Nestled high in the Sangre de Cristo Mountains at an elevation of 7,000 feet, the historic city of Santa Fe, New Mexico, is framed by natural beauty and breathtaking scenery.
Its rich Native American heritage, strong Spanish influences and American pioneering spirit combine to make Santa Fe one of the world's most culturally diverse and interesting cities. Founded by the Spanish in 1610, Santa Fe is the oldest capitol city in the United States and features the oldest home, the oldest church and the oldest public building in the country. You'll never run out of historic attractions to see or things to do on your New Mexico vacation.
This vibrant, memorable destination is a place of love, food, art, culture, antiquity and people. It's a place of winding, narrow streets lined with ancient red adobe buildings that blaze brilliantly against the turquoise-blue sky. It's a place of energy, and also of healing and relaxation.
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Santa Fe draws visitors all over the world to shop, visit art galleries (Santa Fe has over 250 galleries!), enjoy countless festivals and fairs, and attend the world-renowned Santa Fe Opera and Performing Arts Center.
Santa Fe is home to more than 200 restaurants that feature indigenous New Mexican, creative Southwestern, Italian, French, Asian, Cuban, continental, fine dining and casual cuisine-just to name a few.
This four-season alpine destination offers adventure lovers everything from golf, hiking and whitewater rafting to snow skiing, snowboarding, horseback riding and hot air ballooning.
Whatever your passion, you can find what you love on your vacation in Santa Fe, NM. To assist with your travel interests, check out our Santa Fe Experiential Passport listings!