About Santa Fe

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Santa Fe, New Mexico - The City Different

The high desert city of Santa Fe sits just below the majestic 12,400 ft Sangre de Christo Mountains alongside the Rio Grande. Under clear blue skies, Santa Fe (meaning Holy Faith) is grounded in a city scape of adobe brown, Spanish architecture and sun-drenched landscapes. Remember, we’re seated at an elevation of 7,000 feet, so come and partake of 320 sunny days per year.


From its 400 year-old plaza to its ancient pueblos, the unique, artistic culture shapes the lives and sets the clocks for Santa Feans. With an abundance of museums, performing arts centers, galleries, gift shops, and distinctive dining places, the present continues to move in harmony with the past.  You’ll find nearly 300 galleries and dealers to explore. Santa Fe has the 3rd largest State Museum system in the country featuring culture, history and traditions of this region and the world.



We’ve got more than 200 restaurant choices ranging from our local New Mexican flavors to creative Southwestern cuisine to authentic world cuisines. You can choose from an array of resort, hotels, bed & breakfasts, vacation rentals, campgrounds and RV parks. If exercise is what you crave, you can hike and bike year-round. Ski Santa Fe opens the ski slopes from Thanksgiving through early April. From the great outdoors and open sky where you’ll enjoy white water river rafting, horseback riding, fly-fishing, or the nurturing of indoors, you’ll indulge in your favorite types of fitness classes around our gem of a city.


‘Relax and rejuvenate’ is our middle name. Choose from an array of spa services with massage, facials, hot tubs, herbal wraps and numerous exotic, feel-good treatments. Santa Fe was voted the Travel + Leisure Readers’ Choice 2017 Destination of the Year and #2 Top City in The United States, in the Travel & Leisure World’s Best Awards for 2017. For more information visit santafe.org.