Voted one of the best shopping cities in the country in October, 2016, Santa Fe is now considered one of the premiere places to visit in the Southwest. It is also a great place to learn about the rich history of New Mexico while partaking in leisurely activities. The next time you plan a vacation, you may want to consider venturing to Santa Fe, named one of the best small cities in the country.


Santa Fe has a vibrant Hispanic and Native American community that influences all aspects of the city. Throughout the city, there are various museums, art galleries and small shops all highlighting the unique culture. According to , Santa Fe can be a wonderful place to find unique, handmade jewelry or pottery. It can also be a great place to shop for various other items such as handmade clothing or unique souvenirs. Within downtown, many of the adobe inspired stores have traditional Native American and Hispanic artwork that visitor can observe and purchase.


The downtown area also has fantastic restaurants that serve a wide variety of food. Downtown is the center for most activities and hundreds of visitors walk the streets daily. Some visitors also take small day trips to areas such as Taos and Bandelier National Monument. The ski slopes are also within a half hour of the city.


Tourism is the largest contributor to their local economy, with millions of people venturing to the city each year. Most tourists tout that the local residents are very friendly and helpful, always advising them on things to do while in the city. Overall, since most tourists enjoy their unique cultural experience in Santa Fe, you may want to consider it for your next vacation.