About Santa Fe

Route 66 & Santa Fe:  Original Route 66 through Santa Fe

From Luxury Travel Magazine:
Santa Fe, New Mexico has been named the Best Small City in America by Condé Nast Traveler’s 26th annual Readers’ Choice Awards, a ranking of the best cities, islands, cruise lines, airlines, hotels and resorts in the world. The publication credits the destination’s cultural scene as one of its best assets, noting, no other place in the country so beautifully reflects the art, architecture, food, and crafts of centuries of Native American, Spanish, and Mexican influence.

The Condé Nast Traveler ranking is one of several important accolades Santa Fe has garnered thus far in 2014. Earlier this year, Santa Fe’s winding streets and abundance of world-class cafes and spas earned Santa Fe the No. 3 ranking as the country’s coziest city, by The Huffington Post. The website 10best.com recognized Santa Fe in myriad categories, including the nation’s top destination for a girlfriend getaway, a top 10 historic destination, and the fourth most romantic getaway in North America. Its clean air and mountain perch make it a top destination for outdoor adventure. In March, Outside crowned Santa Fe as the nation’s Best Trail Running City. The League of American Bicyclists awarded Santa Fe a Silver Level designation for its welcoming bike culture.
Through a variety of special events, visitors to Santa Fe this summer can experience first-hand the cultural and culinary scene that earned the Condé Nast Traveler ranking, including:

  • International Folk Art Market, July 14 – 16, 2017
    Since 2004, the International Folk Art Market | Santa Fe has hosted more than 700 master folk artists from 87 countries in the world’s largest exhibition and sale of works by master folk artists. Earnings have exceeded $20 million and impacted over one million lives in the communities they represent. The Market offers folk artists a respected spot in the global marketplace to gather together and share their handmade traditions and to create economic, social, and individual empowerment.  Folk Art Alliance
  • Santa Fe Indian Market, August 19 – 20, 2017
    This spectacular festival is celebrating its 94th year as more than 1,000 gifted Native American artists from across the United States travel to Santa Fe to showcase their skills at the largest Native American art show and sale in the world.  http://www.swaia.org/
  • Burning of Zozobra, September (check website for date)
    The annual torching of 50-foot-tall Old Man Gloom, a puppet stuffed with thousands of scraps of paper bearing the citizenry’s sad thoughts, has been a fall highlight for 90 years.  http://burnzozobra.com/
  • Santa Fe Wine & Chile Fiesta, Sept. 18 – 25, 2016
    The oldest continuously celebrated community event in the country fills the historic Plaza with food and music, dancing and parades. Fiesta is the city’s most enduring tradition and one of the summer’s most anticipated weekends.   http://www.santafewineandchile.org/
  • Santa fe Opera Season, June 30 – August 26 2017
    http://www.santafeopera.org/
  • Santa Fe Spanish Market, July 2017 (check website for dates)
    Held on the Santa Fe Plaza, the popular Spanish Market provides visitors with a great opportunity to sample the rich Hispanic culture of Northern New Mexico. Featuring arts and exhibits from over 300 traditional Hispanic artists, the market is a great place to shop for unusual souvenirs.  Spanish Market

Santa Fe Summer Day Trip Guide  (click for Guide)

About Santa Fe:
Perched in the high mountain desert of northern New Mexico, Santa Fe is an oasis of art, history and culture in a breathtaking natural setting.  The clear New Mexican sun shines brightly for most days of the year, inviting artists, skiers, hikers and explorers to take advantage of all that the city has to offer. The rich history of the region begins with the ancient Native American culture that flourished in the area and continues to do so today in many pueblos.  Remains of ancestral pueblo settlements with sacred cliff dwellings are awe-inspiring places to visit and explore.  

The natural beauty of the region makes outdoor activities a year-round delight. The Sangre de Cristo Mountains beckon skiers during the winter and hikers and bikers year round to explore the slopes and trails. The Rio Grande, Pecos and San Juan rivers (to name a few) offer beautiful spots for fly-fishing, white-water rafting and kayaking. 

Santa Fe also boasts one of the largest and most vibrant art markets in the country with hundreds of art galleries representing both local and internationally acclaimed artists as well as museums, many art events and spectacular performing arts.

 With sports, arts, history, great food and more, Santa Fe offers the best of the wide-open West.
Santa Fe Plaza during the winter Holidays!
Holidays on the Plaza 2015
For current happenings, you may visit:  http://www.santafe.org/

Things to Do

Web

Artist Market

 

santafeartistmarket.com

Artist Workshops – Tarnoff Art Center – Pecos

 

tarnoffartcenter.org

Artist Workshops – New Grounds – Albuquerque

 

newgroundsgallery.com

Balloon Tours

 

santafehotairballoons.com

Bicycle Rentals – Mellow Velo

 

mellowvelo.com

Boots – Back at the Ranch

 

backattheranch.com

Buddhist Center

 

tnlsf.org

Calendar of Events – Santa Fe

 

santafe.org

Canyon Road Galleries & Restaurants

 

canyonroadarts.com

Casino – Buffalo Thunder

 

buffalothunderresort.com

Casino – Camel Rock

 

camelrockcasino.com

Casino – Sandia – Albuquerque

 

sandiacasino.com

Coffee House – Dulce

 

dulcebakery.com

Café Fina – Breakfast/Lunch

 

cafefina.com

Coffee House – Subscription

 

subscription-santa-fe

Coffee House – Aztec Street Cafe

 

azteccafe.com

Coffee House – Java Joes

 

javajoessantafe.com

     

Coffee House – Tribes

 

tribessantafe.com

Concert Association

 

santafeconcerts.org

Cumbres Toltec Scenic Railway

 

cumbrestoltec.com

Day Hikes

 

sdcmountainworks.com

Earthfire Gems Gallery

 

earthfiregems.com

Farmers Market

 

santafefarmersmarket.com

Tesuque Flea Market

 

pueblooftesuquefleamarket

Golf – Black Mesa

 

blackmesagolfclub.com

Golf – Country Club

 

santafecountryclub.com

Golf – Links de Santa Fe

 

linksdesantafe.com

Great Southwest Adventures

 

swadventures.com

Guided Tours

 

swguides.com

Hiking: Guided Yogi Hiker

 

yogihiker.com

Historic Walks

 

historicwalksofsantafe.com

Movies & Films

 

fandango.com

Museum – El Rancho de las Golondrinas

 

golondrinas.org

Museum – Georgia O’Keeffe

 

okeeffemuseum.org

Museum – Ghost Ranch

 

ghostranch.org

Museum – New Mexico State

 

museumofnewmexico.org

Museum – Palace of Governors

 

palaceofgovernors.org

Museum of Art

 

nmartmuseum.org

Museum of Contemporary Native Arts

 

iaia.edu/museum

Museum of History

 

nmhistorymuseum.org

Museum of Indian Arts & Culture

 

indianartsandculture.org

Museum of Intl. Folk Art

 

internationalfolkart.org

New Mexico Fiber Arts Trail

 

nmfiberarts.org

New Mexico Wine Country

 

winecountrynm.com

Opera – Santa Fe

 

santafeopera.org

Photo Arts

 

nmphotoguide.com

Rafting – New Wave

 

newwaverafting.com

Restaurant – Anasazi

 

innoftheanasazi

Restaurant – Annapurna

 

chaishoppe.com

Restaurant – Cowgirl

 

cowgirlsantafe.com

Restaurant – The Shed

 

sfshed.com

Restaurant – Vinaigrette

 

vinaigretteonline.com

Restaurant – 2nd Street Brewery

 

secondstreetbrewery.com

Restaurant – Del Charro

 

delcharro.com

Restaurant – El Farol

 

elfarolsf.com

Restaurant – Geronimo’s

 

geronimorestaurant.com

Restaurant – Harry’s Roadhouse

 

harrysroadhousesantafe.com

Restaurant – Pizzeria da Lino

 

pizzeriadalino.com

Restaurant – La Boca

 

labocasf.com

Restaurant – LuLu’s Chinese

 

chineserestaurantsantafe.com

The Tea House (on Canyon Road)

 

teahousesantafe.com

St. Francis (great bar)

 

hotelstfrancis.com

La Posada (great bar)

 

laposada.rockresorts.com

Restaurant – Raaga

 

raagacuisine.com

Restaurant – San Q.

 

sanqrestaurant.com

Restaurant – Shohko Cafe

 

shohkocafe.com

Restaurant & Dining Guide

 

sfol.com

Restaurant – Tesuque Village Market

 

tesuquevillagemarket.com

Scooter Rental – I Scoot

 

iscootsantafe.com

Skiing

 

skisantafe.com

Society of Artists

 

santafesocietyofartists.com

Spa – 10,000 Waves

 

tenthousandwaves.com

Spa – Absolute Nirvana

 

absolutenirvana.com

Spa – Yoga – Body of Santa Fe

 

bodyofsantafe.com

Spa – Yoga – Yoga Source

 

yogasource-santafe.com

Spa at Encantado

 

encantadoresort.com

Spa at Loretto

 

innatloretto.com

Spa & Hot Springs – Ojo Caliente

 

ojospa.com

The Fashion Outlets

 

fashionoutletssantafe.com

The Reel Life Fishing

 

thereellife.com

Theater – Lensic Performance Arts Center

 

lensic.org

Travel Guide – Santa Fe

 

travel.usnews.com

     
     

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