Santa Fe, New Mexico

Votes



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.

The best place to visit for all of your outdoor activities , gorgeous weather and very friendly people . You will not want to go back home .
Reviewed by phil lopez
on May 15, 2012
The feel, the mood, the beauty, the food: it all draws me back time and again.
Reviewed by eileend
on May 15, 2012
Best New Mexican Food and awesome green chili.
Reviewed by jkroybal
on May 15, 2012
The mountain air whets your appetite for the great scenery and the great food. The migas at Harry's Road House are a fantastic way to start the day. From Thanksgiving to Christmas, the place is magic!
Reviewed by bbond
on May 15, 2012
Santa Fe really is the City Different - you will not find any other place like it in the U.S. While here, you might feel you are in a different country-- and you've only driven a few hours to get here. Life is a little slower, the air clearer, the food flavorful and the backdrop the majestic Sangre de Christos. We have it all-- arts, music, theater, dance, opera (thanks to The Lensic Performing Arts Center, Santa Fe Opera, and numerous museums and art galleries) and outdoor sports of every kind. The people are friendly and the pace slow. It's a great place to vacation and an even better place to live.
Reviewed by savannah27
on May 15, 2012
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