When it comes to tantalizing vacation destinations to enjoy, Santa Fe has a way with scenery, festivals, history, and fun that’s certainly hard to top! Visitors could easily spend weeks exploring the city’s many museums, restaurants, meaningful landmarks and beyond. However, if you’re fortunate enough to have 5 days to spare in the name of a great getaway, the following itinerary will help you make the most of every moment!
We’ve listed some great ideas below for your itinerary. However, there are endless things to do and see in and around Santa Fe! Access our complimentary Vacation Guide for that ultimate planning resource all from a local’s perspective.
Day 1: Get Outside and Explore
Start your 5-day getaway to Santa Fe with a focus on an outdoor adventure. Boasting woodlands, desert, mountain access and more, there’s no shortage of options for fun in nature. Santa Fe also has more than 320 days of annual sunshine, four seasons and plenty of fresh air to go around. It’s the perfect place for visitors to lace up their hiking boots and start exploring. Trekking to the Rio Grande or the Sangre de Cristo Mountains are both appealing options on this day. Prefer to adventure on two wheels? There are plenty of bike trails to discover here as well. The Dale Ball trails in particular are pet-friendly routes for those in town with a canine companion in tow.
Day 2: Savor the Moment
Dedicate the second day of your stay to making the most of restaurant hopping. Whether you’re in the mood for mouthwatering Southwest fare, TexMex or cuisine inspired by far-flung destinations, you’ll find it all here and more. Tapas and wine selections are readily available at la Boca while Sazon is a top selection for traditional Mexican dishes. Head over to Café Pasqual’s when you’re longing for a robust southwest meal served up in colorful style.
Day 3: Find Time for Entertainment
While the Santa Fe scenery makes it tempting to spend all your time outdoors, a 5 day stay this way should definitely include some entertainment too. Consider booking tickets to a performance at the Santa Fe Opera House while you’re in town for a delightful addition to your experience. This locale is the perfect place to pair mountain scenery with arts and culture. Located at 301 Opera Drive, this 2,100-seat outdoor opera and entertainment venue is just as impressive in its architecture as it is because of the world-class performances welcomed to the stage throughout the year.
Day 4: Add History into the Mix
Santa Fe is a city packed with rich history and brimming over with just as many museums to explore that bring those stories to life for visitors. Dedicate this day to checking out a few of the top museum selections in town. The Museum of International Folk Art is situated at 706 Camino Lejo and hosts the largest collection of folk art in the world! It hosts four separate wings to explore and first opened to the public in 1953. The New Mexico Museum of Art is another must-see museum in Santa Fe for creative minds that’s located at 107 West Palace Avenue.
Day 5: Gain a New Perspective
Elevate your last day in Santa Fe by booking a one-of-a-kind air tour with Santa Fe Balloons. Offered May through October, these early morning excursions are a chance for visitors to get a bird’s eye perspective on the Santa Fe terrain while enjoying a thrilling ride that promises to be unforgettable.
Choose to Stay with Two Casitas
Enjoy every moment in Santa Fe and make sure you have luxurious accommodations to match by booking through Two Casitas. Reach out today to learn more about our incredible property options and to start planning.