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.

Great place to see the art work and the culture of over 400 years. There is a lot to do here, shopping (very diverse), dinning (best food in the US), bike riding, skiing, climbing, hiking, rafting, ATVs, motorcycle riding, and four wheeling, all in some of the most beautiful country side in the US. I have lived here years and still find amazing places to go to and see. Completely unlike anyplace I have lived in the US. I have many out of country friends that come here every 2 or 3 years they just cannot get enough!
Reviewed by seven
on June 4, 2012
Totally charming, wonderful ambiance. Mountains! Blue skies! And the most beautiful sunsets in the world.
Reviewed by jkr
on June 4, 2012
Just to mention a few... the charm of Santa Fe includes the culture, the people, the arts, and the food... THE FOOD is to die for! ABSOLUTELY UNBELIEVABLE!!!
Reviewed by kkchamb@msn.com
on June 4, 2012
Santa Fe has incredibly diverse, deeply delicious, and vibrantly colorful food!
Reviewed by santafebrown
on June 1, 2012
Santa Fe is a glorious place to visit, live and raise a family. Best weather and access to every outdoor activity.
Reviewed by echo800
on June 1, 2012
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