Travel with Children

The outdoors are an obvious choice for children of all ages – superb skiing, mountain biking, hiking and camping options are within a short drive of downtown.

  • The Santa Fe Children's Museum features hands-on science and art exhibits for young children, but adults will enjoy it as well.
  • The amazing Museum of International Folk Art has a big indoor play area as well as captivating exhibits.
  • The combo of mystery narrative and hands-on installations at Meow Wolf will likely appeal to kids over 10.
  • Local history is brought to life at the interpretive museum Rancho de las Golondrinas.
  • Get up close to creepy crawlies at the Harrell House Bug Museum.
  • If you're traveling with a budding thespian, check out the backstage tours of the Santa Fe Opera during opera season. They're interesting and free for anyone under 23.
  • If you want to get out on your own, Magical Happenings Babysitting (505-982-1570) can have sitters stay with your kids in your hotel room; it's $20 an hour for one child or $22 an hour for two, with a four-hour minimum and an additional $7 transportation charge. Reserve well in advance.