Travel Tips

These are things we like in Santa Fe.

Skiing

  • Ski Taos Located in the Sangre de Cristo Mountain range in New Mexico, the “big snow basin north of Wheeler Peak in La Cal Basin” became the home of Taos Ski Valley in 1954. Fueled by Ernie Blake’s desire to have a ski resort of his own, Ernie and Rhoda Blake lived in an 11-foot camper in the base area and began to build the world-class ski resort. Today, from the top of Kachina Peak at 12,481 feet (3804 meters), skiers and riders can access steep chutes, big bumps, cornices, and glades. For the less adventurous, Taos Ski Valley offers skiers and riders of every ability level perfectly maintained groomers to carve on. Offering 1,294 acres of accessible terrain, and 305 inches of snow annually, skiers and snowboarders will find Taos Ski Valley’s rugged, authentic terrain a great place to play.
  • Ski Santa Fe is nestled high in the beautiful Sangre de Cristo Mountains just 16 miles from the heart of historic Santa Fe, New Mexico. With a base area elevation of 10,350 feet, Ski Santa Fe is among the highest ski areas in the continental United States.

Places of Interest

  • New Mexico Museum of Art The state's oldest art museum features more than 20,000 works of art from the Southwest. 
  • New Mexico History Museum The New Mexico History Museum and the Palace of the Governors National Historic Landmark are distinctive emblems of our nation's history. We present exhibitions and public programs that interpret historical events and reflect on the wide range of New Mexico historical experiences. The museum actively acquires and holds in perpetuity collections relating to the heritage of New Mexico and the Southwest. It serves as a history center for research, education, and lifelong learning, delivering quality programs that encourage knowledge, understanding, and appreciation of New Mexico's diverse cultures.
  • Museum of Spanish Colonial Arts The Museum of Spanish Colonial Art is the only museum in the country dedicated to exhibiting and interpreting the art of the Spanish colonial period including Hispanic New Mexico.   
  • Madrid, NM Travel the scenic Turquoise Trail and experience the village of Madrid nestled in a narrow canyon in the Ortiz Mountains. Once a historic coal mining town and ghost town, Madrid is now a creative community with over 40 shops and galleries, several restaurants, a spa and museum. A couple miles north is the quaint village Cerrillos that includes a state park with hiking paths and horseback riding.
  • International Folk Art Museum Since the opening in September 1953, the Museum of International Folk Art has gained national and international recognition as an accredited Museum that is home to the world’s largest collection of folk art». The collection of more than 150,000 artifacts forms the basis for exhibitions in four distinct wings: Bartlett, Girard, Hispanic Heritage, and Neutrogena. In 2003, the Museum celebrated 50 years» of documenting, collecting, preserving and interpreting the creative works of traditional artists from cultures around the world. 

Golfing

  • Marty Sanchez Links de Santa Fe Known as the City of Santa Fe's finest municipal golf course since 1998, Marty Sanchez Links de Santa Fe offers a spectacular golf experience with an inspirational 360 degree panoramic views that surround the Sangre de Cristos, Jemez, Ortiz, and Sandia Mountains.

Hotels

  • La Fonda Santa Fe meets the highest contemporary standards of hospitality while exuding the Old World charm that makes Santa Fe unique among New World ...
  • Eldorado Hotel For more than 25 years, Eldorado Hotel & Spa has provided Santa Fe lodging, exceptional service, the largest conference facilities in Santa Fe, flawless weddings, customized special events and superior guest amenities. 

Bed and breakfasts