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The colorful streets, intimate nooks and crannies, and ancient hills provide the perfect backdrop for visitors hoping to unplug and recharge. Refresh your mind, body, and spirits in Santa Fe!
Santa Fe is an artistic hub more than 400 years in the making. It’s a confluence of Native American, Hispanic, and Anglo cultures, surrounded by primitive wilderness that beckons to your soul.
Visit this breathtaking city of quaint, cobbled roads and elegant galleries, and you’ll quickly understand why it’s considered the heartbeat of the Southwest.
At its center, Santa Fe is a creative community. And the best place to see its creativity on full display is Canyon Road.
This historic street is dedicated to the finest art from around the world. Exquisite galleries, jewelers, and dining line a half-mile of picturesque trail tucked into the foothills of the Sangre de Cristo Mountains.
While you’re out and about, stop by Santa Fe Plaza – the city’s cultural hub since 1610. The Palace of the Governors anchors this historic plaza that recalls its ancient Spanish influence. The area is filled with charming boutiques, half-hidden restaurants, and Native American treasures.
Tap into your artistic side and sign up for a workshop when you visit. Santa Fe’s finest artists, writers, chefs, and bodyworkers teach classes that will inspire you to new levels of learning and creativity.
Our bodies are our temples – and Santa Fe provides lots of opportunities to worship.
Just west of Santa Fe are the hot springs of the Jemez Mountains. Some require a brisk walk to reach, while others will challenge your hiking skills. All have a great carrot at the end of the trail – nature’s warm waters and spectacular scenery!
An important aside before you soak… some springs require a bathing suit and some don’t. You might want to check beforehand so there are no surprises when you arrive.
You can also hop on an outdoor tour of the area guided by local experts. Go on a scavenger hunt, investigate architecture, experience a traditional Native American feast at a present-day pueblo, or simply get lost in the night sky.
Reconnect with nature as you bike mountain trails, raft the Santa Fe River, or get hands-on with natural building techniques and sustainable gardening.
While you are here, make the most of Santa Fe’s renowned restorative healing. Relax and rejuvenate with a yoga class, practice Pilates, or meditate in magnificent surroundings.
We’ve covered mind and body, now it’s time to refresh your spirits! There are so many fantastic ways to enjoy the local libations in Santa Fe.
Nothing says Southwestern spirit like a margarita so grab your Passport and get on Santa Fe’s Margarita Trail! Whether you like them fruity, tangy, or spicy, on the rocks or frozen, or with salt on the rim, Santa Fe invites you to try 40 of its favorite margaritas.
Fun fact… New Mexico’s wine country is older than California’s Napa Valley! With a history dating back to 1629, the wineries in Santa Fe are second to none. Gruet Winery, Herve Wine Bar, and Black Mesa Winery are just a few of the must-dos while you’re here.
Related Reading: Best New Mexico Wineries
If spirits are more your style, try a distillery tour or tasting. You may even learn the secret to creating the perfect cocktail.
Randy Randall, Executive Director at TOURISM Santa Fe, knows a thing or two about Santa Fe’s distinctive draw. He recently sat down with the Destination Dispatch team to share some of Santa Fe’s secrets and talk about why it has been a magnetic destination for hundreds of years
Santa Fe is a vibrant city steeped in time-honored tradition and stunning culture. It’s a place of almost mythical beauty and a balm to the soul. It’s time to refresh your mind, body, and spirits in Santa Fe!
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