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 any 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 multi-cultural history, whose influences are apparent in everything from the architecture, the food, the art and on. 


Call The City Different home with lodging that suits you. Relax in Santa Fe style at a grand or boutique hotel steeped in history, luxuriate at a resort with a full-service spa, or cozy up at a traditional adobe casita.


Santa Fe's award-winning culinary scene is a food lover's paradise. Put cuisine on the itinerary and plot your tasty adventure with a few advance restaurant reservations.

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!

Fast FAQs

Get the scoop on some essential facts, one being that Santa Fe's elevation in the Southern Rocky Mountains is more than 7,000 feet above sea level, making the air thinner. Stay hydrated and you'll be happy! 

Galleries and Studios

Serious collector? Passionate browser? You are in luck with 250+ galleries in Santa Fe. The array of art includes traditional and contemporary painting, photography, pottery, sculpture, textiles, and more.


Be inspired by the rich blend of history, arts, and cultural heritage at 20 different state and private museums around Santa Fe, one of which is celebrates the region's beloved artist Georgia O'Keeffe.

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.

Performing Arts

The City Different brings art to life with live music, premier films, and cultural dance. Visit our historic performing arts center or experience world-class operatic works at the Santa Fe Opera's open-air amphitheater.

Santa Fe's History

Occupied for thousands of years by Indigenous peoples, La Villa Real de la Santa Fe de San Francisco de Asís (Santa Fe) was founded in 1610, 13 years before the Plymouth Colony was settled by the Mayflower Pilgrims.


Discover unique handcrafted treasures on your odyssey into Santa Fe's exquisite boutiques and charming historic buildings. Or browse 250+ galleries and a dozen art festivals in one of the largest US art markets.


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 starry nights. 

Special Offers

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


Exchange your vows in The City Different from a scenic rooftop, in a historic wedding chapel, or on the site of ancient ruins. Romantic and picturesque, Santa Fe is a fascinating destination wedding spot, forever memorable for all!