 24-voice professional Chorale in repertoire spanning seven centuries, from medieval polyphony to contemporary works. The composition of the Chorale is truly national in scope and the ensemble is recognized among the finest American chamber choirs.
Throughout its history, the Chorale has maintained a commitment to give voice to music from Hispanic and Native American communities. Dedicated to advancing the composers of our time, the Chorale has commissioned twenty-two works by eighteen composers; three quarters of the composers commissioned have been American. In addition, another seven works have been given their world or American premieres by the Santa Fe Desert Chorale. The ensemble performs at historical sites in Santa Fe such as the Cathedral Basilica of St. Francis and the Loretto Chapel, as well as other venues throughout the Southwest. A recent highlight was an invitational appearance at the 2015 American Choral Directors Association National Conference in Utah which was later broadcast by Minnesota Public Radio.
The Santa Fe Desert Chorale presents both summer and winter festivals of concerts featuring a wide range of literature from around the world. The 2017 Summer Festival Season will take place from July 19 through August 13, 2017. The 2017 Winter Festival Season, “Home for the Holidays,” is scheduled from December 16 to December 23, 2017 with performances in Albuquerque, Los Alamos and Santa Fe.
The Desert Chorale prides itself on its strong relationships within the community of Northern New Mexico, and enjoys collaborations with Creativity for Peace, the Georgia O’Keeffe Museum, Museum of Indian Arts and Culture, New Mexico History Museum, NDI-NM, Performance Santa Fe, Santa Fe Chamber Music Festival, Santa Fe Symphony Orchestra and Chorus, Santa Fe Pro Musica, and The Santa Fe Opera among others. Community engagement is an integral part of the Desert Chorale’s mission.
Amenities: Live Music.
Visiting Santa Fe > Shopping > Clothing
This summer, the International Folk Art Market | Santa Fe is on every art and culture lover’s don’t-miss list as the only place on the planet to meet 160 master artists from 53 countries and shop a global gallery of the finest handmade folk art traditions. People of all backgrounds and beliefs will unite as the Market welcomes master artists, entrepreneurs, global citizens, and community leaders whose creativity provides common ground in an increasingly polarized world.
From widely celebrated makers to up-and-coming creators, this year’s festival brings 54 first-time artists together with 106 returning artists, and includes four countries never represented before: Argentina, Jordan, Tajikistan, and Tanzania. Together, these culture bearers will blur borders with an eye-dazzling convergence of handmade forms, textures, and designs—textiles, jewelry, beadwork, basketry, wood carvings, ceramics, rugs, glass and metal work, sculpture, mixed media, toys, and more.
Amenities: Child Friendly, Live Music, Outdoor Dining.
Visiting Santa Fe > Specials
Southwest Seminars is best known for weekly public lectures, held every Monday night at 6 pm at Hotel Santa Fe in the fields of Archaelogy, History, Native American Culture and Natural Sciences and featuring local, regional and sometimes national scholars.
Educational field trips with some of those same scholars are offered periodically or by special arrangement. While educational in nature, we offer event planning services for academic organizations such as Yale or UCLA Alumni groups, putting our energy into custom planning and securing the services of specialy Study Leaders who convey the history, arts and culture...the very heart of Santa Fe
We are committed to sensitive cultural education and work with those who share the same commitment
Opened in 2006 by Chef/Owner James Campbell Caruso, La Boca is an intimate Spanish tapas restaurant in the heart of downtown Santa Fe. Influenced by his travels in Spain, Chef James cultivates synergies of authentic Spanish ingredients to create dishes both traditional and modern. Dishes such as smoky grilled eggplant topped with rich manchego, sweet saffron honey, and briny capers or thinly sliced tuna drizzled with blood orange aioli and topped with kalamata olives and smoked sea salt create a constellation of different flavors in every bite. "We're influenced by the exuberance of Spanish cooking," says Chef James. "La Boca is our interpretation of the great excitement created in Spain about food." One of the keys to La Boca's culinary success is its commitment to the highest quality ingredients. Chef James explains, "We strive to get the best, most authentic ingredients. This means staying true to the Spanish tradition to sourcing products regionally, which we do through our participation in the Santa Fe Farm to Restaurant Delivers program, and through the direct relationships we have with local producers of meats, dairy, and produce. What we can't find locally, we source directly from Spain--chorizo, pimenton, olives, etc. Sometimes we do both; for example we have both a local and a Spanish goat cheese and we take advantage of each unique flavor.
With the feel of a lively European wine bar, La Boca also features an extensive selection of carefully chosen mediterranean and South American wines. Knowledgeable and animated staff graciously guide customers to the perfect wine to complement their meals. La Boca also prides itself on being an ambassador of Spanish sherry culture, transporting its guests to Cadiz in the crisp cool flavors of Fino, or the deep fig-essence of a Pedro Ximenez.
La Boca shares its passion for Spanish food wine and culture through special events. La Boca hosts Flamenco guitar legend, "Chuscales" every Monday (no cover), and Nacha Mendez, guitarist and songstress who sings music from around the Spanish-speaking world. Additionally, La Boca hosts a monthly seminar with various topics ranging from cooking demonstrations, sherry tastings, wine tastings, and more!
Chef James is the author of El Farol: Tapas and Spanish Cuising, and will release his new book, Espana: Exploring the Flavors of Spain in May. This beautifully photographed book includes a primer on Spanish ingredients, as well as over 50 recipes for tapas, stews, meats, seafood and vegetables; scrumptious soups; hearty main dishes; and delectable desserts, all using fresh produce, the finest cheeses and meats, and traditional spices.
Inspired by the ancient and legendary building traditions of the Anasazi, the Lodge at Santa Fe stands atop the hills of Santa Fe paying tribute to that ancient culture. A blend of Northern New Mexico's distinct cultural influences awaits you at this exquisite "Santa Fe-style" hotel. The Lodge at Santa Fe offers guests very convenient access to the ultimate in world-class art, shopping, dining and entertainment. The historic Santa Fe Plaza is just a short four minute drive and a complimentary shuttle is provided for guests of the hotel.
This 127-room full-service hotel features a number of unique suites, some with wood-burning fireplaces. Relax and enjoy the view from Garduño's a popular and authentic New Mexican style restaurant or the comfortable hilltop lounge. Take time to experience the beautiful perennial gardens and spacious outdoor pool and spa. Every summer, visitors can enjoy a variety of entertainment in the intimate setting of the Cabaret located within the hotel.
Amenities: Child Friendly, Fitness, Hot Tub or Sauna, Meeting Facilities, Pet Friendly, Pool, Restaurant.
We offer immersive, small-group food+history adventures that enable travelers to experience Northern New Mexico's unique food culture, rich flavors, and diverse history. We sample the best of Santa Fe food & drink, while exploring hidden corners of the city and learning why Santa Fe is truly the City Different.
We're not your typical tour company. We don't just want you to see Santa Fe - we want you to experience it! You’ll see, smell, and taste the food and drink that shape this unique city and region, and hear stories from the chefs, producers, farmers, and others that create it.
Our adventures center around a social dining experience. We think that the best meals are those where we share food and stories with others. Come wander with us!
Welcome to Casa Cuma Bed & Breakfast! Serving you since 1984. An easy five minutes walk to the restaurants and a ten minutes walk to the Historic Plaza, the center of Santa Fe culture. We offer four luxurious rooms at the main B&B, all with private entrances and portals (porches) for your use, as well as two casitas (little houses) and a full house on a ridge. A full Breakfast with a hot entree is served at the main B&B, to all of our guests, with mountain views under the giant fir tree in the summer and by a crackling fire in the cooler months. Free High Speed Internet, Free Parking and Free Museum Tickets.
Amenities: Kitchenettes, WiFi.
Visiting Santa Fe > Things to Do > Nightlife > Live Music
Welcome to the Low 'n Slow Lowrider Bar at the Hotel Chimayo; de Santa Fe. Named after the book "Low 'n Slow - Lowriding in New Mexico" by Jack Parsons and Carmella Padilla, the bar is designed to capture the essence of the low-rider culture; its exuberance, style and artistry. The bar is a tribute to New Mexico's Hispanic cultural pride and individuality through the decor and artwork, handcrafted by Chimayo specialists. Sample innovative concoctions from award-winning mixologists. Enjoy the rhythms of local norteño entertainers each weekend.
Amenities: Cocktail Lounge, Entertainment.
Visiting Santa Fe > Things to Do > Road Trips
Albuquerque, New Mexico
The true Southwest awaits you in Albuquerque, New Mexico. Come immerse yourself in our rich culture and heritage, rooted in centuries of history. Soak in our blue skies and sun that shines 310 days a year-perfect for outdoor activities. Breathe in the high desert air scented with sage and piñon, and you'll understand why Albuquerque, NM is a destination like no other
Visiting Santa Fe > Things to Do > Tours > Outdoor
If you're the type of person who likes to have truly extraordinary experiences while traveling, to seek out adventures, people, and places the vast majority of travelers will never see... the we have a tour for you!
As Santa Fe Experts and storyteller guides, we love our city and take great pride in showcasing our favorite gems and delving deep into the culture, arts, history, and spirit of Santa Fe. We aim to share our extensive knowledge and expertise with you! See the sites, learn the history, & make memories. Enjoy your ride!
Routes Bicycle Tours is a family-owned tour operator located in the Historic Santa Fe Plaza, and headquartered in the Old Town district of Albuquerque, New Mexico USA with a focus on providing unique, sustainable experiences and products for our patrons.
Routes features full-service bicycle tours (and rentals in Albuquerque) accompanied by custom maps and concierge-level service. Whether you are a visitor to Santa Fe or a local, the goal of our staff is to serve as an invaluable resource for all events, locations, secret gems, and things Santa Fe / New Mexico.
We love and support our unique community, and are excited to share the best of Santa Fe with you.
Amenities: Entertainment, Fitness, Child Friendly.
Visiting Santa Fe > Weddings > Music
Our nonprofit mission is to promote the art and culture of Japanese drumming and drum making. We do this through concerts, workshops with masters, classes, conferences and festivals. We have two levels of ongoing classes.
What's Happening > Events
WHEN: Begins April 1, 2017
Experience a citywide celebration of world-class exhibitions, markets and performances, featuring The Prado in Santa Fe
. From May through October, Cathedral Park will host a magnificent exhibition of 92 reproductions of masterpieces from the Prado Museum in Madrid, Spain. The exhibition makes its U.S. debut in Santa Fe and is only one experience of dozens in the yearlong “Santa Fe Celebrates Global Arts and Culture.”
The New Mexico Museum of Art, celebrating a centennial on November 25, is the first international venue for “Lines Of Thought: Drawing From Michelangelo To Now” from the renowned collection of the British Museum in London. The globally-recognized line-up of artists represented in the show reads like a ‘who’s who’ of international artists through the centuries. The exhibition includes work by artists as diverse as da Vinci, Michelangelo, Dürer, Mondriaan, Cézanne, Picasso, and many more.
WHEN: Seasonal throughout the year
New Mexico is home to 19 pueblos, including the Eight Northern Indian Pueblos located north of Santa Fe. One of the top reasons many people visit Santa Fe is to respectfully attend a Native American celebration and learn more about this important part of our culture. View the schedule of Pueblo Feast Days and Tribal Celebrations and see when you want to plan your visit.
What's Happening > Museum Shows
WHEN: May 14 through October 22, 2017
A flashback to the social experimentation and activism that catalyzed the nation’s young people during the 1960s to today is captured in Be Here Now: Summer of Love Santa Fe, a multi-partner, multi-venue, multi-event cultural collaboration forged by NM History Museum, IAIA Museum of Contemporary Native Arts, and Museum of Indian Arts and Culture.