The historic city of Santa Fe is packed full of world-class museums, divine restaurants and majestic scenery. Renowned for its rich and diverse culture, Santa Fe embraces its colonial past, with historic districts such as the Santa Fe Plaza delivering old-school cool. In your Santa Fe lodge, you can enjoy a stay in the heart of New Mexico’s historical past, and all without busting your budget.
Santa Fe guest rooms are spacious, with many rooms including in-room amenities, such as coffee makers, private bathrooms, and flatscreen TVs. Some Santa Fe hotels and lodges even include outdoor pools and in-house dining options.
Santa Fe’s accommodation ranges from bespoke bed and breakfasts to luxury spa hotels. In luxury rooms, guests can expect modern add-ons, such as iPod docking stations, air conditioning and free Wi-Fi. Some of the best hotels in town also offer fitness centers on-site, as well as spa treatments and personal massage therapy. If you’re looking for an evening meal there are also good restaurants here, with everything from Five and Dime Frito pies to premium restaurants along W Water Street and State Road 285.
From tiny boutiques to huge malls, Santa Fe is a great place to shop for souvenirs, handmade local products, and Native American art and sculptures. The Palace of the Governor’s Portal is the place to buy authentic Native American art, while the Santa Fe Spanish Market is a great choice if you’re hunting for the best local produce.
Santa Fe sits on the edge of the Cristo Mountains, making this an ideal space for hiking and horseback riding. For adrenaline seekers, try white water rafting, or hire a bike and tackle the steep mountain trails. Sign up to a 4x4 tour, or play golf at the public courses in nearby Los Alamos.
With music events, beer festivals and huge 4th July celebrations, there’s always something exciting happening in Santa Fe. For southwestern rodeos, head to downtown Santa Fe. Here you’ll find Rodeo Road, a street famous for its range of wild outdoor competitions. Alternatively, if you plan to visit during the Fiesta de Santa Fe celebrations (these are held the weekend after Labor Day), you may want to book your Santa Fe lodge early, as spaces sell out quickly.