Santa Fe Tourist Information and Tourism

(Santa Fe, New Mexico - NM, USA)

Santa Fe is one of America's oldest cities, dating back to the early 1600s. Standing in the state of New Mexico (NM), Santa Fe is the capital city and has become a major tourist destination, with visitors traveling from all over the world to visit the Santa Fe area.

Rich in heritage, Santa Fe is full of historic sightseeing opportunities and is focused around the animated downtown district. Santa Fe is loaded with superb museums, lively festivals and stunning views of the nearby Sangre de Cristo Mountains. With more than 300 days of sunshine each year, Santa Fe features many popular outdoor activities and recreational areas.

Tourism has become a notable part of daily life in Santa Fe and visitors are actively welcomed to the area. The main tourist information centers in Santa Fe include the Public Lands Information Bureau on Rodeo Road, and the Santa Fe Convention Center and Visitors Bureau along West Marcy Street. Here you will find helpful staff offering a range of tourism advice about all aspects of Santa Fe, including a plethora of leaflets about the region's many tourist attractions.

Accommodation in Santa Fe varies greatly in price, generally influenced by location. Many of the most popular hotels in Santa Fe are located around the central Plaza area, throughout downtown Santa Fe and around the city outskirts. Nearby Ski Santa Fe also offers a variety of accommodation with spectacular mountainous views, hosting a range of winter sports and outdoor activities. More information about Santa Fe Hotels.

Santa Fe has countless popular tourist attractions, including St. Francis Cathedral - one of Santa Fe's most prominent landmarks, built in the 1870s; Loretto Chapel - a charming chapel noted for its 'Miraculous Staircase', and featuring a small museum; the Planetarium - popular with stargazers and those interested in astronomy; and the Santa Fe Southern Railway - a world-famous railway covering 36 miles / 58 km of spectacular scenery. More information about Santa Fe Tourist Attractions.

Some of the top museums and art galleries in Santa Fe include the Museum of Indian Arts and Culture - an impressive collection of the art and culture of three ancient Native American tribes - the Pueblos, Navajos and the Apaches; Santa Fe's Museum of International Folk Art - featuring a wealth of spectacular folk art exhibits and information from around the world; the Georgia O'Keeffe Museum - showcasing the works of Georgia O'Keeffe, and including a variety of temporary exhibitions; and the Santa Fe Museum of Spanish Colonial Art - offering a profusion of art and craft works from the 16th century to the present day. More information about Santa Fe Museums and Art Galleries.

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