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Discover The Capital City within Walking Distance

Discover the many things to do in Santa Fe, New Mexico, a unique city with a robust history complemented by the vibrance of contemporary artistry. Honored as one of the world's most creative cities, Santa Fe has remained rooted in the artistic community for over a century.

Established by Don Pedro Peralta circa 1609, the city was settled by Europeans before the Plymouth Colony, establishing Santa Fe as the oldest European community West of the Mississippi. Connected to the city's first settlers, Santa Fe, New Mexico attractions are rich with history, allowing guests to experience authentic Pueblo architecture and the city's first government building, the Palace of the Governors.

Santa Fe seamlessly blends the grandeur of its history with the allure of modern entertainment. Authentic architecture offers a whimsical vibe while a cutting edge art and shopping scene provide a distinctly contemporary experience. La Fonda on the Plaza sits in the heart of it all, the only hotel to enjoy an exclusive location on the historic Santa Fe Plaza. And, it's within easy walking distance of a variety of exciting things to do in Santa Fe, New Mexico. Explore an array of fine art galleries, sample a selection of regional cuisine, browse the boutiques or hike and bike the mountains, the City Different offers something for everyone.

Should you ever wonder what to do in Santa Fe, NM, let our concierge staff customize your personal Santa Fe adventure or consult the map below to discover attractions near La Fonda. Our concierge staff is always happy to share their recommendations for their favorite restaurants, galleries or attractions in Santa Fe, ensuring that your experience is the best of the city.

Discover Santa Fe Attractions near La Fonda on the Plaza

Place Name Address Phone Distance Show on map
Canyon Road Canyon Road, Santa Fe, New Mexico 87501 1.38

Between Paseo de Peralta and Palace Avenue. Wander through a half mile of art galleries, boutiques and restaurants in the Historic District of Santa Fe.

Georgia O’Keeffe Museum 217 Johnson St, Santa Fe, NM 87501 (505) 946-1000 0.29

The collection includes nearly 3,000 pieces painted between 1901 and 1984. Featuring more than just the artist's iconic flower paintings, visitors are presented with cityscapes, landscapes, bleached desert skulls, nudes and more.

Lensic Performing Arts Center 211 W San Francisco St, Santa Fe, NM 87501 (505) 988-1234 0.24

A short walk down San Francisco Street leads visitors to live entertainment in a sustainable arts theater that produces 200 eclectic performances per year.

Loretto Chapel 207 Old Santa Fe Trail, Santa Fe, NM 87501 (505) 982-0092 0.16

Located behind La Fonda, this museum and wedding chapel houses a mysterious spiral staircase that appears to float freely to the top of the building without the support of nails or dowels.

Museum of Indian Arts & Culture 710 Camino Lejo, Santa Fe, NM 87505 (505) 476-1269 2.02

Just a short drive away on Camino Lejo, this historic museum houses a 42,000 piece collection of authentic Native American artifacts and is a must for those interested in the regional culture.

New Mexico History Museum 113 Lincoln Ave, Santa Fe, NM 87501 (505) 476-5200 0.14

Located on West Palace Avenue within the Palace of the Governors, visitors experience a variety of exhibits that showcase the Land of Enchantment's fascinating past. Displays include artifacts from Native American history, the Spanish Colonial period and the Mexican period.

New Mexico Museum of Art 107 West Palace Avenue, Santa Fe, NM 87501 (505) 476-5072 0.13

Just across the Plaza on West Palace Avenue is the New Mexico Art Museum with a collection of over 20,000 works from Southwestern, primarily New Mexican, artists.

Palace of the Governors 105 West Palace Avenue, Santa Fe, NM 87501 (505) 476-5100 0.09

Just across the Plaza on West Palace Avenue sits a historic building constructed in the early 17th century. Originally intended as Spain's seat of government for what is now the American Southwest, today it is home to the Native American Artisans Program.adipiscing elit.

San Miguel Mission 401 Old Santa Fe Trail, Santa Fe, NM 87501 (505) 983-3974 0.31

Considered one of the best examples of preserved adobe architecture, the earliest documentation available dates this chapel back to 1628, placing its construction sometime before that. Visitors may join the congregation for Latin mass daily at 2pm or new mass at 5pm Sundays.

Santa Fe Children's Museum 1050 Old Pecos Trail Santa Fe, NM 87505 (505) 989-8359 1.04

Their mission is to build upon a child’s natural sense of joy and discovery by cultivating habits of inquiry in the arts, sciences, and humanities. The museum’s informal learning environment fosters interactions among children and families, and encourages active participation in the learning process through interactive exhibitions and programs.

The Santa Fe Farmer's Market in the Railyard 1607 Paseo De Peralta, Santa Fe, NM 87501 505-983-4098 0.89

Fresh baked breads, artisanal cheeses, grass fed meats, and root veggies, fresh sprouts and hearty greens. SATURDAYS & TUESDAYS: Summer hours: 7am-1pm Winter hours: 8am-1pm Tuesday Market May thru November

St. Francis Cathedral Basilica 131 Cathedral Pl, Santa Fe, NM 87501 (505) 982-5619 0.1

Neighboring La Fonda, this cathedral was built in 1886 and is famous for its elegant Romanesque architecture.

Wheelwright Museum of the American Indian 704 Camino Lejo Santa Fe, NM 87505 (505) 982-4636 2.14

Founded in 1937, The Wheelwright Museum of the American Indian is New Mexico’s oldest non-profit, independent museum. The Wheelwright offers unique exhibitions of contemporary and historic Native American art. They're famous for their focus on little-known genres and for solo shows by living Native American artists.

SITE Santa Fe 1606 Paseo de Peralta Santa Fe, NM 87501 505-989-1199 0.84

SITE Santa Fe creates significant experiences for visitors by presenting the most innovative visual art of our time in new and engaging ways. SITE’s year-round schedule of exhibitions serves as a platform for experimental curatorial approaches, innovative exhibition design, and projects by emerging and established artists.

La Fonda on the Plaza
100 E. San Francisco St., NM, 87501, USA
Phone: 505-982-5511

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