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The 10 best things to do in Santa Fe

Explore the famous art and architecture of "the City Different" with this guide to the best things to do in Santa Fe.

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Sarah Medina

New Mexico’s capital city is known for its stunning, ancient architecture, delicious restaurants and vibrant art scene. It’s these three categories that inform the best things to do in Santa Fe. Whether you peruse the masters at the Georgia O'Keefe Museum, eat Christmas-style posole at a local restaurant, or visit an ancient momument, use our guide to check off all the best things to do in Santa Fe, New Mexico. 

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Best things to do in Santa Fe


You might not expect one of the country's best opera houses to be located in the Southwest, but the Santa Fe Opera House is renowned for introducing new operas including more than 40 American premieres and 15 world premieres. The building itself is a magnificent piece of modern architecture around an open air theater. 


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An artist haven made famous by Georgia O’Keeffe, Santa Fe is also known for its traditional New Mexican food, a unique mash-up of hearty ranchero fare, Mexican cuisine and Native American dishes. The dining scene may be small, but locally sourced ingredients and local farmers make the best restaurants in Santa Fe truly delicious. 

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