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Things to do in Santa Fe County

Top recommendations from locals

From sightseeing to hidden gems, find out what makes the city unique with the help of the locals who know it best.
Art Gallery
“Great place for an immersive art experience! They have lots of concerts, too”
  • 170 locals recommend
Arts & Entertainment
“Historic Santa Fe Plaza. Very old adobe architecture. A Santa Fe must see!!”
  • 110 locals recommend
Museum
“The museum displays paintings O’Keeffe created throughout her lifetime and explains how each new creative phase added to her stature as a painter. O'Keefe defined a whole era of contemporary art and put New Mexico on the map as an art center. This will inspire you to go to Abiquiu and see the gorgeous landscapes there. Be sure to watch the 15 minute video of her life.”
  • 64 locals recommend
Farmers Market
“Saturday 8-1. Look for Artemesia Herbs for products that contain herbs that we grow here at the Embudo River Retreat! ”
  • 104 locals recommend
BBQ Restaurant
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“If you are craving some amazing barbecue, then this is the place to go! It's such a fun restaurant to visit as well. There's also a great eating/play area outside for the kiddos! ”
  • 90 locals recommend
Spa
“If you are in need of absolute relaxation....then go to Ten Thousand Waves. Be sure to book your spa treatments well in advance (like prior to arriving here- at least 5 days in advance) because they book up quickly. And be sure to set some time to eat at their restaurant Izunami. It's a delish, relaxed pace Japanese dining experience. Ten Thousand Waves is really geared for adults, as children don't really know the concept of 'silence' yet. So if you have any little ones, it's best to schedule something separate for them.”
  • 87 locals recommend
Art Gallery
“Quintessential Santa Fe and not to be missed! Put on your most comfortable shoes or boots and walk Canyon Road's phenomenal collection of galleries and art studios. A visual feast that some claim to be the best collection of art between LA and NYC.”
  • 63 locals recommend
Museum
“A specialty one-of-a-kind museum experience that is fascinating with a terrific gift shop. This extensive international folk art collection includes miniature buildings, streets and village scenes from more than 100 different countries.”
  • 49 locals recommend
Mexican Restaurant
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“New Mexican at it’s best! Both green and red chile are delicious. Good fresh margaritas. Fun, colorful décor. One of the most popular spots in Santa Fe. Always a wait, but it can go quicker if you sign up for bar seating. Ask the host.”
  • 74 locals recommend
Cinema
“Such a cool movie theatre. They have delicious food, a great variety of drinks AND you get to enjoy while watching a movie. (Pssst... The best seats are the ones closest to the bottom, near the big screen. They have foot rests and trays for your food!) ”
  • 66 locals recommend
Mexican Restaurant
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“One of my favorite places as far as Atmosphere at a new Mexican food- you need to call to book a reservation, fills out quickly ”
  • 64 locals recommend
Mexican Restaurant
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“Casual, local spot, Mexican and New Mexican inspired comfort food. Great for breakfast, lunch or dinner. Beer & wine ”
  • 80 locals recommend
Mexican Restaurant
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“Pasqual’s is a great choice for breakfast, lunch, or dinner. Chances are, you’ve heard of this place. Yes, it’s worth the hype - this is the place for refined New Mexican cuisine.”
  • 64 locals recommend
Tapas Restaurant
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“Enjoy dinner here and then ask them when the next flaminco dance will be held. So fun to watch! ”
  • 64 locals recommend
American Restaurant
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“Fav local dive is always bustling. Great margaritas, classic New Mexican fair and fresh desserts that make my waistline regret living nearby!”
  • 57 locals recommend
Café
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“A great place to relax and enjoy some friendly conversation with friends. "Quaint haunt with an eclectic menu & teas from around the world, plus an outdoor patio & free Wi-Fi."”
  • 63 locals recommend

Top restaurants

BBQ Restaurant
“If you are craving some amazing barbecue, then this is the place to go! It's such a fun restaurant to visit as well. There's also a great eating/play area outside for the kiddos! ”
  • 90 locals recommend
Spa
“If you are in need of absolute relaxation....then go to Ten Thousand Waves. Be sure to book your spa treatments well in advance (like prior to arriving here- at least 5 days in advance) because they book up quickly. And be sure to set some time to eat at their restaurant Izunami. It's a delish, relaxed pace Japanese dining experience. Ten Thousand Waves is really geared for adults, as children don't really know the concept of 'silence' yet. So if you have any little ones, it's best to schedule something separate for them.”
  • 87 locals recommend
Mexican Restaurant
“New Mexican at it’s best! Both green and red chile are delicious. Good fresh margaritas. Fun, colorful décor. One of the most popular spots in Santa Fe. Always a wait, but it can go quicker if you sign up for bar seating. Ask the host.”
  • 74 locals recommend
Mexican Restaurant
“One of my favorite places as far as Atmosphere at a new Mexican food- you need to call to book a reservation, fills out quickly ”
  • 64 locals recommend
Mexican Restaurant
“Casual, local spot, Mexican and New Mexican inspired comfort food. Great for breakfast, lunch or dinner. Beer & wine ”
  • 80 locals recommend
Mexican Restaurant
“Pasqual’s is a great choice for breakfast, lunch, or dinner. Chances are, you’ve heard of this place. Yes, it’s worth the hype - this is the place for refined New Mexican cuisine.”
  • 64 locals recommend
Tapas Restaurant
“Enjoy dinner here and then ask them when the next flaminco dance will be held. So fun to watch! ”
  • 64 locals recommend
American Restaurant
“Fav local dive is always bustling. Great margaritas, classic New Mexican fair and fresh desserts that make my waistline regret living nearby!”
  • 57 locals recommend

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