Santa Fe, NM
Situated in the Sangre de Cristo Mountains, Santa Fe is one of America’s oldest and most beautiful cities and is known the world over as a top travel destination. No other city in the US can quite compare with the culture, arts, heritage or richness in history that Santa Fe has to offer. Located in the foothills of the Rockies, Santa Fe abounds with natural beauty and offers nearly year round sunshine and clear blue skies. Santa Fe has been featured in numerous travel and leisure magazines for its culture, sightseeing, dining and spas.
There are over 170 attractions to see and experience in and around this great city. A couple of historical places to visit are the San Miguel Mission, the oldest church in the country still in use that was constructed in 1610 and the St. Francis Cathedral, built in 1886 and known for its beautiful Romanesque architecture. Another historical and unusual site of interest is the oldest adobe house which is over 800 years old. Travel 30 miles north and you’ll find the Puye Cliff Dwellings, an awe inspiring cultural site that is a national historic landmark featuring early pueblo architecture, cliff and cave dwellings and more.
There are also numerous museums to tour such as the New Mexico History Museum, the Museum of International Folk Art or the El Rancho de las Golondrinas- a living history museum. If you wish something more contemporary, check out the world famous art galleries that include works by Georgia O’Keeffe. Additional area attractions include the Santa Fe Opera House, the Kakawa Chocolate House, or the Santa Fe Southern Railway which offers rides on a working freight train in vintage coaches.
Savor the southwestern fare in dining; enjoy world-class spas or explore hundreds of unique shops offering southwestern specialties that make this city a shopper’s paradise. Santa Fe can offer whatever inspires you! Be sure to check out santafe.org for a list of all the attractions and sites this city has to offer.