About Santa Fe
To make your stay more enjoyable, please visit Santa Fe Selection for day trips, activities, restaurants, museums, and shopping ideas.
Perched in the high mountain desert of northern New Mexico, Santa Fe is an oasis of art, history and culture in a breathtaking natural setting. The clear New Mexican sun shines brightly for most days of the year, inviting artists, skiers, hikers and explorers to take advantage of all that the city has to offer. The rich history of the region begins with the ancient Native American culture that flourished in the area and continues to do so today in many Pueblos. Remains of ancestral Pueblo settlements with sacred cliff dwellings are awe-inspiring places to visit and explore.
The natural beauty of the region makes outdoor activities a year-round delight. The Sangre de Cristo mountains beckon skiers during the winter and hikers and bikers year round to explore the slopes and trails. The Rio Grande, Pecos and San Juan rivers (to name a few) offer beautiful spots for fly-fishing, white water rafting and kayaking.
If you're looking to plan an event, Casas offers a number of homes perfect for entertaining groups large and small. Planning a wedding? We can make recommendations for all kinds of services including catering and bakeries. For the perfect secular wedding officiant, check out Marilee Harrison.
Santa Fe also boasts one of the largest and most vibrant art markets in the country with hundreds of art galleries representing both local and internationally acclaimed artists as well as museums, many arts events and spectacular performing arts. When you need a break from shopping, gallery hopping, browsing great independent bookstores, touring the area with expert guides, visiting home and garden boutiques home and garden boutiques or pampering yourself in a spa, try one of the many award-winning restaurants in Santa Fe.
Santa Fe has been a hot-spot for the film industry, attracting industry professionals to work in the city and playing host to a nationally renowned film festival. Visiting Santa Fe with children (and pets!) has never been more fun. The local media and museums list family-friendly events and activities year-round.
With sports, arts, history, great food and more, Santa Fe offers the best of the wide-open West.