Things to Do

The City Different offers so much to do and see! Take a cooking class, raft a river, experience a Native American Feast Day or an art festival, visit our historic sites, museums, and galleries, shop for handcrafted jewelry, attend an opera, and more! You'll likely have to plan more than one trip to Santa Fe to do everything that interests you. 

Must-See Events

The Santa Fe calendar is packed year-round with opportunities to experience exciting music, art markets and festivals, outdoor activities, and more, including some of the largest events of their kind.


Experience The City Different with one of Santa Fe's passionate and knowledgeable tour guides, whether through the lens of art, architecture, history, or cuisine. Enrich your itinerary with at least one tour!


Travel to Santa Fe to renew body, mind, and spirit in the area's high, dry climate, amid natural hot springs, sun-filled days, and endlessly starry nights. There's no better place to find sanctuary for the soul.

72-Hour Itineraries

Do you have a few days to pull off the great Santa Fe getaway? We've got some helpful itineraries for art lovers, outdoorsy folks, and those who just need to relax.

Native American Culture

Plan a visit one of the Eight Northern Pueblos, where you can learn more about Native American traditions, customs, perspectives, and cuisine. An easy half- or full-day trip from Santa Fe, this cultural outing is one you'll never forget.

Art Markets

The City Different celebrates culture and history via its long-running annual art markets, including Santa Fe Indian Market, the International Folk Art Market, and Traditional Spanish Market. Make plans to attend one of these events!

Bike Trails

The surrounding mountains and public lands boast a variety of bike trails with terrain for every skill level, making Santa Fe ripe for a cycling adventure. Bike shops are ready to rent you a bike, and there are multiple city trails to enjoy.

Historic Sites

Santa Fe's trove of fascinating historic sites include Native American ruins, the oldest church in the country, Civil War-era battlefields, petroglyphs, and a ranch along the Camino Real. Come learn a bit about the past in The City Different!

Road Trips

Plan a day trip from Santa Fe to visit traditional Pueblos, old mining towns revived by artists, high mountain Spanish Colonial villages, and New Mexico wineries. Our itineraries are full of unique experiences!

Wellness Classes & Workshops

Taking care of your well-being can be a challenge in your daily life! Let's face it—prioritizing movement, eating well, and mindfulness is just not that easy. But in Santa Fe, wellness is all around you.

Family Activities

With tons of family-friendly adventures, there’s every reason to bring the kids with you to The City Different. Choose from outdoor excursions, immersive art experiences, history tours, and performing arts events!


After an active day of sightseeing, check out Santa Fe's exciting nightlife scene! Unwind at one of The City Different's eclectic bars or restaurants and enjoy cool music and hip cocktails after hours.