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Top Choice National Park in Santa Fe Region

Bandelier National Monument

Bandelier's 1.2-mile Main Loop Trail offers an excellent introduction to the main ruins and history of the park. The trail first passes Big Kiva and the Tyuonyi ruins, the original 14th-century Pueblo on the canyon …
Top Choice Opera in Santa Fe

Santa Fe Opera

Many visitors flock to Santa Fe for the opera alone: the theater is a marvel, with 360-degree views of sandstone wilderness crowned with sunsets and moonrises, while at center stage the world's finest talent perform…
Top Choice Museum in Santa Fe

Meow Wolf

If you've been hankering for a trip to another dimension but have yet to find a portal, the House of Eternal Return by Meow Wolf could be the place for you. The premise here is quite ingenious: visitors get to explo…
Top Choice Museum in Santa Fe

Georgia O'Keeffe Museum

With 10 beautifully lit galleries in a rambling 20th-century adobe, this museum boasts the world's largest collection of O'Keeffe’s work. She’s best known for her luminous New Mexican landscapes, but the changing ex…
Top Choice Christian Site in Chimayó

El Santuario de Chimayó

Often called the Lourdes of America, the chapel was built in 1816, over a spot of earth said to have miraculous healing properties. The faithful come to rub the tierra bendita – holy dirt – from a small pit inside t…
Top Choice Historic Building in Santa Fe

Palace of the Governors & New Mexico History Museum

The oldest public building in the US, this low-slung adobe complex started out as home to New Mexico’s first Spanish governor in 1610. It was occupied by Pueblo Indians following their revolt in 1680, and after 1846…
Top Choice Museum in Santa Fe

Museum of International Folk Art

Santa Fe’s most unusual and exhilarating museum centers on the world's largest collection of folk art. Its huge main gallery displays whimsical and mind-blowing objects from more than 100 different countries. Tiny h…
Top Choice Cultural in Santa Fe

Santa Fe Indian Market

Over a thousand artists from 100 tribes and Pueblos show work at this world-famous juried show, held the weekend after the third Thursday in August. Around 100,000 visitors converge on the Plaza, at open studios, ga…
Top Choice Plaza in Santa Fe

The Plaza

For over 400 years, the Plaza has stood at the heart of Santa Fe. Originally it marked the far northern end of the Camino Real from Mexico; later, it was the goal for wagons heading west along the Santa Fe Trail. To…
Top Choice Museum in Los Alamos

Bradbury Science Museum

You can't actually visit the Los Alamos National Laboratory, where the first atomic bomb was conceived, but the Bradbury Science Museum has compelling displays on the bomb's development and the political context of …