Soak up creative culture in this adobe-studded city, nestled in the Sangre de Cristo foothills.
Though best known for eclectic galleries and famed artists who found inspiration in the city, Santa Fe, New Mexico, is also a paradise for fans of the outdoors, history, traditional fiestas and Southwestern cuisine. Indigenous, Hispanic and Anglo cultures come together to create the style, food and atmosphere that visitors find so engaging. Experience authentic adobe architecture, trendy neighborhoods, historic churches, working artisans and gorgeous scenery with a trip to the “City Different.”
Explore Santa Fe
- Canyon Road
- Museum Hill
- Railyard and Guadalupe Districts
- Historic District
Stroll, browse and shop the historic art market for local and international art — you’ll find more than 100 galleries in a 1-mile stretch. Part of the fun is meeting the artists, talking about their work and seeing the pueblo-style adobes. You’ll also find artisan-made jewelry and housewares, plus places to stop and dine.
For an appreciation of the art, culture and history of the Santa Fe area, four world-class museums tell the story of Native Americans, the Spanish colonial past and folk traditions. Botanical gardens, shops and dining spots complete the destination.
Museums, Art, Markets
Railyard and Guadalupe Districts
Find restaurants, shops, galleries, breweries, theater and an indoor/outdoor farmers market in Santa Fe’s oldest neighborhood. This lively area — home to the recently refreshed contemporary art space SITE Santa Fe — combines contemporary and vintage in one lively community.
Art Galleries, Parks, Farmers Markets
Starting at the traditional Spanish Plaza, stroll along winding streets past courtyards, galleries, boutiques and restaurants. Stop at the Palace of the Governors to browse the creations of Indigenous artisans, explore the museum or sample authentic Southwestern cuisine.
Architecture, Culture, History
Stay in The Center of it All
Immerse yourself in your destination at these centrally located hotels.
Explore Santa Fe, New Mexico’s Rich Cultural Identity on a Three-Day Trip
Explore Local History and Mind-Bending Art
Begin your day in the center of the city at Santa Fe Plaza, where you can take in the pueblo-style architecture. The Palace of the Governors and the New Mexico History Museum are steps away, perfect for your Santa Fe history deep dive. End the night with an immersive art experience and a casual meal at a food truck.
Spend a Day Immersed in Culture
Begin your art- and culture-packed day on Museum Hill with visits to institutions dedicated to Native cultures, folk art, local traditions and history. Browse, shop and meet artisans on Canyon Road after a typical Southwestern lunch. After night falls, come out for fun at the Railyard.
Hit the Trails
You’re ready to explore the outdoors today, starting with a hike at Cerrillos Hills State Park or the Aspen Vista Trail in the Sangre de Cristo Mountains. Treat yourself to a post-hike massage at Spa Sage at La Posada de Santa Fe Resort. Stay for a cocktail and dinner.