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Explore Santa Fe

Surrounded by breathtaking landscapes and skies that have captivated artists for centuries, Santa Fe provides an adventure in all seasons. We encourage you to explore the unique spirit of Northern New Mexico. Easy day trips take you to ancient dwellings and still-inhabited Pueblos with opportunities to learn about the area’s rich culture and history. Each season offers something new for the outdoor enthusiast. Shoppers will revel in the hundreds of shops and galleries throughout Santa Fe as well as its many annual markets and festivals. Sumptuous restaurants offer a wide variety of cuisines, and the world-renown Santa Fe Opera provides performances under the stars. The Five Graces staff is at your service to plan enchanting day trips, make dining suggestions and reservations, or arrange a once-in-a-lifetime adventure.

Santa Fe Plaza

Neighborhood

The Five Graces, near everything downtown, is just two blocks away from the Plaza and the Palace of the Governors, and is right in the heart of the city. The Inn is adjacent to the Santa Fe Playhouse and directly across Old Santa Fe Trail from the oldest church in the United States, the San Miguel Mission. The cultural, historic and retail centers of Santa Fe are just blocks from the Inn, as is Canyon Road, a lively thoroughfare of galleries, shops and restaurants.

Within the city limits are some remarkable museums – the Georgia O’Keefe Museum, the Museum of Indian Arts and Culture, the New Mexico Museum of Art, the Museum of Spanish Colonial Art, the New Mexico History Museum and the Museum of International Folk Art, drawing visitors from around the world.

Dining

The Five Graces is steps away from some of the best restaurants Santa Fe has to offer, with over 100 restaurants within a few blocks of downtown.

Activities

Surrounded by breathtaking landscapes and skies that have captivated artists for centuries, Santa Fe provides an adventure in all seasons.

Santa Fe Hiking
Santa Fe Aspen Vista Hiking Five Graces

Outdoor

The area around the city is magnificent and well worth exploring. You will find at Bandelier National Monument the ancient, 12th century cliff dwellings of the Anasazi. The Sangre de Cristo Mountains span the horizon east of the city and the Jemez Mountains stretch out to the west.

Santa Fe David Richards Gallery

Museums & Culture

Within the city limits are some remarkable museums – Georgia O’Keefe Museum, Museum of Indian Arts and Culture, New Mexico Museum of Art, Museum of Spanish Colonial Art, New Mexico History Museum and Museum of International Folk Art, drawing visitors from around the world.

Santa Fe Plaza Local Jewelry

Shopping

Shoppers will revel in the hundreds of shops and galleries throughout Santa Fe as well as its many annual markets and festivals. The cultural, historic and retail centers of Santa Fe are just blocks from the Inn, as is Canyon Road, a lively thoroughfare of galleries, shops and restaurants.

Santa Fe Winter Landscape

Weather

  • Very dry, high desert climate with intense sunlight.
  • More than 300 sunny days per year.
  • The highest temperatures in July and August are 80-90 °F (26-32 °C).
  • Only 3-6 days per year with 90+°F (32+ °C) highs.
  • The Santa Fe rainy season is generally July through August.
  • Santa Fe averages only 14 inches of rain annually.
  • Snow season occurs from November through April.
  • Average: 32 inches of snow in Santa Fe and 300 inches in the ski areas.
Santa Fe Seasons

What to pack

  • Layered Clothing. Mornings and evenings are cool even in the summer.
  • Walking Shoes. Walking is the preferred means of site seeing.
  • Sunscreen. Sunburns are possible even in winter.
  • Hat/Visor/Sunglasses. Santa Fe has over 300 sunny days annually.
  • Camera. Santa Fe has stunning natural beauty and unique architecture.
  • Credit Card. Many local businesses don’t accept checks.
  • An additional bag to carry home your gifts and souvenirs.