The City Different is a fantastic year-round destination. With countless opportunities to explore the distinct culture, art, and outdoor activities in the area, you can enjoy a variety of attractions regardless of the changing seasons. You’ll find plenty of things to do in Santa Fe in November, especially in the great outdoors. So, pack your hiking shoes and cold weather clothes and get ready for a Northern New Mexico adventure!
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The Best Things to Do in Santa Fe in November
1. Revel in a Gorgeous Hike
Once you step outside the historic city, there are miles of trails and paths weaving through the beautiful hills and mountains. Hiking is one of our favorite things to do in Santa Fe in November. We recommend packing layers so you’ll be ready for the crisp and chilly fall weather! Spend the day hiking through somewhere like Pecos National Historic Park or one of the other fantastic trails on Atalaya Mountain or in Kasha-Katuwe Tent Rocks National Park. The pinon, juniper, and ponderosa pine forests of the Sangre de Cristo Mountains for a thrilling adventure! Bring your camera to get a snapshot of the gorgeous scenery!
2. Indulge in Delicious Local Cuisine
Santa Fe is a food lover’s paradise. Trying out the local restaurants is an absolute must, especially those serving New Mexican cuisine. This delicious fare is a fusion of traditional Mexican and Pueblo cooking with influence from Spanish and other Native American flavors. It lies somewhere in between Mexican and Tex-Mex on the culinary scale. The restaurant possibilities are endless, so make sure to look through our restaurant page for a complete list of places to eat. Plus, our innkeeper is always willing to give recommendations on some of the local favorites around town. 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!
3. Tour a Handful of Our Renowned Museums
One of the best things to do in Santa Fe in November 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 the storied art, culture, and architecture of the City Different. If you are a fan of art, try the Georgia O’Keeffe Museum. The New Mexico History Museum offers insight into the Land of Enchantment’s extensive and unique heritage.
4. Get Ready for the Start of Ski Season
Although dependent on the weather, the Santa Fe ski season typically begins at the end of November. Hit the slopes of Ski Santa Fe before anyone else while they are still fresh! Imagine the rush of icy air as you fly downhill, sheets of snow soaring behind in your wake as you take in incredible views of the historic city below from the Sangre de Cristo Mountains.
November Weather in The City Different
If you want to avoid crowds but still experience comfortable weather, the fall is the perfect time to visit Santa Fe. There is still plenty of things to do in Santa Fe in November, so pack some cold weather gear and get ready to enjoy the great outdoors. As fall begins to turn into winter, the weather gradually gets cooler.
Book Your Fall Trip to Northern New Mexico
El Farolito Inn provides one of the most authentic stays near the heart of Santa Fe! Snuggle up next to your beautiful kiva fireplace on a chilly night with your special someone after spending the day exploring all that the town and surrounding mountains have to offer. Browse our selection of rooms featuring locally made furnishings and Southwestern decor.
Start planning your Santa Fe getaway by booking one of our rooms today! We look forward to welcoming you to El Farolito Inn.