Things to Do in Santa Fe

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Santa Fe ranked second in Condé Nast Traveler in “Top 10 Cities in the United States” proclaiming Santa Fe as “pure magic;” a “heaven where souls vacation.”

Santa Fe is a scenic paradise for those who love the outdoors. Golfing is an almost year-round activity. The Pueblo de Cochiti Golf Course, ranked by Golf Digest as one of America’s Top 75 Affordable Courses, is nearby. Locally, golfers can enjoy the beautifully groomed course at the Santa Fe Country Club or experience the Marty Sanchez Links de Santa Fe on an 18-hole championship course settled amongst the mountains. In the winter months, skiing and snowboarding prevail as the favorite Santa Fe activity. Hit the slopes amid the aspens under clear blue skies for beautiful views and unbeatable fun.

The outdoor activities enjoyed in Santa Fe certainly don’t end there. Whitewater rafting and kayaking are available on the Rio Grande, and fly-fishing is popular on the Pecos River. Campers, hikers, mountain bikers, rock climbers, swimmers, boaters and even windsurfers will all find great options for experiencing their favorite activities surrounded by picturesque views.

Top 12 Things to See in Santa Fe
  1. Loretto Chapel
  2. Georgia O’Keeffe Museum
  3. Palace of the Governors
  4. The Consignment Gallery On Canyon Road
  5. New Mexico Museum of Art
  6. Museum of Indian Arts & Culture
  7. Santa Fe Botanical Garden
  8. Hyde Memorial State Park
  9. Dale Ball Trails
  10. Santa Fe Children’s Museum
  11. Santa Fe Railyard Park
  12. Cross of the Martyrs
Arts and Culture

In terms of dollar sales, Santa Fe is among the largest art markets in the U.S., according to a study of the University of New Mexico’s Bureau of Business and Economic Research (BBER). The over $800 million that arts and cultural tourism bring into the community may account for as much as 39 percent of the total inflow into the local economy. Arts and culture industries (ACIs) produce over $20 million in taxes and other revenues to the City of Santa Fe – about $5 for every $1 that the city spends on arts and culture. The city boasts the largest proportion of artists, performers and writers as a share of local employment of any U.S. city.