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.

Hope to live there someday!!!
Reviewed by melaniereeves
on May 15, 2012
We have been several times and love the mountains and scenery. Would highly recommend visiting and I know we will go back soon.
Reviewed by Lisacruz4
on May 15, 2012
A culturally rich, unique small town in the heart of the desert Southwest. My husband and I have visited four times (we even got married there!), and we love the mix of native American, Hispanic, and Anglo cultures, the delicious food, the incredible collection of art museums and galleries, and of course the breathtaking scenery. There's always something to do and see throughout the year, and it's a relaxing destination away from the hustle and bustle of city life. We can't wait to go back for our 5-year wedding anniversary in 2013!
Reviewed by mbezra
on May 15, 2012
Santa Fe is an awesome place to visit. It challenges all your senses in the most pleasurable ways possible.
Reviewed by mla1954
on May 15, 2012
Great Eclectic Atmosphere - Lots to do both day and night!
Reviewed by RJ6040
on May 15, 2012
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