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Visiting Santa Fe

Santa Fe is one of America’s most historic, artistic, and fascinating cities. Known as “The City Different,” the nation’s oldest state capital city is a place unlike in other in the world. Santa Fe is 400+ years of cultural fusion with echoes of the past alive in the present. While history is an ever-powerful presence, there is also a thriving contemporary and progressive sophistication. Santa Fe is stimulating yet relaxing, playful but educational, centuries old with modern touches.

About Santa Fe

Santa Fe is known as the City Different and within one visit, you will know why. Santa Fe embodies a rich history, melding Hispanic, Anglo and Native American cultures whose influences are apparent in everything from the architecture, the...

Special Offers

While Santa Fe holds many secrets to be discovered, we want to share with you all the Specials, Packages and Deals our Santa Fe businesses have to offer you throughout the year.

Accommodations

The City Different lives up to its name when it comes to where you lay your head during your visit. Choose to relax, rest and rejuvenate in Santa Fe style at a grand or boutique hotel steeped in history. Or maybe a luxurious resort with a...

Fast FAQs

Take it easy. Santa Fe's high altitude (7,000 feet above sea level) means air is rarefied, thinner. It usually takes about 48 hours to adjust and staying hydrated helps.

History

Thirteen years before Plymouth Colony was settled by the Mayflower Pilgrims, Santa Fe, New Mexico, was established with a small cluster of European type dwellings. It would soon become the seat of power for the Spanish Empire north of the Rio...

Weddings

Getting married in the City Different offers the unique opportunity to exchange your vows in a historic wedding chapel with a miraculous staircase or on the site of ancient ruins.

Performing Arts

Santa Fe brings art to life with live music, premier films and cultural dance. There is no more beautiful way to experience opera for the first or fiftieth time than at the Santa Fe Opera.

Shop

Shopping in Santa Fe takes you on an odyssey, into charming historic buildings filled with treasures handmade and hard to find anywhere else.

Spa

Santa Fe's restorative powers are legendary. People have been traveling here for centuries to renew body, mind and spirit in the area's high, dry climate, natural hot springs, sun-filled days and endlessly starry nights. There's...

Dine

Santa Fe's culinary arts scene is sizzling so when you pack for your trip, make sure to bring your appetiteǃ Consider yourself a foodie? Santa Fe is a food lover's paradise. Ask the locals to name their favorite Santa Fe restaurants...

Galleries and Studios

Santa Fe offers a visual feast for art lovers of all sorts, whether you're a serious collector or a fan who finds joy in just viewing the work. With more than 250 galleries to explore, you'll be astonished by the city's array of...

Museums

Visit Santa Fe's museums and wake up the artist within youǃ There is a good reason that Santa Fe has drawn artists like Georgia O'Keeffe here for generations. Whether you are 7, 17 or 70 years old, get inspired by the rich blend of...