Fun Things to Do While Visiting Santa Fe

New Mexicans joke that one may ski and golf in the same day! Santa Fe boasts over 300 days of sunshine each year that are perfect for hiking, white water rafting, and horseback riding. Downtown Santa Fe Hotel, Santa Fe Sage Inn,  is centrally located for hotel guests to walk to nearby train rides, cooking lessons and yoga classes. Featured below are several things to go do while staying in Santa Fe.

Ski Santa Fe is nestled high in the beautiful Sangre de Cristo Mountains just 15 miles from the Santa Fe Sage Inn. With a base elevation of 10,350 feet, you’ll feel like you’re on top of the world at Ski Santa Fe. The Millennium Triple Chairlift will take snow sport enthusiasts to a new height of 12,075 feet and some of the Southwest’s finest skiing. Come enjoy Ski Santa Fe and your favorite Santa Fe Hotel, the Santa Fe Sage Inn.

Popular Santa Fe Museum Exhibitions: 

If you're a Georgia O'Keeffe fan you can't miss out on, The Natural World, O’Keefes personal collection of natural items such as rocks, shells, sun-bleached bones, and feathers. Items that she felt had personal connections to a place or time, or were of special meaning to her. Seeing Beyond also on display, explores how Georgia O’Keeffe sought out different perspectives to inspire her abstract compositions.The O’Keeffe Museum has partnered with the Albuquerque-based design firm Electric Playhouse to create an immersive interactive environment in which projections of floating clouds respond to a person’s presence.

The New Mexico Museum of Art’s, Alcoves 2020 series continues the tradition that began in 1917, with a series of six exhibitions featuring the work of artists living in New Mexico right now. Current featured artists include; Debra Baxter, Amy Ellingson, Munson Hunt, Jonathan Parker, and Todd Ryan White. The exhibition runs from now until April 12th. Also at the New Mexico Museum of Art until April 19th is, The birth, death and resurrection of Christ: from Michelangelo to Tiepolo, this exhibition focuses on the three major stages of Christ’s life: his incarnation, in the form of the Nativity; his Crucifixion; and finally the Resurrection.  

Palace Seen and Unseen, a new, long-term exhibit opening April 19, 2020, at the New Mexico History Museum, delves into more than 400 years of Palace of the Governors 400-year history.

 Sewing Stories of Displacement at the International Folk Art Museum is running now until September 27th. Since the 1960s, people who have been displaced throughout the world have embroidered the stories of their forced migrations, new transitions, and memories of more stable lives. Through these textiles, they have been able to document their experiences, share their perspectives, and help supplement their income during desperate times.

Whitewater Rafting Season:

New Mexico's Whitewater Rafting Season starts in mid-April, as ski areas close down and the snow begins to melt. This is the beginning of the "High Water" rafting season. The early season until mid-June offers the biggest excitement and whitewater features. Increasing temperatures and declining water levels as summer progresses lead to New Mexico's technical late season runs. This is a great time for families to go rafting in New Mexico and lasts through the first week of September in most years.