Santa Fe, New Mexico, the city of “holy faith,” has a rich history and plenty of culture to explore. If your family is looking for some time away together, this city truly has something for everyone. Check out these fun places to visit and cool ways to make your stay extra special.
If visiting old churches gets your brain juices flowing, this city is perfect for you. History, faith, migration, art, and culture are all mixed together, so take a tour of the many-many religious buildings in this faith-filled city. After all, the founding name of Santa Fe was “La Villa Real de la Santa Fé de San Francisco de Asís” (“The Royal Town of the Holy Faith of St. Francis of Assisi”). For the deepest history, head to the San Miguel Chapel which is said to be the oldest religious structure in the US, constructed from adobe in 1610.
If an adobe abode seems like the perfect dwelling for your vacation, the city has plenty to choose from. This adobe vacation home is smartly outfitted and completely authentic. The traditional Kiva fireplace and desert landscape are incorporated with modern details for the perfect balance of old and new.
Art lovers and female historians will love the Georgia O’ Keeffe Museum. O’Keeffe’s work holds the spotlight, but her contemporaries and followers also adorn the walls and halls. This museum, like so many others, is located in the downtown historic plaza area.
If a desert artist’s retreat is something you’ve longed for, this gorgeously decorated vacation home is beyond inspiring. Set up your paints in this back yard and try your hand at some sunscapes and landscapes.
Other homes of interest include some of the US’s oldest and longest inhabited structures. The De Vargas Street House claims to be the oldest home in the country, built circa 1646. For some deeper history, head out to two of the oldest most continuously inhabited communities: Taos Pueblo and Acoma Pueblo. These structures were built as early as 1000 AD.