Santa Fe NM Attractions - Historic Sites, Museums, Restaurants, Shopping
Welcome to the Santa Fe Sage Inn and Suites collections of fantastic Santa Fe, NM attractions. Santa Fe was settled by Native Americans several 1000 years ago, and then became a colony of Spain more than 400 years ago, so he city’s history, needless to say, is quite rich and interesting. For instance, just minutes walking distance from our Santa Fe, NM, hotel you’ll find the Historic Santa Fe Plaza, the Palace of the Governors, which originally served as the seat of government of the Spanish colony of Nuevo Mexico, and the Oldest House and the Oldest Church in the USA. The Palace of the Governors is one of the oldest public buildings in the country, built by Pedro de Peralta, the then newly appointed Governor of the Spanish Territory, between 1610 and 1620. We invite you to browse our collection of Santa Fe attraction information to help plan your stay. Guests of the hotel will find that many activities, shopping, and restaurants are a few blocks away from the Santa Fe Sage Inn & Suites.
FEATURED SANTA FE NM ATTRACTIONS
Santa Fe Farmer’s Market
The market that began with a handful of farmers in the late 1960s is now New Mexico’s largest farmers’ market and one of the most widely recognized markets in the United States.
The Santa Fe Farmers Market represents over 150 active vendors and features hundreds of different agricultural products. To further meet Santa Fe’s demand for fresh, local produce, the Market began operating year-round in 2002, and with more and more farmers using extended growing techniques, the “off season” becomes more successful every year.
Santa Fe Opera
Considered by many to one of the top operas in the country, the Santa Fe Opera delivers amazing performances year after year. From the unlikeliest of beginnings—an opera company located hundreds of miles from any major city, featuring American singers in a wide-ranging and challenging repertory, and treating theatrical and musical values as equally important in its productions—The Santa Fe Opera has grown to become recognized as one of the world's leading cultural festivals. The Santa Fe Opera season runs from the beginning of July each summer and ends in August.
Santa Fe Bandstand
Santa Fe Bandstand is a free summer music festival on the Santa Fe Plaza. Brought to you by Outside In Productions, a nonprofit, community-based group established in the spring of 1995, to bring free, live performances, presentations and workshops to people confined to shelters, residential treatment facilities, nursing homes, correctional facilities, and any other institutions or human services programs where people would otherwise not have access to the arts. The Santa Fe Bandstand runs from early July each summer to the end of August.
Fiestas de Santa Fe
Fiestas de Santa Fe has been held annually since 1712 to celebrate the Reconquest of the city in 1692 by Spanish colonists led by General Don Diego de Vargas (1643–1704). It is the oldest civic celebration of its kind in North America. The Spanish were earlier expelled from the city by neighboring Pueblo people during the Pueblo Revolt of 1680 and spent the next 12 years in exile in El Paso del Norte (now Ciudad Juárez, Mexico). The King of Spain appointed de Vargas to lead the exiled colonists in their reoccupation of Santa Fe by surrounding the city with cannons and threatening the Pueblo Indians residing inside with death. He re-entered the city on September 14, 1692; however the war for reoccupation of New Mexico raged on until 1694. Eight years after de Vargas' death, a proclamation was signed to establish an annual commemoration of the resettlement.
Source - Wikipedia
Source - Wikipedia
Palace of the Governors
The Palace of the Governors (1610) is an adobe structure located on Palace Avenue on the Plaza of Santa Fe, New Mexico, between Lincoln Avenue and Washington Avenue. It is within the Santa Fe Historic District and it served as the seat of government for the state of New Mexico for centuries. The Palace of the Governors is the oldest continuously occupied public building in the United States.
Ski Santa Fe
Ski Santa Fe is located high above what has become one of the top visitor destinations in the nation, the historic and artistic town of Santa Fe, so when you visit for a ski or snowboard trip, be sure to save time for the town. Santa Fe has a wonderful range of terrain, from isolated beginner slopes to lots of cruisers, some long bump runs, great glades and tree runs, and even a few short chutes and small bowls. The out-of-bounds, but legal, Big Tesuque run is a powder hound's delight that ends on a luge-like forested trail leading to the access road. Hitch back up or park a second vehicle at the turn-out. Ski Santa Fe benefits from its 12,075 foot summit, 1,725 foot vertical drop, 77 trails and 225 inches of average annual snowfall. Dining and lodging options abound in the historic capital of New Mexico, Santa Fe. The ski season at Ski Santa Fe optimally runs from day after Thanksgiving to early April each year, depending on snowfall just before and during the season.