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Our Guide On What To See and Do in Santa Fe New Mexico

Everything You Need to Know About Santa Fe Tours

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What’s more fun than getting out and exploring during a vacation? Whether you’re visiting a city for the first time or going on an adventure through breathtaking landscapes, learning about the area’s history, culture, and landmarks is a highlight of any trip. With so many things to see and do around our unique and exciting town, taking one of the many Santa Fe tours is a must during a visit to The City Different. Southwestern history, culinary delights, and outdoor adventures await you in the second oldest city in the U.S., so lace up your walking shoes, strap on the feeding belt, and buckle up for the ride of a lifetime! Need help planning other activities during your trip? Our free Santa Fe Vacation Guide has everything you need for your journey into the heart of the American Southwest.

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Our Favorite Santa Fe Tours

History & Culture Tours

The Original Santa Fe Ghost Tour

The second oldest city in the country is bound to have some haunts, and Santa Fe certainly delivers. Peter Sinclaire runs and hosts The Original Santa Fe Ghost Tours, where he takes his ghostwalkers on an entertaining journey while telling stories of several local haunts.

Historic Walks of Santa Fe

Downtown Santa Fe and Canyon Road are just a few of the places that you can explore on a Historic Walks of Santa Fe tour. They feature a variety of history and information filled excursions that include shopping, food, art galleries, and even ghost tours. You can also venture out on a visit to Taos, Chimayo, and Bandelier Monument for day trip tours.

Loretto Line Tours

See all of the fantastic sights of Santa Fe from the comfort of the Loretto Line. These tram tours take you through downtown past all of the major historical sites like Loretto Chapel, the Palace of Governors, and Saint Francis Cathedral. Trams depart from Loretto Chapel and the La Fond hotel three times a day making this an easy and convenient way to see the city.

Food & Wine Tours

New Mexico Wine Tours

Nothing complements a day of exploring like a glass of wine. What if you could combine it all into a tour? New Mexico Wine Tours provides guests with several different experiences. Whether you want a custom private wine tour, a rafting trip followed by wine samplings, or even a cooking class, these flavorful and fun excursions are great ways to see Santa Fe.

Santa Fe School of Cooking

In addition to hosting an incredible selection of cooking classes in their state-of-the-art studio, the Santa Fe School of Cooking offers a variety of excellent culinary walking tours. These culture and cuisine trips take you to some of the best restaurants around the city for a taste of their delicious Southwestern fare.

Outdoor & Adventure Tours

Santa Fe Balloons

Santa Fe Balloons gives you a birds-eye view of The City Different and Las Barrancas (The Ravines) surrounding the town. This tour is a unique New Mexico staple that you will always remember.

Astronomy Adventures

The clear night sky of the Land of Enchantment is a sight to behold. Astronomy Adventures points out all of the nightly marvels that grace our gorgeous stary canvas at night. Their reflector telescope allows you to see the Milky Way, planets, and other space objects depending on the time of year.

Kokopelli Rafting Adventures

Rip down the Rio Grande River on one of Kokopelli Rafting Adventures’s full day or half day trips. These pulse-pounding and adrenaline-pumping excursions take you past breathtaking landscapes while having the ride of your life!

Wild Earth Llama Adventures

Have you ever ridden on a llama before? If not, you can add that to your list of unique experiences in The City Different! Wild Earth Llama Adventures takes you on a wilderness trek through the backcountry of New Mexico, all on your personal llama!

Stay at Four KachinasFour Kachinas sign

Finish your day of exploring Santa Fe in one of our cozy and comfortable rooms at Four Kachinas! Our accommodations feature an authentic Southwestern decor that makes for a unique and memorable stay in the Land of Enchantment! We look forward to meeting you!

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