4 Ways to Make the Most of Your Memorial Day Weekend in Santa Fe, NM

Who doesn’t love any extended weekend getaway? That extra day can be the difference between a normal day, and an exciting adventure to new destinations! So, why not book a trip to Santa Fe, NM, on Memorial Day weekend? Keep reading to discover some of our favorite ways to spend your time here!

For more ideas and suggestions on places to see and things to do during your visit, be sure to consult our complimentary Vacation Guide!

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How Will You Spend Your Memorial Day Weekend in Santa Fe, NM?

1. Discover Santa Fe’s Unique History

You must spend at least a day of your Memorial Day weekend in Santa Fe, NM, exploring the astonishing array of architecture, attractions, and sights here. The Santa Fe Plaza, Palace of the Governors, and Loretto Chapel are just a few of the must-see attractions during the morning. You can easily spend an entire day perusing the many buildings featuring the famous adobe-style architecture that is now a calling card of Santa Fe. We suggest keeping an eye out for a couple of hidden gems around town before walking back to your room at our Inn.

2. A Feast for Your Eyes and Palate

Discover the renowned art and food scenes in the many museums and restaurants around town during your Memorial Day weekend in Santa Fe, NM. The Georgia O’Keeffe Museum, Museum of International Folk Art, and the Museum of Indian Arts & Culture are excellent spots to take in Southwestern culture, history, and art. For a truly unique experience, make sure you stop by Meow Wolf. This fun and interactive science-fiction mystery revolves around technology and art to create an engaging story for visitors. For a more comprehensive list of our favorite museums in the City Different, check out this blog from our sister inn’s site!

In between these exploring these museums, take a break at one of the restaurants near the heart of town. Here, you can sample one of our local favorites—the green chile cheeseburger! Hotspots like Tune-Up Cafe and Casa Chimayo serve up tasty local Santa Fe flavors. If you want to treat yourself to a fine dining experience, book a reservation at La Casa Sena or the Coyote Cafe. Top the night off at one of the live music venues. If you extend your stay into June, make sure you catch an evening performance at the Santa Fe Opera for a sunset view that is second to none.

3. Take a Day Trip to the Surrounding Plateaus

Two of our favorite day trips are the Turquoise Trail and Taos. This historic road runs between Santa Fe and Albuquerque and features a handful of small, unique mining towns along the way. If you only want to stop at one, we recommend Madrid for its funky art vibe. However, if you only have time for one excursion during your Santa Fe, NM, Memorial Day weekend trip, make sure Taos is on your list. Historic Taos Plaza and San Francisco de Asis Church offer glimpses back into New Mexico’s early history, but the main attraction here is the Taos Pueblo. These impressive adobe structures were the ancient predecessors of apartment buildings today. 

4. Venture Into the Great Outdoors

Venture outside of the city limits during your Memorial Day weekend in Santa Fe, NM. Miles of hiking trails await you in the nearby Sangre de Cristo Mountains. Pecos National Park is further afield and is home to a collection of hikes in addition to hidden Civil War gems. 

Kasha-Katuwe Tent Rocks National Monument is home to otherworldly landscapes through massive, cone-shaped rock formations. Another must-see place during your four days in Santa Fe is Bandelier National Monument. You’ll find hiking trails and some of the most incredible communities carved into the sides of a canyon by 12th-century Ancestral Pueblo people. Head south of the City Different to view ancient writing and symbols at La Cieneguilla Petroglyphs.

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For an authentic stay near the heart of Santa Fe, look no further than the Four Kachinas Inn. Our beautiful Inn is home to a collection of well-appointed rooms filled with locally made art and furnishings. You also receive a delicious complimentary breakfast every morning of your stay that will have you up and ready to explore our incredible destination.

Start planning your trip today by booking one of our rooms. We look forward to welcoming you to our Northern New Mexico oasis!