UNCOVER YOUR DIFFERENT IN THE CITY DIFFER ENT
Santa Fe, New Mexico is a city unlike any other, truly living up to its tagline, The City Different, at every turn. With legendary history and culture around every corner, an art scene that spans from traditional to contemporary, accommodations with a local feel yet world-class status, award-winning cuisine that’s as eclectic as it is sumptuous, and countless experiences to encounter, you’re sure to uncover something different about yourself when you visit.
As the oldest state capital in the United States, Santa Fe is the jewel of the American Southwest. Located in the southern Rocky Mountains at 7,000 feet, The City Different is a stunning and unforgettable all-season backdrop for your next program. Recently selected as the number two city on the Best Cities in the US list in the 2023 Travel + Leisure World’s Best Awards and the number 21 city on the Best Cities in the World list, Santa Fe continues to grow in popularity as a Group Destination and an International Hot Spot.
The City Different is chosen time and time again for its distinct ‘Santa Fe vibe,’ sense of intimacy, and endless ‘leisure’ options. Santa Fe boasts more than 20 group hotels, over 300 restaurants, 250 art galleries, 70 jewelry stores, 14 museums, 40 seasonal markets, and world-renowned performing arts experiences — walkable from the heart of the city, the historic Plaza. With special gathering spaces ranging from historic sites, awe-inspiring gardens, and fantastically funky experiential stages, Santa Fe will be your organization’s most memorable destination.
MIDTOWN & SILER-RUFINA DISTRICTS
Home to the internationally acclaimed Meow Wolf immersive arts collective and its House of Eternal Return permanent exhibit, the areas around Siler, Rufina, St. Michael’s, Second, and Baca streets hold an emerging art market and are home to art studios, performance spaces, and other creative endeavors. Small, informal galleries are popping up in this once-industrial area, and Baca Street is home to workshops and studios where you can find the proprietor creating a painting or blowing glass.
ONLY IN SANTA FE EXPERIENCES
SANTA FE PLAZA
The Santa Fe Plaza has been the heart of Santa Fe for over 400 years. Native American artisans sell their handcrafted jewelry under the portal of the Palace of the Governors Museum. In addition to award-winning hotels, fabulous restaurants, and unique shopping, other gems to be uncovered include the New Mexico History Museum, New Mexico Museum of Art, Georgia O’Keeffe Museum, Loretto Chapel, Cathedral Basilica of St. Francis Assisi, and the oldest church in the United States, the San Miguel Mission.
Once a stop along the famed Santa Fe Railroad, the Railyard is an eclectic and contemporary collection of boutique hotels, micro-breweries, the Santa Fe Farmer’s Market, SITE Santa Fe, El Museo Cultural de Santa Fe, and the Vladem Contemporary Art Museum, projected to open in 2021. The Railyard showcases some of the city’s best contemporary visual and performing arts and shopping.
Set in the foothills of the Sangre de Cristo Mountains, Museum Hill is a short car or free shuttle ride from the Santa Fe Plaza. Home to four marquee museums: Museum of Indian Arts and Culture, Wheel-wright Museum of the American Indian, Museum of Spanish Colonial Arts, and Museum of International Folk Art.
One of Santa Fe’s oldest roads, Canyon Road is a pure delight to the senses. Many of the beautiful old adobe homes are now galleries, while others continue to house Santa Fe families who have lived here for generations. Inviting gardens, award-winning fine-dining, monumental bronze sculptures, custom jewelry, and paintings from contemporary to traditional to Western are among the treasures you’ll uncover on Santa Fe’s historic eastside.
Brilliant blue skies and an average of 325 sunny days a year offer the best of four seasons. The city’s most breathtaking views and adventures may be uncovered while hiking the Dale Ball Trails or cross-country and downhill skiing in the Santa Fe National Forest, just miles from downtown Santa Fe. Year-round rock climbing, cycling, mountain biking, and seven area golf courses are among Santa Fe’s most enjoyable outdoor activities.
SANTA FE MARGARITA TRAIL
Over 40 uniquely crafted margaritas – only on the Santa Fe Margarita Trail. You’re guaranteed to Uncover Your Different and find several favorites on the trail. As if a delicious margarita isn’t enough, each margarita earns a stamp in your Margarita Trail Passport, which may be redeemed for prizes and induction into the Margarita Trail Society.
RELAXATION & REJUVINATION
With its legendary healing energy and sacred lands, Santa Fe has been revered by local Indigenous peoples for millennia. Soothing yoga, aligning your chakras, and tranquil meditating truly make Santa Fe the place to get away from it all and recharge. Whatever your body or soul needs, it’s in Santa Fe.
GETTING HERE & GETTING AROUND
Direct into SAF
Direct into ABQ
ALBUQUERQUE INTERNATIONAL SUNPORT(ABQ)
Direct to/from over 20 cities
60 minutes to downtown Santa Fe via commercial shuttle, car rental, car service, or ride share
SANTA FE REGIONAL AIRPORT (SAF)
Dallas/Fort Worth (DFW) and Phoenix (PHX) via American Airlines
Denver (DEN) via United
15 minutes to downtown Santa Fe via car rental, car service, and ride share.
AVERAGE TEMPS IN SANTA FE
Santa Fe is a very walkable city with the majority of hotels and restaurants located within a one-mile radius of the Santa Fe Plaza. We also offer the Santa Fe Pick-up, a complimentary shuttle service in and around downtown and Santa Fe’s most popular locations. Pedi cabs and ride share are also readily available.
Santa Fe has been a place of gathering for centuries, as evidenced by the uncovering of artifacts from ancient Native American pueblos that occupied the site, dating back to the 13th century. Artifacts were even discovered during the construction of the Santa Fe Community Convention Center.
In addition to over 100,000 square feet of unique hotel meeting spaces in the city, Santa Fe accommodates meetings at its unconventional convention center with 40,000 square feet of meeting space, including an 18,000 square foot ballroom, adorned with multiple fireplaces and stunning tin chandeliers.
Located among the city’s best restaurants, museums and shopping, as well as 2,000 hotel rooms within a ten-minute walk, hosting your meeting at the convention center strikes the perfect balance of modern convenience with the daily experience of walking through a 400-year-old U.S. city
CONVENTION CENTER FLOOR PLAN
CONVENTION CENTER CAPACITIES
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