Is Santa Fe Family Friendly?

Santa Fe has Many Great Family-Friendly Activities and Places to Visit

Considering Santa Fe for your next family vacation, but don’t know what things you can do there with kids? We’re here to help!
Anyone of any age can find something exciting in Santa Fe, and there’s more than enough fun things to do with kids in Santa Fe. Here are the best family activities and places to check out around Santa Fe.

Santa Fe has Many Great Family-Friendly Activities and Places to Visit

Summer Outdoor Adventures with Professional Guides

There are a ton of adventure opportunities in the landscape surrounding Santa Fe. Glorious mountain hiking and biking trails, enchanting off-road routes through the desert, and thrilling whitewater river rapids. The most exciting and safe way to explore these areas is with professional guides like those at Santa Fe Mountain Adventures.

For families with older kids, there are classic adventure tours like whitewater rafting, guided mountain biking and hiking tours, jeep tours, and guided trips through local Native American ruins. If you’re looking for activities with younger kids, Santa Fe Mountain Adventures also offers specific family-friendly tours for young children too.

Winter Snow Days at Ski Santa Fe

Who doesn’t love a good old fashioned family ski day in the winter? Located just 16 miles from the city of Santa Fe, Ski Santa Fe is our local winter sports haven. The mountain features 660 miles of skiable terrain and 86 total runs, with 60% being either beginner or intermediate level. Perfect for a day of family fun!

If you or the kids are new to skiing and snowboarding, you can pick up ski rentals at the mountain and book lessons with expert ski instructors. Soon enough, even your tiniest tot will be shredding down Ski Santa Fe’s lovely slopes. Be sure to have your camera charged and ready for little action shots.

Engaging Santa Fe Museums

Although some kids may shudder at the idea of visiting a museum, we can assure you that at least a handful of the local museums make for great Santa Fe family activities. Santa Fe is rich in old west history and culture as well as the diverse art scene makes for some fantastically engaging museums.

Our top recommended museum would to be Meow Wolf: House of the Eternal Return. This otherworldly explorable art exhibit features 70 rooms of immersive art with entrancing twists and turns that kids will love. There’s also a fun mystery house secret story to uncover as you wander through the strange portals between each unique room.

If you’re traveling with younger kids, then the Santa Fe Children’s Museum is another great spot to visit. This museum offers engaging indoor and outdoor activities for kids up to 12 years old. Many of the exhibits are interactive, and there are plenty of fun weekly programs that your kids will love.

Head over to our complete list of Santa Fe museums to find even more local engaging museums your family can visit.

Enchanting Santa Fe Vacation Rentals

The final piece of the puzzle in finding a great place to take your family on vacation is booking a great place to stay. At Casas de Santa Fe, we have an outstanding selection of quality vacation homes that you and the family will love. Our vacation rentals feature the classic southwestern design for which Santa Fe is known, and the kids will feel like they’ve stepped right back in time to the wild west (with a few modern touches of course).

You can find your ideal Santa Fe vacation rental by entering your dates and browsing the entire catalog, or you can choose your rental based on preferred features. Search by location, show rentals with hot tubs or that are pet-friendly, or you can even browse specifically for longer stays. Whatever your family’s travel needs are, we are happy to help you find the perfect rental home and get you started on an exciting Santa Fe family adventure!