- The list below includes 47 free or cheap things to do in or near Santa Fe, New Mexico, including 48 different types of inexpensive activities like Art Museum, Religious Buildings, Movie Theaters and Art Gallery.
- From Outspire Hiking & Snowshoeing to Hyde Memorial Park, there are a variety of budget-friendly attractions in Santa Fe and in nearby cities within 25 miles like Los Alamos, Cerrillos, Chimayo and Madrid.
Outspire Hiking & Snowshoeing provides guides, outfitting and customized tours revolving around hiking and snowshoeing on alpine trails and high desert canyons. Their standard trips can last from two hours to a full day.
Located in the Sangre de Cristo Mountains, Hyde Memorial State Park is situated on heavily wooded terrain along Little Tesuque Creek. The park features campsites, 4.2 miles of hiking trails, picnic facilities, a playground and wildlife viewing areas.
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Cathedral Place at San Francisco St., Santa Fe, NM 87501 MoreLess Info
Built in the late 19th-century, Saint Francis Cathedral is known for its Romanesque design and can be seen from the historic Plaza District. This place of worship features a statue of the Virgin Mary brought from Spain in 1625, abundantly beautiful artwork, and stained glass.
The Loretta Chapel, built in Gothic-Revival style, was completed in 1878. Most visitors to this site are there to see the 'Miraculous Staircase' which rises 22-feet up to the loft and includes two 360-degree turns with no visible means of support.
Recently called one of the top 10 farmers markets in the United States, the Santa Fe Farmers Market is held within the Santa Fe Rail Yard. Shoppers can buy locally grown fresh flowers and produce along with crafts of local artists.
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Museum Hill, 715 Camino Lejo - off Old Santa Fe Trail, Santa Fe, NM 87505 MoreLess Info
The Santa Fe Botanical Garden is more than 14 acres and includes many desert plants and other non-native plants. There are dry and meadow gardens, fruit orchards, courtyards and a bicycle trail.
The Museum of International Folk Art opened in 1953 and has since grown to contain the largest collection of folk art in the world. With four separate wings, dedicated to presenting different exhibits and forums, this museum is a must-visit destination.
The collection housed at the Museum of Indian Arts & Culture is composed of roughly 42,000 individual pieces. Most of it is focused on traditional Native American art, but there are some items of modern Southwest art as well.