First time in Santa Fe? Or seasoned Santa Fe traveler? Be sure to check out some of the great sights, art, and culture that make Santa Fe a destination city.
National Geographic – March 2017 Ranked No. 1 for Sense of Place in the National Geographic Traveler World Legacy Awards for enhancing cultural authenticity and supporting historic monuments, vernacular architecture, indigenous heritage, and artistic traditions.
Travel + Leisure – November 2017
This year’s readers’ choice winner for Travel + Leisure’s Destination of the Year is Santa Fe, New Mexico. “Steeped in the history of the American West, Santa Fe has long captured the imagination of artists and freethinkers, with its pueblo-style architecture and rugged landscapes. But a growing alternative arts scene — driven by the city’s outré creative class — is giving newfound edge to the southwestern town.”
Travel + Leisure – April 2016
Ranked No. 3 out of 30 cities up for the World’s Best Cities and America’s Favorite Towns Awards. Selected largely for Santa Fe’s lively and diverse art scene.
Money Magazine – April 2016
Ranked No. 7 in their Best in Travel for Domestic Destinations.
USA Today – May 2016
Ranked No. 4 in the 10 Best Reader’s Choice Travel Awards
NEW MEXICO MUSEUM OF ART
Built in 1917, the New Mexico Museum of Art holds more than 20,000 works of art in its collection.Today, the core of the museum’s art collection represents artists who have worked, lived, or been influenced by travel through the region.
The curators select works from this collection to craft ever-changing exhibitions, creating new and contemporary interpretations of New Mexico’s rich history of Native people, adventurers, settlers, and seekers.
107 West Palace Avenue,
Santa Fe, NM 87501
Museum of International Folk Art
With more than 130,000 objects from more than 100 countries, the Museum of International Folk Art holds the largest collection of international folk art in the world. From Indonesian shadow puppets and Brazilian wood sculptures to Chinese New Year’s prints and traditional pottery from the American South, the collection reflects the traditional arts and cultures of people from around the world. Founded with the mission to “illuminate human creativity and shape a humane world,” the Museum of International Folk Art is one of the premier cultural institutions in Santa Fe.
706 Camino Lejo
Santa Fe, NM 87505
Georgia O’Keeffe Museum
It’s no surprise that a city with such a vibrant arts and culture scene was home to one of the country’s most significant artists. Known for her large-scale paintings of flowers and New Mexico landscapes, Georgia O’Keeffe moved to Santa Fe in 1984 and the Georgia O’Keeffe Museum opened to the public in July 1997. Featuring more than 3,000 works, including 140 oil paintings and nearly 700 drawings, the museum is the largest permanent collection of O’Keeffe’s work in the world. In addition to the main museum campus and research center in Santa Fe, visitors can explore O’Keeffe’s home and studio in northern New Mexico. An essential New Mexico experience, the Georgia O’Keeffe Museum offers an unparalleled look at her role in the development of the art of the 20th century.
217 Johnson St.
Santa Fe, NM 87501
Canyon Road Galleries
Nestled into the foothills of the Sangre de Cristo Mountains, Canyon Road is a magical half-mile in the Historic District of Santa Fe. Stroll this picturesque trail to experience fine art, great shopping, and exquisite dining. Over 100 galleries, artist studios, jewelers, boutiques, and restaurants await you daily.
With its early Native American and Spanish roots, Canyon Road has been a trail of abundance—initially as a farming community, later as the site of an art colony, and today as one of the country’s top shopping experiences. Although gracious adobe architecture gives Canyon Road its Old World charm, diversity is its claim to fame. Whether you prefer contemporary, traditional, or Native American fine art, it’s all here, including paintings, indoor and outdoor sculptures, glass, jewelry, clothing, accessories, home furnishings, gifts, antiques, rugs, folk art, and crafts. The array of specialty shops, boutiques, and galleries is vast. It’s all the pleasures of the Old World combined with the amenities of the 21st century!
Santa Fe, NM
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SANTA FE CONVENTION CENTER
201 W Marcy St.
Santa Fe, NM 87501