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Art Galleries


Santa Fe has been called the biggest little art city in the world. Along with the adobe architecture and the clear blue skies with its intense light, art has defined Santa Fe for many decades. This area has attracted noted painters, photographers and sculptors since the late 1800’s.

Today, there are over two hundred galleries filled with art of every genre. In addition to the expected Native American pottery, jewelry, kachinas and weavings, Southwestern landscapes, vintage Western photographs, Spanish colonial religious art, one can find a significant selection of contemporary art, international fine crafts, glass and ceramic art, sculpture in various media and fine works of foreign artists.

You will find art galleries throughout the historic center of Santa Fe in the Plaza area, Railyard district, Baca street, and of course, Canyon Road. Even if you are not necessarily looking for something to fill that blank wall, a stroll up Canyon Road is a pleasant experience just to view the centuries-old architecture, outdoor sculptures and magnificent gardens.


Traditional Art

Meyer Gallery
225 Canyon Road
Gerald Peters
1011 Paseo de Peralta
Nedra Matteucci
1075 Paseo de Peralta
Canyon Road Fine Art
621 Canyon Road
McLarry Gallery
225 Canyon Road
Manitou Galleries
123 West Palace
Joe Wade Fine Arts
102 East Water


1508 Bishops Lodge Road
Nedra Matteucci
1075 Paseo de Peralta
Meyer Gallery
225 Canyon Road
Patricia Carlisle Fine Art Inc.
554 Canyon Road


Andrew Smith Gallery
203 West San Francisco
Eclectic Image Gallery
233 Canyon Road
Monroe Gallery of Photography
112 Don Gaspar

Western/Southwestern Art

Altermann Galleries
225 Canyon Road
Joe Wade Fine Arts
102 East Water
Zaplin-Lampert Gallery
651 Canyon Road


LewAllen Contemperary
129 West Palace
Gaugy Gallery
418 Canyon Road
Turner Carroll Gallery
725 Canyon Road
Linda Durham Contemporary
1101 Paseo de Peralta
Hunter Kirkland Contemporary

200 Canyon Road

Karan Ruhlen Gallery

225 Canyon Road

Native American

Blue Rain Gallery
130 Lincoln
Medicine Man Gallery
Canyon Road
Andrea Fisher Fine Pottery
100 West San Francisco
Case Trading Post/Wheelwright

725 Camino Lejo
Morning Star Gallery
513 Canyon Road
Sherwood’s Spirit of America
1005 Paseo de Peralta
Niman Fine Art
125 Lincoln
Robert Nichols
419 Canyon Road

Textiles/Fiber Art

Packards on the Plaza
61 Old Santa Fe Trail
Centinela Traditional Arts
HCR 64, Chimayo
Tai Gallery
1601 Paseo de Peralta
Medicine Man Gallery
Canyon Road

Folk Art

Tad Tribal Art
401 West San Francisco
Minkay Andean Art
60 East San Francisco
Folk Arts of Poland

118 Don Gaspar
223 Canyon Road

Art Glass

Glory Hole Glass Works
202 Canyon Road
Purple Sage
110 Don Gaspar
Arlene Siegel Gallery, Ltd.
102 East Water
Tesuque Glassworks
1 Teseque Glass Lane

Spas and Fitness


One of the more recent Santa Fe experiences that visitors and locals alike seek out is the opportunity to enjoy one of our many spas.  We have spas rich with atmosphere and exotic treatments including the Japanese-style Ten Thousand Waves, Indonesian Absolute Nirvana, and Asian and Native American influenced spas at several local hotels.  For a more basic but no less relaxing massage, try Body or the Downtown Day Spa.

If you desire a more active experience, we have numerous fitness opportunities available.   Yoga is very popular in Santa Fe and we have several studios to select from depending on the variety and skill level you are seeking.  Studios include Body of Santa Fe, Yoga Source, Yoga Moves, Yoga Santa Fe, and the Santa Fe Community Yoga Center.

Locations where you can get an energetic work out on a walk-in basis include Studio Nia, Salsa Suave (salsa classes), Moving People Dance Theatre (modern dance and more),  and two municipal fitness facilities – Fort Marcy Complex and the Genoveva Chavez Community Center (multiple fitness classes from spinning to step aerobics).  We have prepared a detailed listing of spas and fitness facilities with locations and contact information.

Museums and Historical Sites


As the nation’s second oldest city (after St. Augustine, FL), Santa Fe has a lot to offer when it comes to museums and historical sites. While its history is visible in its buildings, streets, festivals, cuisine and art, there’s no better place to explore the Native American, Spanish and Western heritage of the city that in its museums.

A good place to start is the historic Plaza, home to the Palace of the Governors and the New Mexico History museum. Here you will find modern exhibits covering the State’s history from the time of the Spanish explorers to today as well as the painted Segesser hides believed to originate in Santa Fe in the early 1700’s and are the first know depictions of Spanish colonial life in the United States.

If its art that you are interested in, the New Mexico Museum of Art next door to the history museum is where you should start. Among their 20,000-piece collection are works from the Taos and Santa Fe Art Communities, Gustave Baumann, Fremont Ellis, John Sloan, Georgia O’Keeffe, Ansel Adams and the extensive New Deal Art Collection.

Just a bit to the west of the New Mexico Art Museum is the Georgia O’Keeffe Museum. The museum opened in 1997 and has a collection of over 3,000 of her works, the single largest collection of her art. Visitors are treated to viewing a changing selection of her works along with special exhibits that frequently show her works next to those of her American modernist contemporaries or currently living artists of note.

The Museum of Contemporary Native Arts rounds out the museums located in the historic Plaza area. This museum is the country’s only place for exhibiting, collecting and interpreting the most progressive work of contemporary Native North American artists.

The Plaza area and surrounding streets are home to many significant historical landmarks including the Cathedral Basilica of Saint Francis de Assisi, the Loretto Chapel, the historic Fred Harvey La Fonda Hotel, San Miguel Mission Church, and the Santuario de Guadalupe. Directly south of the Plaza near each of our inns is the 1966 built New Mexico State Capital that houses a noteworthy art collection and the Governor’s Gallery, both available at no cost for viewing.

Four additional museums located a short distance from the Plaza on Museum Hill are described on our Four Kachinas web site. Furthermore, we detail additional historic sites near to Santa Fe.

Museum of International Folk Art


505-476-1200 725

Camino Lejo

Georgia O’Keeffe Museum


505-946-1000 217

Johnson Street

Museum of Indian Arts and Culture


505-827-6463 725

Camino Lejo

Museum of Contemporary Native Arts


505-983-8900 108

Cathedral Place

Museum of Spanish Colonial Art


505-982-2226 725

Camino Lejo

New Mexico Museum of Art


505-476-5072 107

West Palace

SITE Santa Fe


505-989-1199 1606

Paseo de Peralta

El Rancho De Las Golondrinas

www.golondrinas.org 505-471-2261 334

Los Pinos Road

New Mexico History Museum


505-476-5200 113

Lincoln Ave.

Wheelwright Museum of the American Indian


505-982-4636 704

Camino Lejo



Bandelier National Monument



Pecos National Monument


505-757-6414 ext.1

Loretto Chapel


505-982-0092 207

Old Santa Fe Trail

San Miguel Mission

505-983-3974 401

Old Santa Fe Trail

Palace of the Governors








Santa Fe is a mecca for shopping.  In addition to the hundreds of art galleries throughout the city, Santa Fe offers an abundant number shops and boutiques.  Whether you are looking for a snappy pair of boots, collector quality jewelry, designer home décor, fashionable additions to your wardrobe or just some kitschy souvenir, you’ll most likely find it in one of Santa Fe’s shopping areas.  These include the area surrounding the historic Plaza, the Guadalupe/Railyard district, Canyon Road, Cerillos Road and two shopping malls.  Visitors also enjoy two seasonal flea markets, several great consignment stores and a plethora of street vendors.  Often overlooked are the great values and quality Southwestern merchandise available at our museum gift shops.



Purple Sage
110 Don Gaspar
Overland Sheepskin Co.
74 East San Francisco
Simply Santa Fe
72 East San Francisco
Laura Sheppherd Salon de Couture
65 West Marcy
Bohdi Bazaar
500 Montezuma
503 Canyon Road
(505) 986-0577
208 West San Francisco


Patina Gallery
131 West Palace
Packards on the Plaza
61 Old Santa Fe Trail
Romancing the Stone
133 West San Francisco
Santa Fe Goldworks
66 East San Francisco
130 Lincoln

Furniture/Home Décor

La Mesa
225 Canyon Road
Blaire Carnahan Gallery
225 Canyon Road
2820 Cerrillos Road
Simply Santa Fe
72 E San Francisco St
Southwest Spanish Craftsmen
314 South Guadalupe
 Foreign Traders Incorporated
202 Galisteo
316 South Guadalupe
American Country Collection
620 Cerrillos Road
Galisteo Home Furnishings
132 East Marcy
109 East Palace
104 West San Francisco


Lucchese (boots)
225 Canyon Road
James Reid, Ltd. (belts & buckles)
114 East Palace
Spanish Table (gourmet food)
505 986-0243
109 North Guadalupe
Back at the Ranch (boots)
209 East Marcy
Goler (shoes)
125 East Palace
Montecristi Custom Hatworks (hats)
322 McKenzie


Collected Works
208 West San Francisco
Garcia Street Books
376 Garcia
Nicholas Potter – (rare books)
211 East Palace
Ark Books
133 Romero



Spring, summer, fall and even winter provides perfect days to hike the outdoors in Santa Fe.  The weather is usually comfortably warm during the day and cools down
nicely in the evenings.  The dramatic colors of the vegetation and rocks add to the magic of hiking.

We can help you select a suitable hike based on your time availability, difficulty desired, time of year and weather.  Some of our most popular hikes and walks include: the Santa Fe Riverside Park, the Randall Davey Audubon Center, trails off of Hyde Park Road (described below), Tent Rocks, Atalaya ridge, Diablo Canyon, and Bandelier.


Here’s an example of some hiking opportunities along Hyde Park road close to Santa Fe:

Beginning at Artist Road / Hyde Park Road, one has many options to hike and explore the outdoors. Just 2.7 miles up Hyde Park Road you will come to the Sierra del Norte portion of the Dale Ball Trail System.  This elaborate network of trails contains over 22 miles of hiking and mountain biking routes.  Because there are so many interconnected paths of various difficulty levels, the Dale Ball Trails are accommodating to everyone.

As you continue your way up Hyde Park Road, you’ll next come to the Chamisa Trail.   This fairly easy trail is 5 miles round-trip and winds through evergreen forest, ending at a grassy meadow beside Tesuque Creek.  September is particularly a perfect time to view the mass expanses of wildflowers in the area.  Several birds, including hawks, ravens, and hummingbirds are also commonly seen along this trail.

After the Chamisa Trail, you’ll enter the Santa Fe National Forest and Hyde Memorial State Park.  The hikes included in this area are the Hyde Park Circle, Borrego, and Bear Wallow trails.  These routes are mostly forested with fir, aspens, and ponderosa pines.  In addition to hiking, Hyde Park also has several places for picnics.

Once you drive out of Hyde Park, you’ll come to the most popular trails, especially in the autumn, the Aspen Vista.  Here is where you’ll truly be engulfed in the beauty of the aspen trees that turn bright golden in late September and early October.  As you continue you’re drive towards the ski basin there are some incredible overlooks.  These scenic spots are great photo opportunities.

Hyde Park Road ends at the Santa Fe Ski Basin.  By now you have climbed nearly 5,000 feet in elevation!  There are several more hikes that branch out from here.  Many of these trails are for either a full day trip or are of a higher level of difficulty.  Because of the high altitude, be sure to bring plenty of water and sunscreen.  As you begin your descent down the mountains and into town, be sure to enjoy the new views of Santa Fe!



New Mexico has a small but thriving wine producing industry. Following New Mexico’s wine trails is a good way to explore the various regional attractions of the state while also taking the opportunity to visit the area’s wineries along the way.

Interestingly enough, New Mexico is the country’s oldest wine growing region. Wine production started in 1633 in central New Mexico along the Rio Grande where a variety of grapes originally from Spain were grown to produce sacramental wine. At one point in the long history of New Mexico wines, the state was the fifth largest producer in the nation at almost a million gallons per year. In the late 1800’s and early 1900’s, droughts, floods and Prohibition worked to diminish the vineyard areas such that the industry almost disappeared. The industry started its rebirth in the late 1970’s with a few amateur operations. Since then, both commercial and amateur operations have grown and many producers have achieved national as well as international recognition for their quality wines. As of 2011, New Mexico has over 40 wineries and tasting rooms producing almost 700,000 gallons of wine per year.

Visitors to the Santa Fe can experience the northern wine trail that leads from Santa Fe through Espanola and Velarde north through Dixon and Taos. Some of our favorite wineries in this region are Vivac and La Chiripada in Dixon. Vivac is focused on complex reds aged in French oak and has a tasting room/gallery that is open seven days a week. La Chiripada offers wines ranging in style from dry barrel-fermented whites to fruity picnic wines and cellar-quality reds.

Black Mesa in beautiful Velarde produces a variety of selections including a Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, Zinfandel, Riesling and Chardonnay. Estrella Del Norte Vineyard located in the scenic Pojoaque Valley, a 25 minutes north of Santa Fe on the High Road to Taos, has a tasting room featuring their offerings as well as award winning wines from other Northern New Mexico wineries. Santa Fe also has a wine tasting room within walking distance of both of our inns, Vino del Corazon at 235 Don Gaspar. Their most popular wines are Santa Fe Siesta, a spicy sangria style red, reserve Merlot and reserve Cabernet Sauvignon.


Santa Fe also hosts several wine and food events of note. On the Fourth of July weekend at the 200-acre Spanish colonial living history museum, Los Golondrinas, over a dozen local New Mexico wineries are present for tastings and direct sales. Later in the year in September, the Santa Fe Wine and Chile Fiesta is held. This is the state’s largest and premier wine and food event. This weeklong event features wine maker dinners, a wine auction, seminars, and cooking demonstrations with nationally prominent chefs. The event culminates with the “big event” where over 100 wineries from around the globe and numerous local restaurants serve their signature offerings in the spectacular setting of the Santa Fe Opera.

So, on your travels to Santa Fe and through out Northern New Mexico, be sure to allow time to sample the bounty of New Mexico’s family owned wineries. Not only do they offer a great variety of local wines, many of their vineyards and tasting rooms are located in stunning scenic settings near other significant attractions of interest to visitors.



When you tee off at one of New Mexico’s diverse golf courses, you’ll have the feeling that you’ve stumbled onto a great well-kept secret. This unique variety of courses, set in New Mexico’s spectacular high desert scenery combined with favorable weather conditions, allow you to play under turquoise skies and sunny days year-round. Surrounding Santa Fe, there are a number of outstanding courses that are scenically beautiful and surprisingly convenient to reach. Many of these courses are top-rated, but with greens fees significantly below more publicized destinations, they are also an incredible value. Just a short drive from the inn are courses that will appeal to the occasional golfer as well as the accomplished player wanting a more challenging top-rated course such as Black Mesa Golf Club. Listed below are courses that can be found within a short drive of Santa Fe.


Black Mesa Golf Club

Black Mesa is a links course located in the spectacular high-desert landscape just a thirty minute drive north of Santa Fe. Black Mesa has held a spot in “Golf” magazine’s ‘Top 100 You Can Play’ since opening in 2003, and ranks as No. 4 in “Links” magazine’s ‘Most Spectacular in the World’ list.


Marty Sanchez Links de Santa Fe

This municipal course, with it’s splendid vistas of the Sangre de Cristo and Jemez Mountain ranges, is a short 20 minute drive from downtown Santa Fe. No 18 is considered by golfers to be one of the state’s great finishing holes.


Paa-Ko Ridge Golf Club

This breathtaking upscale course on the east side of the Sandia Mountains is one of the most challenging and award-winning public courses in the United States. Paa-Ko Ridge is one of only 26 courses in the nation give a five-star rating by “Golf Digest” “Zagat” survey calls this course “extraordinary”. To reach Paa-Ko Ridge from Santa Fe, it’s about a 45 minute drive through scenic high desert landscape.


Pueblo de Cochiti Golf Course

Situated in the foothills of the Jemez Mountains, Cochiti is only a 30 minute drive from Santa Fe, With its undeveloped location, spectacular vistas and close proximity to Santa Fe, Cochiti is a favorite of the year-round golfer. Locals have dubbed Cochiti “Heaven with a zip code”. “Golf Digest” named Cochiti one of ‘America’s 100 Greatest Golf Courses’.


Quail Run and Las Campanas

These two private courses on the outskirts of Santa Fe have reciprocity with other private clubs. So if you belong to a club that does, you may want to take advantage of these nearby, lesser-played courses. Quail Run is a 9 hole PGA rated course a ten minute drive to the east and Las Campanas features two championship Jack Nicklaus Signature golf courses just a 20 minute drive west of Santa Fe.


Golf Itineraries

To help you plan your golf vacation, we have put together a few itineraries that will allow time for golf as well as time for experiencing the museums, art galleries, shopping, cultural events, food and wine for which Santa Fe is known.


One day – Black Mesa Golf Club

Two day – Black Mesa Golf Club, Pueblo de Cochiti

Three day – Black Mesa Golf Club, Pueblo de Cochiti, Marty Sanchez Links de Santa Fe

Four days or more – Black Mesa Golf Club, Pueblo de Cochiti, Marty Sanchez Links de Santa Fe, plus one or more of the following; Paa-Ko Ridge Golf Club, Pendaries Golf Course, Santa Fe Country Club, Los Alamos Golf Course



There’s such a wealth of things to do and see in Santa Fe, a thriving tour business has been created. These tours can range from a short walk through the historic center of Santa Fe led by a knowledgeable historian to full day scenic air tours exploring the remote corners of New Mexico and the surrounding states. Some of the more popular excursions include tours of artists studios, wineries and breweries, galleries, restaurants and the Farmer’s Market, photography locations and of course, outdoor adventure destinations and natural wonders of the Southwest.

In addition to numerous walking tours of the historic downtown, there are several operators who offer regularly scheduled tours of the areas adjoining the Plaza in open-air vehicles. If you are interested in an excursion to more outlying areas such as Bandelier National Monument, the nearby pueblos and other unique destinations, there are purveyors that can assist you with such a tour. You can customize your tour and the operator will provide you with a fun, friendly and knowledgeable guide that will surely enhance your New Mexico experience.

We have provided a list of some of the many tour operators and identified their area of specialty. We have also provided descriptions of five self-guided day trips branching out from Santa Fe to the northwest, northeast, east, south and west.

Cultural Treasures


505 231-0855

Historic Walks of Santa Fe


505 986-8388

Loretto Line Tour Company


505 983-3701

Odyssey Trails


855 297-5673

Outspire Hiking and Snowshoeing


505 660-0394

Patricia Leigh Photography


505 310-1555

Santa Fe Studio Tour


505 466-4877

Santa Fe Walkabouts


505 216-9161

Wild Vistas Adventures, LLC


505 474-3452

Santa Fe Hiking Guide, LLC


505 917-6280

Santa Fe Tour Guides, LLC


505 466-4877

Santa Fe Traveler


505 474-4155

Native Destinations


505 570-0538

Great Southwest Adventures, Inc.


505 455-2700

Santa Fe School of Cooking


505 983-4511

Custom Tours by Clarice, Inc.


505 438-7116


Outdoor Sports and Activities


If you are looking for outdoor adventure, Santa Fe is a great destination from which to experience the outdoors.  We have covered hiking and golfing in other sections of Experience Santa Fe but there are a myriad of other fresh-air sports and activities to get the adrenaline flowing.

As we are near the Rio Grande, whitewater river rafting is popular in the spring and summer.   Nearby rivers such as the Pecos and Chama provide great opportunities for fly fishing.  There are several outfitters in town that can handle all of the arrangements from lessons and gear to travel.   If you are more comfortable on land, horse back riding in the Cerillos hills and mountain biking on the Dale Ball trails are available.   Llama trekking in New Mexico’s wilderness and day hikes can also be arranged.

In the winter, snow skiing and snowboarding at Ski Santa Fe is just a 30-minute drive away.  Here, you will find a good mix of beginner, intermediate and advanced runs suitable for all ages and skill levels.  A little farther away are several additional ski areas including Pajarito Mountain (1 hour drive), Sipapu Ski Resort (90 minutes drive) and the famous Taos Ski Valley (two hours drive).    Snowshoeing and cross-country skiing can be enjoyed at Valles Grande (1 hour) and the Enchanted Forest Cross Country and Snowshoe Area (2 ½ hours).  Sleigh rides in the Valles Grande are also a very popular experience that you’ll long remember.

For those who want the thrill of flying, you can take a hot air balloon ride and experience the expansive views of Las Barrancas (the ravines) and the beautiful surrounding virgin land slightly north of Santa Fe.  Soaring and glider rides through our incredible clear skies are also available for the aviation minded adventurers.

Rodeo de Santa Fe


A snapshot of the Wild Wild West gallops into town on June 20th – 23rd with the 63rd annual Rodeo de Santa Fe!  This exciting event continues to be one of the top professional rodeos in the country.  With a variety of events spanning three days, there is certainly something for everyone.

To kick-off the events, the Rodeo de Santa Fe Parade will make it’s way through downtown on Saturday, June 16th.  The parade’s elaborate floats and family-friendly presentation is just the beginning.  The first rodeo will begin on Wednesday evening.

You may be wondering what exactly you will see at the Rodeo.

Each evening will begin with the children’s Mutton Bustin’.  In this event, children are placed upon the top of a sheep, much like a bull rider.  The sheep runs to try to remove the child.  Ribbons are given to the child who manages to ride the sheep the longest.

Following are the various competitive adult rodeo events.  These performances include roping, steer wrestling, barrel racing, saddle and bareback bronco riding and bull riding.

Last year there were over 540 contestants, including several world champion cowboys.  There will also be some light-hearted entertainment by way of rodeo clowns and a scheduled rodeo Village People.  These comedic bits are interspersed between the competitive events and provide a hilarious, family-fun environment.

On the fourth and final day of the rodeo, there is the crowning of the Rodeo Queen.  The candidates are between the age of 18 and 25, and must demonstrate knowledge of the Rodeo, horsemanship, animal welfare, and be apt at public speaking.  The Rodeo Queen receives a $1,000 scholarship and a custom-made saddle, crown, and buckle.  This is followed by the final competitive events and an evening of music, dancing, and entertainment.

Visit rodeodesantafe.org to purchase tickets and for more information.