it’s so many things to so many people, it’s no wonder generations of seekers have flocked here.
Artists and adventurers, snowbirds, shoppers, and spiritualists—they are all drawn to mystical Santa Fe, a high-desert town of about 85,000 in northern New Mexico. They’re magnetized by the impossibly blue skies and bathtub-warm temps, the rust-colored adobe facades and chili ristras hung from door jambs.
Santa Fe 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.
visit a street dedicated to the country's finest art
More than 100 galleries, boutiques, restaurants all in one half-mile. On a road that encourages a pleasant stroll, you will be able to see fine art from artists throughout the United States and the world, all in one place.
Innovative Southwestern fare created by award-winning chefs and hearty New Mexico dishes such as breakfast burritos and green chile stew are reason enough for Santa Fe to have earned a prominent place on the world's culinary map. If you're hungry for creative contemporary cuisine or Asian, French, Italian, Indian or Middle Eastern cuisine, you'll find them all here as well.
Summer provides the ideal time to explore Santa Fe’s dozens of hiking trails for any level of experience and fitness level, river rafting and some of the best mountain biking trails in North America. Ski Santa Fe transforms into a mountain playground during summer, and the city center is a walkable, bikeable adventure. No visit to Santa Fe is complete without experiencing the natural beauty that’s everywhere you turn here. All you have to do is step outside.
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 history, arts and cultural heritage with more than a dozen state and private museums around Santa Fe. Visit Georgia's museum near the Plaza and head up Museum Hill to explore four world-class museums.
Inside an inconspicuous former bowling alley lies the House of Eternal Return by an artist collective known as Meow Wolf. Part mystery narrative, part fun house, part jungle gym, and wholly how-did-they-think-of-this cool, it’s a melding of technology, sculpture, sound, and atmosphere. Avoid long lines and purchase tickets ahead of time online.
Discover Santa Fe’s unique culture as you experience specialty-crafted margaritas made famous by some of the best restaurants and bars in The City Different. The Margarita Trail is an invitation to explore 45 of Santa Fe’s finest margaritas, each crafted for the Trail.