Things to do in Santa Fe, New Mexico
Historic & Cultural Museums
Since Santa Fe is so rich in history and culture, it makes sense that there would be plenty of museums to showcase this.
Located on the Historic Santa Fe Plaza, The New Mexico History Museum shows the history of the city and state over the past 400 years. Within, you will learn about various events and experiences that have shaped the two into what they are today. See exhibits that show the history of early indigenous people, the Spanish colonization, the Mexican period, and travel along the famous Santa Fe Trail.
The Palace of the Governors is also in the same area. It was originally constructed in the early 17th century as Spain's seat of government. Today, it showcases the history of the region. The adobe structure is a Registered National Historic Landmark and an American Treasure! It features galleries, small rooms, and is set up much like it was when it was built. You don't want to miss out on the chance to enter this amazing historical site and museum.
One of the best things about traveling to a new place is trying the local food. Why not embark on a food tour that shows you the best of this local food?
Explore the beautiful downtown area and the local eateries with the Santa Fe Sip and Savor Food Tour. If you love food, history, and architecture, then this is the perfect combination tour for you! It's the best of all worlds; you will see historic sites and enjoy samplings of multiple restaurants and wine tastings in the area for a complete overview of the city. This tour is the best way to learn about the history of the area and its notable buildings, landmarks, and locations; and also try some of the well-known eateries in the area. You will see landmarks like the iconic Loretto Chapel and the Cathedral Basilica of Saint Francis on your way to four amazing restaurants.
For a tour of the Railyard Arts District, check out the Santa Fe Railyard Arts District Food Tour. You will walk about 1.5 miles around the area, stopping at four different restaurants. Along the way, your guide will explain some of the histories of the area including the rise of the railroad that redefined the Southwest and how they plan to continue developing this beautiful Railyard district in the future. Not only will you visit delicious food and beverage locations, but you also see tons of historic locations and landmarks.
Experience the beautiful architecture of the city with a walking tour! The Santa Fe Architectural and Interior Walking Tour will take you around this breathtaking city to see the best of what it has to offer. Unlike any other area throughout the entire United States, the city is full of adobe buildings with a variety of Victorian and Mission Revival influences. Don't miss the chance to explore the cities back roads, art districts, and even the residential neighborhoods of Santa Fe and discover the style of the area.
Art Museums & Tours
Santa Fe is known for its amazing art scene and Canyon Road is the city's art district. With the Canyon Road Quickie Walking Art Tour, you will go inside of multiple galleries and shops to see some of the area's most beautiful art. As you head to the galleries, your guide will give you facts and stories about some of the art history known to the area. With over eighty galleries, shops, boutiques, and restaurants in the area, your time on Canyon Road can be an all-day adventure; but the tour is designed to introduce you to all the highlights so you can get a full Canyon Road experience in just under a two-hour time frame. You will see everything from contemporary art to Indian arts.