Things to Do in Santa Fe, New Mexico

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Voted destination of the year by Travel and Leisure Reader's Choice, Santa Fe is your ideal vacation. First time and returning travelers visiting Santa Fe can revel in the experience of staying at our luxury, downtown hotel. La Fonda is not only situated on the historic Santa Fe Plaza, but it's close to a variety of things to do in Santa Fe, New Mexico on your vacation. With a robust history merging art, history, and culture, this remarkable and unique city is the perfect location to discover true Southwestern lifestyle among creative and adventurous Santa Fe vacation activities.

What to Do in Santa Fe?

Ensuring that your vacation in New Mexico is memorable and convenient, we've put together an easy Santa Fe attractions map to guide you around the city as you explore for things to do in Santa Fe. As you can see below, guests of La Fonda on the Plaza are within walking distance to an exceptional selection of places to see. From Santa Fe museums on Museum Hill and the Georgia O’Keeffe Museum to the Palace of the Governors and St. Francis Cathedral Basilica, visitors receive a cultural and fun experience just minutes from their rooms.

Not sure what to do in Santa Fe? Let our staff customize your personal adventure. Our concierge is always happy to share their recommendations for their favorite Santa Fe outdoor activities, art galleries, museums, and gift shops during your stay the next time you visit Santa Fe.

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Detours at La Fonda

Visit Our Unique Gift Shop

Detours at La Fonda is our signature Santa Fe gift shop and features authentic gifts from local artisans and exclusive La Fonda attire and accessories. Located just off the lobby of La Fonda, at the corner of San Francisco Street and the Old Santa Fe Trail, Detours features pieces that are reflective of your Santa Fe adventure. 

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The Shops at La Fonda

Browse The Various Shops at La Fonda

La Fonda and Santa Fe are known for being a shopping destination for travelers and a diverse selection of artisans. Start at La Fonda then work your way out to the Plaza and around town. 

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Annual Events and Festivals

The Best of 2024

A city ripe with tradition, Santa Fe is home to some of the most treasured events and activities in the Southwest. From markets showcasing local artists to festivals featuring authentic cuisine, these annual happenings appeal to both residents and visitors alike.

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Art & Culture

Discover Authentic Southwestern Art

Santa Fe is a city overflowing with history and creativity. Allow the original artwork and authentic hand-carved New Mexican furniture in the guest rooms at La Fonda on the Plaza to inspire an adventure.

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Over a Dozen Museums in Santa Fe

New Mexico state run museums have been given the green light to reopen!

Visit Santa Fe's museums and wake up the artist within youǃ There is a good reason that Santa Fe has drawn artists like Georgia O'Keeffe here for generations. Whether you are 7, 17 or 70 years old, get inspired by the rich blend of  history, arts and culture with more than a dozen state and private museums around Santa Fe. Remember to look up every once in a while, the Santa Fe sky with it's vivid colors and clouds can be the best canvas of all.

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Getting Around Santa Fe

Find more information on traveling to and around Santa Fe.