Santa Fe, New Mexico

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2013 Best Small Towns in America

Contest ends:  September 3, 2013

168 Votes - "Most Beautiful"
80 Votes - "Best For Food"
5 Votes - "Most Fun"
3 Votes - "Friendliest"
1 Votes - "Best for Geocaching"

Description

Claiming to be the most exotic city in North America, Santa Fe is cultured and diverse. Spanish and Native American influences make for fascinating food, art and entertainment with a rich heritage evident all over town. While the food stands out, Santa Fe has so much more in store.

Santa Fe’s food focuses on the local staple—chile—and visitors should prepare to answer red or green? You can’t miss the New Mexican, Southwestern offerings, but the town has every other cuisine imaginable. Our team was thrilled with The Pantry, Maria’s, Marble Brewery, Rooftop Pizzeria and Coyote Café on their visit.

With the third largest art market in the U.S., Santa Fe boasts hundreds of art galleries, a variety of museums, opera and trademark architecture. View Pueblo and Greek-revival styles in protected historic districts, browse a gallery or attend one of several annual art markets, and take in the performing arts whether theater, dance or music. The town offers a dozen museums, four concentrated on Museum Hill near shopping and dining as well.

Outdoor recreation is a must in a destination that promises 300 sunny days each year. Hike, bike or swim in the summer and ski or ice skate in the winter. Families can choose between horseback riding, rafting, fishing or even riding a hot air balloon over the beautiful view in the valley below the Rocky Mountains. There’s even more to see and do discussed in Santa Fe’s reviews.

santa fe's chefs and cuisine choices can't be beat
Reviewed by LisaMcCabe
on June 1, 2012
There's history around every corner in Santa Fe. From the central Plaza, to the cliff dwellings in Bandelier, to the historic former Harvey hotel La Fonda on the Plaza. Documented history goes back over 400 years. Around every other corner is food, glorious food. Street vendors selling fajitas to go, outdoor cafes, gorgeous architecture, and a variety to satisfy even the pickiest rumblings in the tummy. Santa Fe is Fabulous!
Reviewed by Moonquille
on June 1, 2012
There's nothing like the light in Santa Fe. It always makes me feel as if I've stepped into a beautiful work of art.
Reviewed by Wendy92
on June 1, 2012
Mountains in every direction. From stunning sunrises over the Sangre de Cristos to awe inspiring sunsets that blanket the horizon of the Jemez Mountains, Santa fe truly is the most majestic place! Stroll the Plaza and feel like a local among artists musicians, and artisan jewelers. Hike the gorgeous Aspen and Pine lined trails. The food, the people, the history, the arts... I can't say enough about how much I love this vibrant town!
Reviewed by sasims
on June 1, 2012
Santa Fe has it all history, culture, #2 art center of the U.S., award winning chefs, moderate climate year round, purest air and skies, tons of stars in the skies and walking around enjoying the enchanting Santa Fe lifestyle, melting pot of interesting and beautiful people that appreciate originality, unique experiences galore ~ hiking, skiing, river rafting, native american dances, spanish fiestas, major art fairs ~ Sofa West, Art Santa Fe, Indian Market, Spanish Market and the GALA Arts District in the downtown museum district with 5 major museum within two blocks. Nothing is better than Santa Fe.
Reviewed by torcidoloop
on June 1, 2012
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