Things to do in Santa Fe

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If you’re looking for activities in Santa Fe, start with a walk down Canyon Road; take a turn around the Santa Fe Plaza before popping up Old Santa F... Read More

If you’re looking for activities in Santa Fe, start with a walk down Canyon Road; take a turn around the Santa Fe Plaza before popping up Old Santa Fe Trail to Museum Hill. Also, check out art collective Meow Wolf’s House of Eternal Return, over on the south side. Carve out some time to take a short car ride away from the city center, as Santa Fe itself is lovely but small. Trips to the sleepy towns of Madrid and Cerrillos can be done in a day.

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    Canyon Road

    Canyon Road, a half-mile walk where every door leads into a wonderland of creative delights, is a mecca for art lovers. Start at the bottom, where... Read More

  • Jean Cocteau Cinema in Santa Fe Courtesy of Jean Cocteau Cinema
    Jean Cocteau Cinema

    This theater is a Santa Fe cultural establishment owned by George R.R. Martin, who bought and refurbished this 120-seat, single-screen Art Nouveau... Read More

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    Meow Wolf's House of Eternal Return

    This colorful, 22,000 square-foot, immersive multimedia art installation created by the collective Meow Wolf is the stuff of psychedelic trips and... Read More

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    Mine Shaft Tavern

    Take a field trip about a half hour down NM-14 to the funky little ex-mining town of Madrid to see the piles of mining slag featured in David Bowie’s... Read More

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    Museum of International Folk Art

    Stepping into the Museum of International Folk Art is like taking a trip to the world’s biggest, most eclectic outdoor market. With folk art from more... Read More

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    New Mexico History Museum

    This enormous exhibition space, next to the 400-year-old Palace of the Governors, has collec­tions covering various as­pects of New Mexican history. It... Read More

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    Violet Crown Santa Fe

    Opened in 2015, this 11-screen theater, located in the Railyard, shows new releases, classics, independent, foreign, and art-house films. It also has a... Read More

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