Santa Fe Guide

Photography by Leila Brewster

A Southwestern destination that sparks genuine soulful connections, we’re walking you through our Santa Fe Guide tailored for curious travelers.

Whether you’re in town to get the ultimate custom hat created (warning: this will require 16-18 months of patience), eager to peruse Native American art, or simply want to kick your feet up in front of a wood-burning fireplace, this adobe building lined city has it all. As the oldest capital in the United States thanks to its Native American settlers dating back to 1050, history buffs will have plenty to dive into. This New Mexican gem has long drawn in creative types seeking solitude in the desert — ultimately, a trip to Santa Fe and its surrounding parks is about getting outdoors and connecting with yourself.

Where to Stay in Santa Fe

Bishop’s Lodge, Auberge Resorts Collection: Situated on land settled over 150 years ago by Bishop Jean Baptiste Lamy, this historical Santa Fe landmark has undergone extensive restorations to preserve its Southwest heritage. Accommodations are split between Guestrooms, Suites, Casitas, and the 12-bedroom Bunkhouse, each built with a reverence for the rich textures and subtle colors of New Mexico’s Sangre de Cristo Mountains. Bishop’s Lodge is your home base for nature-driven adventures, ancient healing arts, and culinary explorations; we love the hiking accessible directly from the property.

Four Seasons Resort Rancho Encantado Santa Fe: Set on 57 rolling acres in the Sangre de Cristo foothills, Rancho Encantado is your romantic escape just ten minutes outside downtown Santa Fe. Casita accommodations feel cozy and inviting with traditional wood-burning fireplaces and private patios or balconies to soak up the striking desert sunrises and sunsets. Spend your days hiking nearby ridges and arroyos as your guide shares tales of the region’s dude-ranch history before retiring to the pool to relax, indulging in a healing treatment at the spa, or having dinner at Terra, a stand-out on-property outlet.

Rosewood Inn at the Anasazi: Located in the heart of downtown Santa Fe just steps from Santa Fe Plaza, Rosewood In at the Anasazi is a boutique property that fuses Southwest charm with signature Rosewood service. The creative spirit of this region’s artistic heartbeat is on full display here through an extensive collection of art paying homage to the region’s native Anasazi tribe. With only fifty-eight guestrooms and suites, a stay here feels like you’re coming home, whether your night ends downstairs at Anasazi Bar and Lounge, or just steps away downtown.

Casual Dining in Santa Fe with a Southwestern Flair

While stays booked by your SmartFlyer travel advisor are sure to have breakfast included, sometimes, you just might want to step out and get a bit of local flair. We’ve rounded up a few top picks beloved by locals and out-of-towners alike.

Breakfast Spots

Lunch Spots

When it comes to a more laid-back lunch in town, we’ve narrowed down our list to a few favorites.

Dinner Spots

Elevated Santa Fe Dining Experiences

Best suited for dinner, this roundup of restaurants each offers a high-caliber dining experience.

Where to Shop for Homeware in Santa Fe

Where to Shop for Jewelry and Accessories in Santa Fe

Where to Go for Art and Native American Culture

Must-See Sights in Santa Fe

What to do in Santa Fe: Outdoor Tours

Contact your SmartFlyer travel advisor to get started planning your Santa Fe stay.

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