Your Ultimate Guide to the Best Things to Do in Santa Fe in November

Once you begin planning your Santa Fe vacation, you’ll quickly find that it seems like the list of things you want to do is endless! There are so many activities available in the city that you might even want to extend your stay at El Farolito. With so much history and culture downtown, it beckons you to come explore. On top of it all, the surrounding scenery outside the city creates the perfect landscape for hiking and sightseeing. Whether you’re planning on being in town for Thanksgiving or another time, the list of things to do in Santa Fe in November is sure to keep you busy!

If you’re planning a trip to Santa Fe, take advantage of our free Vacation Guide. Planning a vacation can be hard, so we’ve chosen our favorite things to do in the area to save you from hours of research! Skip the tedious part of preparation and use our free guide to find:

  • Outdoor activities for all skill levels
  • Cultural events, museums, and entertainment
  • The best restaurants in the area
  • Festivals and attractions you won’t want to miss
  • Even more things to do in Santa Fe in November

Santa Fe in November Weather

If you are looking to avoid crowds but still experience comfortable weather, September to November is the perfect time to visit Santa Fe. As fall begins to turn into winter, the weather gradually gets cooler. November temperatures range from 34-67 degrees with cooler temperatures in the morning and night but warming up throughout the day. When deciding things to do in Santa Fe in November, plan to utilize the beautiful weather to explore the outdoors! Just pack a vest, sweatshirt, and jacket so you’ll be prepared for whatever Santa Fe November weather comes your way.

4 of the Best Things to Do in Santa Fe in November

1. Go for a Hike

Once you step outside the historic city, there are miles of trails and paths just waiting to be explored. November weather is perfect for an outdoor adventure. We recommend packing layers so you’ll be ready for whatever it brings! Hiking in November is usually preferred over summer because the air is crisp and there is a very low chance of precipitation. Spend the day hiking through somewhere like Pecos National Historic Park. Wander the pinon, juniper, and ponderosa pine forests of the Sangre de Cristo Mountains for a thrilling adventure! There are also historical sites throughout the park like the ruins of the Pecos Pueblo. Bring your camera to get a snapshot of the gorgeous scenery!

2. Visit a Museum

If the November day is a bit chilly, you can spend it touring one of the many museums in Santa Fe. With so much history in one place, you can spend hours seeing and learning about it all. If you are a fan of art, try the Georgia O’Keeffe Museum. Get inspired by the largest collection of the Mother of American Modernism’s work! If you’re looking to learn more about the area, the New Mexico History Museum will show you the past melding of cultures and show you its effect on modern-day Santa Fe.

3. Try the Local Cuisine

Santa Fe is a food lover’s paradise. When you’re in the city, trying out the local restaurants is an absolute must. New New Mexican FoodMexican food is the state’s very own type of cuisine. This delicious fare is a fusion of traditional Mexican and Pueblo cooking with influence from Spanish and other Native American flavors. While it is not exactly Mexican, it is not quite Tex-Mex either; it lies somewhere in between. The restaurant possibilities are endless, so make sure to look through our free Vacation Guide for our recommendations on the best ones! Plus, the innkeeper at El Farolito is always willing to give his expert recommendations. Many of these restaurants also offer a delicious Santa Fe Thanksgiving dinner so you and your loved ones can experience a November holiday in the city!

4. Celebrate the Start of Ski Season

Although dependent on the weather, the Santa Fe ski season is scheduled to begin at the end of November. Hit the slopes before anyone else gets to them while they are still fresh! Imagine the rush of icy air as you fly downhill, sheets of snow soaring behind in your wake. Take in the incredible views of the historic city below you as you’re surrounded by the gorgeous Sangre de Cristo Range blanketed in white. Your warm room awaits you at El Farolito when you’re done!

Let El Farolito Help You Decide Things to Do in Santa Fe in November

El Farolito is always more than willing to help guests with recommendations on what to do while they’re in town! Our bed and breakfast combines the modern luxuries expected with cozy touches to make it your home away from home. Choose from our comfortable rooms all decorated with Southwestern influences, then don’t forget to join us for a delicious breakfast in the morning! Book your Santa Fe getaway today.