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Santa FeUnited States of America

Unique architecture, extensive art collections, and numerous festivals make this New Mexico city a historical yet lively place to be.

Santa Fe, the capital of New Mexico, is one of the oldest cities in the United States. Its long, colorful history and vibrant southwestern culture make it a fascinating place to visit.

Santa Fe is a great city to explore on foot. Sign up to one of the free tours, or head off on your own. Winding streets and alleys reveal masterpieces such as the Loretto Chapel. Be sure to see its “miraculous” staircase built by a mysterious stranger who some believe to have been St. Joseph. Other great places to visit are the Cathedral Basilica of St. Francis and the Palace of the Governors, which was built by the Spanish in the early 1600s.

Santa Fe is a popular destination for art lovers. Early in the 20th century, the city attracted an assortment of great artists, and much of that legacy lives on today. Visit the Georgia O’Keeffe Museum, which documents her time in Santa Fe and houses over 1,000 pieces of original artwork. You can also take a trip along Canyon Road, which has many of the city’s 250 galleries.

Long before the artists arrived in Santa Fe, it was the home of the Indian Pueblos, the native people of the area. Their contributions to art and culture still play a large part in the city. Many of these communities are still in Santa Fe today, and it’s possible to visit and witness their culture close-up. Check events calendars for special events such as the Santa Fe Indian Market, and the Ohkay Owingeh Pueblo Arts and Crafts Show and Market.

When you want to spend time away from the town, take to one of the hiking routes, such as the Aspen Vista Trail. If you’re feeling more adventurous, rent a mountain bike or ride the Rio Grande rapids on a raft.

With over 400 years of history, within its plazas, churches, museums, and traditional festivals, Santa Fe is a fascinating blend of culture and history, past and present.

Where to stay in Santa Fe

New Mexico Museum of Art showing art and a statue or sculpture

Downtown Santa Fe

4.5/5Wonderful!(14 area reviews)

Visitors to Downtown Santa Fe rave about its fascinating museums, popular shops and acclaimed art galleries. You might also want to make some time to see Santa Fe Plaza or Loretto Chapel while you're exploring the neighbourhood.

Downtown Santa Fe
Canyon Road featuring art and interior views

Historic Eastside

While visiting Historic Eastside, you might make a stop by sights like Santa Fe Children's Museum and ViVO Contemporary.

Historic Eastside
Southside, Santa Fe, New Mexico, United States of America

Southside

3.5/5Good!(5 area reviews)

Southside is known for its popular shops, and with sights like Meow Wolf and International Museum of Collage, Assemblage & Construction, you won't get bored spending a day wandering around this part of Santa Fe.

Southside
Northeast Santa Fe, Santa Fe, New Mexico, United States of America

Northeast Santa Fe

5/5Exceptional!(2 area reviews)

While Northeast Santa Fe isn't home to many top sights, Santa Fe Plaza and Loretto Chapel are some notable places to visit nearby.

Northeast Santa Fe
South Capitol, Santa Fe, New Mexico, United States of America

South Capitol

If you're spending some time in South Capitol, Santa Fe Symphony Orchestra and Chorus and Railyard Arts District are top sights worth seeing.

South Capitol
North Hills, Santa Fe, New Mexico, United States of America

North Hills

While there might not be top attractions in North Hills, you can explore the larger area and discover places like Old Fort Marcy Park and Santa Fe Plaza.

North Hills

Top hotels in Santa Fe

Estimated price for 1 night / 2 adults
Drury Plaza Hotel in Santa Fe
Drury Plaza Hotel in Santa Fe
3.5 out of 5
828 Paseo de Peralta, Santa Fe, NM
The price is £101 per night

Located in Downtown Santa Fe, this hotel is within a 5-minute walk of Museum of Contemporary Native Arts and Santa Fe Plaza. Loretto Chapel is 0.4 mi (0.6 km) ...

4.8/5Exceptional! (972 reviews)

"Because of covid they had pick up HH and breakfast....pick-up was ok.....food was not up to standard."…"

Reviewed on 2 Jun 2020

Drury Plaza Hotel in Santa Fe
Hyatt Place Santa Fe
Hyatt Place Santa Fe
3 out of 5
4320 Cerrillos Rd, Santa Fe, NM
Free cancellation
The price is £86 per night

Located in Southside, this hotel is 1.8 mi (2.8 km) from La Cieneguilla Petroglyph Site and 2.2 mi (3.5 km) from Meow Wolf. International Museum of Collage, ...

4.3/5Excellent! (981 reviews)

"Great place to stay. Helpful staff. Great breakfast."…"

Reviewed on 2 Jun 2020

Hyatt Place Santa Fe
La Fonda on the Plaza
La Fonda on the Plaza
4 out of 5
100 E San Francisco St, Santa Fe, NM
The price is £146 per night

Located in Downtown Santa Fe, this spa hotel is steps away from Palace of the Governors, Santa Fe Plaza and Loretto Chapel. New Mexico Museum of Art and Museum ...

4.6/5Exceptional! (2,105 reviews)

"I love this historic hotel it is simply top notch ! We came the day they reopened from COVID and so many safety features in place - just flawless"…"

Reviewed on 3 Jun 2020

La Fonda on the Plaza

Popular places to visit in Santa Fe

Santa Fe Plaza
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Santa Fe Plaza

4.5/5(7 reviews)

Home to many landmarks in the heart of the city, this spacious square evokes echoes of the Spanish colonial era with its markets, bandstand and live music.

Meow Wolf
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Meow Wolf

4.5/5(4 reviews)

Browse the exhibits at Meow Wolf, a popular museum in Santa Fe. Visit the stunning cathedral and shops in this walkable area.

Ski Santa Fe
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Ski Santa Fe

3/5(1 review)

Hit the slopes in Ski Santa Fe, a top ski area in Santa Fe. Discover the lively bars and acclaimed art galleries in this walkable area.

Loretto Chapel
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Loretto Chapel

5/5(2 reviews)

A mysterious spiral staircase with no known origin is the highlight of this former church that now acts as a wedding chapel and museum.

Santa Fe Opera
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Santa Fe Opera

3/5(1 review)

Listen to the enchanting sounds of classic opera in an open-air theater with views of the Jemez Mountains, the sunset and the stars.

Santa Fe Railyard
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Santa Fe Railyard

4.5/5(3 reviews)

During your visit to Santa Fe, you can do some window-shopping at Santa Fe Railyard. Experience the fascinating museums and acclaimed art galleries in this family-friendly area.

Top things to do in Santa Fe

Urban Adventure Quest - Santa Fe
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Urban Adventure Quest - Santa Fe

74% of travellers recommend
£15
Per adult
Survival Challenge by Zombie Scavengers of New Mexico
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Survival Challenge by Zombie Scavengers of New Mexico

£16
Per adult
All-Inclusive Luxury Group Tour of New Mexico
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All-Inclusive Luxury Group Tour of New Mexico

£2,672
Per adult
Gourmet brunch in charming Santa Fe with chef Carolina
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Gourmet brunch in charming Santa Fe with chef Carolina

£40
Per adult
3Quest Challenge Scavenger hunts of New Mexico
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3Quest Challenge Scavenger hunts of New Mexico

£8
Per adult
Santa Fe Scavenger Hunt: Santa Fe-eeling Good
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Santa Fe Scavenger Hunt: Santa Fe-eeling Good

£16
Per adult

Reviews of Santa Fe

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Verified traveller

24 Oct 2019

Hope to visit again sometime!

5/5 - Excellent

Verified traveller

18 Sep 2019

Lovely and relaxed place to visit

5/5 - Excellent

Verified traveller

27 Jun 2019

Lovely city .Very safe. Excellent dining options .Friendly people .

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