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.

A truly unique city ... one of my favorite places to visit!
Reviewed by hermann6034
on May 15, 2012
Santa Fe is my home and every day I marvel at the beauty of it's landscape and crystal clear sapphire skies.
Reviewed by tmusichans
on May 15, 2012
We have been visiting Santa Fe for 10 years and bought a second home 5 years ago. It is an amazing place of history, arts, great food and the most beautiful vistas, gorgeous sunsets and the Sangre de Christo mountains! We love Santa Fe!
Reviewed by Sblanchard
on May 15, 2012
..have been traveling to the South West for decades, made the permanent move last year to New Mexico and live in Santa Fe. There is so much to do, year-round both indoors and outdoors. So much culture and history to enjoy, great weather - seriously how many places have this much sun and dry weather year-round. Not too many!! Santa Fe gets my VOTE!!
Reviewed by damackay56
on May 15, 2012
For the past 40 years we have loved Santa Fe. Our favorite place to visit.
The food is the best! nothing like that Northern New Mexico cooking!
The smells in the air, with pinion burning...the blue skies...the cool mornings..
Reviewed by patvanmeter
on May 15, 2012
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