5 Things to Do in Santa Fe
Santa Fe is one of New Mexico’s great cities of culture and entertainment. Whether you’re planning a day trip, a weekend stay, or a full vacation, there are all sorts of exciting experiences to enjoy. We’ll get you started with our favorite five things to do in Santa Fe.
1. Museum of International Folk Art
The Museum of International Folk Art is one of the most interesting museums in New Mexico. With a wide range of displays and artwork from all around the world, you’ll discover much more than you expect. Aside from paintings and sculptures, there are ceramics and household objects, costumes, and even a range of toys from the childhoods of many different cultures. This museum is not only fascinating and educational but is also engaging for people in every age group. There are guided tours available and discounts for residents of New Mexico.
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2. Meow Wolf in Santa Fe
More than 200 artists come together to form Meow Wolf, an art collective company with a range of skills and techniques to share. Various unique talents combine to create an exciting and immersive experience with award-winning shows like House of Eternal Return. These experiences involve fantasy universes with interactive activities and exhibits with secret passages and portals to other lands. All ages enjoy the mesmerizing shows and displays.
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3. Ten Thousand Waves
Ten thousand waves is a restorative spa and lodge based on the traditional Japanese hot bath resorts. There are many mental, spiritual, and physical health benefits of a hot bath a good massage. The Ten Thousand Waves spa and lodge allows guests to completely relax and step into another world of stress-free serenity. You’ll enjoy outdoor hot tubs, peaceful gardens, massages, skin care, and highly rated traditional Japanese cuisine.
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4. Liquid Light Glass
Another beautiful experience that makes Santa Fe a one of a kind place to explore is the Liquid Light Glass gallery and studio. This is where you’ll find inspired sculptures, vases, and ornaments, made of blown -glass. Learn to make your own glass-blown art with one of their classes or visit to view the bright and brilliant works of art.
5. The Burning of Zozobra
To fully appreciate the culture of Santa Fe, the Burning of Zozobra can’t be topped. Zozobra is the name of the 50-foot tall paper and muslin puppet set up each year as a representation of a mythical monster. The Burning of Zozobra takes place on the Friday before Labor Day and is among the most consistently successful fundraising events in New Mexico. Funds from the event go towards improving educational opportunities for children.
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There are so many exciting activities to keep anyone occupied for weeks in Santa Fe. But this list should start you off in the right direction for a weekend away. What’s your favorite thing to do in Santa Fe?