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There are Santa Fe events, and then there aremajorevents, like our world-famous markets, the burning of Zozobra, Fiestas de Santa Fe, and many more.SantaFe.com‘s major events calendar is the place you’ll find everything you need to know about Santa Fe’s biggest annual events, whether you’re looking for the Santa Fe Opera schedule, want to find out about Pancakes on the Plaza, or plan to explore the SWAIA Indian Market. Check it out!

February

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Santa Fe Film Festival

Fri, Feb 03, 2023 11:00 am - Sun, Feb 12, 2023 9:00 pm

One of the oldest film festivals in the world, the Santa Fe Film Festival, streams a new wave of independent features, documentaries and shorts, along with Q&As, Panels, Workshops, Red Carpet Interviews, and Mini-Awards ceremonies happening both weekends.

@Jean Cocteau Cinema, Contemporary Center for the Arts, Scottish Rite Temple

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May

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Native Treasures Art Market and Auction

Sat, May 28, 2022 5:00 pm - Mon, May 30, 2022 5:00 pm

Every year, over Memorial Day weekend, the Museum of Indian Arts and Culture (MIAC) hosts a spectacular line-up of over 200 Indigenous artists, all specially invited to showcase their museum-quality artwork at the Santa Fe Convention Center.

@Santa Fe Convention Center

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June

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Balloons Over Angel Fire

Fri, Jun 17, 2022 7:00 am - Sun, Jun 19, 2022 11:00 pm

Albuquerque doesn’t have the monopoly on balloon festivals, and Angel Fire isn’t just known for great skiing and terrain parks. Balloons Over Angel Fire is a three-day event over Father’s Day weekend, which is one of the few high-mountain hot air balloon events in the country that doesn’t have huge crowds and costly fees. Due to wildfires in the area, this event has been moved to August 12 – 14, 2022.

@Angel Fire Airport

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Currents New Media Festival

Fri, Jun 17, 2022 5:00 pm - Sun, Jun 26, 2022 10:00 pm

There’s a place where Art and Technology intersect, and that place is the locus for what has become the most innovative Art festival in New Mexico. The Currents New Media Festival is a ten-day celebration of that intersection of science and aesthetics.

@Center for Contemporary Art

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Father's Day

Sun, Jun 19, 2022 12:00 am - Mon, Jun 20, 2022 12:00 am

Celebrate all things dad on the third Sunday of June, via a paternal holiday honoring fatherhood and the influence of fathers in society, with a fresh take that doesn’t involve neckties, socks or power tools.

@Your household

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Santa Fe Summer Scene

Thu, Jun 16, 2022 6:00 pm - Thu, Sep 01, 2022 9:00 pm

The largest free music series in New Mexico, the Santa Fe Summer Scene takes the place of the long-standing Santa Fe Bandstand. In fact, what started out as a small showcase on the Santa Fe Plaza for local musicians and their fans, has grown to become one of the most hotly anticipated summer concert series in the state.

@Throughout Santa Fe

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Rodeo de Santa Fe

Wed, Jun 22, 2022 7:00 pm - Sat, Jun 25, 2022 9:00 pm

Every year the Rodeo de Santa Fe brings big time rodeo action – with top cowboys and cowgirls, stock contractors, specialty acts, barrel men, and more – to northern New Mexico during the month of June. Hard core rodeo enthusiasts will tell you, it’s one of the best live shows in the state, and still remains one of the top 60 PRCA Rodeos in the nation.

@Rodeo de Santa Fe

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July

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Santa Fe Summer Scene

Thu, Jun 16, 2022 6:00 pm - Thu, Sep 01, 2022 9:00 pm

The largest free music series in New Mexico, the Santa Fe Summer Scene takes the place of the long-standing Santa Fe Bandstand. In fact, what started out as a small showcase on the Santa Fe Plaza for local musicians and their fans, has grown to become one of the most hotly anticipated summer concert series in the state.

@Throughout Santa Fe

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Santa Fe Opera

Fri, Jul 01, 2022 8:00 pm - Sat, Aug 27, 2022 10:00 pm

Music is a universal gift, with the power to connect and bring together people from all walks of life. The Santa Fe Opera wields that power judiciously, with its mission “to advance the operatic art form by presenting ensemble performances of the highest quality…”

@Santa Fe Opera

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Fourth of July

Mon, Jul 04, 2022 12:00 am - 11:00 pm

From fireworks to barbecue, music, and shopping, there’s plenty going on to keep you busy in Santa Fe on the Fourth of July! Let’s dive into this popular summer holiday and find out how to celebrate Independence Day in Santa Fe.

@Where Americans gather

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Pancakes On The Plaza

Mon, Jul 04, 2022 7:00 am - 5:00 pm

A local tradition for 45 years now, the annual Pancakes On The Plaza brings together all the things we love about the holiday – art, music, and cars – along with that most delicious of breakfast treats, to create an event like no other.

@Santa Fe Plaza

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International Folk Art Market

Wed, Jul 06, 2022 10:00 am - Sun, Jul 10, 2022 5:00 pm

Immerse yourself in Santa Fe’s famous International Folk Art Market, the world’s largest exhibition and sale of works by master folk artists. Since 2004, IFAM has hosted more than 1,000 master folk artists from 100 countries, some venturing beyond their villages for the very first time.

@Museum Hill

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Art Santa Fe

Fri, Jul 15, 2022 12:00 pm - Sun, Jul 17, 2022 6:00 pm

Art Santa Fe features extraordinary art from around the world, specially curated programming, events, and entertainment, including live artwork demonstrations and more than 75 national and international galleries and independent artists showcasing hundreds of extraordinary works from around the world.

@Santa Fe Community Convention Center

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Traditional Spanish Market

Sat, Jul 30, 2022 9:00 am - Sun, Jul 31, 2022 5:00 pm

One of the highlights of the Santa Fe summer months is the Traditional Spanish Market, presented by the Spanish Colonial Arts Society. The oldest and largest juried art show of its kind in the nation, the Spanish Market is a showcase for all things traditional in New Mexico.

@Santa Fe Plaza

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Contemporary Hispanic Market

Sat, Jul 30, 2022 8:00 am - Sun, Jul 31, 2022 5:00 pm

Whether you’re into Native American art, or folk art, antique art or contemporary art, there’s probably a Market for it. One of the lesser known, but no less important markets taking place in the City Different is the Contemporary Hispanic Market, held in conjunction with the Traditional Spanish Market.

@Lincoln Avenue

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August

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Santa Fe Summer Scene

Thu, Jun 16, 2022 6:00 pm - Thu, Sep 01, 2022 9:00 pm

The largest free music series in New Mexico, the Santa Fe Summer Scene takes the place of the long-standing Santa Fe Bandstand. In fact, what started out as a small showcase on the Santa Fe Plaza for local musicians and their fans, has grown to become one of the most hotly anticipated summer concert series in the state.

@Throughout Santa Fe

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Santa Fe Opera

Fri, Jul 01, 2022 8:00 pm - Sat, Aug 27, 2022 10:00 pm

Music is a universal gift, with the power to connect and bring together people from all walks of life. The Santa Fe Opera wields that power judiciously, with its mission “to advance the operatic art form by presenting ensemble performances of the highest quality…”

@Santa Fe Opera

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Antique American Indian Art Show

Thu, Aug 11, 2022 11:00 am - Sun, Aug 14, 2022 5:00 pm

This highly anticipated event brings together the world’s most knowledgeable experts in the field, offering hundreds of select historic art objects from Indigenous cultures throughout the United States and Canada.

@El Museo Cultural de Santa Fe

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Objects Of Art Show

Thu, Aug 11, 2022 11:00 am - Sun, Aug 14, 2022 5:00 pm

The City Different’s uniquely different showcase for one-of-a-kind historic and contemporary works from around the world, this show is widely known as an exhibition of exceptional aesthetics, style, and design.

@El Museo Cultural de Santa Fe

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Haciendas: A Parade of Homes

Fri, Aug 12, 2022 10:00 am - Sun, Aug 21, 2022 3:00 pm

With 14 gorgeous homes on the docket, this is your opportunity to witness in-person old-world craftsmanship that has been handed down through generations, along with cutting-edge design and innovative use of materials that continue to make Santa Fe famous.

@Throughout Santa Fe

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Santa Fe Indian Market

Wed, Aug 17, 2022 6:00 pm - Sun, Aug 21, 2022 5:00 pm

Now celebrating its 100th year, the Santa Fe Indian Market has been North America’s largest and most important juried Indigenous art market since 1922. Organized by the Southwestern Association for Indian Arts (SWAIA), it is far more than a weekend art market.

@Santa Fe Plaza

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Santa Fe Music Week

Sat, Aug 27, 2022 11:00 am - Sat, Sep 03, 2022 10:00 pm

Bringing attention to venues across the City, and the artists who frequent them, is the goal of Santa Fe Music Week. Whether you’re into Jazz, Latin, Rock or Country, you’ll find something to delight the senses.

@Throughout Santa Fe

September

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Santa Fe Summer Scene

Thu, Jun 16, 2022 6:00 pm - Thu, Sep 01, 2022 9:00 pm

The largest free music series in New Mexico, the Santa Fe Summer Scene takes the place of the long-standing Santa Fe Bandstand. In fact, what started out as a small showcase on the Santa Fe Plaza for local musicians and their fans, has grown to become one of the most hotly anticipated summer concert series in the state.

@Throughout Santa Fe

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Santa Fe Music Week

Sat, Aug 27, 2022 11:00 am - Sat, Sep 03, 2022 10:00 pm

Bringing attention to venues across the City, and the artists who frequent them, is the goal of Santa Fe Music Week. Whether you’re into Jazz, Latin, Rock or Country, you’ll find something to delight the senses.

@Throughout Santa Fe

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Burning of Zozobra

Fri, Sep 02, 2022 4:00 pm - 9:00 pm

For almost a century, the towering 50-foot-high marionette – part ghost, part monster, and full enemy of all that is good – has drawn families and friends from near and far, to watch as evil is vanquished for another year during this one of a kind Labor Day pageant.

@Fort Marcy Recreation Complex

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Fiesta de Santa Fe

Sat, Sep 03, 2022 5:00 pm - Sun, Sep 11, 2022 6:00 pm

For more than 300 years, every September, the Santa Fe Fiesta Council proudly invites people from all backgrounds to celebrate historic Santa Fe culture with events that highlight the talents of Northern New Mexico cultura!

@Santa Fe Plaza

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New Mexico State Fair

Thu, Sep 08, 2022 10:00 am - Sun, Sep 18, 2022 9:00 pm

Founded in 1938, the New Mexico State Fair has been drawing crowds to experience all the fun and excitement of rural living, firsthand. It’s also the biggest show in New Mexico, attracting over 500,000 attendees annually, and ranking in the Top 5 of the nation, based on affordability.

@Expo New Mexico

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Santa Fe Renaissance Faire

Sat, Sep 17, 2022 10:00 am - Sun, Sep 18, 2022 5:00 pm

New Mexico’s premiere Renaissance Faire invites you to experience all the fun and excitement of ages past, in a safe and family-friendly environment where you can eat delicious foods, dance to medieval music, and buy unique arts and crafts.

@El Rancho de las Golondrinas

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GFNY Santa Fe

Sun, Sep 18, 2022 7:00 am - 5:00 pm

Santa Fe’s location at the foot of the southern Rockies, along with its mild four-season climate, have made it a world-class city for outdoor recreation. It comes as no surprise that Grand Fondo New York (GFNY) has chosen Santa Fe as a location for its global endurance sports brand.

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Santa Fe Wine & Chile Fiesta

Wed, Sep 21, 2022 11:00 am - Sun, Sep 25, 2022 10:00 pm

An annual collection of events, at various venues throughout the city, this epicurean extravaganza brings 90 wineries to Santa Fe to partner with 35 of the city’s best restaurants in a weeklong celebration of food and wine events, featuring cooking demos, seminars, winery luncheons, and dinners.

@Throughout Santa Fe

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October

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Santa Fe Independent Film Festival

Wed, Oct 19, 2022 10:00 am - Sun, Oct 23, 2022 11:00 pm

The premiere forum for international and independent cinema in northern New Mexico. Taking place over five days and nights in October, and focusing on artistic excellence, SFiFF has presented films ranging from Academy Award winners to undiscovered indie gems.

@Jean Cocteau Cinema

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Albuquerque International Balloon Festival

Sat, Oct 01, 2022 7:00 am - Sun, Oct 09, 2022 9:00 pm

Whether you’re a balloon enthusiast, or just like to watch as hundreds of balloons fill the skies, you’ll be enthralled by the sight of thousands of smiling, upturned faces, sharing in the spectacular beauty.

@Balloon Fiesta Park

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December

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Santa Fe Farolito Walk

Sat, Dec 24, 2022 6:00 pm - 11:00 pm

A celebrated holiday tradition in Santa Fe, the Farolito Walk incorporates thousands of flickering votive candles in paper bags, lining historic neighborhood streets and adobe walls on Christmas Eve. The result is a warm inviting glow and a spectacular New Mexico tradition that is hard to resist for evening strollers.

@Canyon Road

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FAQs

What is the festival of Santa Fe? ›

Fiestas de Santa Fe
TypeLocal, Historical, Cultural, Religious
SignificanceFirst held on September 16, 1712, to commemorate Diego de Vargas' Bloodless reconquest of Santa Fe in Nuevo México
CelebrationsThe lighting of Zozobra, processions, parades, and New Mexico music performances (typically mariachi)
Frequencyannual
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What is Santa Fe best known for? ›

Today, The City Different is home to an extensive array of museums and immersive art experiences and a whopping 250+ galleries, 100 of which are located on the winding half mile of Canyon Road. Though it's been true forever, in 2021, Santa Fe was named the world's best city for galleries and museums.

What is there to do in Santa Fe today? ›

Top Attractions in Santa Fe
  • Georgia O'Keeffe Museum. 5,144. Art Museums. ...
  • Santa Fe Plaza. 3,191. ...
  • Canyon Road. 4,039. ...
  • Santa Fe Opera House. 1,077. ...
  • The Cathedral Basilica of St. Francis of Assisi. ...
  • Meow Wolf Santa Fe. 2,901. ...
  • Museum of International Folk Art. 2,106. ...
  • New Mexico State Capitol (Roundhouse) 1,042.

Is Santa Fe a good place to live? ›

As one of the best small cities in America, Santa Fe offers a more tranquil pace of life. The city's natural beauty and gorgeous weather encourage residents to slow down and enjoy their surroundings, which makes Santa Fe one of America's best places to get a fresh start as well!

How much are zozobra tickets? ›

General Admission Zozobra Tickets are only $20 in advance, and KIDS 10 & UNDER ARE STILL ABSOLUTELY FREE!

What is the best month to visit Santa Fe? ›

The best time to visit Santa Fe is between September and November. During this time, temperatures range from the high 20s to high 70s. One can argue that springtime has a similar climate with similar hotel rates, but the festivals make fall the clear winner.

What kind of food is Santa Fe known for? ›

You'll find Native American fry bread-style sopaipillas; lots of red and green chile peppers, posole, and slow-cooked beans; plus creations native to the area, including the green chile burger, Frito pie, and the breakfast burrito. Take a tour of these delicious foods and beverages that are at their best in Santa Fe.

Why is Santa Fe so popular? ›

Also known as The City Different, Santa Fe is famous for its historic architecture, its rich Native American culture, and its art. In fact, Santa Fe's world-famous arts scene draws in tourists who are curious to see what inspired artists such as Georgia O'Keefe.

How can I spend 2 days in Santa Fe? ›

This is the ideal itinerary for 2 days in Santa Fe, New Mexico!
  1. Day 1. Morning: Historic Downtown Santa Fe. Early Afternoon: Take a Cooking Class. Late Afternoon: Gallery Hopping. ...
  2. Day 2. Morning: Railyard District. Early Afternoon: Visit a Museum (or Three) Late Afternoon: Relax at Ten Thousand Waves.
24 Jun 2021

How do you spend a weekend in Santa Fe? ›

What to do during a weekend in Santa Fe
  1. Museum of International Folk Art.
  2. Museum of Indian Arts & Culture.
  3. Hotel Santa Fe.
  4. clockwise from top left: Santa Fe Cooking School class; Santa Fe Cooking School dish; Kakawa House of Chocolate; Clafoutis Bakery and Restaurant.
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Is Santa Fe worth visiting? ›

Besides being renowned for its cultural diversity and interesting historic tourist attractions, the city is also famed for its extraordinary arts scene. While plenty of galleries dot its streets, Santa Fe is also an important center for the performing arts and hosts lots of great cultural events and festivals.

Are snakes a problem in Santa Fe? ›

Although not many snakes and spiders live in the Santa Fe area, some of the United States' most venomous species do dwell near the city. However, snake and spider bites are rare, and these animals will not bother humans if left alone.

What are the downsides of living in Santa Fe? ›

List of the Cons of Living in Santa Fe
  • It can be a struggle to afford a home in Santa Fe right now. ...
  • Get ready for the dust when you start living in Santa Fe. ...
  • There is a lack of nightlife in Santa Fe. ...
  • The crime rate in Santa Fe is higher than the national average. ...
  • The quality of the schools is very poor in Santa Fe.
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What actors live in Santa Fe NM? ›

Julia Roberts, Val Kilmer, Gene Hackman and Shirley MacLaine, among others, have all called this city home at one point.

Is it better to stay in Albuquerque or Santa Fe? ›

Is it better to stay in Albuquerque or Santa Fe? Compared to Albuquerque, Santa Fe is a better place to stay for art lovers with a bigger budget. On the other hand, if you are looking for a more affordable New Mexico vacation but still want to experience the history and culture, Albuquerque is the better option.

How many days do I need in Santa Fe? ›

How Many Days Should I Spend in Santa Fe? Three days makes for a great experience in Santa Fe. But there are plenty of attractions, museums, restaurants, and shops to extend your trip to a long weekend in Santa Fe for a total of 4-5 days. This way, you can do things at a more leisurely pace.

What time does Zozobra burn? ›

The Burning of Zozobra takes place annually on the Friday of Labor Day weekend at Fort Marcy Park in downtown Santa Fe, New Mexico, next occurring on Friday, September 01, 2023. The Zozobra Show starts at 9:10 p.m., weather permitting.

Is Zozobra family friendly? ›

The FREE Annual ZOZOFEST & ZOZOBRA ART EXHIBIT is a welcoming, family-friendly community event taking place Friday-Sunday, August 25-27, 2023.

What is the meaning of Zozobra? ›

His name, Zozobra comes from a Spanish expression roughly translated as “the gloomy one”. As a means to eradicate gloom across the city, the town's people invited the monster to an enormous party in his name in the middle of town.

What is the coldest month in Santa Fe New Mexico? ›

The coldest month of the year in Santa Fe is January, with an average low of 19°F and high of 41°F.

What is the number one attraction in New Mexico? ›

1. Carlsbad Caverns National Park. Comprised of nearly 120 known caves, Carlsbad Caverns National Park is hidden mostly underground. Carved from limestone deposited in an ancient sea, the alien underground landscape is one of the most famous New Mexico tourist attractions.

How is the drive from Albuquerque to Santa Fe? ›

On the interstate, Albuquerque to Santa Fe is just 65 miles, or about an hour's drive. The Turquoise Trail, though, takes you up the long way, detouring via Tijeras and Route 14. Although the drive is only a little longer in distance, it'll take 1 hour & 40 minutes because of the lower speed limit.

Does Santa Fe get altitude sickness? ›

Santa Fe and Altitude Sickness

In rare cases, people who are unaccustomed to the elevation change after traveling to Santa Fe may experience elevation sickness. Symptoms may include shortness of breath, headaches, nausea, and dizziness.

What is the difference between New Mexican food and Mexican food? ›

Chile is one of the most definitive differences between New Mexican and other Mexican and Mexican-American cuisines (which often make a different green chile sauce from tomatillos). New Mexican cuisine uses chile sauce as taco sauce, enchilada sauce, burrito sauce, etc.

What is New Mexico known for food? ›

Staples on New Mexico menus include beef and chicken enchiladas, tamales, carne adovada (red chile-marinated pork), burritos, huevos rancheros and chiles rellenos (green chiles stuffed with cheese then deep fried). Locals often enjoy an over-easy egg placed on top of their enchiladas.

What do you call someone from Santa Fe? ›

The word "demonym" is useful in this case. In google use it in a search: demonym santa fe. demonym <noun> a noun used to denote the natives or inhabitants of a particular country, state, city, etc.

Does Santa Fe get a lot of snow? ›

Snow season occurs from November through April, with an average of 32 inches of snow in town and up to 300 inches in the ski areas. The low humidity and smog-free skies make the Santa Fe climate one of the healthiest in the United States.

What is Santa Fe nickname? ›

The city also retains beautiful examples of Victorian, Italian, and Spanish architecture. It is this combination of cultures that helped give Santa Fe its most popular nickname, “the City Different.”

How do you get around Santa Fe? ›

The best way to get around Santa Fe is on foot. You can get your bearings and take advantage of the free, self-guided walking tours provided by the Santa Fe Convention and Visitors Bureau.
...
Public Transport
  1. The Santa Fe Pick-Up.
  2. Santa Fe Trails Transit.
  3. New Mexico Rail Runner Express.

How many museums are in Santa Fe? ›

Today, the city is home to an incredible array of Santa Fe museums, 250+ art galleries, and some truly incredible art markets and festivals.

How many days do you need in Taos? ›

Taos is certainly very doable as a day trip from Santa Fe. However, I think Taos best reveals its charm when you spend at least 1, and preferably 2, nights in Taos. There's just a different rhythm and feel to the town before the day trippers come and after they leave.

What is there to do in Santa Fe on Saturday? ›

Featured Things To Do
  • Galleria Gaia.
  • Loretto Line Tour Company.
  • Museum of Indian Arts & Culture.
  • The Santa Fe Opera.
  • The Alley Santa Fe – Lanes & Lounge. Entertainment.
  • Big Rock Bowling.
  • El Rancho de las Golondrinas.
  • Santa Fe Painting Workshops.
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What should I wear in Santa Fe in the winter? ›

If you're wondering what to wear in Santa Fe in winter, be sure to pack plenty of warm clothing, including layers. A coat, long sleeve shirts, thermal layers, and pants are all must-haves, as daily and evening temperatures can be quite chilly.

Is Santa Fe romantic? ›

Santa Fe is a year round romantic destination that's famous for its art, culture and food scene. It's also a romantic destination with some top-rated hotels that go all in for couples.

Do you need a car in Santa Fe? ›

Getting Around: The city center is compact and easily walkable, but you'll need a car if you want to head out for any day trips or a hike. Travel Trip: Santa Fe's airport is small, with just a limited number of flights—fares can be exorbitant.

What is the best time of year to go to New Mexico? ›

The best time to visit New Mexico is from September to November. During this period, the weather is pleasant, and balloon events take place. Spring is another great time with fewer crowds and mild weather.

What is living in Santa Fe like? ›

Living in Santa Fe offers residents a dense suburban feel and most residents own their homes. In Santa Fe there are a lot of restaurants, coffee shops, and parks. Many young professionals and retirees live in Santa Fe and residents tend to lean liberal. The public schools in Santa Fe are above average.

What is Santa Fe nickname? ›

The city also retains beautiful examples of Victorian, Italian, and Spanish architecture. It is this combination of cultures that helped give Santa Fe its most popular nickname, “the City Different.”

Why should I go to Santa Fe? ›

With a culture based on a variety of unusual ingredients, including Gothic cathedrals, a love for the great outdoors, chile-infused cuisine and a profound emphasis on the arts, this truly is the "City Different." Santa Fe also preserves a historic feel – with Spanish-influenced architecture and buildings that date back ...

What are people from Santa Fe called? ›

Santa Fe, New Mexico
Santa Fe Ogha P'o'ogeh
Demonym(s)Santa Fean; Santafesino, -na
Time zoneUTC−7 (MST)
• Summer (DST)UTC−6 (MDT)
ZIP codes87500-87599
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Does Santa Fe get a lot of snow? ›

Snow season occurs from November through April, with an average of 32 inches of snow in town and up to 300 inches in the ski areas. The low humidity and smog-free skies make the Santa Fe climate one of the healthiest in the United States.

Is Santa Fe cool? ›

Santa Fe, New Mexico is a majestic and quirky city in the so-called “Land of Enchantment” that is famous for, among other things, its rugged desert beauty, the area's robust artistic legacy, stellar intersectional culture, and lovely, multiethnic, Southwestern-style food.

What kind of Indians are in Santa Fe? ›

Although the Apache and Navajo Nations have both left their mark on New Mexico, the Pueblo people

Pueblo people
The Puebloans or Pueblo peoples, are Native Americans in the Southwestern United States who share common agricultural, material, and religious practices.
https://en.wikipedia.org › wiki › Puebloans
are the most prevalent near Santa Fe. In fact, their tribal communities are among the oldest in the nation.

Why is it named Santa Fe? ›

The name “Santa Fe” literally translated from Spanish means “holy faith”. The full name when founded was “La Villa Real de la Santa Fe de San Francisco de Asis”- translated means “The Royal Town of the Holy Faith of St. Francis of Assisi”.

Why is it called Santa Fe? ›

Founded in 1610 by Governor Don Pedro de Peralta, it was named Villa Real de la Santa Fé de San Francisco de Asis (Spanish: “Royal City of the Holy Faith of St. Francis of Assisi”) and developed around a central plaza.

Is it better to stay in Santa Fe or Albuquerque? ›

Is it better to stay in Albuquerque or Santa Fe? Compared to Albuquerque, Santa Fe is a better place to stay for art lovers with a bigger budget. On the other hand, if you are looking for a more affordable New Mexico vacation but still want to experience the history and culture, Albuquerque is the better option.

Is Santa Fe expensive to visit? ›

You should plan to spend around $127 per day on your vacation in Santa Fe, which is the average daily price based on the expenses of other visitors. Past travelers have spent, on average, $35 on meals for one day and $49 on local transportation. Also, the average hotel price in Santa Fe for a couple is $129.

Do people get altitude sickness in Santa Fe? ›

Santa Fe and Altitude Sickness

In rare cases, people who are unaccustomed to the elevation change after traveling to Santa Fe may experience elevation sickness. Symptoms may include shortness of breath, headaches, nausea, and dizziness.

How is the drive from Albuquerque to Santa Fe? ›

On the interstate, Albuquerque to Santa Fe is just 65 miles, or about an hour's drive. The Turquoise Trail, though, takes you up the long way, detouring via Tijeras and Route 14. Although the drive is only a little longer in distance, it'll take 1 hour & 40 minutes because of the lower speed limit.

Is Santa Fe High desert? ›

Santa Fe has a very dry, high desert climate with intense sunlight. On average, the city experiences more than 300 sunny days per year. The highest temperatures in July and August are 80-90 °F with only 3-6 days per year with 90+°F highs.

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