Santa Fe, New Mexico


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"


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 is Heaven to me. The perfect mix of small town with lots of culture and international influences. The food and people are fantastic too.
Reviewed by
on May 15, 2012
Nestled in the foothills of the Sangre de Cristo Mountains, Santa Fe retains the charm of its multi-cultural heritage, is surrounded by natural beauty of the high dessert, and above is a sky so vast and blue it takes your breath away.
Reviewed by schiffera
on May 15, 2012
Santa Fe is a "State of Mind". We sneak off for a few days at least once a year.
Reviewed by jcacci
on May 15, 2012
Santa Fe has a stunning natural setting in the high desert, surrounded by mountains, alpine streams, towering ponderosas, as well as canyons, red rock mesas, cacti, desert sands, adobe buildings, and beautiful sunsets. What could be more gorgeous?
Reviewed by nicolette
on May 15, 2012
I moved here from Austin, Texas a few years ago. I had visited often and loved the culture, history and natural beauty of this place; however, as a resident, all of that is enhanced a million-fold! Every day I see something new and beautiful -- amazing clear blue skies, puffy white clouds, mountains, art, food, architecture, generations of families picnicing in the park, dogs and their owners... I could go on.
Reviewed by deramirez
on May 15, 2012
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