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.

Every season in Santa Fe is magical; lilacs in the spring, ravishing sunsets in the summer, flaming cottonwood in the fall and farolitos in the winter.
Reviewed by Mary Tevington
on May 15, 2012
I've lived here for five years and the landscape still take hold of my attention even during the most mundane activities like driving to work and makes me feel grateful for the opportunity to live.
Reviewed by peggy125
on May 15, 2012
Beautiful in every way. My first choice of destination every time.
Reviewed by sharonkimmey
on May 15, 2012
so walkable, and visually interestingwith new and old side by side., some of the best I have ever had. The people are as lovely as the magnificent vistas from mountains surrounding the intimate downtown.
Reviewed by shoreg
on May 15, 2012
Harmonious landscape, architecture, beautiful skies and mountains.
Reviewed by Kristen Flance
on May 15, 2012
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