When Is The Best Time to Visit Santa Fe?

Year-round, a trip to Santa Fe promises to be an inspiring experience for travelers. No matter what season you arrive, you’ll find something new to enjoy and discover. That said, every season comes with its own charms, so knowing when to head this way to fit your travel preferences can elevate your vacation even further. Take a look and see what season is right for your next getaway to Santa Fe.

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If you’re an outdoor enthusiast who loves mild temperatures ranging in the 60s and 70s, spring in Santa Fe is ideal. Early spring comes with fewer crowds to contend with as well. The picture-perfect weather patterns this time of year make it a great season for hiking or enjoying a picnic lunch. Head over to Pecos National Park for amazing exploration opportunities while places like the Sangre de Cristo Mountains offer up stunning terrain to explore too. Mild spring temperatures also lend themselves to time strolling through Santa Fe’s Historic District comfortably and enjoying one of the many restaurants. Take time to check out the Loretto Chapel and the Palace of the Governors without a care in the world.


santa fe history museumThis is the city’s busiest season, but it’s also the most vibrant for those that love to be a part of the fun! The weather is hot and dry in the summer and often includes impressive rainstorms in July and August. If you head this way in the summer, you’ll be just in time to make the most of the city’s many art markets as well as the impressive annual opera lineup. When temperatures rise, summer is a great time to get inside and go shopping too. Take time to browse everything from home goods and local crafts as well as apparel and souvenirs when you’re spending time in Santa Fe this summer.


Finding your way to Santa Fe in the fall is a great chance to soak up the scenic and colorful views. Consider hopping in the car and hitting up one of the most iconic routes running from Santa Fe to Taos for truly spectacular sights. Days are typically crisp and cool in the fall while the aspen groves here see changing colors as well that lean towards gold. Taking a Jeep tour is a great way to admire the many colors of the season. Fall is also the time of year that Santa Fe welcomes many annual events and festivals including Wine and Chile Fiesta.


santa fe skiingSanta Fe’s high desert climate means there is plenty of snow to go around with winter rolls in. This makes it a great place for ski enthusiasts to get their fill at Santa Fe Ski Basin. When a day of outdoor fun leaves visitors longing to warm up, Santa Fe’s restaurant scene is always a treat. Places like Tune-Up Café, La Casa Sena, and Coyote Café are all great options for curbing a craving or two. Winter is also a wonderful season for exploring museums. Santa Fe is home to fantastic destinations like the Museum of Indian Arts & Culture as well as the Georgia O’Keeffe Museum which highlights creativity, history, and culture alike with every visit.

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