The City Different has something for everyone. Whether you’re looking to dive into centuries of unique history, celebrate gorgeous local art, or explore the scenic mountains and desert surrounding the town, you’ll find plenty of one-of-a-kind things to do in Santa Fe. Trust us; you’ll want to start booking your return visit before you even leave! 

For more in-depth information to help plan your getaway to our Northern New Mexico oasis, be sure to request access to our complimentary Vacation Guide!

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1. Dive Into History

Discovering the rich history of Northern New Mexico is one of the top things to do in Santa Fe. Our city is brimming with centuries of history that you can experience at one of the many museums, historic sites, and walking tours in the area. Whether you want to hike through Bandelier National Monument or discover stunning local Native American art at one of the many exhibits on Museum Hill, you’ll find something fascinating that everyone in your group will enjoy. Please do not hesitate to ask for some more of our favorites; we are more than happy to give you recommendations!

Santa Fe Art Museum
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2. Immerse Yourself in Southwestern Culture

The mix of Native American, Mexican, and Spanish cultures provides Santa Fe with one of the most unique atmospheres in the country. You need to get out and explore the many art galleries and museums to dig into our rich heritage. Of course, you can also get a great feel for Santa Fe by walking around town and seeing the bounty of adobe architecture. Once you get a taste, you’ll want to come back over and over again!

3. Explore the Great Outdoors

Spending time outside is a must during your visit to the City Different. Just outside the city limits, you’ll find gorgeous mountains with tons of hiking trails, stunning golf courses, and fly fishing along the Pecos River. It’s all waiting for you here in Santa Fe! Check out some of our favorite outdoor things to do in Santa Fe below! Don’t forget to check out our blog for even more outdoor adventures!

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4. Savor Santa Fe Cuisine

Santa Fe is a foodie paradise where you’ll find a bevy of flavors ranging from traditional New Mexican to modern French. Whether you want to savor sweet sopapillas or delicious green chile, you’ll find something that will satisfy your palate! 

5. Celebrate Your Special Someone

Are you thinking about going on a romantic getaway with your special someone? Look no further than El Farolito Inn! Regardless of whether you’re a couple that loves history, adventure, art, architecture, music, or food, you’ll find something for your ideal retreat to celebrate your love.

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6. Enjoy Every Season

No matter what time of year you visit, you’ll find plenty of things to do in Santa Fe. Each season offers something new and different to enjoy. Our weather here ranges from hot summer days to snowy winter weekends perfect for skiing in the winter. Check some of our info below on the best time to visit!

7. Treat Yourself to a Relaxing Getaway

Your vacation shouldn’t be stressful! Take a break from the hustle and bustle of everyday life to enjoy yourself during your time in Santa Fe. Our city is home to a collection of fantastic spas that offer a wide variety of experiences and treatments. Check out a few of our favorites below!

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Plan Your Santa Fe Vacation

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.