There is never a wrong time to visit the City Different, but there are a few times of the year that are among the best to make the most of your time here. Spring in Santa Fe is a fantastic time to enjoy all the activities and attractions we have to offer! Keep reading to discover some of our favorite things to do during this incredible season in the Land of Enchantment.
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Spring Weather in Santa Fe
The spring weather in Santa Fe is ideal for those who love to enjoy the outdoors. The cold winter temperatures tend to dissipate and lead to warmer averaging between 60 and 70 degrees. Early spring tends to be a little cooler, meaning you won’t have to deal with large crowds, but April and May offer the perfect ratio of weather to crowds.
The Best Spring Activities in Santa Fe
Go for a Hike
Venture outside of the city during your spring trip to Santa Fe. There are many outdoor adventures awaiting you in the surrounding mountains and plateaus. Pack a picnic lunch and choose your excursion(s). You can head east into the Sangre de Cristo Mountains, where there are miles of hiking trails weaving through the beautiful and rugged terrain. Pecos National Park is further afield but also offers plenty of hiking opportunities in addition to some unique Civil War history. Kasha-Katuwe Tent Rocks National Monument and Bandelier National Monument are further afield but pack in plenty of otherworldly sites and tons of history.
Explore Local Museums
If you want to take a break from the outdoors, 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.
Indulge in Local Cuisine
No spring getaway to Sante Fe is complete without savoring the flavors of our 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.
Take a Drive Through Northern New Mexico
If you want to take in the gorgeous views from Taos to Santa Fe and everywhere in between, you need to hop in the car and take a drive. From the High Road to Taos to the Puye Cliffs Scenic Byway, you’ll find plenty of stunning spring scenery.
Stroll Through Santa Fe’s Historic District
The Santa Fe Plaza, Palace of the Governors, and Loretto Chapel are just a few of the must-see attractions in the historic district. You can easily spend an entire day in the beautiful spring weather 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.
Whether you’re venturing through the breathtaking natural wonders around Santa Fe or exploring the city’s best-kept secrets, Four Kachinas is the place to stay in the capital city. Our prime location and authentic rooms and suites make for the perfect New Mexico getaway. The top-notch amenities and Southwestern decor stand out compared to traditional hotels in the area, making your stay unique and memorable.
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