What Are the Best Walking Tours in Santa Fe?

When you’re visiting an area as unique as the City Different, you’ll want to learn all about it. One of our favorite ways to explore the area is on one of the sensational Santa Fe walking tours! Many of these excursions will provide incredible experiences that you won’t soon forgetKeep reading to discover some of our favorites! 

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The Best Walking Tours in Santa Fe 

Santa Fe Detours 

Discover over 400 years of history and unique culture on a 2.5-hour stroll through the city with Santa Fe DetoursStart at the Historic Plaza, then meander through narrow streets toward the Old Santa Fe Trail. On the way, you will visit historic sites such as the Sena Plaza and Barrio de Analco. You will also catch a glimpse of the San Miguel Mission, the oldest church in the United States! These Santa Fe walking tours run daily for just $10 a person. 

Historic Walks of Santa Fe 

If you’re looking for historic walking tours, try Historic Walks of Santa Fe! Learn about the past as you stroll down Canyon Road. You will wander through old homes, studios, and shops and end with refreshments at one of the premier galleries. Or, you can opt for the downtown daily tour that will include entry to Loretto Chapel. You can even go on a ghost walking tour if you’d like to learn about the legendary folk tales of the Pueblos, Spanish, and Wild West! 

Santa Fe Restaurant Tours 

Are you a foodie in search of a walking tour in Santa Fe? The Santa Fe School of Cooking offers popular restaurant tours that allow you to dig into some of our city’s best cuisine. Each tour features four stops at top-rated eateries throughout town, where you will have the opportunity to taste the cuisine and meet some of the best chefs and sommeliers in the area. All you need to bring are your walking shoes and a good appetite! 

Self-Guided Tours 

If you’d rather explore Santa Fe on foot by yourself, there are plenty of self-guided tours you can enjoy! Here are a few of our favorites: 

  • Literary Landmarks Tour– Follow the map to see some of the areas that inspired literary geniuses such as novelist Willa Cather, author Mary Austin, poet Witter Bynner and British novelist D.H. Lawrence. 
  • The Santa Fe Margarita Trail– Are you a margarita fan? Purchase a Margarita Trail Passport for just $3 or download the app, then follow the map to try the best margaritas our city has to offer! It’s one of the best walking tours in Santa Fe. 
  • Green Chile Cheeseburger Tour – There is an annual list of the best restaurants serving the city’s famous green chile cheeseburgers. It’s up to you to try them all and choose your favorite! 

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Return to your comfortable room at Four Kachinas after a long day trip from Santa Fe. Each of our authentically decorated accommodations features gracious amenities and beautiful interiors, providing you with an unmatched stay in our one-of-a-kind city. Wake up to a delicious breakfast every morning before walking out of your door into the heart of Santa Fe! 

Start planning your trip to the City Different and book one of our rooms today! We look forward to welcoming you to Four Kachinas!