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Dear Visitor, Welcome to Santa Fe!

If you’re like most visitors to our historic city, you’ll find this resource of great help in planning your stay. But caution: You’ll quickly learn that one visit to Santa Fe is not enough!

Just what sets Santa Fe apart? It has a lot to do with our living history: We are the oldest state capital in the country, built on Native American Tewa land, still referred to as Ogha Po’oge (Tewa for White Shell Water Place) and officially founded by the Spanish in 1610. This heritage of cultures has helped shape our now diverse and modern multicultural city, influencing our singular cuisine, art, culture, architecture, and spirit. This all takes place in an enchanting setting: Our 7,000-foot elevation in the Sangre de Cristo Mountains offers countless options for outdoor recreation during our four distinct seasons. Nowhere is there a bluer or sunnier sky or a starrier night.

Of course, Santa Fe is a worldclass arts capital, known for hosting the International Folk Art Market as well as Indian, Spanish, and Hispanic arts markets; more than 250 galleries and 20 museums; and vibrant performing arts seasons, including the summer Opera. The other events we host— celebrations of food and spirits, outdoor recreation, music, and more—offer something to entice every visitor. And our array of unique shops, hotels, spas, and restaurants creates an unmatched blend of charm and sophistication, as well as endless opportunities to get to know Santa Fe better.

Whatever you do to explore and enjoy Santa Fe, I can promise you a memorable experience—one you couldn’t have anywhere else. We are dedicated to helping you travel safely and have the time of your life in our remarkably hospitable city.

Again, welcome to Santa Fe!

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a place different from your hometown and daily lifestyle–a place different from anywhere you’ve ever been.

a culture born of many influences, beginning in 1050 when Pueblo Indians established permanent communities on land that is now Santa Fe’s Plaza and downtown.

a community that’s made a commitment to preserve and honor its heritage and historic character.


“The City Different” is not just Santa Fe’s nickname or a recent slogan born of consultants brainstorming in a conference room with a whiteboard. The name has a rich and authentic history that signals a deep respect for the past and a sincere desire to manage the future with conscientious thought.

In the early 1900s, the “City Beautiful Movement” was sweeping the United States and all state capitals were invited to join. Advocates were convinced that improved urban planning and architecture more representative of their communities would attract and readily ensconce new residents and tourists. In Santa Fe, city officials embarked on a different approach with the realization that their hamlet in the Southwest was already beautiful, and naturally owned a unique and historic “Santa Fe Style” that just needed codifying.

Departing from the norm, Santa Fe has been identified as “The City Different” ever since— it’s essentially a promise to itself and to every visitor that it will protect its history and do things differently.


In 2009, the National Trust for Historic Preservation named Santa Fe one of its Dozen Distinctive Destinations in America, citing the city’s individual architectural style, well-preserved historic districts, and dedication to cultural conservation.

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Santa Fe Style

HOW DIDSanta Fe Style Begin?

Architect John Gaw Meem Arriving in 1920 for treatment of tuberculosis, engineer John Gaw Meem is the architect most celebrated for buildings designed in the Santa Fe Style.

In 1912, as New Mexico became a state, Santa Fe released a style preservation plan. Though at that time many architectural looks had emerged due to the opening of the Santa Fe Trail and the advent of the railroad, Santa Fe desired an identifiable style that would be singularly unique. Drawing on its heritage and architectural roots, the city decided to fully embrace the Pueblo-Spanish architectural look that originated with the Pueblo Indians—the area’s First Peoples—and the more linear Territorial style. Collectively, the styles were revived, and became known as the Santa Fe Style.

Pueblo-Spanish Style

As the Spanish began to populate the Santa Fe area in the late 1660s, they adopted the look, design, and materials of the Pueblo Indians’ homes.

Not only did the Santa Fe Style drive advertisements promoting the city as a unique tourist center of the Southwest throughout the early to mid-20th century, but it was the foundation of a Historic Styles Ordinance that still governs building regulations in The City Different’s five Historic Districts today. And it refers to much more than architecture, including fashion and cuisine.

Territorial Style

During the early years of the American army’s occupation of Santa Fe beginning in 1846, carpenters added classically inspired details around the windows, portals, doors, and adopted brick coping along the parapets of more linear adobe- and timber-constructed buildings.

Generally, one-story rooms, contiguous inside a walled courtyard, designed with a contoured adobe (earth and straw) exterior, nichos (small arches carved into walls), rounded kiva (chamber) fireplaces, covered portals (porches), and flat roofs, supported by timber vigas (beams).


One of the first projects in the 1912 plan was a portal for the Palace of the Governors. Located on the historic Plaza, it is the oldest continuously occupied government building in the country, built in 1610.

Urrutia map of Santa Fe, 1766

Stephen B. Chambers Architect Map by Joseph de Urrutia (1776), sourced through The Historic Santa Fe Foundation
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The Oldest House


As the oldest capital city in North America, Santa Fe is endlessly studied as an exemplar of Southwestern culture. Through centuries of trade and governance, it has evolved from a mix of Native American, Hispanic, Mexican, and Anglo cultures into an inclusive, dynamic multicultural destination that today attracts all types of people hungry for something different.

The Creativity

From artist Georgia O’Keeffe, esteemed with her very own fine art museum to author and visionary George R.R. Martin, a master of immersive, experiential art, creative people intuitively sense that the freedom of expression is considered a right here, and encouraged in every way possible.

The Diverse Cultural Events

Pueblo Feast Days, Fiestas de Santa Fe, Día de Muertos, and other traditions have roots older than the United States, but newer traditions, such as Meow Wolf’s House of Eternal Return, the annual Burning of Zozobra, the Christmas Eve Canyon Road Farolito Walk, Indigenous Peoples’ Day Weekend, our Indian, Spanish, and Contemporary Hispanic Markets have become equally representative of and important to Santa Fe.

The Native Peoples

Within miles of The City Different are eight Native American Pueblos, each a sovereign nation with its own tribal council, its own customs, and its own form of reverence for the land.

The Land

Santa Fe’s diverse terrain and the semiarid climate has bred and popularized Santa Fe’s vibrant outdoor culture. The award-winning clean air and 320+ days of sunshine a year add to solidifying this city as a gem for nature lovers, outdoor sports enthusiasts, and health devotees.

Sometimes the diversity of Santa Fe’s culture will feel overt—all in one day, you might watch a Flamenco show, witness a performance at the world-acclaimed Santa Fe Opera, and experience a traditional Native American Pueblo dance. And sometimes the effect will be more subtle, in the way you are casually and warmly greeted by an open-air artist on the street. But it’s all part of the same thing—the culture of Santa Fe.

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The City Different?

• Located at 7,000 feet in elevation at the juncture of the historic Camino Real and the Santa Fe Trail trade routes

• Second oldest city and oldest and highest elevation capital city in the United States, founded in 1610

• 320+ days of sunshine and 365 days of breathtaking landscapes in the foothills of the Southern Rocky Mountains

• An embrace of denim, turquoise jewelry, Western hats and boots

• Hundreds of miles of hiking and biking trails

• Highest point is 12,075 feet in elevation at the top of Ski Santa Fe, just 16 miles from downtown

• A living history of Native American, Hispanic, Mexican, and Anglo cultures in a now diverse and multicultural city

• An internationally known art hub of 250+ galleries, 20 museums, the acclaimed Santa Fe Opera, and art markets, including the International Folk Art Market, Spanish Market, and Indian Market

• A gastronomic center of award-winning chefs at more than 400 restaurants

• Northern New Mexico’s use of chile in its cuisine

• On a chilly day or evening, Santa Fe has the aroma of piñon and juniper as the wood burns in the many fireplaces that warm the indoor spaces


• “Burn Him!” is an appropriate chant. (Join us for the 99th Burning of Zozobra, September 1, 2023!)

• Your favorite hike is along the Santa Fe Margarita Trail.

• You believe in ristras over wreaths.

• You have a handy list of the top five places to go for the best chile.

• You have been known to ski and play golf in a single day.

• You revel in opera even if opera feels like an acquired taste.

• You reserve a budget—however modest—for the summer markets: International Folk Art, Indian, Contemporary Hispanic, and Spanish.

• You answer the question “Green or Red?” with “Christmas.”

• You regard an inch of rain as “an absolute downpour; raining cats and dogs!”

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Things are a little different in The City Different, starting with our elevation at 7,000 feet and our multicultural populus. Prepare for your visit with these insightful tips and helpful vernacular.


Curiosity for art, culture, and history


Santa Fe is a diverse multicultural community. We welcome you to embrace our expansive way of thinking.

We’re 413 years old as a capital city, but Pueblo Indians occupied the area as early as 1050 in settlements known as Ogha Po’oge (Tewa for White Shell Water Place). Santa Fe continues to evolve, influenced over the years by diverse, creative, passionate, independently minded peoples. Come with a spirit to learn.

Budget for Native American art

Purchase an authentic piece of jewelry, pottery, a textile or painting directly from a Native American artisans under the portal at the Palace of the Governors, or via many galleries throughout Santa Fe.

Warm layers

You’re in the mountains now! Regardless of the season, the weather can get cool.


Margarita Trail Passport

Be in know about where to find 40+ signature margaritas made to order just for you!

Santa Fe is exceedingly photogenic! Capture The City Different’s bright blue skies and white puffy clouds, its mountainous vistas and deep red ristras.

Passion for original art Shop one of our 250+ galleries and find a painting, a sculpture, or a photograph for your home.

Comfortable walking shoes

Explore on foot. Some of the most enriching adventures are within walking distance of your lodging. Or consider a hike in the Santa Fe National Forest, just minutes from downtown.



The City Different boasts 320+ days of sunshine a year, so affix those shades to your face!

Brimmed hat or cap

Santa Fe is not only sunny, but located at 7,000 feet. Don a fashionable lid (cowboy hat preferred) to protect yourself from those powerful ultraviolet rays.

Excitement for a custom cowboy hat and boots Take the Southwestern look home with you. Santa Fe is ready to accessorize you!


Apply liberally! For every thousand feet of elevation, your exposure increases by 6 to 10 percent.

Lip balm with SPF Our average humidity is 44%. That’s low, friends, so pucker up and butter up.

Water bottle

Hydrate! Your body loses water through respiration at high elevations twice as fast as at sea level.

Adventurous palate

Santa Fe’s culinary scene is a taste sensation and can involve a lot of chile, both green and red, as well as local craft spirits and beers. Come ready to try new flavors!

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When asked, “Red, green, or Christmas?” at nearly every Santa Fe restaurant, consider answering “Christmas por favor!” and you’ll get to try the best of both.


Spanish for little light or lantern, a farolito is a warm and welcoming glow found most often during the holidays lining roofs or walkways. And it’s the simplest design–a small paper bag containing a handful of sand and a votive candle.

Land of Enchantment

The reference dates to the early 1900s when a book titled The Land of Enchantment was published about the wonders and marvels of the Southwestern landscape. Beginning in 1941, every New Mexico license plate bore the slogan forevermore!


Powder Day

That’s a cute way of saying, “It snowed A LOT, so get out and enjoy it!”

Did you know that Ski Santa Fe, the 12,075foot mountain, 16 miles from town, enjoys 225 inches of snowfall a year? Yup, and you can, too. With Santa Fe’s average humidity of 44%, just imagine how light and fluffy it is. Don’t miss out on a day of powpow! And forgive us for rarely having long lift lines!

It’s Spanish for string, but it’s so much more here in Santa Fe. You will see ristras strung with red chile pods all across The City Different, serving as an iconic and decorative symbol of welcome.

“Burn Him!”

Every year Santa Fe's original burning man Zozobra, a 50-foot tall, storied marionette, is built anew and stuffed with thousands of paper "glooms"—love letters, divorce papers, photos, speeding tickets, bad habits, hurt feelings—that go up in smoke as tens of thousands of locals and visitors chant, “Burn Him!” to rid the gloom from our lives for another year.



It is not a stretch to say that every culture has a version of this tasty treat. In Santa Fe, you’ll love this pillowy bread served with most New Mexican dishes. Sop up your chile or douse with honey.


Spanish for tomorrow, mañana in this instance means taking a moment to slow down, relax, and enjoy yourself—for there’s always tomorrow, and we hope you have lots of tomorrows while you are visiting.


Remember you are at 7,000 feet in Santa Fe! Acclimatize—allow your body to adjust to the elevation by avoiding overexertion in your first 1 to 2 days, increase your water intake, and control your alcohol consumption. We want you to feel great!


A celebration of cuisine and culture! Think Santa Fe Wine & Chile Fiesta, the Albuquerque Balloon Fiesta, the Fall Fiber Fiesta, Fiestas de Santa Fe, and more. Come fiesta with us!

Spicy marg Rimmed with red chile or infused with jalapeño, the spicy marg is worth a sip even if you are fearful of a little heat. Find your fave along the Santa Fe Margarita Trail.


Our state cookie is so simply delicious— the spice (the fragrant and unique anise), the crunch, the buttery richness.

Breakfast burrito

Beware, the breakfast burrito—a soft, savory scrambled egg, melted cheese, hash browns or rough-cut roasted potatoes, your choice of bacon, sausage, or chorizo, pinto or black beans, red, green, or Christmas, wrapped in a fluffy warm tortilla—may spoil you for any other burrito ever again. Handheld or smothered, the breakfast burrito is always a delicious choice any time of day.



This 413-year-old city just keeps evolving with everthoughtful plans for honoring its history and culture, and designing creative blueprints for the future. And 2023 has arrived with new traditions to share. Come experience a bit of the old and a bit of the new!

The Railyard District gets more exciting by the day! In its second year, Sky Railway, Santa Fe’s adventure entertainment train, resurrected from refurbished Santa Fe Southern Railway engines, is your ticket to a curated theatrical, playful, environmental, astronomic experience as it rolls along the 18-mile stretch of track between Santa Fe and Lamy depots. And speaking of depots, Santa Fe’s recently renovated historic depot at the terminus again welcomes visitors who have questions about where to go and what to do in The City Different.

Just a block away, the New Mexico Museum of Art has expanded into a second exciting location called the Vladem Contemporary, which will feature contemporary and post-war artwork. The 35,000-square-foot exhibition space, a former 1930’s brick-and-steel warehouse, allows for large-scale installations, multimedia projects, education, and performance-based works that are central to 21st-century artistic practice. The architecture is equally 21st century! After your immersive and contemporary art experiences, be sure to grab a table at one of the many delicious eateries in the Railyard neighborhood, where a great craft beer or cocktail is always on offer.

If sipping spirits and suds is your thrill, don’t miss the new tasting rooms that complement the venerable Gruet Winery and Santa Fe Spirits. Sample Albuquerque-based Los Poblanos’ botanical spirits in the speakeasyesque bar at their new Plaza-based Farm Shop Norte, housed in a renovated 1935 Sinclair Oil gas station/farm supply store, and also purveying design-forward kitchen and homeware. Nearby in an ultra modern space, savor one of the many spirits and Spanish wines from yet another Albuquerque transplant at VARA Vinoteca. In the vicinity, visit Tumbleroot Pottery Pub, where you can throw a pot and imbibe the local distiller/brewer’s gifts. And statewide, with

Santa Fe Wine & Chile Fiesta

outstanding representation at participating Santa Fe bars and restaurants, you can enjoy high-quality cocktail experiences, as well as educational seminars and signature events about the fine art of mixology during New Mexico Cocktail Week, June 2–10.

Here’s to some more firsts, bound to be around for years to come: Plan your trip around the inaugural Art + Sol Winter Arts Festival, February 11–19, which showcases live symphony, song, chamber music, theater, chorus, and jazz in venues across The City Different.

PrintSantaFe comes to town for a month-long festival in April to celebrate the 500-year-old tradition of ink on a surface, compliments of longstanding PrintAustin.

Here’s to some seconds: Santa Fe’s gathering for the literati and their like has renamed itself Santa Fe International Literary Festival to reflect their commitment to a more global community of authors, exploring all manner of important societal issues. The 32nd annual Santa Fe Wine & Chile Fiesta will again host its Chile Friday, a chance to put the spotlight on New Mexico’s hero ingredient in its rightful place alongside margaritas and craft beers. Also in the fall, do not miss the 2nd annual Día de Muertos, a Day of the Dead celebration on the historic Santa Fe Plaza with music, decorative ofrendas (Spanish for altars), face-painting, a candlelit procession, and more.

Finally, if you’re flying into Santa Fe, you’ll notice some wonderful improvements: an additional terminal, expanded baggage claim, and a more easily navigable parking lot.

With everything that 2023 brings, it’s either time to return or time for your first visit!

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SANTA FE TOPS Travel Lists

We’ll take it! Over the past year, Santa Fe has been honored to grab the attention of a variety of esteemed publications, their editors, and their readers. We are aware that the authenticity of our culture, history, architecture, cuisine, and our vast outdoor spaces arouses passion in visitors, and we work hard to ensure every guest has a remarkable experience.

Here are several favorites:

Recognized on the world stage…

TIME Magazine named Santa Fe one of the World’s Greatest Places, calling it a “Monument to the Southwest.”

Travel + Leisure reported on a study, which used a variety of data points to rank 40 global cities already known for their unique arts and culture scenes, that found Santa Fe #1 in the world for galleries and museums, and #7 overall in “The 10 Best Cities in the World for Art Lovers.”

Santa Fe is seen as one of the leading art cities in the world. It is home to a huge number of art galleries and installations, reflecting its multicultural nature. In fact, Santa Fe has been named a UNESCO Creative City in Design, Crafts and Folk Art. [It is also a] top city when it [comes] to the concentration of museums.”

National Geographic’s recognition truly set the scene, granting Santa Fe the #1 spot in the World Legacy Awards’ Sense of Place category.

If American pioneers from more than a century ago re-appeared in Santa Fe’s plaza today, they would recognize it instantly. The United States’ oldest state capital, always a vibrant western hub, considers safeguarding its rich heritage a duty.”

Condé Nast Traveler highlighted Santa Fe in “The 32 Best Places to Spend Christmas Around the World.”

Don’t miss the annual Canyon Road Farolito Walk, a Christmas Eve event consisting of farolitos (paper bags filled with sand and topped with a votive candle) lining the streets and walls of adobe buildings.”

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Excellence in the United States…

Condé Nast Traveler ranked Santa Fe #3 on the list of “The Best Small Cities in the U.S.” in the 2022 Readers’ Choice Awards.

Santa Fe acts as both New Mexico’s political and creative capital: Wander its wide streets, flanked by adobe houses, and you’ll begin to see why artists like Georgia O’Keeffe were so inspired by this eclectic, historic town.”

Condé Nast Traveler also ranked Santa Fe #7 on the list of “The 10 Friendliest Cities in the U.S.”

The friendly residents aren’t just artsy, though—because the city attracts such a diverse range of people, you see it reflected in its dining scene and elsewhere.”

Travel + Leisure ranked Santa Fe the #3 city on the 2022 World’s Best Awards list of the “Top 15 Cities in the U.S.”

Robust restaurant and art scenes are key reasons visitors of all ages return to this Southwestern city.”

TravelAwaits readers voted Santa Fe their #1 favorite city in the 2022 Best of Travel Awards: “Our 12 Favorite Cities in the U.S. to Visit.”

In the very heart of northern New Mexico, you will find the enchanting city of Santa Fe. This truly unique city is framed by the Sangre de Cristo Mountains to the east and Santa Fe National Forest to the north and west. A charming and exciting city to visit.”

Sunset Magazine placed Santa Fe on the “2022 Sunset Travel Awards: 100 Reasons We Love the West Right Now” list, recognizing its “sense of place and purpose” and referring to it as a “standout Southwest culture trip.” identified Santa Fe as a “Top Trending Destination for 2023” based on global booking trends.

Renowned as an art city, there’s also a variety of galleries and museums to visit, from textiles and folk art at the Museum of International Folk Art to the inspiring work by Georgia O’Keeffe at the Georgia O’Keeffe Museum.”

May Santa Fe land on the top of your personal favorite destinations list!

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Santa Fe

is the oldest and highest-elevation state capital in the United States and its second-oldest city.


Welcome to the city that never lost its way.


Santa Fe is short for La Villa Real de la Santa Fé de San Francisco de Asís, which translated means The Royal Town of the Holy Faith of Saint Francis of Assisi


Pueblo Indians occupied the downtown and Plaza areas as early as 1050, building settlements collectively named Ogha Po’oge (Tewa for White Shell Water Place) with ready access to the Santa Fe River.


Santa Fe (Spanish for holy faith) was formally founded in 1610 by Spanish conquistador Don Pedro de Peralta. The Spanish built the nowstanding Palace of the Governors for colonial administration. For the next 70 years, Spanish inhabitants and Franciscan missionaries subjugated and converted the Pueblo Indians, an Indigenous population of 100,000 people with nine distinct languages.


In 1680, the peoples of 46 Pueblos joined forces in revolt, driving the Spanish colonists back to what is now the country of Mexico. Much of the city was burned in the uprising, and yet, the Palace of the Governors remained.


Just 12 years later, appointed Governor of New Mexico Don Diego de Vargas reconquered the region and grew the city, establishing a lasting Spanish presence. Battered by raids and revolts from the surrounding Indigenous nations and intent on maintaining its empire in Santa Fe, the Spanish pursued a policy of religious tolerance and coexistence with the Pueblo peoples.


In 1821, Mexico gained independence from Spain and continued to retain control of Santa Fe until 1846.


During the Mexican-American war, the United States government conquered the city and claimed the entire state. Two years later, New Mexico became a territory of the United States through the Treaty of Hidalgo Guadalupe.


New Mexico achieved statehood as the 47th state on January 6, 1912.

Though its history has been punctuated by conflict and bloodshed, Santa Fe has come to embrace and passionately celebrate its disparate cultural roots—one reason it today flourishes as The City Different.

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Morning Prayer by Estella Loretto


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through these historic sites

San Miguel Chapel “The Oldest Church”

The Oldest Church was originally constructed in the early 1600s by Spanish-allied Indigenous Tlascalans from Mexico under the direction of Franciscan Padres in an area called Barrio de Analco (Nahuatl for other side of the river). The present adobe dates from 1710, and over the years, has hosted many memorials, vow renewals, lectures, concerts, and masses. Current owners and caretakers St. Michael’s High School and the Christian Brothers Foundation help support ongoing preservation efforts to ensure the adobe structure and its mission will last many more lifetimes.

Palace of the Governors

At 413 years old, this one-story adobe edifice in Pueblo-Spanish style continues to have an illustrious life. The oldest public building in the continental United States, erected for the colonial government, is now home to the New Mexico History Museum. Shop for an authentic piece of art from the Native American Artisans Portal Program outfront.

The Cathedral Basilica of St. Francis of Assisi

Franciscan friars built the first church on this site at the time of the city’s founding in 1610. It was rebuilt in 1714, after the Pueblo Revolt, and named in honor of Saint Francis of Assisi, the Patron Saint of Santa Fe. A few structural changes since, one somewhat original structure remains—a small adobe chapel dedicated to Our Lady La Conquistadora, featuring a statue of the oldest representation of the Virgin Mary in the United States, brought from Spain in 1625. Open to the public weekdays, and always shining bright for selfies out front.

Palace of the Governors San Miguel Chapel The Cathedral Basilica of St. Francis of Assisi
The Santa Fe Plaza was voted the #3 “Best Public Square” in the USA Today 10Best Readers' Choice Awards.


The Plaza that locals and visitors enjoy today looks much like the one founding Governor Pedro de Peralta designed four centuries ago. Most townships established by the Spanish Empire followed specific site plans called The Laws of the Indies that mandated, among other details, the flow of traffic and the function and placement of edifices.

Historic Plaza

Built on the site of a Pueblo ruin, the Plaza has always been Santa Fe’s hub, hosting everything from revolts and conquests to a bustling venue for local commerce and trading. Today, it is a National Historic Landmark where the city hosts many celebrations, including the postThanksgiving tree-lighting ceremony, live music, Indigenous dance performances, markets, Fiestas, and a 4th of July Pancake Breakfast.

The Loretto Chapel and the Miraculous Staircase

The Loretto Chapel’s namesake are the Sisters of Loretto who, in 1853, opened a school in The City Different. By 1878, they had completed the Gothic-Revival-style chapel, modeled after King Louis IX’s Sainte Chapelle in Paris. The glorious edifice remains a draw for the religious, the spiritual, and the curious with a miraculous spiral staircase, constructed between 1877 and 1881. Go see the two 360-degree turns with zero apparent means of support! Legend goes that the disappearing carpenter was St. Joseph, the Patron Saint of Carpenters himself. Today, the church is a private museum and a popular site for wedding ceremonies.


Walking Tours of Historic Downtown Santa Fe

Let a New Mexico History Museum-trained docent lead you on an unforgettable walking tour of downtown Santa Fe. You’ll discover the places, events, cultures and characters that have made New Mexico unique for 400 years. Fun, affordable, historically eye-opening.

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Map by Colonel Jeremy Francis Gilmer (1846-47), sourced through The Historic Santa Fe Foundation


109 East Palace (circa 1943)

The first road established by Europeans in the now United States—El Camino Real de Tierra Adentro—follows portions of Interstate 25 today. “The Royal Highway” allowed for trade and cultural exchange between Mexico City and The City Different.

Santa Fe Railyard

Santa Fe Railyard

In 1880, the Atchison, Topeka and Santa Fe Railway Company pulled its first train into the Santa Fe depot, and a steady era of economic and social change ensued, until just after World War II with the advent of the interstate highway system and airlines. Today, it is a hub again with the New Mexico Rail Runner Express trains to and from Albuquerque and Sky Railway hosting passengers on adventurous entertainment trips between Lamy and Santa Fe. Visit the original depot (now a Visitors Center) and the historic Gross Kelly Warehouse for a taste of the past.

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In 1943, Los Alamos laboratory director J. Robert Oppenheimer rented this Spanish hacienda to house the administrative hub of the Manhattan Project under an assumed name. Today, you’ll have to look hard to find the plaque identifying its former notoriety, but it’s worth a hunt to reflect on what a difference several decades make. This top-secret location for welcoming and transferring scientists, engineers, and their families up to Los Alamos laboratory is now quite a public, vibrant place.

Want a unique tour experience with a local professional historian? Regularly scheduled walks, hikes, step-on services. Walks: Artists and Acequias; Bars and Brothels; Bread and Chocolate; Garden Tour; Ghost Tour, Historic Headstones; Jewish Legacy; Women’s History. Custom tours available.

A Well-Born Guide/Have Ph.D., Will Travel 505.988.8022

Join us at the 19th International Folk Art Market Santa Fe

Coming to Railyard Park | July 6-9, 2023

Watch the Market magic unfurl at the 19th International Folk Art Market in Santa Fe During this once a year event, artists from all over the world travel to New Mexico to take part in the opportunity of a lifetime. Join us in culture and community as we welcome the 2023 cohort of international artists to Santa Fe

Armando Jimenez Aragon | Cuna De Artesanos | Oaxaca, Mexico |Photograph by Jane Bernard

Pueblos, Nations, and Tribes

Experience at least one to learn more aboutour nation’s First Peoples.



Indians inhabited New Mexico long before Spanish contact in the 1500s. When Spanish conquistador Juan de Oñate began colonizing the state in 1558, he and others referred to the Native American settlements as Pueblos , the Spanish word for town or village. When Catholic missionaries arrived in the early 1600s, they renamed Pueblos with saints’ names, built churches, and introduced Feast Days to celebrate the patron saints of Pueblo Catholic missions.

Today, most Feast Days are open to the public, and this is a prime opportunity for you to experience the full expression of any Pueblo. In New Mexico, there are four Native American Tribes and Nations, and 19 established Pueblos, eight of which are between a 15- and 75-minute drive north of Santa Fe.

Attend a Feast Day!

Feast Days are celebratory occasions when tribal members come together to honor their ancient Pueblo traditions and heritage. Each begins with a Catholic Mass and includes traditional dances and ceremonies that tell different stories. Many relate to seasonal cycles, bringing rain and an abundant harvest. In addition to arts and crafts and cultural activities, Pueblo families prepare a variety of stews, traditional dishes, breads and desserts to share with their guests.

There are many other seasonal celebrations and special events. Christmas Eve, Christmas Day, and New Year’s Day bring traditional dances, and a torchlight parade or Los Matachines dance-drama.


The Tewa language is spoken at the Nambé, Pojoaque, San Ildefonso, Ohkay Owingeh, Santa Clara, and Tesuque pueblos. Towa is spoken at Taos and Tiwa at Picurís. There are many language instruction programs in regional schools designed to introduce children to and give them support in their Native tongue.



Eight Northern Pueblos

Nambé (Nanbé Ówingeh), Ohkay Owingeh (formerly San Juan), Picurís, Pojoaque, San Ildefonso, Santa Clara, Taos, and Tesuque.

Pueblos South of Santa Fe Acoma, Cochiti, Isleta, Jemez, Kewa (formerly Santo Domingo), Laguna, San Felipe, Sandia, Santa Ana, Zia, Zuni

New Mexico Tribes & Nations

Fort Sill Apache, Jicarilla Apache Nation, Mescalero Apache, Navajo Nation

Nambé Pueblo

Place of the Rounded Earth


• A cultural, religious, economic, and social nexus beginning in the 14th century

• Nambé Pueblo Recreation Area campsites available in the summer (fee)

• Hike and picnic in Nambé Falls; fish and swim in Nambé Lake (fee)

• Guided tours can be arranged to walk the looped trail around the buffalo herd, established in 1994


micaceous Nambé polychrome pottery, traditional textiles, woven belts, beadwork


Feast Days & Dances on January 6; Easter; July 4—Nambé Falls Independence Day Celebration; October 4; December 24 and 25

Ohkay Owingeh Pueblo Place of the Strong People


• Formerly San Juan Pueblo, returned to its original name in 2005

• One of the largest Tewa-speaking Pueblos with a language program

• San Juan Bautista Parish, a neo-Gothic style church, ceremonial kivas, and adobe houses Oke-Oweenge Crafts Cooperative carries the work of artists from the Eight Northern Pueblos

• Fishing by permit at San Juan Lakes

• Area petroglyphs are at least 10 millennia old Artwork lustrous redware pottery, weaving, paintings Events

Feast Days & Dances on January 1; February first or second weekend; June 13 and 24; December 24-26, 28.

Guests should familiarize themselves with Pueblo visitor etiquette and fully abide by and respect it. Before any visit, call to confirm event dates and that your event in question is open to the public.

Picurís Pueblo For Those Who Paint


• The state’s smallest Pueblo tribe

• On the National Register of Historic Places

• Hand-restored, 200-year-old adobe San Lorenzo de Picurís Mission Church

• Museum, buffalo herd, trout-stocked PuNa Lake with picnic areas

• Self-guided tour of archeological sites

Artwork beadwork, pottery, weaving Events

Feast Days & Dances on January 1 and 6; February 2; June 13; August 9 and 10; December 24, 25, 28

Pojoaque Pueblo

Water Drinking Place


• Population of approximately 2,700

• At Poeh Cultural Center & Museum: traditional arts of Tewa-speaking Pueblos, exhibitions and artist demonstrations

• Buffalo Thunder Resort & Casino

• Programs centered on bison, youth hoop dancing, health and wellness

• Hosts traditional Indian dances on weekends

• Visitor Center and largest Indian arts and crafts shop in Northern New Mexico

Artwork pottery, sand paintings, rugs, kachinas, embroidery, beadwork, sculpture


Feast Days & Dances on July 28; December 11 and 12

30 mins 60 mins 15 mins 25 mins


• Known for black-on-black pottery first created by the late Maria Martinez and husband, Julian

• Central plaza, adobe buildings, ceremonial kivas, replica of mission-period church

• Visitor Center, fishing lake

• On the National Register of Historic Places

Artwork pottery, jewelry, moccasins, weavings, carvings, paintings


Feast Days & Dances on January 22 and 23; December 24 and 25

Santa Clara Pueblo Valley of the Wild Roses or Singing Water Village 505.753.7326


25 mins 30 mins

• Home of well-known potters Anita Suazo and Margaret Tafoya

• Historic section with adobe houses surrounding two main plazas, two ceremonial kivas and a church

• Guided tour of ancient 740-room Puye Cliff Dwellings

• On the National Register of Historic Places

• Black Canyon Golf Course and Santa Claran Casino Resort

Artwork polished black and red pottery, baskets


Feast Days & Dances on June 13 and August 12


• Multistoried adobe buildings continuously inhabited for more than 1,000 years

• Only living Native American community designated both a World Heritage Site by UNESCO and a National Historic Landmark

• San Geronimo (St. Jerome) Chapel, completed in 1850

• Self-guided and guided tours

• 40+ shops

Artwork silver jewelry, mica-flecked pottery, moccasins, boots, drums, paintings, crafts, sculpture


Feast Days & Dances on January 1 and 6; May 3; June 13 and 24, July second weekend annual powwow; July 25 and 26; September 30; December 24 and 25

Tesuque Pueblo Village of the Narrow Place of the Cottonwood Trees 505.983.2667


60+ mins 10 mins

• In its present location since 1200 CE

• On the National Register of Historic Places

• Arts and crafts shops at the Pueblo

• Tesuque Casino (adjacent to the Santa Fe Opera)

• 70 acres of farmland and 750 fruit trees

Artwork silverwork, traditional clothing, pottery, paintings, sculpture


Feast Days & Dances in June first Saturday; November 12; December 24 and 25

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Other Ways to Learn About Native American Culture

Bandelier National Monument

Chaco Culture National Historic Park

Indian Pueblo Cultural Center

Institute of American Indian Arts

IAIA Museum of Contemporary Native Arts

Museum of Indian Arts & Culture

Poeh Museum and Cultural Center

Puye Cliff Dwellings

Ralph T. Coe Center for the Arts

School for Advanced Research

Southwestern Association for Indian Arts

Wheelwright Museum of the American Indian


Each tribe is a sovereign nation with its own history, rules, regulations, language, governing structure, customs, crafts, events, and political and religious leaders.


Must Experiences SANTA FE’S TOP 15


Soak & Massage

Time spent in The City Different is instantly restorative, but don’t miss the chance to relax in a uniquely Santa Fe way. Soak in a private tub at a Japanese-inspired bathhouse set high in the mountains or experience multiple pools set on a pastoral 77-acre resort. Each offers a range of unique and rejuvenating body treatments. Or luxuriate at your hotel’s spa, bound to treat you well.

Santa Fe Margarita Trail

Choose from 40+ of the best margaritas in the world along the Santa Fe Margarita Trail. Enjoy margarita discounts, earn rewards, and learn the recipes at some of Santa Fe’s most popular restaurants and barsǃ Download the app or pick up a Passport at any TOURISM Santa Fe Visitors Center or participating restaurant/bar. Travel the Trail responsibly!

Santa Fe Plaza

A National Historic Landmark, Santa Fe’s Plaza not only imparts stories of its deep past via its architecture and design, but it endures as the host for many of The City Different’s important cultural celebrations. Carve out a full day for the Plaza to enjoy museums, shops, restaurants, galleries, and historic buildings. And absolutely don’t miss the artwork in the Native American Artisans Portal Program at the Palace of the Governors.

Santa Fe Opera

Every July and August, revel in the extraordinary performances of international operatic superstars under a dazzling Santa Fe sky. Set in a peaceful and rugged high desert landscape, the venue is an architectural wonder and there’s not a bad seat in the house. Since 1957, newcomers and opera lovers alike return each year for world-class productions by America’s premier opera festival.

Native American Artisans Portal Program Santa Fe Opera Ojo Santa Fe Spa Resort

Northern New Mexico Cuisine

Santa Fe’s award-winning culinary scene is a must on your itinerary. Unique is our Northern New Mexican cuisine, neither Tex, nor Mex, but a blend of Hispanic and Pueblo influences. The hearty beans, fresh corn, spicy green and red chile sauces, and fluffy tortillas are only the beginning. You can plot your trip using the Santa Fe Dining Guide, a new menu magazine, or visit

Events & Markets

Many of Santa Fe’s events and markets are longtime traditions, steeped in cultural importance, so to experience one is to begin to understand the soul of The City Different. Others are new, vibrant, and contemporary. Anchor your visit around one of our summer markets—International Folk Art or Indian, Spanish, and Contemporary Hispanic. Or be one in the chanting crowd at the annual Burning of Zozobra, or sip international wines paired with local cuisine at Santa Fe Wine & Chile Fiesta, or celebrate Indigenous Peoples’ Day, witnessing dance and drum performances on the Plaza, or sing festive songs with locals and visitors alike along the Christmas Eve Canyon Road Farolito Walk. You can’t go wrong with the hundreds of large and small events to choose from!


New Mexico is internationally known for its outstanding red and green chile, grown 250 miles to Santa Fe’s south in the “Chile Capital of the World,” Hatch, New Mexico, and right in our backyard in Northern New Mexico. You must experience the spicy flavors during your visit to say you’ve truly been here! But don’t be afraid of the heat! Your restaurant server will gladly steer you right when you order New Mexican fare—we want you to fall in love with the flavors and keep coming back for more.

New Mexico is home to 19 Pueblos, and eight are located just north of Santa Fe! You must plan to attend a Pueblo Feast Day or Tribal Celebration to witness ceremonial dances, sample traditional foods, and learn more about the customs and culture of the First Peoples. Just pay special attention to protocol, leave your camera in your pocket, and you are bound to have an enriching experience that will last a lifetime.

International Folk Art Market
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Native American Pueblos

Outdoor Recreation

Santa Fe offers ample opportunities to hike, bike, fish, ski, boat, play golf, and explore ancient ruins. Located in the Southern Rocky Mountains in the foothills of the Sangre de Cristo Mountains, The City Different is a semiarid climate at the crossroads of grass and shrub lands, piñon-juniper woodlands, and 1.6 thousand acres of high mountain coniferous national forest. Come experience 320+ days of sunshine, four distinct seasons, brilliant blue skies, and some of the purest air in the world.


Santa Fe was recently declared the world’s best city for art galleries via an independent study, confirming what we’ve known for some time! The City Different is a unique destination of 250+ world-class galleries and a natural mecca for artists and an incubator for creativity. To fully experience the scene, don your walking shoes for a day along Canyon Road, a half-mile stretch featuring 100+ galleries ensconced in charming adobe homes. Round out your exploration in the downtown and contemporary Railyard Arts District neighborhoods.


Santa Fe was also recently declared the world’s best city for museums, noting our concentration of more than 20 important institutions. Clustered in and around the Plaza and Museum Hill, opportunities include works of Indian art and culture, Georgia O’Keeffe, international folk art, the history and art of New Mexico, and more. Newer to the must-experience list are Vladem Contemporary, a second location for the New Mexico Museum of Art and SITE Santa Fe, a contemporary art museum featuring ever-changing installations by influential artists of today in a building that’s a piece of art in and of itself.

Diablo Canyon
IAIA Museum of Contemporary Native Arts (MoCNA)

Sky Railway Climb aboard a uniquely imagined adventure train, born of refurbished historic railcars. This is your ticket to curated theatrical, playful, environmental, astronomic experiences on rails.

Meow Wolf’s House of Eternal Return

This is the OG of Meow Wolf sites, where the intensely creative and intrepid artist collective began lighting imaginations aflame back in 2016. Immerse yourself and fam in the interactive funhouse of 70+ connected rooms for a wild ride.

Santa Fe Farmers’ Market

Going strong for more than 50 years, the award-winning Santa Fe Farmers’ Market in the burgeoning Railyard District is a must! The festive, positive atmosphere will give you a true community experience. Stroll down the brick promenade along the tracks among the more than 150 farmers and vendors selling their fresh produce and products. Musicians are playing, children are giggling and dancing, and people are happy to be supporting their local farmers. Open Tuesday and Saturday mornings.


Plan to be wowed by The City Different’s uniquely deep roots and broad offering of Flamenco, much of which traces back to renowned dancer from Taos, María Benítez. In intimate cabaret and historic bar settings and on celebrated stages, you’ll find yourself moved by intensely expressive, elaborately costumed dance, music, and singing performances, born in Spain and enduring in Santa Fe.

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Flamenco at El Farol

Santa Fe was ranked the World’s Best City for museums and galleries in a study by, and overall was rated 7th in the “10 Best Cities in the World for Art Lovers.”

Santa Fe has long inspired creators near and far, and carries the international honor of being a UNESCO Creative City for its innovation, investment, and community in a range of arts and creativity. Come see the galleries, museums, art markets, and immersive arts installations to find out why!



The City Different is a unique destination of 250+ world-class galleries! And there are three primary neighborhoods to explore.

Begin your art odyssey on Canyon Road , a half-mile stretch brimming with 100+ galleries in charming adobe homes, featuring sculpture, paintings, photography, pottery, and textiles. Find a quaint spot for lunch or relax over an evening cocktail and appetizers at an awardwinning restaurant.

Round out your exploration in the downtown Plaza and be sure to meet New Mexico’s Pueblo artisans, selling their authentic jewelry and art under the portal of the Palace of the Governors

Another day, venture over to the contemporary Railyard Arts District neighborhood, home to many contemporary galleries housed in industrial warehouse-style spaces. Make time for the modern and emerging Baca District, at the southern extension of the Railyard.


Explore a few of Santa Fe’s 20 museums, clustered in and around the downtown Plaza, the Railyard, and Museum Hill, representing our rich culture, our long history, and our dynamic, innovative interests.

On the downtown Plaza, do not miss the Georgia O’Keeffe Museum, a tribute to our iconic midcentury artist, and our venerable museums focused on the art and history of New Mexico.

SITE Santa Fe

In the Railyard, explore Vladem Contemporary, a second location for the New Mexico Museum of Art, scheduled to open in 2023, SITE Santa Fe , a contemporary art space showcasing ever-changing installations by the emerging, influential artists, and El Museo Cultural de Santa Fe, devoted to exhibits, activities, and events that celebrate and promote local culture and traditions.

Just a five-minute drive from downtown, you’ll find the majestic Museum Hill, with 360-degree views, boasting the Museum of Spanish Colonial Art, the Museum of International Folk Art, the Museum of Indian Arts & Culture, and the Wheelwright Museum of the American Indian. That’s a lot to absorb, but you can fortify yourself with lunch at the Museum Hill Cafe and relax outside amid the sculptures and flora at nearby Santa Fe Botanical Garden

The OG Meow Wolf is right here in The City Different’s innovative Siler Rufina Nexus neighborhood, thanks to early confidence in the nimble arts collective from Game of Thrones’ creator George R.R. Martin. Absolutely experience Meow Wolf’s House of Eternal Return, an interactive 70+-room journey to discover what happened to the Selig-Pastore family. And another Martin passion project is the newer, but just as popular Sky Railway, an imaginative adventure train offering curated theatrical, playful, environmental, astronomic experiences on rails.

Santa Fe Botanical Garden

Sky Railway

Daniel Quat 282 Trades West Road, Studio H 505.982.7474 VISUAL ARTS

Obscura Gallery represents the finest contributions to the history of photography through both contemporary and vintage works. In addition to our artist representation, we also offer guidance in the photography field including collection building, consulting, estate representation, appraisals, and consignments. SPOTLIGHT SPOTLIGHT | 43

Daniel specializes in corporate events, weddings, reunions, and portraits, including families, graduation, pets and horses. With years of experience, he makes the session fun! Daniel is recommended by TOURISM Santa Fe and the Santa Fe Chamber of Commerce. Call/text today. Obscura Gallery 1405 Paseo de Peralta 505.577.6708
Immersive Art
Museum Hill
106 PRESCOTT GALLERY & SCULPTURE GARDEN Prescott Gallery & Sculpture Garden is a favorite in the cutting edge Siler Arts District. Using the visual and emotional impact of brilliant color on moving steel, Prescott produces sculpture that reflects a singularly fantastic interpretation of the world. His 24,000 sq. foot studio includes a 5,000 sq. foot gallery space and sculpture garden. Visit our other amazing gallery on historic Canyon Road! 1127 Siler Park Lane | Open Monday - Friday 9am - 4pm | 505.424.8449 409 Canyon Road | Open 7 days a week | 505.983.0577 | 44

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Rebecca Haines
“Where We Glow Until We Remember” 30 x 30 oil on panel “The Crow Brothers” 18 x 16 x 8 mixed media, found objects

Local & Regional Art Markets

While The City Different is a world-class city for art, our local artists and artisans are also creative powerhouses. For a taste, check out the Santa Fe Artists Market on Saturdays, and on Sundays, the Railyard Artisan Market—both held in the Railyard. And May, July, and September, meet the local and regional makers at the Northern New Mexico Fine Arts and Crafts Guild, held in downtown’s Cathedral Park.

Summer Art Markets

A must! Santa Fe’s annual art markets— Traditional Spanish Market, Santa Fe Indian Market, and Contemporary Hispanic Market transform downtown into a lively labyrinth of pop-up tents, vendors, and patrons, drawing thousands of local, national, and international visitors. In Railyard Park, the International Folk Art Market is a multi-day affair that showcases the work of 150 artists from 60 countries, and includes their inspiring music and cuisine.

Engage in a unique art experience by taking a painting class in downtown Santa Fe from local artists who empower you to find your own creative voice. Paint with family or friends, and return home with an unforgettable keepsake!


New Mexico is a growing hub for the film industry, particularly with the presence of Netflix nearby, and three Western sets. Plan your trip around the celebration of film with The Santa Fe Film Festival, Santa Fe Independent Film Festival, and the Santa Fe Jewish Film Festival.

Thomas and Carole’s unique studios blend with their adjoining gallery, showcasing contemporary art and art inspired by northern New Mexico. Their fresh collection includes stone and mixed media sculpture, paintings, pastels, ceramics and designer jewelry. Located in the Canyon Road Arts District.

Thomas-Carole Bowker Fine Art and Studios 121 Camino Escondido | 505.670.9289 Santa Fe Painting Workshops 341 East Alameda Street 505.670.2690 SPOTLIGHT VISUAL ARTS USA TODAY 10Best list of “Best Art Museums” ranked the IAIA Museum of Contemporary Native Arts #6 and the Museum of International Folk Art #9.
SWAIA Santa Fe Indian Market International Folk Art Market SPOTLIGHT Joy Rice


New Mexico Capitol Art Collection


Santa Fe Jewish Film Festival


The Santa Fe Film Festival


Santa Fe International Literary Festival

Native Treasures Art Market

Northern New Mexico Fine Arts and Crafts Guild

El Rito Studio Tour


CURRENTS New Media Festival


International Folk Art Market

Santa Fe Art Week

Art Santa Fe

Traditional Spanish Market

Contemporary Hispanic Market

Northern New Mexico Fine Arts and Crafts Guild



Objects of Art Santa Fe

Whitehawk Antique Indian & Ethnographic Art Show

Antique American Indian Art Show

101st SWAIA Santa Fe Indian Market


Santa Fe Fiesta Fine Arts & Crafts Market

Northern New Mexico Fine Arts and Crafts Guild

El Museo Cultural de Santa Fe Mercado

Studio Tours in Taos, the High Road, and Pecos


Santa Fe International Film Festival

Santa Fe Studio Tour

Studio Tours in Abiquiú, Galisteo, Eldorado

November Recycle Santa Fe Art Festival

Review Santa Fe Photo Festival

Traditional Spanish Market Artist Show

Dixon Studio Tour


SWAIA Santa Fe Winter Indian Market

Ralph T. Coe Center for the Arts 1590 B Pacheco Street | 505.983.6372

The Coe Center explores and connects through experiencing the world’s Indigenous Arts. In this, we responsibly steward a diverse and eclectic collection of Indigenous Art that supports community narratives. Visit on the First Friday of each month or by appointment.

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New Mexico CulturePass is your passport to 15 museums and historic sites.

new mexico museum of space history

Alamogordo • 575-437-2840

new mexico museum of natural history & science Albuquerque • 505-841-2800

national hispanic cultural center Albuquerque • 505-246-2261

new mexico farm & ranch heritage museum

Las Cruces • 575-522-4100

museum of indian arts and culture

Santa Fe • 505-476-1269

museum of international folk art Santa Fe • 505-476-1200

new mexico history museum

Santa Fe • 505-476-5200

new mexico museum of art Santa Fe • 505-476-5063

new mexico historic sites Statewide • 505-476-1130

Pass to See It All

Santa Fe

presents and entertains all year long with an extensive variety of performing arts.


Built in 1931, The Lensic Performing Arts Center in the heart of downtown, just off the Plaza, hosts everything from the symphony to movie nights. State-of-the-art production capabilities meet a classic vibe in this 800-capacity Spanish-Moorish-style theater. Other large performance venues include the 450-seat St. Francis Auditorium at the New Mexico Museum of Art, and the 400-seat James A. Little Theater on the New Mexico School for the Deaf campus.


The Lensic Performing Arts Center
El Flamenco Spanish Cabaret


Opera & More

Featuring stunning views, the open-air Santa Fe Opera presents world-class performances in an architectural wonder of a building, set in a peaceful and rugged landscape. There’s not a bad seat in the house! Plan your trip for July or August to catch the annual performance season of international operatic superstars. Nationally renowned bands perform concerts through September.


Visit Theatre Santa Fe (theatresantafe. org) for the lowdown on the 20-plus local theater companies, offering everything from Shakespeare to contemporary productions throughout the year. And each summer, William Shakespeare’s prose and poetry come alive in the Santa Fe Botanical Garden’s Ojos y Manos: Eyes and Hands amphitheater.


This passionate, age-old dance and music form of illustrious pageantry and costume is authentically alive in Santa Fe. Internationally known and New Mexican dancer María Benítez produced many protégés, among them native-born La Emi, who performs at the Benítez Cabaret at The Lodge at Santa Fe ( Enjoy a dinner performance at El Flamenco Spanish Cabaret downtown (, and at El Farol on Canyon Road ( with advance reservations.

Performance Santa Fe 300 Paseo de Peralta, Suite 102 | 505.984.8759

Performance Santa Fe brings the world’s best music, dance, and theater to iconic Santa Fe locations. The organization’s year-round live programming includes offerings for everyone—classical, jazz, ballet, world music, early music, spoken word, and more. Book online at

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The Santa Fe Opera won the 2022 Festival of the Year at the International Opera Awards and was nominated in the World Premiere category for its 2022 production of M. Butterfly.


New for 2023 is the Art + Sol Winter Arts Festival, showcasing symphony, song, chamber music, theater, chorus, and jazz in venues across The City Different for 10 days in February.

Classical, Orchestral, Chamber Music

There is no shortage of organizations presenting music in The City Different throughout the year! Internationally known musicians and vocalists grace Santa Fe stages.

New Mexico Performing Arts Society

Performance Santa Fe

Santa Fe Chamber Music Festival

Santa Fe Desert Chorale

Santa Fe Pro Musica

Santa Fe Symphony

Santa Fe Women’s Ensemble

Circus Arts

Throughout the year, local circus troupe Wise Fool New Mexico awes audiences with its socially conscious performances that include puppetry, theater and, of course, the circus arts. And, you, too, can learn to swing with the greatest of ease if you register for one of their classes.

El Flamenco Cabaret 135 West Palace Ave, 2nd Fl 505.209.1302

Enjoy the best of Spain in Santa Fe! Flamenco, homestyle Spanish Cuisine, a great wine selection with 2022 NYC Bessie award nominee Antonio Granjero + his company Entreflamenco the 2017 Mayor’s Arts Award winner to Santa Fe. Doors open at 6:15pm, shows start at 7:30pm.

Wise Fool New Mexico Santa Fe Desert Chorale Tira Howard Photography
Julie Graber

Live Music

Find something to groove to most every night of the week! The venues range from club scenes to intimate hotel bars to more grandiose spots like the Santa Fe Opera, The Lensic Performing Arts Center, and SITE Santa Fe.

If you luck out to visit The City Different in the summer, you’ll find that free, live music is an absolute staple.

Check out the Santa Fe Summer Scene, 5 nights a week!

On the downtown Plaza, join the locals for an evening series in the gazebo offering the best of local and national talent—from jazz to bluegrass to rock ’n’ roll.

At the Railyard Plaza on Friday nights, listen and dance, while drinking and eating from one of the many food trucks or at one of the area’s great restaurants or bars.

Bring the kids, a blanket, and a picnic for the family-friendly movie series at the grassy Railyard Park, where the little ones can frolic safely nearby.

For a grassy, family-friendly, bring-yourpicnic concert experience, try the Summer Scene at SWAN Park or the Sunset Concert Series at Santa Fe Botanical Garden.

Or make Santa Fe your hub for attending music performances in picturesque Abiquiú (Ladder to the Moon held the second weekend in September) and Taos (held at Kit Carson Park throughout the summer).

Santa Fe Playhouse 142 East De Vargas St. 505.988.4262

In the heart of the historic district, Santa Fe Playhouse’s 2023 season features seven plays and two musicals, including the Tony Award-winning musical A Gentleman’s Guide to Love & Murder and the Pulitzer Prize-winning labor rights drama, Sweat. Info:

can choose from more than a thousand different live performances in Santa Fe throughout the year.
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Our official state question is:

“Red, green or Christmas?”

In other words, what is your preference in chile?!

What’s the story behind Santa Fe’s chile?

We take the question “Red, green or Christmas?” very, very seriously, in large part because chile production has a significant impact on New Mexico’s economy. In 2021, New Mexico produced 51,000 tons chile, with an estimated value of $45 million, making it the top cash crop in the state.

Most of the magic happens 250 miles to Santa Fe’s south in the “Chile Capital of the World,” Hatch, New Mexico. Across the state, restaurant owners and individuals alike eagerly await the arrival of the autumn crop to replenish their troves.

How should I answer the question “Red, green or Christmas?”

Heat may be what determines your selection, but neither red nor green is consistently hotter. Ask your server which option packs the most punch. “Christmas” means a combination of green and red, perfect for those seeking the best of both worlds.

What makes a chile red or green, and how are they processed?

It’s all about timing: Red chiles are simply green chiles that have remained on the vine longer and ripened fully. However, once picked, the green chile is typically roasted as a fresh whole chile, then peeled, and served diced, while red chile is dried and processed into a powder, then cooked into a thick roux-based sauce.


USA TODAY 10Best voted

Santa Fe Wine & Chile Fiesta #4 in the “Best Wine Festival (2022)” list.

Chile as an ingredient

Try the green chile apple pie, cheesecake, cornbread, and other freshly baked breads at the Santa Fe Farmers’ Market. Or taste green chile mac ‘n’ cheese, a green chile cheeseburger, or green chile stew and you may never go back. Find red chile powder in pumpkin soup, jelly, infused in dark chocolate, or on the rim of a Santa Fe Margarita Trail margarita! For the “Christmas” treatment, take advantage of every Huevos Rancheros (Spanish for rancher’s eggs) opportunity you’re given!

Eat it like a local Chile is a staple! Come autumn, most households purchase their roasted green for the year, and store it in individual bags in their freezer. And you can find their savory powdered red in the cupboard, marked mild, medium, or hot. Consider taking some chile home as a spicy reminder of your visit!

What is Northern New Mexican cuisine?

Neither Tex, nor Mex, the cuisine is a blend of Hispanic and Pueblo influences. The hearty beans, fresh corn, spicy green and red chile sauces, and fluffy tortillas are only the beginning. Think tacos, tamales, posole, enchiladas, chile rellenos, sopaipilla, pan dulce, fajitas, and stews. You can find these dishes and more at nearly all restaurants in Santa Fe.


Car owners have their choice of three standard license plates styles. The newest on the block is the chile plate, which won “America’s Best License Plate Award” for 2017. The turquoise centennial plate won in 2011.


315 Restaurant & Wine Bar

315 Old Santa Fe Trail | 505.986.9190

A French Bistro influenced by the seasonal availability at the local farmers market. Wine list features more than 250 selections from around the world with a strong emphasis on France, specialty cocktails, and a thoughtful menu of rare whiskeys. Outdoor dining.


SANTA FE’SChefs & Restaurants

Santa Fe’s culinary scene is a gastronomic epicenter in the Southwest with hundreds of oneof-a-kind, locally owned restaurants to choose from. Beyond red and green chile, you can sample modern fusion options and diverse cuisine from around the globe, including Japanese, Indian, African, French, Mexican, Italian, Chinese, South American, Mediterranean, Spanish, and more. You can also find classic steakhouses, cozy brew and gastro pubs, eateries specializing in mouthwatering BBQ, fresh seafood, and delicious dining options for vegetarian, vegan, and gluten-free eaters.

And Santa Fe is home to the only AAA Four Diamond restaurants in the state of New Mexico— Geronimo on Canyon Road, Terra at the Four Seasons Rancho Encantado, Sazón near the Plaza, and Sassella next to the Georgia O’Keeffe Museum.

The City Different also boasts several chefs who have been nominated for the James Beard “Best Chef: Southwest” awards, with Chef/Owner Mark Kiffin of the Compound Restaurant (in 2005) and Chef/Owner Fernando Olea of Sazón (in 2022) receiving top honors.

Truly all of the chefs are artists and integral members of the community, heralded for their talent and service. See them at work with a ticket to one of the events at September’s Santa Fe Wine & Chile Fiesta, where 50 chefs and 90 wineries pair their expert flavors for thousands of attendees.

To plan your culinary journey, pick up a copy of the Santa Fe Dining Guide or visit

Sazón ranked at #8 and Geronimo at #15 in the 2022 Tripadvisor Travelers Choice list of “Best Fine Dining Restaurants in the United States.”
SPOTLIGHT Look no further, Lino’s and Chile Line Brewery offers an extensive selection of locally made beers, wines, spirits, and wood oven pizzas. Also offering live entertainment in our taproom. Stop by today and see why we’ve become a local favorite! Lino’s Trattoria and Pizzeria & Chile Line Brewery 204 N. Guadalupe St. | 505.982.8474 56
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Agriculture continues to play a large role in New Mexico’s economy. In fact, it is the state’s third-largest industry with the Census of Agriculture reporting 25,044 farms in the Land of Enchantment. Many of those are successful niche farms within 100 miles or fewer of Santa Fe, and you could be lucky enough to try their produce.

A longstanding tradition, the Santa Fe Farmers’ Market loosely started during the late 1960s and the early days of the farm-to-table movement. Today, you can purchase produce from more than 150 vendors on Tuesdays and Saturdays at a permanent location in the Railyard Plaza.

Among the thousands of Farmers’ Market goers are many of The City Different’s awardwinning chefs, who have a favorite farmer for each ingredient on their menus. Some chefs have formed deeper relationships, collaborating on grow and harvest plans to ensure not only the sustainability of the farm, but the promise of their restaurant’s brand as a destination for ethically and locally sourced, fresh food.

If local food is a priority for you, definitely visit the Santa Fe Farmers’ Market and do a little bit of research to determine if the restaurant you’ve booked has a farm relationship!

Osteria d’Assisi 58 S. Federal Place | 505.986.5858

Premier Italian restaurant with a wide variety of authentic Italian dishes you’re sure to love. Private and Semi-Private rooms for business dinners, birthday and anniversary parties. Full bar and extensive wine list. Live Music. Open daily 4:30 - 9:00pm.

TODAY 10Best voted Santa Fe Farmers’ Market #6 in the “Best Farmers Markets (2022)” list.
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Do you identify as a gastronome, a gourmand, or a gourmet? Or are you just generally hungry?! However you ID, you are in the right place as Santa Fe hosts hosts 400+ restaurants from the casual to the exquisite.


Santa Fe Margarita Trail

Gracias to José Cuervo, who reportedly introduced tequila to New Mexico at the turn of the 20th century, Santa Fe has grown into a mecca for the potent cocktail. Taste 40+ of the best margaritas in the world at Santa Fe’s most popular bars and restaurants. Track your progress with the paper Passport or the app and earn rewards, like T-shirts, an invitation into the Margarita Society, a Margarita Bartender Kit, and many more surprises! As Forbes Magazine says, “Kentucky has its bourbon. Napa Valley has wine. And, Santa Fe has margaritas—darn good ones, too.”

Breakfast Burrito Tour

Beware: You may never return to a regular burrito! Santa Fe is arguably the birthplace of the breakfast burrito—a combo of soft, savory scrambled egg, melted cheese, hash browns or rough-cut roasted papas (Spanish for potatoes), your choice of bacon, sausage, or chorizo, pinto or black beans, red, green, or Christmas chile, all wrapped in a fluffy, warm tortilla. And we’ve been perfecting it ever since. Handheld or smothered, the breakfast burrito is always the right choice for a satisfying meal at any time of day.

Coffee Lovers Tour

Santa Fe is known for its chile, but our coffee is pretty remarkable, too, with many shops roasting their own beans for a signature strength and flavor. The Tour will guide you to some engaging locals’ hangouts all over town where you can relax and absorb the scene. 58

Food Truck Tour

In Santa Fe, the demand is high for a super-tasty on-thego repast, so good thing there are dozens of food trucks open year-round! Think pupusas, sushi, hoagies, falafel, po’boys, tacos, burritos, roasted plantains, beignets, calabacitas, pizza, green chile cheeseburgers, barbecue brisket sandwiches, baby back pork ribs, rugelachs, rolled ice cream, frybread. Oh, and a whole truck for the vegan oriented. This casual meal could be your most delicious.

The Chocolate Trail

This rich and sweetly flavored route connects Santa Fe’s world-class artisan chocolatiers, who offer everything from traditional cacao drinks to hand-rolled truffles and hand-dipped chocolates accented with piñon nuts and chile. Why not visit all? The Chocolate Maven Bakery, Kakawa Chocolate House, Señor Murphy Candymaker, Sweet Santa Fe, and The Chocolate Smith look forward to welcoming you!

Craft Beer & Spirits Tour

Jump on this inspired itinerary to various breweries, beer halls, tasting rooms, and distilleries where Santa Feans take their beer and spirits craft quite seriously! For the sudsy side, try hop-filled IPAs, opaque stouts, hard kombuchas or the local cideries’ variety of fruit-derived fermentations from sweet to dry. For the harder stuff, there’s Tumbleroot’s High Desert Gin, Santa Fe Spirits’ Silver Coyote Pure Malt Whiskey, and Altar Spirits’ Ritual Vodka. And if you prefer bubbles, don’t miss the New Mexico-based Gruet Winery’s tasting room, which serves Pinot Noir and Chardonnay-based sparkling wines with roots originating from Gilbert Gruet’s Champagne house in Bethon, France.

Tumbleroot Pottery Pub 135 W. Palace Avenue

Tumbleroot Pottery Pub is a place where friends gather to enjoy artisanal libations served in ceramic vessels made by local potters. Located near the historic Santa Fe plaza, Tumbleroot Pottery Pub taps into the best of what the city has to offer—craft beverages, clay, and creativity.



Are you a foodie? Consider planning your trip around these culinary events.


Santa Fe Margarita Trail

40+ of the best margaritas at popular restaurants/ bars. Download the app or purchase a Passport.

Santa Fe Farmers’ Market

One of the oldest, largest, and most successful growers’ markets in the US. More than 150 farmers and producers.

Las Cosas Cooking School

The motto here is “We cook for fun!” Try one of their popular and eclectic classes in a state-of-the-art kitchen space inside the Las Cosas Kitchen Shoppe.

Open Kitchen

Get comfortable cooking international cuisines in a beautiful space. Open Kitchen also offers private classes and has wonderful catering and to go menus, all featuring global flavors.

Santa Fe School of Cooking

Take interactive and demo-based culinary classes in the foods of the Southwest.


New Mexico Brewers Guild’s WinterBrew

Samples the suds brought to you by breweries from around the state.

Souper Bowl

Vote on the best soups from local chefs. Fundraiser to help alleviate hunger.


Santa Fe Restaurant Week

75 participating restaurants invite you to feast on prix-fixe meals at a fraction of the cost.


New Mexico Cocktail Week

Seminars, signature events, and high-quality cocktail experiences at participating bars and restaurants.


Santa Fe Wine Festival

Sample handmade New Mexican wines from 20 vintners around the state.


Panza Llena (aka Santa Fe Beer & Food Festival) Spanish for full belly, Panza Llena is all about showcasing local grub and suds purveyors.


Green Chile Cheeseburger Smackdown

Chefs compete to make the best green chile cheeseburger. You taste and vote!


Fe Wine & Chile Fiesta

A week of events celebrating Santa Fe restaurants and exquisite wines from around the world. Don’t miss the Grand Tasting!


Anasazi Restaurant Bar & Lounge

113 Washington Avenue inn-of-the-anasazi-santa-fe 505.988.3236

Inspired by Santa Fe’s rich cultural and culinary history, Executive Chef Andre Sattler’s cuisine fuses classic culinary techniques with innovative recipes to offer American cuisine influenced by local ingredients.

Sazón 221 Shelby St 505.983.8604

Fine Dining from Chef Fernando Olea, winner of the James Beard Award: Best Chef Southwest 2022. Join us at Sazón for the award-winning wine list, outstanding service and creative menu for a dining experience like none other!

Plaza Café Southside 3466 Zafarano Dr. Santa Fe, NM 87507 Plaza Café Downtown 54 Lincoln Ave. Santa Fe, NM 87501 made om scratch in SANTA FE, NM
The Plaza Café, Santa Fe’s oldest restaurant, has been serving highly acclaimed, authentic traditional dishes since 1905. Visit one of our two locations in Santa Fe, NM for a meal you’ll want to write home about.
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Relax Rejuvenate &

Soak your bones in healing waters. Soothe your muscles after hiking, skiing, or cycling in The City Different. Discover what Northern New Mexico’s Indigenous peoples have long known: a soak in natural mineral hot springs has a magical power to heal and rejuvenate. Ten Thousand Waves, Ojo Santa Fe Spa Resort, Ojo Caliente Mineral Springs, and Jemez Hot Springs offer communal and private soaking options, and all are within easy, scenic driving distance. Or check with your local lodging—many have spa and sauna services onsite.

Treat your body to a massage. It’s not a luxury, but a key to health! There’s no quicker way to relax than with a body treatment. Choose from a rich menu of options: shiatsu, salt glow, craniosacral, smudging ceremonies, CBD body wraps, chakra balancing, acupuncture, deep tissue work, float and infrared sauna therapies, aromatherapy, Japanese, Himalayan, Swedish, and Ayurvedic techniques. Santa Fe is home to dozens of private practice therapists, as well as skilled practitioners at resorts and hotels with in-house spas.

Ojo Santa Fe was selected #13 on the Condé Nast Traveler Readers' Choice Awards list of "Top 20 Destination Spa Resorts in the United States." Ojo Santa Fe Spa Resort The Spa at Loretto Renew your mind, body, and soul in The City Different!

Ten Thousand Waves ranked #2 on Travel + Leisure Magazine’s 2022 World’s Best Awards list of the “15 Best Destination Spas in the U.S.”

Contemplate & meditate to experience what can be gained by heightened awareness. Long recognized as a place of spiritual awareness and awakening, The City Different offers multiple guided experiences for getting in touch with your thoughts—you can find meditation and healing retreats and workshops in a variety of disciplines and practices year-round. Or just amble up to a mountain perch for expansive, azure sky vistas or find a spot to sit in the fragrant piñon trees and breathe deeply—inner peace awaits you in the landscapes of Northern New Mexico!

Try a restorative movement class and find out how good your body is designed to feel. After an active day trip, or a sporty day out on the trail, stretch and invigorate your limbs at one of The City Different’s many yoga and dance studios. From beginner to advanced, vinyasa to kundalini to ashtanga, Nia to Pilates, cardio to hip-hop, Santa Fe offers a range of classes throughout the day taught by highly accredited instructors.

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Plaza and Downtown Spend some time in the original city center! From the 413-year-old Plaza to the oldest church in the United States to the Palace of the Governors, downtown Santa Fe is full of stories and classic architecture, much of which is now inhabited by eclectic restaurants, galleries, boutiques, bookstores, museums, and world-class hotels. Walk along the Santa Fe River, peek in on the unique New Mexico State Capital—the only circular state capitol building in the United States—known as the Roundhouse, visit the Georgia O’Keeffe Museum, a testament to the 20th century artist’s enchantment with Northern New Mexico, and Santa Fe’s with her.


Sena Plaza: Named after the original owners, this historic courtyard still features its enchanting hacienda, now a restaurant called La Casa Sena, as well as shops and a beautiful garden. If you like jazz, check out Club Legato.

New Mexico Museum of Art: Opened in 1917, the state’s first building dedicated to art. Marvel at the Pueblo-Revival style and wander the many exhibitions.

Cathedral Park: Amble down the leafy walk amid vendors selling local goods on the cool green grass. Or enjoy some solitude.

The Lensic Performing Arts Center: A cornerstone of downtown Santa Fe since 1931. Catch a performance or a show in this beloved, renovated historic space.

Burro Alley: A nod to the beasts that bore the city’s wood on their backs, this pedestrian-only street features a selfie-worthy mascot at the West San Francisco entrance, where once the fuel was sold. These days, eateries and a gallery modernize the historic street.

historic architecture along quaint alleyways, contemporary retail and progressive public spaces, and emerging pockets for art, cuisine, and culture.
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Walk along Palace Avenue

Canyon Road

Here you will find the highest density of galleries in the US (100+) and the heart of Santa Fe’s gallery scene along a half-mile, tree-lined pedestrianfriendly stretch. Once all private homes, the charming adobe buildings now host pieces ranging from contemporary to traditional, Western to Native American to abstract, created by artists from all over the world. Explore small eateries, cafes, and award-winning, fine-dining restaurants or time your visit with artist-led events and outdoor festivals, including the annual Christmas Eve Farolito Walk.


The Historic Santa Fe Foundation: Preserves, protects, and promotes the historic properties and diverse cultural heritage of the Santa Fe area. In 1854, James Johnson connected building upon building here to house his large family. A new owner in the 20th century dubbed this property El Zaguan (Spanish for a passage or hallway). Thumb through images and archives, and meander the colorful garden, dating back to the 1890s.

Santa Fe Friends (Quaker meetinghouse): The Santa Fe Friends Meeting began their worship here in 1966 in the former home of a Quaker artist named Olive Rush. You can worship here, tour the meetinghouse and garden

Gormley Lane: For a nice and historic jaunt, take this narrow calle over to the beautiful neighborhood along Acequia Madre. In 1903, Frank Gormley opened his general store here, and the warehouses are still extant.

Johnnie’s Cash Store: In business since 1946 on 420 Camino Don Miguel, this brick-by-brick adobe store is a must-visit for refreshing drinks and snacks, a bit of lore, and tamales, too.

Patrick Smith Park: Access via Canyon Road or Alameda Street, this quiet, tree-lined park features a playground, basketball courts, a picnic area, access to the Santa Fe River, and acres of green grass. Named after Monsignor Patrick Smith, a pastor of the adjacent Cristo Rey Church for many years.

Project Tibet: A spiritual and cultural hub for the region’s Tibetan community. Tour the gardens and peruse the store.

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Railyard, Baca, Guadalupe Districts

Contemporary lofts, galleries, and museums mark the neighboring Railyard, Baca, and Guadalupe districts, home to the Santa Fe Farmers’ Market, Violet Crown Cinema, and many of Santa Fe’s most popular restaurants and pubs. Railyard Artisan Market , Santa Fe Artists Market, El Museo Cultural de Santa Fe, and several small shops make this an optimal neighborhood for shopping as well. Visit the 10-acre Railyard Park for community gardens and two outdoor performance spaces. Get visitor info at the historic Santa Fe Depot—the northern terminus of the New Mexico Rail Runner Express commuter line and once the end of the Atchison, Topeka and Santa Fe Railway line.


SITE Santa Fe: A tall order, but its goal is to present “the most innovative visual art of our time in new and engaging ways.” Carve out a few hours for an exhibition, a lecture, or a show. Free admission.

Jean Cocteau Cinema: Established in 1976, the eclectic movie house is now owned by the renowned George R.R. Martin of the Games of Thrones series. Expect films you might not otherwise find. The full bar and popcorn/snack counter are a welcome touch!

Sky Railway: Hop aboard the artfully refurbished rail cars entertaining passengers with curated astronomic, theatrical, playful, musical adventures between the Lamy and Santa Fe stations.

New Mexico School for the Arts: Celebrating its years in double digits now, NMSA is the only four-year, statewide public high school serving students from across the state with an arts training and academic program. The sprawling campus is on the site of the former Sanbusco Market Center, a busy building supply warehouse from the 1800s at the end of the Atchison, Topeka and Santa Fe Railway.

Baca District: Reach this renewed, former industrial area via the charming and urban Acequia Trail, lined by the flowing Acequia Madre and old-growth elms to the west and New Mexico School for the Deaf to the east. Start at the end of Railyard Park through the blue underpass that runs below busy St. Francis Road. In a short mile, you’ll find the bustling Baca District—shops, contemporary retail outlets, artist live-work spaces, glassblowing studios, and restaurants, including Cafecito, featuring the culture and foods from Argentina, Armenia, and Italy.

The Santa Fe Rail Trail: This 18-mile trail follows the historic Atchison, Topeka and Santa Fe Railway line to Lamy. The first 3.5 miles are asphalt. Be prepared with the proper bike for the rolling, rocky remainder.

Santa Fe’s Railyard Arts District was voted the #9 “Best Arts District” in the USA Today 10Best Readers' Choice Awards.

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Meow Wolf's House of Eternal Return was voted as the #6 "Best Immersive Art Experience" in the USA Today 10Best Readers' Choice Poll.

Midtown and Siler Rufina Nexus

From industrial roots still visible today, the Siler Rufina Nexus has grown into a hub of art, theater, tech, and design. Burgeoning as a place to play night and day, this neighborhood is dynamic, always changing. Check out the casual restaurants and Meow Wolf’s House of Eternal Return. In Midtown, explore the wider variety of brewpubs, coffee shops, performance spaces and galleries, nestled within the bustling area between St. Michael’s Drive and Cerrillos Road.


The Coe Center: The legacy of Ralph T. Coe, an exceptional curator and collector, as well as museum director, this organization showcases a diverse and eclectic collection of 2,500 objects of Indigenous Art that supports community narratives. Visit on the First Friday of each month or by appointment.

Rockin’ Rollers Event Arenas: As if the fad never ended, roller-skating enthusiasts and other playful folk love this destination for its quirky alienfocused decor, great music, and light display. Renting rollers for public skates, private parties, and gatherings for more than 20 years.

Teatro Paraguas: This 55-seat theater is on a mission to support community performing and literary arts with bilingual productions for and by adults and children.

Santa Fe River Trail: From Patrick Smith Park on the eastside to Siler Road on the southside, you can bike or walk this very well-maintained and beautiful trail. Stop at Frenchy’s Field Park along the way to use the play equipment or walk the maze. Soon the trail will stretch 10 miles, connecting the city to Highway 599.

Wise Fool New Mexico: This community arts program has only grown and become more beloved. Visit for performances and hands-on experiences in the arts of circus, puppetry, and theater.

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Find pockets of residential neighborhoods and grassy community parks amid outlet stores, national chains, lodging, and family-friendly restaurants. The neighborhood’s main artery, Cerrillos Road, connects downtown Santa Fe to the Southside and beyond, linking the city to the artist communities of Cerrillos and Madrid on the Turquoise Trail. This makes for the perfect scenic route to Albuquerque as well.

SWAN Park: Relish in a lot of green space, a paved walking trail, a baseball field, basketball courts, and a playground. SWAN Park features a special addition only 10 other cities nationwide have received—a Keith Haring Outdoor Fitness Court. An 18-hole disc golf course is coming soon.

Artisan: Even if you would not call yourself an artist, this chock-full-of-materials shop may inspire you to be one. Supplies, classes, and lots of expertise here!

Jackalope: Established in 1976, and one of only two like it, this vast open-air marketplace of eclectic rugs, home decor, pottery, fountains, novelties, and more is worth a visit! Don’t miss Prairie Dog Glass, where you can create your very own glass art.

Santa Fe Climbing Center: Come one, come all to Northern New Mexico’s only indoor rock climbing gym . Handy to know a thing or two, but not necessary. Rent shoes or wear your own closed-toe ones.

El Paisano Supermarkets: This is an edible museum, offering a variety of Latin American groceries, a full service carniceria, fresh, onsitemade tortillas and homestyle tamales. During the fall, this is the spot to go for your roasted green chile.

Santa Fe Climbing Gym El Paisano Supermarket SWAN Park DON’T MISS! Jackalope
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At Plaza Café Southside, everything on the menu is made from scratch. The Southside’s famous recipes have been handed down for generations. Visit one of our two locations in Santa Fe, NM for a meal you’ll want to write home about. Plaza Café Southside 3466 Zafarano Dr. Santa Fe, NM 87507 Plaza Café Downtown 54 Lincoln Ave. Santa Fe, NM 87501 made om scratch in SANTA FE, NM

Family-Fantastic Santa Fe



EAT at the Cowgirl BBQ’s Kiddy Korral, where the kids use their imaginations in an enclosed playground while the adults enjoy refreshments and catch up. Treat the family to an Ice Cream Baked Potato.

MEET live Ambassador Animals, like birds of prey, turtle, rattlesnake, gray fox, and bobcat at the New Mexico Wildlife Center, where veterinarians treat orphaned and injured animals from across the state.

RIDE the rails on themed adventure entertainment trains with Sky Railway.

CATCH a movie at Violet Crown Cinema or Jean Cocteau Cinema. Great food and indoor/ outdoor space on the Railyard.

Santa Fe Children’s Museum

PLAY all day long at the Santa Fe Children’s Museum.

ESCAPE! Try the Puzzah escape room for a liveaction adventure.

FOLLOW scavenger hunting clues to learn more about The City Different via phonebased Discover Santa Fe.

TRAVEL to another culture via a tour of the Taos Pueblo, a living Native American community and village, where the multi-storied adobe buildings have been continuously inhabited for more than 1,000 years. Or visit one of the other Eight Northern Pueblos, each within an hour’s drive of Santa Fe.

VISIT Los Alamos for a dose of recent history at the Bradbury Science Museum, the Los Alamos History Museum, or the Manhattan Project National Historical Park Visitors Center. Great for its natural surroundings, too.


CLIMB the walls at the Santa Fe Climbing Center. Rentals and instruction available.

SWING from the ropes at LiggettVille Adventure Center amid a food court in Santa Fe Place Mall.

SKATEBOARD the parks. Check out DeVargas Park or General Franklin E. Miles Park. Need some schooling? Try Skate School.

ICE SKATE the rinks at the Genoveva Community Chavez Center. Rentals available. Snack bar.

ROLLER-SKATE among aliens at Rockin’ Rollers Event Arena. Rentals and snacks.

SWIM in the lazy river, slide the froggy and spiral features, and loop ‘round the toilet bowl at the Genoveva Chavez Community Center Leisure Pool.

BOWL, billiard, dart, and bocce at The Alley Lanes. Great food, too!

ENJOY playgrounds and recreation centers with tennis, basketball, swimming: Ft. Marcy Complex and Park/Mager’s Field, Frenchy’s Field, Monsignor Patrick Smith Park, Railyard Park, Salvador Perez Park, Ragle Park, and SWAN Park.

CHEER ON the Santa Fe Fuegos, The City Different’s professional baseball team.

Make family memories in the oldest state capital in the United States— The City Different!


FLY like an acrobat at Wise Fool New Mexico. Trapeze, gymnastics classes, and performances.

ENJOY musical theater featuring local kids with Pandemonium Productions. Seasonal performances.

SEE dance performances featuring local kids at National Dance Institute New Mexico.

EXPLORE the history of the area at El Rancho de las Golondrinas, a living 18th- and 19th-century history museum. Interactive exhibits, festivals.

WALK the Cross of the Martyrs, just off the Plaza for the history and views.

TOUR one of The City Different’s many museums and ask about kid-friendly approaches to the exhibitions.

DANCE and picnic with the community during the summer with the AMP Concert series on the historic Plaza and in the Railyard.

ROAM at Meow Wolf’s House of Eternal Return.

READ and shop at Bee Hive Books. Check for storytimes.

VISIT the local libraries near the Plaza, on the Southside, and in Midtown.

MAKE art: draw and paint at Dragonfly Art Studio, create colorful, transparent shapes at TLC Stained Glass Studio or blow glass at Prairie Dog Glass, throw or form pottery at Paseo Pottery.

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EXPLORE Bandelier National Monument’s petroglyphs, home dwellings in rock cliffs, and standing walls for evidence of Ancestral Pueblo people from 1150 CE to 1550 CE.

TOUR the volcanic rock of Pajarito Plateau, the ancestral land of the Santa Claran People at the Puye Cliff Dwellings. Look for petroglyphs!

HIKE an easy 1.3-mile loop around the Santa Fe Canyon Preserve.

PICNIC & PLAY at the Randall Davey Audubon Center. Bird, wildlife, and nature walks, shaded picnic areas and the Nature Discovery Area, including a treehouse and a seed library.

WALK and gaze at local flora and enjoy special event programming at the Santa Fe Botanical Garden or their sister spot, Leonora Curtin Wetland Preserve.

BIKE 25 miles of dirt trails at La Tierra Trails or pump and practice at Alto Park.

SLED, hike, and camp at Hyde Memorial State Park or Black Canyon Campground, just minutes from downtown.

SKI and BOARD at Ski Santa Fe. Just 16 miles from downtown, terrain for all levels. Rentals and instruction. Two cafes.

GOLF the 9-hole Great 28 at Marty Sanchez Links de Santa Fe. Rental carts and clubs. Great cafe. Or enjoy one of the other fun courses in the area.

FISH the nearby waters with guidance and equipment from The Reel Life.

RAFT the Rio Grande or the Rio Chama with a number of guide outfits.

TRAIPSE through a river canyon to see the cascading falls, or paddle and picnic on the lake at the Nambé Falls & Lake Recreation Area.

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Visit New Mexico Wildlife Center, the premiere destination for learning about native wildlife. Enjoy seeing over 30 Ambassador Animals up close along the Wildlife Walk. Join our staff for a unique viewing experience during daily Animal Encounters. See you soon!

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Discover The City Different’s outdoor playground!

Located in the Southern Rocky Mountains at 7,000 feet, Santa Fe is a semiarid climate at the crossroads of grass and shrub lands, piñonjuniper woodlands, and 1.6 million acres of coniferous national forest.

With the towering Sangre de Cristo Mountains to the east, the Rio Grande Valley to the south and west, and the Jemez Mountains for your sunsets, enthusiasts can often ski, bike, hike, fish, golf, and paddle, all in the same week!


From foothills to mountain peaks, Santa Fe County has more than 300 miles of hiking trails.

The Dale Ball Trail system offers 24 miles of hiking with access points throughout the foothill neighborhoods east of downtown, including the popular Sierra del Norte parking lot. Find handy maps at trail junctions.

The Chamisa Trail, just a 15-minute drive from downtown delivers national forest access and the ponderosa pines and aspens that come with


it. You may feel the altitude on this trail, but it’s a gradual grade and offers the option of a loop.

In the fall, hike the aptly named Aspen Vista Trail to bathe in the golden aspens and catch views of the whole valley aglow. It’s about 6.5 miles to the top, but an easy out and back for turning around at any point.

To access the numerous trails on Atalaya Mountain, your best bet is to park in the lot at the entrance to St. John’s College. Plot your course using the trailhead map.

Travel the Turquoise Trail to Cerrillos Hills State Park, just 16 miles from Santa Fe. Enjoy five miles of gently sloping trails with views of the Sandia, Ortiz, Jemez, and Sangre de Cristo mountain ranges, and learn about the former mines that populated the area.


Singletracks Mountain Bike News rated The City Different #7 in the Top 10 Mountain Bike Destinations in North America.


The number of bike shops in Santa Fe suggests biking is a wholly embraced activity here. Call ahead to reserve a rental.

Road Cycling

Enjoy miles of scenic vistas, including a 16-mile, one-way spin up to Ski Santa Fe at a peak elevation of 10,350 feet or choose your distance along the Turquoise Trail to Cerrillos or Madrid or through Galisteo Basin Preserve

Mountain Biking


With a rugged-ish mountain bike, enjoy the 17-ish-mile out-and-back Rail Trail, part asphalt and part dirt, along the Atchison, Topeka and Santa Fe Railway. If you ride the length, you’ll end up in Lamy, but you can turn around at any point. Great for families.

Easy to Moderate: Just 14 miles from Santa Fe, with views of the Ortiz Mountains, explore more than 40 miles of trails through sandstone, grasslands, and arroyos in the Galisteo Basin Preserve. Trail maps at most junctures. Park in any lot for different access points. Great for hiking, too.

Or try the La Tierra Trail system, an expanse of 25 miles of trails, pump tracks, and jump courses that were once part of the 31,000-acre Buckman Ranch. Choose from three trailheads, each offering different access to the same great network. Nice for walking, too.

Moderate to Difficult: Glorieta Adventure Camps, just 22 miles from Santa Fe, offer public access to 20 miles of trails. Roll along through aspen stands, pine forests, and granite canyons with views of the Sangre de Cristo Mountains and Glorieta Baldy. Park at the Baptist Bypass Trailhead. Good for hiking, too.

Difficult: For higher-elevation, more technical rides, hop on the Blue Bus shuttle to trailheads along Hyde Park Road, concluding at Ski Santa Fe. The lengthy and varied Winsor Trail holds a big draw for the more experienced rider.



You’ll be amazed by all of the paddling and rafting opportunities within a short drive of Santa Fe. Tubing is a blast as well, particularly on a few-mile stretch of the Rio Grande from the Taos Junction bridge to the town of Pilar or on a stretch of the Rio Chama below the Abiquiú dam, where a whitewater wave feature sees dozens of kayakers.

The Rio Grande and Rio Chama offer paddlers a diverse selection of half-day, full-day, and multi-day trips, ranging from mellow Class I to technical Class IV rapids, sure to put even the most experienced paddler to the test.

Farther afield is the San Juan River, where you can float from the bottom of the Navajo Lake about 115 miles on Class I to II water. Or enjoy the lake itself for motorized boats, canoers, kayakers, water skiers, and sailors. Abiquiú Lake and Storrie Lake also welcome a variety of craft.

There are plenty of local guiding companies to put you on the stretch of water most suited to your interests.


Santa Fe offers wonderful options for all players, be they novices or advanced with low handicaps. Award-winning and 3rd-partyendorsed 9- and 18-hole courses feature natural rolling topography and dramatic elevation changes, as well signature rock formations and indigenous vegetation that organically delineate individual holes. Enjoy distant views of the Sangre de Cristos as you walk or ride the courses.

At the top of the must-play list is Marty Sanchez Links de Santa Fe, just eight miles west of downtown. This legendary course is in highend country club condition, with 360-degree views.



Fishing the lakes, streams, and rivers of Northern New Mexico is rewarding. The New Mexico Department of Game and Fish regularly stocks many of these waters with hatchery rainbow trout, supplementing resident populations of brown and brook trout and, in certain stillwaters, lake trout and kokanee salmon . New Mexico is blessed with two species of native trout—the Rio Grande cutthroat trout in the north, and the Gila trout in the south. Consider yourself fortunate to catch either one of these species, as they are becoming increasingly rare.

Whether in the conifer-forested Pecos River near Santa Fe or the red sandstone country around the Rio Chama, New Mexico’s designated Special Trout Waters offer no end of fishing adventures. Bisecting the Rio Grande del Norte National Monument, the Wild and Scenic section of the Rio Grande promises a spectacular hike, wildlife viewing opportunities and, of course, excellent fishing. The Red River, which joins the Rio Grande midway through the monument, is an unforgettable option as well. Another spot along the Rio Grande to consider is the Orilla Verde Recreation Area, just 50 miles north of Santa Fe.

Farther afield is the San Juan River, a tailwater flowing out of Navajo Dam, which makes for fairly consistent yearround temperatures and great yearround fishing in beautiful desert canyon scenery.

Monastery Lake is a perfect family fishing destination. Cowles Ponds, about 15 miles up the Pecos Canyon, is designated for children under the age of 12.

Plenty of local fishing services are available to guide you to waters fitting your taste and skill level.


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Located just 16 miles from the heart of downtown, Ski Santa Fe offers some of the finest slopes in the Southwest, and some of the fluffiest snow. With a base elevation of 10,350 feet and a peak elevation of 12,075 feet, Ski Santa Fe offers expansive vistas of all the beauty that is Northern New Mexico, plus terrain for every skill level with 86 runs. The rental shop is well equipped, as is the onsite retail shop. Choose from two eateries with outdoor decks for soaking in the rays while refueling with delicious regional dishes.

Love snowy sports, but prefer no lift? Park at Ski Santa Fe and access the Winsor Trail for miles of wilderness snowshoeing and cross-country skiing. Just down the road toward town, try the two-mile Norski Trail, a loop designated for the cross-country skier only. Close by, the out-and-back Aspen Vista Trail is wide and has a gradual grade, perfect for snowshoeing or cross-country skiing.

Or for fun with kiddos of any age, Hyde Memorial State Park, located halfway between downtown and Ski Santa Fe, sports a sledding and tubing hill sure to put a smile on the young thrill-seeker.

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Say “YES!” & “I DO!” & “I’m in love with you!” in The City Different.

Plan a surprise proposal, your wedding day, a renewal of your marriage, or a magical getaway—The City Different has unique ingredients for an unforgettable time!

Cultural Charm

As the oldest state capital in the United States, Santa Fe holds stories and secrets that will pique your curiosity for years to come. The hotels, restaurants, and spas evoke the past with Pueblo-Spanish and Territorial-style architecture balanced by exquisitely tasteful contemporary accents.

Natural Mountainous Backdrop

A river runs through the heart of The City Different, which sits in the foothills of the Sangre de Cristo Mountains. Ample trees and flowers grace every neighborhood, and the air is clean. Santa Fe is a wonderfully natural setting for your big moment.

Sunshiney Days, Starry Night

320+ days of sunshine a year mean warm, happy days and photo-worthy sunsets from your hotel patio or a mountaintop. And the small city size means our skies are clear and dark enough to show off the exquisite distant jewels of the night.

Cosmopolitan Magazine placed Santa Fe #2 on the list of “The 13 Best Places to go on your Honeymoon in the United States,” indicating it is “as surprising as it is stunning.”


• Hike a mountain trail to watch a gorgeous sunset.

• Find something special for each other in the many shops on the Plaza and Railyard.

• Discover your shared favorite margarita on the Santa Fe Margarita Trail.

• Purchase a new piece of art you both love from one of the many galleries on Canyon Road.

Enchanting Venues

Plan your event at a Gothic-Revival church like The Loretto Chapel on the historic Plaza, at a former ranch like Four Seasons Rancho Encantado, or on the erstwhile property of Santa Fe’s first Archbishop Jean Baptiste Lamy at the award-winning Bishop’s Lodge, or at a historic stone lodge in the Santa Fe National Forest.

Restorative Hotels, Resorts & Spas

In downtown Santa Fe, find a variety of historic hotels, each uniquely designed in the Santa Fe Style with the utmost comfort and luxury, many showcasing custom onsite spas. Or just minutes outside of town, be enchanted by a handful of expansive resorts in pastoral settings, offering not only exotic spa services, but opportunities to luxuriate in outdoor hot springs year-round.

Distinctive Cuisine

Weave our Northern New Mexico culinary scene into your big plans. The signature spicy, savory flavors will remind you that you’re in The City Different, and enliven your palate. Choose from countless restaurants, helmed by famous, awardwinning chefs, including the 2022 Best Chef of the Southwest, James Beard Award winner Fernando Olea of Sázon.


Rosewood Inn of the Anasazi 505.988.3030

An intimate world-class retreat, Rosewood Inn of the Anasazi offers luxury Santa Fe accommodations. Featuring 58 guestrooms, the hotel’s blend of Southwestern culture and upscale amenities paying homage to the region’s early Native American and Spanish heritage. Located just steps from the historic Plaza.




Santa Fe will captivate you forever, however, a day trip from your base in The City Different can be an inspiring excursion. For additional guidance, see

Kasha-Katuwe Tent Rocks National Monument

High Road to Taos

A drive featuring cultural and scenic stops

On the scenic route that winds through the Sangre de Cristo Mountains, consider stops at Chimayó, a town known for generations of legendary weavers and for El Santuario de Chimayó. Enjoy lunch at Rancho de Chimayó or Sugar Nymphs Bistro in Peñasco. Once in Taos, amble through the shops on lively Bent Street and take a spin around the Plaza. From here, tour the Taos Pueblo and consider a diversion up to the village of Arroyo Seco and beyond to Taos Ski Valley. Drive the Low Road (NM-68) back to Santa Fe, along the Rio Grande, stopping along the way in the artisan village of Dixon at either the Vivác or La Chiripada wineries.

60+ mins 45 mins


A hike in natural surroundings In this otherworldly hiking experience south of Santa Fe off Highway 25 on the Cochiti Pueblo, you’ll walk among coneshaped tent rock formations, created by volcanic eruptions that occurred over six million years ago. The 1.2 mile Cave Loop Trail is rated an easy walk, while the more difficult 1.5 mile Canyon Trail offers a steep climb to the mesa top, yielding stellar views of the Sangre de Cristo, Jemez, and Sandia mountains. Visit for updates on access. Los

A history and science lover’s day Home of Los Alamos National Laboratory and the Manhattan Project’s historical development of the Atomic Bomb during World War II, Los Alamos is also the gateway to three National Parks, including Bandelier National Monument and Valles Caldera National Preserve. Consider a stop at the Bradbury Science Museum and the Pajarito Environmental Education Center, perfect for kids with interactive exhibits, hosted hikes, and planetarium shows! 45 mins

Taos Pueblo Kasha-Katuwe Tent Rocks New Mexico
TRUE Los Alamos, Manhattan Project National Historic Park


An awe-inspiring tour of natural beauty Discover the iconic rock formations of Abiquiú, once the home of Georgia O’Keeffe! Schedule a tour of her in-town home in advance through the Welcome Center. Walk among the many vistas she painted at Ghost Ranch Education & Retreat Center before heading to Abiquiú Dam & Lake Recreation Area for a refreshing dip. Roam the white rock formations of Plaza Blanca or tour the Monastery of Christ in the Desert along the Rio Chama. A stop at the Bodes General Store is a must for lunch, supplies, or a souvenir.

Turquoise Trail: Cerrillos & Madrid

A historic drive through mining country Head out on Highway 14 (Turquoise Trail) to the artist communities of Cerrillos and Madrid for a perfectly quaint and quirky experience. Tour the shops along Madrid’s only street and refresh yourself at its watering hole, the Mine Shaft Tavern, known for live music. In Cerrillos, learn about the region’s history of mining at the Casa Grande Trading Post, also fun for artifacts, relics, gems—and a petting zoo!

Las Vegas

Equal doses history and adventure

Once the largest community in the Southwest due to the railroad, Las Vegas is a history buff’s dream with 900 buildings on the Historic Registry and two beautifully restored historic hotels—the Plaza Hotel (circa 1882) and the Castañeda (circa 1898, a Fred Harvey Hotel). Bridge Street offers some great shopping, Storrie Lake some fun fishing or canoeing, nearby Hermit’s Peak some excellent hiking, and on the way, check out that castle (a former resort) you can see from the road—it houses United World College.

Bandelier National Monument

Actively absorb some ancient history Meander the ancient cliffside dwellings within Bandelier National Monument, including the main Pueblo Loop Trail and its 850-year-old Ancestral Pueblo metropolis. Popular stops include Big Kiva and Alcove House, a large recess resting 140 feet above the floor of Frijoles Canyon accessed by climbing four wooden ladders. Breathtaking views and a reconstructed kiva offer a taste of what life was like in this historic high-rise. And don’t miss the Tsankawi Trail, along a narrow mesa of solidified volcanic ash.

Bandelier National Monument Abiquiú Town of Madrid
60 mins 60 mins 60 mins 45 mins Las Vegas Cowboy Reunion Parade | 87
New Mexico TRUE

20 to 60 mins Natural Hot Springs

Art Studio Tours

Support the artisans of Northern New Mexico Spring, summer, and fall, you can find a handful of nearby Northern New Mexico communities, including Taos, Abiquiú, Dixon, Pecos, Eldorado, and Galisteo hosting seasonal art studio tour events. Artists open their workspaces, offering a rare glimpse of their creative habitat. Beyond supporting artists directly, these tours present the perfect excuse for exploring more of the natural beauty that is Northern New Mexico. Some Santa Fe artists welcome you year-round with advance notice ( Or schedule your trip during the October Santa Fe Studio Tours.

Cumbres & Toltec Scenic Railroad

Ride the historic rails from Antonito, CO or Chama, NM It’s a National Historic Landmark and the longest (64 miles), the highest (10,015 feet), and the most authentic steam railroad in North America. Climb aboard the steam train that crosses the Colorado and New Mexico borders 11 times as it zigzags along canyon walls, burrows through tunnels, and rolls over the 137-foot Cascade Trestle. Enjoy forests, high plains, and rocky gorges and don’t be surprised to see wildlife along the way.

Soaking for the adventurous

There is no shortage of amazing hot spring resorts in Northern New Mexico, but the more adventurous may prefer a naturally occurring, free-to-the-public hot spring. Just outside of Jemez Springs lie the San Antonio Hot Springs, a trio of crystal-clear pools that offer a pleasantly heated soak after a solid drive or hike in. Another good option in the area is Spence Hot Springs. Near Taos, in the town of Arroyo Hondo, the intrepid make the short hike into Black Rock Hot Springs, which sit shimmering on the Rio Grande. These two pools are clothing optional. You may need to be patient for your chance to take a dip, so it’s fortunate that the river is a beautiful spot for waiting.

45 mins

Puye Cliff Dwellings

Experience the ancient ancestral home of the Santa Clara People Walk among the ancient cliff and cave dwellings made of volcanic rock and tufa stone, once occupied by Pueblo Indians from the 900s to 1580 AD. For the best access, take advantage of the mesa top and cliffside tours to gain a better understanding of this early Pueblo architecture. Also explore a restored 1930s Harvey House bed and breakfast (built by railroad hospitality magnate Fred Harvey), the only one ever constructed on Indian land.

San Antonio Hot Springs
Wandering Wheatleys
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Courtesy of Cumbres & Toltec Scenic Railroad 100+ miles Cumbres & Toltec Scenic Railroad
Courtesy of Puye Cliff Dwellings

Pueblo Feast Days

A rare glimpse into a sacred culture

It is a privilege to attend a Pueblo Feast Day, which represents a time for community members to honor and preserve their cultural traditions. The day begins with a mass at the Pueblo’s onsite church, and then the various dances begin with members young and old dressed in traditional regalia. Enter the open door of any home to feast on traditional stews and breads and peruse arts and crafts. Bear in mind that these sacred ceremonial days are integral to a Pueblo’s ongoing cultural integrity, and you must abide by any protocols, one being that photography is not permitted. Call ahead to confirm.

Nambé Falls & Lake Recreation Area

An natural oasis for walking, picnicking, fishing, and light boating Owned by the Pueblo of Nambé, this recreational beauty of a site is home to a spectacular lake for kayaking, paddleboarding, and fishing, and a waterfall. Bring your sturdy shoes for the ¼-mile waterfall hike and expect to get wet as you wind your way through the canyon to the lowest pool. Nominal entry fee. Take care as you drive along the unpaved road from Highway NM-503/High Road.

30 mins

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A small village for history buffs and nature enthusiasts

to 90 mins
Pojoaque Pueblo drummers Nambé Falls & Lake Recreation Area Pecos National Historical Park
Start your day at the Pecos National HIstorical Park and try the Ancestral Sites Trail for a good overview. From there, venture to Frankie’s at the Casanova for an authentic Northern New Mexican lunch, and then drive up into the Pecos Wilderness Area for some hiking along the river. A favorite is the 5.5-mile out-and-back Cave Creek Trail, so named for the caves at the turnaround. Another hiking or biking option are the 20 miles of single track trails managed by Glorieta Adventure Camps, which you can access via the Baptist Bypass Trailhead just off Highway 25. | 89

Sky Railway

A train trip with a high entertainment quotient

Choose your entertainment adventure on the historic rail between the Santa Fe and Lamy depots. From theatrical performances to musical acts, great food, and drink, your options on Sky Railway are bound to captivate while you enjoy the experience of rolling through a beautiful open landscape with distant mountain views.

Adventures last up to 2.5 hours


A Southwestern urban experience

If you can’t time your visit around the city’s Balloon Fiesta, when 500+ balloons ascend daily into the clear blue skies, be sure to check out the Balloon Museum instead. Definitely add a stop to Old Town (founded in 1706), the city’s cultural center, for numerous museums and more than 100 shops, galleries, and restaurants, including the food hall at Sawmill Market. And no visit to Albuquerque is complete without a trip to the Indian Pueblo Cultural Center, a gateway to understanding the 19 Pueblos of New Mexico via a museum and exhibition galleries. Other important spots include the National Hispanic Cultural Center and the Biopark, which encompasses a zoo, a beach along the Rio Grande, a botanic garden, and an aquarium. A day within itself is a scheduled ride on the Sandia Tram, affording you an 11,000 square mile panoramic view and lunch at the delicious Ten 3 restaurant (named for its location at 10,378 feet in elevation!).

El Rancho de las Golondrinas

An experiential tour of 18th- and 19th-century New Mexico

A wonderful spot for the entire family, El Rancho de las Golondrinas (Spanish for Ranch of the Swallows) is a living history museum located on 200 acres in a rural farming valley. The museum, once an important paraje (stopping place) along the Camino Real (Royal Road) from Mexico City is dedicated to providing authentic experiences of the history and culture of 18th- and 19th-century New Mexico. For a nominal entry fee, participate in a dozen heritage-related events throughout the year.

Sandia Tram
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El Rancho de las Golondrinas Sky Railway Courtesy of Sky Railway 20 mins

SANTA FEby the Season



Late December, there’s a dusting of snow downtown and inches of it gracing the Ski Santa Fe resort in the Sangre de Cristo Mountains, just 16 miles from the Plaza. If you’re fortunate, glistening white flakes will fall while you are visiting, but because of the low humidity, the accumulation will be fluffy and light. Be prepared with your boots and parkas regardless!

The holiday season is in full swing, with a host of traditions for you to embrace—among them, the beloved and spirited Canyon Road Farolito Walk on Christmas Eve, the Pueblo dances, and the New Year’s Eve Celebration on the Plaza. That festive scent in the air is burning piñon logs!

Winter can be a quieter time to visit The City Different, but that means you’ll easily reserve a table at your favorite restaurant and more deeply enjoy the meaning of the many museums. It’s also a spectacular time of year to experience world-class performing arts at a variety of venues across The City Different. In particular, February 11–19, check out the inaugural Art + Sol Winter Arts Festival, showcasing symphony, song, chamber music, theater, chorus, and jazz.


Late March, the aspens and cottonwoods start leafing and you’ll begin to see the cactus flowers bloom in reds, pinks, and yellows. As well, the fruit trees—plum, apricot, apple—blossom and the forsythia and lilacs join in for colorful and fragrant orchestral display along the sidewalks, in the parks, and throughout the Santa Fe River, generally rushing with snow runoff from the Sangre de Cristo Mountains. Despite the spring conditions, The City Different can still experience a late spring snowstorm or two, so pack your clothing layers, and know that most restaurants and hosted events do not expect your finest finery—better for you to be comfy.

Shirt-sleeved and slathered in sunscreen, some are still skiing and snowboarding at Ski Santa Fe through the first weekend in April, while others are hiking among the budding cacti, and others are planting their backyard gardens and becoming acquainted with their outdoor surroundings. Interest in the Santa Fe Farmers’ Market increases as nearby growers bring more fresh produce—early greens, baby carrots, asparagus, cherries, and peas.

In the spring, the locals are thrilled to welcome you into their galleries, retail shops, and restaurants. Also, discover a remarkable number of visual, performing, and literary arts opportunities, including the Santa Fe International Literary Festival (May 19–21), and some fantastic deals and specials on lodging and spa services.

matter the season, Santa Fe will always welcome and entertain you! Come for unique cultural events and traditions, signature Northern New Mexico cuisine, 320+ days of sunshine and clear, starry night skies. And so much more!
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average highs in the high 80s; average lows in the mid 50s

Late June and Santa Fe’s very busy summer months bring days that never end! Be prepared with a brimmed hat, a full water bottle, sunscreen, and a raincoat. While the semiarid climate and high elevation sun can be an adjustment, summer is monsoon season and we can receive up to 6 inches of rain. BUT the storms never last too long, routinely produce rainbows, and always cool you off!

With more visual and performing arts than you can imagine, including free live music on the Plaza and Railyard, Santa Fe Indian Market, Spanish Market, Contemporary Hispanic Market, International Folk Art Market, and the Santa Fe Opera, The City Different is your Southwestern hub for dynamic culture and tradition. You are bound to leave with multiple souvenirs, many of them memories of what you’ve experienced for the first time ever.

Summer is a great time of year to explore! If you love the outdoors, you likely know Santa Fe is located adjacent to 1.6 million acres of coniferous national forest in the Southern Rocky Mountains at the foothills of the Sangre de Cristo Mountains. The rivers and trails beckon with the promise of raft and kayak adventures, fishing, and hundreds of miles of single-track for hiking and biking. And stick around for our unique tradition, about to celebrate its 100th year—the annual Burning of Zozobra, resurrected anew each year to burn your woes away.


average highs in the low 60s; average lows in the mid 30s

Late September, the aspens and cottonwoods are a glow everywhere you turn, so take advantage of the chance to hike one of the many trails or ride a Ski Santa Fe chairlift into the golden treescape. Even though the sun is still quite warm, the days are cool and nights cooler, so bring a layer or two!

Aside from the color and the weather, autumn is a brilliant time of year in The City Different with studio art tours throughout the region, a foodie’s dream come true in a celebration of both wine and chile called the Santa Fe Wine & Chile Fiesta, and separate weekends to honor the Indigenous, and the dead with Día de Muertos.

Have we mentioned the roasted-chile-scented air? It’s intoxicating, so don’t miss out on Northern New Mexico cuisine, featuring red and green chile! Across the state, ’tis the season for restaurant owners and individuals alike to eagerly await the arrival of the autumn crop to replenish their troves. You can have your dishes with red, green or Christmas (both) chile. And you can take some home with you so you’ll always remember the taste of Santa Fe! | 93

SHOP in The City Different

Take a piece of Santa Fe home with you.

Discover one-of-a-kind handcrafted treasures on your shopping odyssey into exquisite locally owned and independent boutiques and charming stores, many of which are housed in historic buildings. Hotspots include:

• Historic Plaza, Native American Artisans Portal

• East Palace Avenue, Sena Plaza

• East Marcy Street

• Canyon Road

• Railyard, Baca, Guadalupe Districts

• DeVargas Center

If art is your passion, remember that Santa Fe is one of the largest art markets in the United States—shop at 250+ galleries and a dozen art festivals.

Whether you’re looking for fashion or furniture, rugs or hats, cowboy boots or concho belts, salsa, or silver and turquoise jewelry, you’ll be rewarded in this shopper’s paradise of Southwest specialties and wonders from around the world.




Discover an ingenious way to purchase local treasures when you live afar.

While a trip to Santa Fe is the ideal way to experience the charm and authenticity of The City Different, it’s not always a possibility. Visit the Santa Fe Marketplace online platform, brimming with unique products from local artists and retailers, including apparel and accessories, art, collectibles, books, food and beverages, sports and outdoors, home décor and garden, and more.

Everyone relishes a memento, souvenir, or some special piece that reminds them of their memorable, perhaps life-changing time spent away from home. And this is just what the Santa Fe Marketplace is designed to help with. Through the user-friendly website, you can find one-stop shopping and the convenience of a vast array of products, as well as the satisfaction of knowing every dollar spent goes to Santa Fe businesses you love.

Check out all the great products at

What Marketplace shoppers say:

“Absolutely beautiful and included in the order was another bracelet to make it a set. Second time purchasing from this individual. Top-notch items. Love that I can purchase quality jewelry like this online.”

—Carole, New York

“The cards offered a great variety with outstanding creativity, well made, reasonable pricing and speedy fulfillment. Will definitely order from Santa Fe Marketplace as the tears roll down my cheeks because I can’t be smelling the piñon smoke wafting from the chimneys.”—Ann, Michigan

“Another beautiful piece by Miss Samaniego! This was the second work we purchased from her, the first being in person. She was friendly and happy to talk us through any piece of art she had on display and make recommendations based on what we liked. Highly recommend for both her artwork and her friendly/helpful interactions.”

—Cole, Colorado



Plan your trip to Santa Fe around one of The City Different’s hundreds of events. Major events listed. For more information, visit


Georgia O’Keeffe Museum |

Ongoing in 2023: O’Keeffe Collections. A series of galleries organized by theme to offer a deeper understanding of O’Keeffe’s art, life, and times.

IAIA Museum of Contemporary Native Arts |

Ongoing in 2023: Permanent and rotating exhibits, including The Stories We Carry through September 30, 2024.

Museum of Encaustic Art |

Ongoing in 2023: Permanent and rotating exhibits, which include 124 pieces of encaustic/wax artwork.

Museum of Indian Arts & Culture |

Ongoing in 2023: Permanent and rotating exhibits, including a celebration of its 2022 Living Treasure, Virgil Ortiz (Cochiti Pueblo) through April 1.

Museum of International Folk Art |

Ongoing in 2023: Permanent and rotating exhibits, including La Cartonería Mexicana / The Mexican Art of Paper and Paste through June 30, 2024.

Museum of Spanish Colonial Art |

Ongoing in 2023: Permanent and rotating exhibits.

New Mexico History Museum / Palace of The Governors |

Ongoing in 2023: Permanent and rotating exhibits, including Setting the Standard: The Fred Harvey Company and Its Legacy through December 2024.

New Mexico Museum of Art |

Ongoing in 2023: Permanent and rotating exhibits, including With the Grain from March 18 through September 4.

SITE Santa Fe |

Ongoing in 2023: Permanent and rotating exhibits.

Wheelwright Museum of the American Indian |

Ongoing in 2023: Permanent and rotating exhibits, including The Mary Morez Style: Transformations of Tradition through March 12.


LIVE PERFORMANCE SEASONS Visit organization websites for performance seasons.

Performance Santa Fe |

An array of performing arts and educational programs. Events throughout the year, including Late Night with Leonard Bernstein on March 7 & Ragamala Dance Company on April 2.

Santa Fe Botanical Garden |

June 7–August 23: Sunset Concert Series, July 27–August 13: Shakespeare in the Garden.

Santa Fe Chamber Music Festival |

July 16–August 21: 50th anniversary of celebrated chamber music stars in extraordinary concerts, including the Vivaldi’s The Four Seasons on August 19.

Santa Fe Desert Chorale |

July 16–August 5, December 9–22

The Summer and Winter Choral Festivals feature 24 professional voices singing beloved masterpieces.

Santa Fe Opera |

June 30–August 26: World-class opera in an open-air setting. Orfeo, Pelléas et Mélisande, Rusalka, The Flying Dutchman, Tosca.

Santa Fe Pro Musica |

Classical music programs presented through May in historic Santa Fe venues, including the Spring Orchestra Concert, March 11 & 12.

Santa Fe Summer Scene on the Plaza and the Railyard |

June–September: Free, summer-long music festival on the downtown Plaza and in the Railyard Plaza, featuring national and local musicians.

The Santa Fe Symphony |

Symphonic and choral music with world-renowned guest performers, including One Love, One Planet on April 16.


For more information about Pueblo Feast Days and Celebrations, visit


January 1 Transfer of Canes to new Pueblo tribal officials. Dances at most Pueblos, including Taos (Turtle Dance), Picurís, Ohkay Owingeh (Cloud of Basket Dance).

January 6 Three King's Day celebration honoring new Pueblo tribal officials. Most Pueblos open to the public with various dances, including Picurís, Nambé (Buffalo, Deer, Antelope), and Taos (Deer & Buffalo).

January 20 WinterBrew 2023: Sip cold-weather faves from statewide breweries.

January 22 San Ildefonso Pueblo: Vespers with Firelight Dances and procession.

January 23 San Ildefonso Pueblo: Annual Feast Day. Buffalo, Comanche, and Deer Dances.

January 28 Souper Bowl |

Help alleviate hunger by voting on the best local restaurant soups.


First or second weekend Ohkay Owingeh Deer Dances.

February 2 Candelaria Day Celebration with dances at Picurís Pueblo. | 97 CALENDAR

FEBRUARY (continued)

February 11–19 Art + Sol Winter Arts Festival | Showcases symphony, song, chamber music, theater, chorus, and jazz in venues across The City Different.

February 17–26 Santa Fe Film Festival | An extensive program of films, panels, workshops, and parties at various venues.

February 20–March 2 Santa Fe Restaurant Week |


Santa Fe Farmers’ Market | Shop local produce and dried goods. Every Tuesday and Saturday. Ongoing.


Pueblo Dances |

Easter weekend and Sunday: Various dances at most Pueblos, including Nambé (Bow & Arrow Dance). PrintSantaFe | A month-long printmaking celebration in the Land of Enchantment.


May 3 Santa Cruz Feast Day: Blessing of the Fields, foot races, and Corn Dance at Taos Pueblo.

May 6 Canyon Road Spring Art Festival | Art exhibits, receptions, and a live auction.

May 19–21 Santa Fe International Literary Festival | A lineup of some of the world’s most accomplished storytellers.

May 19–21 Santa Fe Century | 20-, 50-, and 100-mile bike rides.

May 26–28 Native Treasures Indian Arts Festival | The museum-quality work of 200 Native artists is shown and sold.

May 27–29 Northern New Mexico Fine Arts & Crafts Guild | Juried arts and crafts show celebrating a variety of media.


June 2–10 New Mexico Cocktail Week | Seminars, signature events, high-quality cocktail experiences at participating local bars and restaurants.

First Saturday: Blessing of the Fields and Corn Dance at Taos Pueblo.

June 13 St. Anthony Feast Day: Events at Taos (Corn Dance), Ohkay Owingeh (Corn Dance), Santa Clara (Comanche Dance), Picurís (children’s footrace).

June 17–25 30th Anniversary of PRIDE Santa Fe | Celebrate the unique, diverse, supportive, artistic community that is Santa Fe.

June 16–25 CURRENTS New Media Festival | Interactive installations, VR environments, robotics, and more.

June 24 St. John the Baptist Feast Day: Ohkay Owingeh Annual Feast Day, Taos Pueblo Corn Dance.

Other June Events

Challenge New Mexico Arts & Crafts Festival | Annual juried show of 150 artists, held on the Plaza. Rodeo de Santa Fe Pro Rodeo |

Herb & Lavender Festival | The gardens at El Rancho de las Golondrinas provide scent and taste.

Spring & Fiber Festival | Experience traditional ranch activities, like sheep shearing, wool dyeing, spinning, and weaving.



July 4 Pancakes on the Plaza | It’s a tasty tradition.

Second weekend Annual Taos Pueblo Powwow.

July 6–9 International Folk Art Market | A global gathering featuring the work of master folk artists.

July 7–16 Santa Fe Art Week | Art events and experiences across the city.

July 11–29 Strata Gallery | Third annual member group show.

July 14–16 Art Santa Fe | International contemporary art fair. Galleries from around the world showcase contemporary art.

July 22 & 23 Northern New Mexico Fine Arts & Crafts Guild | Juried arts and crafts show celebrating a variety of media.

July 25 Santiago Feast Day: Corn Dance at Taos Pueblo.

July 26 St. Anne Feast Day: Corn Dance at Taos Pueblo.

July 28 Peoples’ Day: Summer Feast Day and various dances at Pojoaque Pueblo.

July 29 & 30 Traditional Spanish Market | Oldest and largest juried Spanish Market in the United States.

July 29 & 30 Contemporary Hispanic Market | Showcase for Hispanic artists working outside the colonial traditions.

Other July Events

HIPICO Santa Fe Community Shows | International world-class equestrian show jumping.

Santa Fe Wine Festival | Sample New Mexico wines and buy directly from vintners. ¡Viva México! Fiesta |

Celebrate the music, arts, crafts, and food of Santa Fe’s neighbor to the south.


August 2 Persingula Feast Day: Annual Feast Day and Corn Dance at Jemez Pueblo.

August 9 San Lorenzo Vespers & Sunset Dances at Picurís Pueblo.

August 10 Anniversary of the Pueblo Revolt of 1680: Picurís Pueblo Annual Feast Day with a ceremonial foot race, pole climb, and traditional dances.

August 12 Santa Clara Feast Day: Buffalo, Harvest, or Corn Dance at Santa Clara Pueblo.

August 11–14 Whitehawk Annual Antique & Ethnographic Art Shows | Exhibitors of antique Indian and ethnographic art.

August 19 & 20 101st SWAIA Santa Fe Indian Market | Largest Native American arts market in the world held on and around the Santa Fe Plaza.

August 25–27 Zia Regional Rodeo |

Other August Events

Objects of Art Santa Fe and The Antique American Indian Art Show Santa Fe | More than 70 exhibitors show contemporary and historic art.

Panza Llena (Spanish for full belly) | Explore the foods of New Mexico.



November 12 San Diego Feast Day | Various dances at Tesuque Pueblo and Jemez Pueblo.

November 23 Ski Santa Fe opens | Ski season begins on Thanksgiving Day if the snow is sufficient.

November 24 Annual Holiday Tree Lighting | Lighting event at the Plaza, with music by local artists.

Other November Events

Traditional Spanish Market Artist Show | More than 100 adult and youth artists show their traditional work of Spanish Colonial New Mexico.

Review Santa Fe Photo Symposium | Juried portfolio review conference.

Recycle Santa Fe Art Festival | Arts, crafts, and fashion recycled and upcycled.


December 1 3rd Annual Canyon Road Fireside Artist Chat | Artists at participating galleries chat about their work.

December 11 Vespers, Procession, and Dances at Pojoaque Pueblo.

December 12 Our Lady of Guadalupe Feast Day. Pojoaque Pueblo Annual Feast Day, Mass, and various dances.

December 24 Canyon Road Farolito Walk | Glowing farolitos light up Canyon Road beginning at dusk.

December 24 Dances, including Matachines, at most Pueblos, as well as midnight mass and bonfires.

December 25–31 Christmas Day through New Year’s Dances at many Pueblos.

December 26 Turtle Dance at Ohkay Owingeh.

December 26 Corn Dance at Santo Domingo Pueblo.

December 28 Holy Innocents Day with Children’s Dances at Picurís Pueblo and Turtle Dance at Ohkay Owingeh.

December 31 New Year’s Eve on the Plaza | Ring in the new year with bonfires, hot chocolate, and a countdown to midnight.

Other December Events

Christmas at the Palace |

A free, family-friendly evening with Santa and Mrs. Claus at the Palace of the Governors. Las Posadas |

A pageant re-creating the Holy Family’s search for shelter winds through the Plaza.

SWAIA Winter Indian Market | Native American-made arts and crafts show.


We strongly encourage you to check event websites to confirm dates and times before making your travel plans. Also, specific dates may be set after the printing of this guide. For more information, visit


MEET DIFFERENT in The City Different

Your conference attendance will be your best yet!

One of the best ways to ensure good attendance at your meeting or convention is to hold it somewhere people are eager to visit. Santa Fe, full of rich culture and centuries of history, is just that place. Attendees can find small city charm and spirit, historic properties, world-class cuisine, and museums and galleries nonpareil.

Why The City Different?

» It’s walkable! Downtown Santa Fe offers 2,000 rooms within walking distance of the historic Plaza and the Santa Fe Community Convention Center.

» It’s historic! Stroll through 400+ years of history and culture during conference breaks and free time.

» It’s world class! Attendees can experience the finest hotels, restaurants, art galleries, museums, performances, and shops.

» It’s fun for the spouse or the whole family! Great destination with endless activities in and around town. Your attendees will love a few extra days before or after the conference.

» It’s unique! Host your reception at a private gallery or museum, and even in the original Meow Wolf’s House of Eternal Return.

» It’s customizable! Convenient individual hotels can accommodate group meetings of up to 500 people. Local catering companies serve gourmet cuisine.

» Getting here is easy! Fly into the Santa Fe Regional Airport via a direct flight or connections from Dallas-Fort Worth, Phoenix, or enjoy direct flights into the Albuquerque International Sunport, less than an hour away and a beautiful drive. Convenient transfers available.

Drury Plaza Hotel 828 Paseo de Peralta 505.424.2175

A historic renovation, the Drury Plaza Hotel features private terraces and premium suites steps from the Plaza. Enjoy free amenities including hot breakfast, 5:30 Kickback® with dinnertime snacks and drinks, Wi-Fi and rooftop pool. Kitchen + Bar open late nightly.


Why the Santa Fe Community Convention Center?

» In the heart of historic downtown Santa Fe

» One-of-a-kind meeting space with traditional Pueblo architecture, Southwestern décor, and original artwork from local artists

» Accommodates up to 2,000 meeting attendees or 1,000 with a food and beverage component.

» 40,000 total square feet

» 18,000-square-foot, column-free ballroom (with multiple configurations)

» 11 configurable breakout rooms on first and second floors, with 19 possible configurations, ranging from 300 to 2,700 square feet

» 6,500-square-foot brick-laid, landscaped interior courtyard

» 3,000-square-foot wraparound terrace

» 3,000-square-foot lobby for easy check in and gathering

» State-of-the-art LEED Gold Certified building with upgraded LED lighting and HVAC controls

» Customizable services—audio/visual, food and beverage, entertainment, transportation—to help you create a unique experience, perfectly tailored for your group

For more information, such as sending a RFP to hotels, 3-D views of the Santa Fe Community Convention Center rooms and outdoor spaces, and contact details for the TOURISM Santa Fe sales team, visit, or call the Sales Department at 800.984.9984


Ana Luisa Event Rentals 505.204.5708 or 505.316.3667

Ana Luisa Event Rentals in Santa Fe can provide rentals, such as chairs, tables, dance floor, draping, linen, china, and much more. In addition to our rentals, we also offer same day full set up and breakdown of your event, deliveries and pick ups after hours.

Santa Fe Community Convention Center
TOURISM Santa Fe is a 2022 Smart Meetings Platinum Choice Awards winner, displaying the highest standard of overall excellence in service and amenities.

By Air: Santa Fe Regional Airport

minutes from town.


Getting into The City Different:

• Reserve a car with Hertz or Avis, the two rental car agencies onsite.

• Contact Good to Go Taxi (505.753.0022,

• Contact Uber or Lyft ride-hailing services.

• Consider private car services:

• Bernard’s Transportation Services (505.550.9901,

• Certified Airport Transportation, AV Travel Co. (505.577.1961,

• New Mexico Black Car Service (505.316.1100,

• Private Car Service (505.660.3227,

• RoadRunneR (505.424.3367,

• Santa Fe Limo (505.848.9999,

• Santa Fe Valet and Limousine, (505.424.2171,

• World Travel Management (505.913.9627,

Private and charter flight services via Santa Fe Regional Airport are available through Signature Flight Support (505.471.2525, and The Jet Center at Santa Fe Regional Airport (505.780.4455,

Albuquerque International Sunport

The Albuquerque International Sunport ( is approximately 55 easy highway miles from Santa Fe.

Getting to The City Different from the Albuquerque International Sunport:

• Reserve a car with one of 10 car rental agencies onsite.

• Reserve a seat:

• Groome Transportation shuttle bus (888.775.5696,

• ABQ Express (505.850.3880,

• Corazon Concierge for ADA-compliant transportation (800.762.7058,

• Star Limo (505.848.9999,

By Rail: If you have time to travel, nothing beats crossing the country by train. Amtrak’s Southwest Chief ( line runs from Chicago to Los Angeles, stopping in Lamy, 17 miles outside of Santa Fe. Arrange for a private or group charter from the train depot into town in advance through RoadRunneR (505.424.3367, Or, from Albuquerque, relax on the scenic journey north via the New Mexico Rail Runner Express ( commuter rail, which offers ADA-compliant accommodations.

The City Different is easily accessible by plane, car, or rail. And once you’ve arrived, you may want to stay forever!
Fly directly into the Santa Fe Regional Airport ( from Dallas-Fort Worth and Phoenix via American Airlines and Denver via United Airlines. Convenient and

Getting Around Town

While a vehicle might be essential for seeing what greater Northern New Mexico offers, it is not a necessity when spending time in Santa Fe. Much of The City Different is accessible by foot, though road, mountain, and electric bicycle rentals are also available from multiple local retailers. Need to pop over to Guadalupe Street from the Plaza? In the downtown area, hail a Santa Fe Pedicab (505.577.5056, and let your “chauffeur” do the pedaling.

Public Transportation

Santa Fe Trails (505.955.2001, offers multiple and farther-reaching city routes for a nominal fee.

RTD Blue Bus ( offers transportation throughout Santa Fe and the surrounding area, with the Mountain Trail route providing hikers, bikers, and winter sports enthusiasts access to Santa Fe National Forest and Ski Santa Fe.

In-Person Info

TOURISM Santa Fe offers a variety of resources for visitors to The City Different at 4 convenient Visitors Center locations. (AND don’t forget to pick up a copy of your Santa Fe Margarita Trail Passport at any location!)

• Plaza at Paso de Luz, 66 East San Francisco Street

• Water Street Parking Lot, 100 East Water Street

• Santa Fe Community Convention Center, 201 West Marcy Street

• Santa Fe Depot, 410 South Guadalupe Street

Medical Facilities

We hope you feel great while you’re here, but if you need medical assistance, Santa Fe’s professionals can take care of you.


• Christus St. Vincent Regional Medical Center, 455 Michael’s Drive (505.913.5287,

• Presbyterian Santa Fe Medical Center, 4801 Beckner Road (505.772.1234,

Urgent Care Facilities:

• Railyard Urgent Care, 831 S St. Francis Drive (505.501.7791,

• Ultimed Urgent Medical Center, 707 Paseo de Peralta (505.989.8707,

• Presbyterian Urgent Care, 454 St. Michael’s Drive (505.303.5000,

Santa Fe Vacation Rentals

417 East Palace Avenue | 505.982.3966

Accommodating guests from all over the world for the past 28 years! A local, full service property management company offering vacation rentals, 30-day furnished rentals, and long-term (12 month) unfurnished rentals.

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•Rates are based on average room rate and are relative to other lodgings in Santa Fe.

•Many establishments offer significantly reduced rates in off-season, as well as a range of prices.

•Your hotel may ask you to participate in water-conservation measures.

Rates Key: $=up to $100 $$=$101–$200 $$$=$201–$300 $$$$=$301 and up


Drury Plaza Hotel in Santa Fe | | 828 Paseo de Peralta | 505-424-2175 800-378-7946

El Sendero Inn | | 311 Old Santa Fe Trail | 505-982-1851

Eldorado Hotel & Spa | | 309 W San Francisco St | 800-955-4455

Guadalupe Inn | | 604 Agua Fria St | 505-989-7422

Hilton Santa Fe Historic Plaza Hotel | | 100 Sandoval St | 505-988-2811 | 800-774-1500

Hotel Chimayó de Santa Fe | | 125 Washington Ave | 505-988-4900 | 855-752-9273

Hotel Santa Fe, The Hacienda & Spa | | 1501 Paseo de Peralta | 505-982-1200 855-825-9876

Hotel St. Francis | | 210 Don Gaspar St | 505-983-5700 | 800-529-5700

Inn and Spa at Loretto | | 211 Old Santa Fe Trail | 505-988-5531 | 866-582-1646

Inn at Vanessie | | 427 W Water St | 505-984-1193

Inn of the Governors | | 101 W Alameda St | 505-982-4333 | 800-234-4534

Inn on the Alameda | | 303 E Alameda St | 888-984-2121

La Fonda on the Plaza | | 100 E San Francisco St | 505-995-2325 | 800-523-5002

La Posada de Santa Fe Resort & Spa | | 330 E Palace Ave | 505-986-0000 855-210-7210

Old Santa Fe Inn | | 201 Montezuma St | 800-734-9910

Rosewood Inn of the Anasazi | | 113 Washington Ave | 505-988-3030 800-688-8100

Santa Fe Motel & Inn | | 510 Cerrillos Rd | 505-982-1039 | 800-930-5002

The Hacienda at Hotel Santa Fe | | 537 S Guadalupe St | 855-825-9876

The Inn of The Five Graces | | 150 E De Vargas St | 505-992-0957 | 866-992-0957

The Sage | | 725 Cerrillos Rd | 505-982-5952

Baymont by Wyndham Santa Fe NM | | 4150 Cerrillos Rd | 505-474-4442 877-999-3223

LODGING GUIDE | 107 Total Rooms Suites Banquet & Meeting Capacity Restaurant Cocktail Lounge Entertainment Onsite Sauna, Spa, Hot Tub, or Jacuzzi Pool: Outdoor (O) Indoor (I) Smoke-Free Rooms Accessibility: Full (F) Limited (L) Pets Allowed Kitchens Rates (High Season) Concierge Green See Ad on Page 182 • 300 • • • • O • F/L • $$$ • • 102 83 • 80 • O • • $$ 219 • 650 • • • • O • F • $$$ • 5 12 • • L $$ • • 158 • 300 • • • • O • F • • $$$ • • 56 • • • • L • • $$$ 5 161 • 150 • • • • O • • $$$ • 9 80 • • • • • L • $$$ 5 136 • 300 • • • • O • F • $$$ • 5 21 150 • • • • • L • $$ • 100 • 50 • • O • L $$$ • 72 • 35 • • • • • L • $$$$ • • 83 180 • 500 • • • • O • F • $$$ • • 2 157 • 300 • • • • O • L • $$$$ • • 58 • 30 • F • $$$ • • 58 • 60 • • • • F • $$$$ • • 7, 85 25 • • L • • $$$ • • 35 • 100 • • • • O • F • $$$$ • 25 • • • • L • • $$$$ • • 145 • 50 • • • O • L • $$$ • 50 • I • L • $$




•Rates are based on average room rate and are relative to other lodgings in Santa Fe.

•Many establishments offer significantly reduced rates in off-season, as well as a range of prices.

•Your hotel may ask you to participate in water-conservation measures.

Rates Key: $=up to $100 $$=$101–$200 $$$=$201–$300 $$$$=$301 and up

Best Western Plus Inn of Santa Fe | | 3650 Cerrillos Rd | 505-438-3822 800-528-1234

Comfort Inn Santa Fe | | 4312 Cerrillos Rd | 505-474-7330 | 877-424-6423

Cottonwood Court Motel | 1742 Cerrillos Rd | 505-982-5571

Coyote South | | 3358 Cerrillos Rd | 505-471-8811

Days Inn Santa Fe | | 2900 Cerrillos Rd | 505-570-5428 | 800-329-7466

DoubleTree by Hilton Santa Fe | | 4048 Cerrillos Rd | 505-473-4646 800-774-1500

EconoLodge Inn & Suites | | 3752 Cerrillos Rd | 505-438-8049

El Rey Court | | 1862 Cerrillos Rd | 505-982-1931 | 800-521-1349

Fairfield Inn & Suites | | 3625 Cerrillos Rd | 505-474-3900

GreenTree Inn | | 3695 Cerrillos Rd | 505-596-9044

Holiday Inn Express & Suites Santa Fe | | 3348 Cerrillos Rd | 505-473-9004 888-465-4329

Hotel Inn Santa Fe | | 3011 Cerrillos Rd | 505-471-1211

Hyatt Place Santa Fe | | 4320 Cerrillos Rd | 505-474-7777 | 888-591-1234

Inn at Santa Fe | | 8376 Cerrillos Rd | 505-474-9500 | 800-780-7234

King’s Rest Court | | 1452 Cerrillos Rd | 505-983-8879

Lamplighter Inn | | 2405 Cerrillos Rd | 505-471-8000

Motel 6 | | 3007 Cerrillos Rd | 505-473-1380 | 800-4-MOTEL6

Motel 6 | | 646 Cerrillos Rd | 505-982-3551 | 800-4-MOTEL6

Ojo Santa Fe Spa Resort | | 242 Los Pinos Road | 877-977-8212

Pecos Trail Inn | | 2239 Old Pecos Trail | 505-982-1943

Ramada by Wyndham | | 3450 Cerrillos Rd | 505-474-7570

Residence Inn Santa Fe | | 1698 Galisteo St | 505-988-7300 | 800-331-3131

Santa Fe Courtyard | | 3347 Cerrillos Rd | 505-473-2800 800-777-3347

LODGING GUIDE | 109 Total Rooms Suites Banquet & Meeting Capacity Restaurant Cocktail Lounge Entertainment Onsite Sauna, Spa, Hot Tub, or Jacuzzi Pool: Outdoor (O) Indoor (I) Smoke-Free Rooms Accessibility: Full (F) Limited (L) Pets Allowed Kitchens Rates (High Season) Concierge Green See Ad on Page 95 • I • L • $$ 83 • • • I • F • $$ 14 • • L • $ 89 • • L • $$ • 83 47 • O L • $$ 130 • 150 • • • O/I • F $$ • 50 • • O • L $ • 86 • 10 • • • • O • L • • $$$ • 81 • I • L • 85 O • F • $ 60 • • I • L 96 • 50 • • • O F • $ 92 75 • • I • F • $$ 98 100 • • • O • F • $$ • 19 • $ 70 • • I • L • $$ • 104 O • F • $ • 46 • F • $ 52 • 25 • • O • L $$$ 81 23 • O • L • • $$ • 76 O • F • $$ 120 • • O • F • • $$$ 209 • 300 • • • I • F • $$$




•Rates are based on average room rate and are relative to other lodgings in Santa Fe.

•Many establishments offer significantly reduced rates in off-season, as well as a range of prices. •Your hotel may ask you to participate in water-conservation measures.

Rates Key: $=up to $100 $$=$101–$200 $$$=$201–$300 $$$$=$301 and up

Silver Saddle Motel | | 2810 Cerrillos Rd | 505-471-7663

The Lodge at Santa Fe | | 750 N St. Francis Dr | 888-563-4373

Western Scene Motel | 1608 Cerrillos Rd | 505-983-7484

Bishop’s Lodge, an Auberge Resort | | 1297 Bishops Lodge Rd 888-741-0480

Cities of Gold Casino Hotel | | 10-A Cities of Gold Rd | 505-455-0515 | 800-916-4339

Four Seasons Resort Rancho Encantado Santa Fe | 198 State Rd | 505-946-5700 | 855-674-5401

Hacienda del Cerezo | | 100 Camino del Cerezo | 505-982-8000

Hilton Santa Fe Buffalo Thunder | | 20 Buffalo Thunder Trl | 505-455-5555 877-THUNDER

La Quinta by Wyndham Santa Fe | | 4298 Cerrillos Rd | 505-471-1142

Ojo Caliente Mineral Resort Springs & Spa | 50 Los Banos Drive, Hwy 414, Ojo Caliente | 877-977-8212

Ten Thousand Waves Japanese Spa and Resort | | 21 Ten Thousand Waves Way 505-992-5003


Antigua Inn | | 622 Castillo Place | 505-954-1231

Casa Culinaria The Gourmet Inn | | 617 Don Gaspar | 505-986-8664

Casa Cuma Bed & Breakfast | | 105 Paseo de la Cuma | 505-216-7516

Casa de Tres Lunas | | 719 Paseo de Peralta | 505-989-4444| 800-779-2930

Dunshee’s Bed & Breakfast | | 986 Acequia Madre | 505-982-0988

El Farolito Bed & Breakfast Inn | | 514 Galisteo | 505-988-1631 | 888-634-8782

Four Kachinas Bed & Breakfast Inn | | 512 Webber St | 505 988-1631 | 888-634-8782

Hacienda Nicholas Bed & Breakfast | | 320 E Marcy St | 505-986-1431 888-284-3170

Inn of the Turquoise Bear | | 342 E Buena Vista St | 505-983-0798 800-396-4104

LODGING GUIDE | 111 Total Rooms Suites Banquet & Meeting Capacity Restaurant Cocktail Lounge Entertainment Onsite Sauna, Spa, Hot Tub, or Jacuzzi Pool: Outdoor (O) Indoor (I) Smoke-Free Rooms Accessibility: Full (F) Limited (L) Pets Allowed Kitchens Rates (High Season) Concierge Green See Ad on Page 27 L • $ 125 • 250 • • • • O • F • $$ • 30 • L • $ • • 100 • 250 • • • O • F • $$$$ • • 124 350 • • • F $$ 65 • 200 • • • O • F • $$$$ • • 10 • 20 • • O • F $$$ • • 393 • 3000 • • • • O/I • F • $$ • • 131 • O • F • $$$ 65 • 200 • • O/I • L • $$$ • 14 • • • • • F • • $$$ • • 5 • 30 • • • L • $$$$ • • 11 • • L $$$$ 7 • • • • $$ • • 10 • • • • $$$ • 3 • • $$ 8 • 20 • • • $$$ • • 6 15 • • $$$ • • 7 • • F • $$ • 10 16 • L • $$$



•Rates are based on average room rate and are relative to other lodgings in Santa Fe.

•Many establishments offer significantly reduced rates in off-season, as well as a range of prices.

•Your hotel may ask you to participate in water-conservation measures.

Rates Key: $=up to $100 $$=$101–$200 $$$=$201–$300 $$$$=$301 and up

Inn on the Paseo | | 630 Paseo de Peralta | 505-984-8200 | 855-984-8200

Las Palomas | | 460 W San Francisco St | 505-982-5560 | 855-982-5560

Pueblo Bonito Inn | | 138 W Manhattan Ave | 505-984-8001

The Parador | | 220 W Manhattan Ave | 505-988-1177

Upaya Zen Center | | 1404 Cerro Gordo Rd | 505-986-8518

Bobcat Inn | | 442 Old Las Vegas Highway | 505-988-9239

Casa Escondida Bed & Breakfast | | 64 County Road 100, Chimayó | 505-295-2572

Hacienda Doña Andrea de Santa Fe | | 78 Vista del Oro, Cerrillos | 505-424-8995

Java Junction Bed & Breakfast | | 2855 Highway 14, Madrid | 505-438-2772

Rancho de Chimayó Hacienda | | 297 Juan Medina Rd, Chimayó | 505-351-2222 888-270-2320

Rancho Gallina Inn & Eco-Retreat | | 31 Bonanza Creek Road | 505-438-1871

Rancho Manzana | | 26 Camino de Mision, Chimayó | 505-351-2227 888-505-2227


Individual vacation rentals are offered through various internet sites such as Airbnb and VRBO. Below are local vacation rental management companies.

A Vacation Different | | 1000 Cordova Place #245 | 505-209-9120

Adobe Casitas Vacation Rentals | | 505-397-1119

Adobe Destinations by Proctor Property Management | |









Fe Two
| 111 Jimenez St | 702-513-2793
Properties |
| 154 W Marcy Ste | 104 505-988-3024
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Locations | 505-577-6774
Management | | 222 E Marcy Ste 5 | 505-983-2400
Compound | | 334 Otero St | 505-988-7585 | 800-828-9700
Casa in Downtown Santa Fe | | 513 Webber St | 505-660-7652
de Guadalupe | | 127 Park Ave | 505-235-2085
de Santa Fe | | 1323 Paseo de Peralta | 505-466-3666 | 800-363-9810 G
LODGING GUIDE | 113 Total Rooms Suites Banquet & Meeting Capacity Restaurant Cocktail Lounge Entertainment Onsite Sauna, Spa, Hot Tub, or Jacuzzi Pool: Outdoor (O) Indoor (I) Smoke-Free Rooms Accessibility: Full (F) Limited (L) Pets Allowed Kitchens Rates (High Season) Concierge Green See Ad on Page 18 • • • $$ • 50 • • F • • $$$ 9 19 • • L • • $$$ 15 • 20 • • $$ • • 20 40 • L $$ • 7 • 20 • L $$ 9 • 20 • • L • • $$ • 9 80 • L • $ 1 • • • L • $$ 7 • L • $$ • 8 35 • • L • • $$ • 2 • • L $$ • 40 • • • • • • $$$$ • 40 L • • $$$$ 120 • O • • • $$$$ • 3 • • • $$$ 48 • • • • $$$$ 18 • L • $$$$ 48 • • $$$ 15 25 • • $$$ 5 16 • • L • • $$$$ • 12 • • • $$$ 150 • 15 • O/I • • • $$$$ •




•Rates are based on average room rate and are relative to other lodgings in Santa Fe. •Many establishments offer significantly reduced rates in off-season, as well as a range of prices. •Your hotel may ask you to participate in water-conservation measures.

Rates Key: $=up to $100 $$=$101–$200 $$$=$201–$300 $$$$=$301 and up

Casita Cynthia | | 103 Catron Unit 1 | 610-858-1831

Casita Ristra | | 303 Staab Unit C | 505-989-1088

Catron Street Properties | | 103 Catron St | 505-856-6000

Fort Marcy Hotel Suites | 321 Kearny Ave | 505-988-2800 | 888-667-2775

Haciendas at Garcia Street 356-1/2 & 357 Garcia St | 505-955-0550

Kokopelli Property Management | | 616 Don Gaspar | 505-988-7244 | 888-988-7244

Las Brisas | | 624 Galisteo St | 505-982-5795 | 800-449-6231

Otra Vez | | 202 Galisteo St | 505-988-2244 | 800-536-6488

Palace Property Management | | Multiple Locations | 505-983-1771

Santa Fe Vacation Rentals | | 417 E Palace | 505-982-3966 | 800-4STAYSF

Two Casitas, Santa Fe Vacation Rentals | | Multiple Locations | 505-984-2270

Upper Canyon Studio | | 535 Camino Cabra | 505-699-1635

Vacation Rental Santa Fe/Casita Cielo Grande | | 323 Kearny Rd 505-699-2289

Villas De Santa Fe | | 400 Griffin St | 505-988-3000 | 800-438-2929

Adobe Santa Fe | 511 | Camino Tierra Alta | 702-513-2793

Quail Run Resort | | 3101 Old Pecos Trail | 505-986-2200 | 800-548-6990

Santa Fe Luxury Rental | | Multiple Locations | 505-983-0737

Santa Fe Luxury Vacation Homes | | 223 N. Guadalupe, #437 | 505-983-0737

TurnKey Vacation Rentals Santa Fe & Taos | 150 Washington St | 888-512-0498 855-633-4319

Rancho Jacona | | 277 County Road 84 | 505-455-7948

Rass Mandal, LLC | | 505-397-1119


Santa Fe International Hostel | | 1412 Cerrillos Rd | 505-988-1153

LODGING GUIDE | 115 Total Rooms Suites Banquet & Meeting Capacity Restaurant Cocktail Lounge Entertainment Onsite Sauna, Spa, Hot Tub, or Jacuzzi Pool: Outdoor (O) Indoor (I) Smoke-Free Rooms Accessibility: Full (F) Limited (L) Pets Allowed Kitchens Rates (High Season) Concierge Green See Ad on Page 2 • 4 • L • • $$$ • 1 • • • $$$ 3 6 • $$$$ 84 230 • I • L • $$$ 3 6 • • $$$$ • 90 • • L • • $$$$ 17 • • L • $$ • 18 • • L • $$$ 3 • • $$$$ 50 • • O • • • $$$$ 105 92 • • • • • $$$$ 1 3 • • $$ • 22 • • O/I • L • • $$ • 105 • • O • F • $$ • 91 3 • • • $$$$ 56 • 200 • • • I • F • • $$$ • 70 • 20 • • • • 40 • • • O L • • $$$$ • • 100 • • O/I • F • $$$$ • 11 O • L • • $$$$ 6 • O • L • $$$$ 21 • • L • $ •



Fire Safety in New Mexico

A campfire can be one of the best parts of camping, or provide necessary warmth to hunters and other outdoor enthusiasts. Just don’t forget your responsibility to maintain and extinguish it to prevent wildfires. Remember, if it’s too hot to touch, it’s too hot to leave.


Bandelier National Monument—Juniper Campground (small groups)

Los Alamos | 505-672-3861 ext. 0 | north on NM 84/285 to Pojoaque, west on Route 502 to NM 4

Bandelier National Monument—Ponderosa Campground (large groups) Los Alamos | 505-672-3861 ext. 0 | | open mid-April to late October north on NM 84/285 to Pojoaque, west on Route 502 to NM 4

Hyde Memorial State Park

740 Hyde Park Road | 505-983-7175 | | 8 miles northeast on NM 475

Los Sueños de Santa Fe RV Park & Campground

3574 Cerrillos Rd | 505-473-1949 | | 3 miles northeast of I-25, exit 278 N

Pinon RV Park 13 Los Pinos Rd | 505-471-9288 | | S on I-25, exit 271

Rancheros de Santa Fe Campground

736 Old Las Vegas Highway | 505-466-3482 | | north on I-25, exit 290

Roadrunner RV Park 55 Ogo Wii Road | 505-455-2626 | north on NM 84/285 12 miles

Santa Fe KOA

934 Old Las Vegas Highway | 505-466-1419, 800-562-1514 | | open March 1 to November 1 north on I-25, exit 290 or 294

Santa Fe National Forest—Aspen Basin Hyde Park Rd | 505-438-5300 | | 12 miles north on Hyde Park Rd

Santa Fe National Forest—Big Tesuque Hyde Park Rd | 505-438-5300 | | 11 miles north on Hyde Park Rd

Santa Fe Skies RV Park 14 Browncastle Ranch | 505-473-5946 | 877-565-0451 | south on I-25, exit 276, at the end of NM 599

Trailer Ranch RV Resort and 55+ Community 3471 Cerrillos Rd | 505-471-9970 | | south on I-25, exit 278

LODGING GUIDE | 117 Cabins Hot Showers Laundry WiFi Pool Restrooms Shelters Tents RV Hookups Pets Allowed • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • •

315 Restaurant & Wine Bar 55

Ana Luisa Event Rentals 103

Anasazi Restaurant Bar & Lounge 7, 60

A Well-Born Guide/Have Ph.D., Will Travel 28

Barbara Meikle Fine Art 35

Cumbres & Toltec Scenic Railroad 8

Cutlery of Santa Fe 3

Daniel Quat Photography 43

Drury Plaza Hotel Santa Fe 102

Eldorado Hotel & Spa 5

El Flamenco Spanish Cabaret 52

El Museo Cultural de Santa Fe 75 Gallery Wild 1

Georgia O’Keeffe Museum

Inside back cover

Giacobbe-Fritz Fine Art 45

Heritage Inspirations, New Mexico’s Premier Travel Company 80 Hotel Chimayó 5

Hotel Santa Fe, The Hacienda & Spa 9 Hotel St. Francis 5

Inn and Spa at Loretto 5 Inn on the Alameda 83

International Folk Art Market 29

Jeannine Kim MYSTIC 65

Kakawa Chocolate House 75 La Fonda on the Plaza 2

Land of Enchantment Guides & The Flyfishing Outpost 81

Las Palomas 9

LiggettVille Adventure Center 75

Lino’s Trattoria and Pizzeria & Chile Line Brewery 56

Los Alamos County 91

Meow Wolf’s House of Eternal Return Back cover

New Mexico Department of Cultural Affairs 48, 49

New Mexico River Adventures 79

New Mexico Wildlife Center 74

Obscura Gallery 43

Ojo Santa Fe Spa Resort 81

Osteria d’Assisi 57

Performance Santa Fe 51

Plaza Café Downtown 61

Plaza Café Southside 71

Prescott Gallery & Sculpture Garden 44

Ralph T. Coe Center for the Arts 47

Rosewood Inn of the Anasazi 7, 85

Santa Fe Artists Market 35

Santa Fe Botanical Garden 81

Santa Fe Opera 15

Santa Fe Painting Workshops 46

Santa Fe Playhouse 53

Santa Fe Stoneworks 3

Santa Fe Vacation Rentals 105

Sazón 60

Ski Santa Fe Inside front cover

Sky Railway 40, 41

Southwest Safaris 82

Thomas-Carole Bowker Fine Art and Studios 46

Tumbleroot Pottery Pub 59

Villas De Santa Fe 91

Walking Tours of Historic Downtown Santa Fe 27


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