Things to do in Santa Fe

Only in Santa Fe can you find some of our nation’s oldest antiquities alongside some of its most avant garde artists. Here there is an abundance of sunshine and crisp, dry air that seems desert-like, yet the altimeter reads 7,000 feet and in winter the snow often falls several inches deep. Honored by UNESCO as a “Creative City”— one of only nine in the world — Santa Fe is a melting pot of all the art forms, and has been for over a century. There is also an abundance of natural beauty everywhere you turn, and countless ways to experience it first hand; from a leisurely stroll around the Plaza to a vigorous hike toward a mountain peak.

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The Main Picks

If you her for a short visit, these are the highlights of Santa Fe:

• Walk around the plaza, visit the native american vendors at the Palace of the Governors

Georgia O’keeffe Museum

  1. Saint Francis Cathedral

  2. The Miraculous Staircase at the Loretto Chapel

  3. The Shed Restaurant for local New Mexican cuisine

  4. Palace of the Governors Museum

  5. San Miguel Mission - the oldest church in the US

  6. Galleries walk on Canyon Road

  7. In the summer, Farmers’ Market on Saturday

  8. Hike the Dorothy Stuart trail


On The Plaza

The Miracle Staircase at the Loretto Chapel - check the story behind it


Museums

Santa Fe has a museum for just about everybody, toddlers and teens included. With more than a dozen state and private museums to choose from, you can experience the rich blend of history, arts and cultural heritages that make our city so distinctly different.


Canyon Road Walk

The historic Canyon Road is an art district, in Santa Fe with over a hundred art galleries and studios exhibiting Native American art and antiquities, traditional and modern Hispanic art, regional contemporary art, international folk art and international contemporary art. In addition to walking along the historic buildings and galleries, there are other events held on Canyon Road, such as Canyon Road Paint out in October and Canyon Road Farolito Walk on Christmas eve.


Santa Fe Tour Guides

Santa Fe Tour Guides, LLC is the largest association of independent tour guides and private destination managers in the Santa Fe area. Possessing a wide variety of talents, experience and knowledge about what makes this  region interesting, These tour guide members cover the history, architecture, art, literature, geology, native cultures and recreational.

You can explore this site and learn about the members to find the right tour guide for your visit, whether you are looking for a morning's walking tour, a day or few days excursions, a personal guide, or a bus load of visitors.


Santa Fe Southern Railway

The Santa Fe Southern Railway features multiple class services onboard modern and historical railcars. The Santa Fe Southern Railway leaves from Santa Fe, and travels along the historic Santa Fe railroad route to Lamy. You can choose from three theme rides: Sunset & Stargazing, Buffet Brunch Train, and Murder Mystery Special. Ride are about 3-4 hours..


El Rancho de Las Golondrinas

El Rancho de las Golondrinas is a living history museum located on 200 acres in a rural farming valley just south of Santa Fe, New Mexico. The museum, dedicated to the history, heritage and culture of 18th and 19th century New Mexico, opened in 1972. Original colonial buildings on the site date from the early 1700s. In addition, historic buildings from other parts of northern New Mexico have been reconstructed at Las Golondrinas. Villagers clothed in the styles of the times show how life was lived on the frontier in early New Mexico. Special festivals and weekend events offer visitors an in-depth look into the celebrations, music, dance and many other aspects of life in the Spanish, Mexican and Territorial periods of the Southwest.


Bars & Nightlife

After your perfect day in Santa Fe, kick back, relax and unwind as the city's eclectic nightlife gets underway. You'll find many inviting places where you can spend a memorable evening, from an intimate spot to share cocktails and a stunning sunset to a lively venue with music and merriment.


Outdoors

SkiHiking • Fishing • River Rafting • Mountain Bike

Horseback Riding • Archeology • Hot Springs • Rock Climbing

Santa Fe is a paradise for hikers, skiers, snowshoers, mountain bikers, river rafters, fishing enthusiasts, horseback riders and people who simply like to stroll in city parks and take in the fresh air. You can ski the Rocky Mountains in winter and ice skate outdoors on the pond in Hyde Memorial State Park. In summer, hike the miles of mountain wilderness, enjoying dramatic, panoramic vistas and fields of wildflowers.


Performance Arts

Santa Fe has a a variety of outlets for music, dance, opera, and  theater performances. Styles from classical, country, jazz, blues, rock, latin, etc.


Santa Fe Culinary Tour for Women

WanderTours feature women-only and co-ed small group adventures to five days Santa Fe and the surrounding areas local culinary tour. 1-888-818-9918     www.WanderTours.com

The Railyard

The Railyard is truly the new gathering place for all of Santa Fe’s citizens and its visitors. Come meet friends and family. Have a great meal and view great contemporary art. See exciting free performances. Choose from the best of locally grown produce. Ride your bike or take a train. Find a gift for a friend. Relax or play in the Park.

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Body Mind Spirit

Santa Fe is abound with wellness, healing arts and holistic activities and services. You can find gyms minutes from the house.


Dancing

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Events on the Plaza

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