Things to do in Santa Fe, NM


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Caution: Santa Fe, at 7,000 feet above sea level, is high desert. Drink plenty of water all the time and wear sunscreen and a hat when outdoors.

Hot Tips: Some things close seasonally. If there┬'s a must-do on your list, do some research and advance planning to make sure you can get there.

Caution: If you┬'re coming in summer, especially during Santa Fe Indian Market at the end of August, book early; rooms can sell out.

Hot Tips: Look for rate specials and packages, especially off-season.

Hot Tips: If restaurants accept reservations, make them, especially in summer or during holidays. Popular places can get busy at dinner time, especially around 7 to 7:30 pm.

Be Sure to Sample: The local green or red chile (ask for Christmas and you┬'ll get both) at one of the many New Mexican restaurants.

Caution: The 7,000-foot altitude amplifies the effects of alcohol for some.

Hot Tips: The Santa Fe Plaza, historic Eastside and Canyon Road are great for romantic strolls at night.

Caution: When shopping for luxury items, beware of shops that offer you a deal. Head for the door; reputable shops don┬'t usually do this.

Avoid: Shops near the plaza with ┬"Going out of Business┬" signs.

Hot Tips: For quality, authentic American Indian jewelry and handcrafted items at fair prices, check out the shops at the New Mexico History Museum and the Museum of Indian Arts and Culture.

Things to do in Santa Fe