Santa Fe, with its four glorious seasons and multicultural history, offers endless opportunities for new experiences. Whether you’re skiing the majestic Sangre de Cristo Mountains or tasting our tantalizing red and green chile on a culinary tour of the city, each season brings unique events and activities that make Santa Fe The City Different.

When snow begins to fall, Santa Fe becomes a winter wonderland. Some of the country’s best skiing is just 16 miles outside the city, along with snowshoeing, snowmobiling and cross-country skiing. Between exciting excursions and magnificent vistas, it’s easy to immerse yourself in the majestic landscape.

The blue skies and warm breezes make spring the perfect time to get out on a bike or grab your running shoes and explore Santa Fe’s neighborhoods, museums and sunny restaurant patios. Don’t forget the kids! Celebrate families with fun Kids Free Spring Break offers.

Santa Fe’s culture shines even brighter in summer. Find a one-of-a-kind treasure at one of many Santa Fe summer art markets. The markets offer a window into the artists and artisans that make this the perfect destination for art lovers. In the evenings, enjoy the music in the air from the Santa Fe Bandstand or take in a performance under the stars at the world-renowned Santa Fe Opera. 

As leaves turn from vibrant green to autumn gold, Labor Day weekend kicks off with the Burning of Zozobra, encouraging Santa Fean’s and visitors to release their worries and  start fall on a celebratory note.  This must-see event is followed by Fiestas de Santa Fe, a celebration with music, parades, performances, and an art market that will make your visit unforgettable. This 300+ year-old festival is an exciting showcase for the city’s vibrant Spanish culture.

Explore culture through the ages on a walking tour of the city’s historic sites, discover rich Native American culture at an Indian Pueblo, view an exhibition at one of four world-class museums on Museum Hill, or discover the work of an American art icon at the Georgia O’Keeffe Museum.

A journey through the performing arts scene gives the city a flair all its own. The historic Lensic Performing Arts Center is home to awe-inspiring performances throughout the year, from acrobatics to flamenco and beyond.

Once you’ve had your fill of exploration and adventure, turn your vacation into a relaxing retreat. The eclectic blend of fresh air, sunshine, and spas make Santa Fe a top destination for a girls’ getaway or romantic escape. 

Whenever you visit, you’ll be inspired by the rich blend of history, art, and heritage that earned Santa Fe the 2017 National Geographic World Legacy Award for Sense of Place. Experience all The City Different has to offer and you’ll agree that Santa Fe is indeed a city for all seasons. Plan your visit at santafe.org.