Everything You Need for Your Santa Fe Packing List

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Planning a vacation to the Land of Enchantment involves quite a bit of time and effort, but with some help, you will be exploring our incredible history and culture in no time. Our Santa Fe packing list breaks down everything you need to bring (and nothing that you don’t). So, are you ready to venture to our Northern New Mexico oasis? 

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How to Create Your Santa Fe Packing List 


Are you wondering what to put on your Santa Fe packing list? Well, that depends on what time of the year you visit! Northern New Mexico’s warm weather during the summer calls for T-shirts, shorts, sunglasses, and hats. We also suggest packing a pair of pants (jeans or khakis) and a sweater for cool nights once the sun goes down.  

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. Of course, regardless of the season you visit, we recommend packing some nice clothing if you want to explore the upscale restaurant and culture scene at night (Santa Fe Opera and art galleries).  

Also, try not to overpack shoes and socks. If you want to enjoy all of the hiking, biking, and other outdoor activities in the surrounding Sangre de Cristo Mountains, bring a pair of hiking and athletic shoes. 


While planning your Santa Fe outfits may be a challenge, toiletries are some of the most difficult and frustrating parts of packing for any trip. Luckily, you can find everything you need at stores near our Inn. Don’t worry about packing things like sunscreen or bug spray with you. We recommend packing a quart-sized bag of liquids, gels, creams, and any other must-haves you need in your checked bag if there are specific toiletries you would like to bring with you. 

Travel Essentials 

With all the excitement surrounding a trip to our Northern New Mexico paradise, it’s easy to leave behind essentials while writing up your Santa Fe packing list. Some necessities that you will need include cell phone chargers, health insurance cards (just in case), your wallet (with driver’s license and credit cards), tickets/travel vouchers, and a passport if you’re not a U.S. citizen. You’ll also want to bring along your camera with you to capture all of the incredible moments on your Santa Fe vacation! 

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Now that you know what to include on your New Mexico packing list, you can book your stay! Our authentic guest rooms feature excellent accommodations for a convenient and comfortable stay. Our prime location gives you easy access to all the best attractions that Santa Fe has to offer. 

Ready to getaway to Santa Fe? Check our availability and book your stay with us! We look forward to welcoming you to the City Different. 

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