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.

It truly earns its nickname, "The City Different"! Lots of great restaurants, but my favorite is at the La Fonda in downtown Santa Fe, just off the Plaza. The table side guacamole is to die for (prepared to order)!
Reviewed by Tonyhorse
on September 17, 2012
Santa Fe is a place I moved to, not moved away from. It has the most colorful sunsets, the prettiest houses, and the nicest people.
Reviewed by milasmom
on September 17, 2012
A real foodie paradise!
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on September 17, 2012
I love Santa Fe! It's the best in food and entertainment!
Reviewed by Sbeard
on July 23, 2012
“Over Easy, Santa Fe - 2012” by American Artist Kris Courtney is an abstract view of the town and landmark restaurant ‘The Pantry’. The idea & composition resulted from an observation, the buildings and homes all look like toast.
As a gesture of benevolence, 40% of this artistry will be donated to local family center "Friendship Club" charity. As a facility that offers family, community and recovery services, this draws a sincere thread of concern to Courtney's own personal life history.
The Pantry, Santa Fe's most recognizable and famous restaurant proudly displays this remarkable work of humor, creativity and community reference in the main room. With the classic breakfast & quality food, this place is the only family style restaurant in Santa Fe, a must go place ... The Pantry Restaurant, Santa Fe’s meeting and eating place since 1948!
"As a family owned business we pride ourselves on serving the freshest and most quality ingredients to all of our guests and we promise to treat you like part of the family."
Reviewed by KrisCourtney
on June 7, 2012
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