Santa Fe is known as a city that loves its pets. Many of its inhabitants own a dog or other animal, and the city is easily walkable so you and your furry friend will love to explore. Even more than that, the city is home to fabulous pet-friendly eateries as well as an abundance of hikes and trails that your dog will adore.
Part of Santa Fe’s unique charm lies in exploring the pretty streets and neighborhoods. You and your pet will love ambling around the historic Plaza, marveling at the aged buildings of Barrio Analco, the city’s oldest neighborhood and soaking up the trendy atmosphere of the Railyard District.
If you are feeling hungry, bring your pet along to one of the many pet-friendly eating establishments in Santa Fe. Your dog will be welcomed at the artsy Counter Culture. Alternatively, you can enjoy Latin inspired pancakes with your pet by your side at The Burrito Company. Bent Street Cafe boasts delicious breakfasts and lunches and one of the best patio seatings in Santa Fe, which is of course, pet-friendly.
If you both are keen to escape the city center, the surrounding New Mexico countryside boasts a range of dog-friendly hikes. Atalaya Mountain is a firm favorite, which contains the gorgeous alpine Borrego Trail and Nambe Lake. Why not rent a car and drive to Madrid? This is a historic mining town South of the city. If you are feeling even more adventurous, continue down the Turquoise Trail, 70 miles of beautiful scenery between Santa Fe and Albequerque that you and your pet will adore.