- Our list of the best things to do in Santa Fe, New Mexico, features the top 59 nearby activities — including 38 great attractions with user approval ratings of 90% or more!
- Santa Fe, NM has a variety of great sights and experiences nearby. Top categories include: Museums & Galleries, Outdoor Places, Sights & Landmarks, and Adventures.
- The results below include the top 34 things to do within the city of Santa Fe, NM , followed by 25 popular activities in nearby cities, including Los Alamos, Cerrillos, Chimayo, Madrid, Tesuque, Cochiti Pueblo, Las Vegas and Taos
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State Highway 281, Las Vegas, NM 87701 MoreLess Info
The cultural history of New Mexico and the wildlife are preserved within the Las Vegas National Wildlife Refuge. Recreation activities within the refuge include hunting, fishing, photography, wildlife observation, and historical tours.
Take an easy one-mile hike from the parking area and enjoy a free soak at Spence Hot Springs. The site includes several, naturally formed soaking pools situated in the side of a hill overlooking a canyon in the Santa Fe National Forest.
The Valles Caldera National Preserves features an 89,000 acre ranch situated inside of a volcanic caldera. Depending on the season, visitors enjoy skiing, hiking, hunting, fishing, and horseback riding while enjoying breathtaking vistas.
The Jemez Mountain Trail is a National Scenic Byway that runs through New Mexico's Jemez Mountains. If offers scenic mountain views, and passes by waterfalls, red rock formations, other wilderness vistas, and a number of hiking trails branch from it.
Passing through the Jemez Pueblo, the Jemez Trail National Scenic Byway provides views of and access to several nature areas. Among those are Red Rocks of the Jemez, Soda Dam, Battleship Rock and the Valles Caldera National Preserve.
Showing historic and vintage automobiles, the J&R Vintage Auto Museum offers exhibits for all car enthusiasts. Exhibits and cars on display include a 1918 Model T, 1917 Marmon, 1969 Cougar, and many miniature die cast cars.
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39 Snowline Road, Cedar Crest, NM MoreLess Info
Cedar Crest Country Cottage and Stables offers a variety of horseback trail rides ranging from one to four hours in length. Trails lead through the Cibila National Forest among the Sandia mountains.