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.

I lived in Santa Fe, New Mexico for over 20 years and I still absolutely love living here. The weather is 4 seasons but dry cold and dry heat, which is much more comfortable and there are very few mosquitos so you can sit out in the evening and enjoy yourselves. The food is fresh and the restaurants are incredible. We're the 2nd largest art market in the country. And the culture is sumptuous. Friendly, happy, relaxed and creative people live here.
Reviewed by nancyandbobinlove
on May 15, 2012
The history and culture of Santa Fe, along with the scenery surrounding it, makes it a favorite desination.
Reviewed by Pants
on May 15, 2012
No other place like this in the US. Sunsets are beyond extraordinary.
Reviewed by petesinc
on May 15, 2012
has a aura of spirit and peace. Eclectic, fun, always something special to do.
Reviewed by
on May 15, 2012
Santa Fe is just a terrific town. Food, beauty and art!
Reviewed by jfisher122
on May 15, 2012
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