Santa Fe, New Mexico

Votes



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.

If you want to the true look of the pueblo architecture and great art work, this is the place.
Reviewed by kedicome
on June 4, 2012
I love my town but the reality is that Santa Fe has the best food of any small town I have ever been to!
Reviewed by teachermom
on June 4, 2012
One of the oldest cities in the U.S. and truest "melting pot" where Native, Hispanic, and White arts flourish together! <3 <3
Reviewed by EDR
on June 4, 2012
As far as I'm concerned, it's a tie between Most Beautiful and Best For Food. I voted for the latter because, really, you just can't beat the food. There's a Wikipedia page about northern New Mexico cuisine if you want to learn more, but it has to be eaten to be believed!
Reviewed by dlarkins78
on June 4, 2012
This tranquil, peaceful, beautiful, spiritual, friendly, and compassionate community are just a few of the many amenities this beautiful city and its population have to offer.
Reviewed by lvkippert
on June 4, 2012
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Population

67,947

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