About Santa Fe

A town that is almost 400 years old, that sits at the base of the Rocky Mountains and is known as "The City Different" is bound to have a little something for everyone. Santa Fe is known for its many world class museums, restaurants, shops and boutiques, art galleries and wide range of entertainment from dance to theater to music. The city boasts 10 museums. It also bills itself as the third largest art market (behind New York & Los Angeles) in the United States with more than 250 galleries in the area. In addition, the summer Indian, Folk Art and Spanish markets and the companion winter Spanish market draw tens of thousands of buyers and browsers.

Entertainment includes 23 movie screens (with more opening in 2015), an opera, an orchestra, a symphony, small classical music ensemble, Shakespeare in Santa Fe, and flamenco and classical guitar music. Additionally, more than 200 restaurants serve everything from down-home Southwestern chile dishes to exquisite gourmet feasts.

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Santa Fe has achieved a sweep in three, month-long national USA Today Best Destination polls: Best Destination For Culturephiles; Best Destination For Outdoor Enthusiasts; Best Destination For Shopaholics

USA Today 10Best named the Green Chile Cheeseburger Trail as the #1 Best Food Trail

USA Today 10Best selected the Santa Fe Farmers Market as the #6 Best Farmers Market

Travel + Leisure Reader’s Choice names Santa Fe as one of the World’s 30 Friendliest Cities

Condé Nast Traveler names Santa Fe as the #6 Friendliest City In The U.S.

Santa Fe named one of Money's Best Places to Retire by Money Magazine.

FindTheHome and FindTheCompany analyzed Dun & Bradstreet data to determine the 27 Cities To Visit If You Really Love Ice Cream, Santa Fe placed 24th. Santa Fe was also named as one of The 50 Most Zen Cities in America and one of America's Fittest Cities.

ELOISA at the Drury Plaza Hotel was included in the 21 Best New Restaurants in America by Eater.

Condé Nast Readers name Santa Fe #2 Best Small City in the Country.

Travel & Leisure’s World’s Best Awards names Santa Fe #4 Best City in U.S. and Canada. T&L also recognized the Rosewood Inn of the Anasazi, named #7 World's Best Hotels in Continental U.S.-Small City Hotels and Ten Thousand Waves was named #3 World's Best Destination Spas.

Sites for information:

Folk Art - Santa Fe santafehra.org santafenm.gov santafean.com santafe.org Santa Fe Visitors Guide sfol.com santafeopera.org mygayweb.com/accommodations nmmagazine.com Santa Fe #1 of 25 least polluted cities in U.S. money.cnn.com "Best Places" tripadvisor.com