AOL Travel
Print

Santa Fe Travel Guide

Inside Scoop From Santa Fe Locals

Santa Fe with Kids: A Perfect Family Day

Santa Fe is usually thought of as place for romantic getaways, or for...Read More

Santa Fe Mythbusters

Getty Images Santa Fe is one of the oldest cities in the United States....Read More
Santa Fe OVERVIEW
Santa Fe personifies the spirit of the Land of Enchantment, or as it’s called by residents who visited New Mexico and just had to stay: The Land of Entrapment. A jewel of a city, it’s the country’s oldest capital and the highest one too (it's located 7,000 feet above sea level and just beneath the Sangre de Cristo Mountains). Santa Fe is small and easy to navigate. The historic Plaza is the heart of the city, watched over by the 400 year old Palace of the Governors where Native American artisans sell their silver and turquoise jewelry beneath the portal. The major attractions of The Cathedral Basilica of St Francis of Assisi, the Loretto Chapel, Georgia O’Keeffe Museum, New Mexico Museum of Fine Art, New Mexico History Museum, and many fine restaurants and shops are on or around the Plaza too. Santa Fe is the second largest art market in the country, and Canyon Road, two minutes’ drive from the Plaza, is lined with over 100 art galleries and restaurants in picturesque old adobes. The revitalized ...See More Railyard district just south of the Plaza puts a new face on old Santa Fe, with eclectic shopping, restaurants, and a park. If you're looking for a spa experience, head to Ten Thousand Waves day spa. Soaking in an outdoor hot tub in the Sangre de Cristo foothills, you’d never guess you were less than six miles from the Plaza. Santa Fe’s three cultural traditions—Native American, Hispanic, and Anglo—are apparent in everything from its gourmet restaurants and lively performing arts scene to the summer Spanish and Indian markets. See Less
BEST IN Santa Fe TRAVEL
from our Editors
  • Rosewood Inn of the Anasazi
  • Rosewood Inn of the AnasaziWith its glistening adobe walls and mighty wooden vigas, you might think this is an antique hotel but it was built in...
  • ...
  • ...
  • AOL Travel Editors test hundreds of travel experiences at all price points. See their recommendations and make the most of your trip...
ADVERTISEMENT
INSIDE SCOOP
from Santa Fe
ALL Santa Fe articles