Things to do in Santa Fe




Easter Pilgrimage to Santuario de Chimayo

Easter 2006

Reflections of the American West

The Art of Robert De Leon, June 30-July 1, 2006

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Santa Fe Opera

Shows all Season, Opening June, 29, 2006

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Buckaroo Ball

June 16, 17, & 18 2006

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Traditional Spanish Market Events

July 27 - 30, 2006

Santa Fe Wine & Chile Fiesta

September 27 - October 1, 2006

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Balloon Fiesta

October 6 - 15, 2006

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Dia de los Muertos

Indian Market

August 18 - 20, 2006

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Weekend following Labor Day

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Winter Spanish Market

December 2-3, 2006

Santa Fe Film Festival

December 6-10, 2006

Christmas as the Palace

December 8-10

Las Posadas

December 10th, 2006

If you're looking for things to do in Santa Fe, you've come to the right place. We have listed the major events that Santa Fe is famous for. There are lots more things, and you'll discover more while exploring the other Santa Fe links from this page.

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Santa Fe is America’s oldest capital city, and has been occupied since 1050. Even though archeologists agree that the settlement was abandoned about 200 years before the Spanish arrived, the region was claimed as the "Kingdom of Mexico" in 1540. Today’s capital was founded in 1607, the same year in which the colonists landed at Jamestown on the Virginia coast. The Palace of the Governors, the oldest continuously used public building in the United States survives from that period, when the rest of Santa Fe was destroyed by fire.

Between 1692 and 1821, as the capital of the Spanish Empire, Santa Fe prospered and grew as a city, emerging as the capital of the Province of New Mexico when Mexico gained its independence from Spain in 1821. In 1846, New Mexico changed hands again, to become a Territory of the United States along with California.

There is lots to see and do in Santa Fe.

Swimming and Athletic Facilities

Four city-operated public swimming pools are open from 6 a.m. to 8:30 p.m. daily, from Memorial Day through Labor Day. Schedules may change on the weekend. Three pools are outdoor only. Fort Marcy is indoors and open year-round. Each pool has times set aside for recreational, lap and group swimming. Fort Marcy also offers water-aerobics classes. Admission for all pool locations: 30 cents for ages 7 and under; 75 cents for ages 8-12 and seniors; $1.50 for ages 13-18; and ages 19-59 are $1.85. Call 955.2511

Genoveva Chavez Community Center

3221 Rodeo Road, next to the Rodeo Grounds 955.4000, 955.4001, 955.4002
Santa Fe's newest addition to the city's swimming facilities.

The indoor pool is immense, with a 50-meter lap pool, spa sauna, therapy pool and leisure pool with two slides.

Dozens of classes and programs are available on site, as well as extensive fitness facilities. The pools and ice skating rink are open year-round. Hours for the center are 6 a.m. to 10 p.m. Monday-Friday; 8 a.m. to 10 p.m. Saturday and 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Sunday.

The Chavez Center is open to the public. Daily drop-in fees cover all activities at the Center except for classes and programs. Corporate rates and low income discounts are available. Admission varies per activity, and it is recommended that participants buy a pass if you will be here for a lengthy stay to save money.

Here are some pdf files with more information on swimming and aquatics, the Ice Arena and Ice Hockey, the Gymnasium, the Weight Room, Massage and Fitness Training. See more photos at the Photo Gallery.

Fort Marcy/Magers Field Complex

490 Washington Ave. 955.4998
Ft. Marcy has varied amenities: For a complete activity guide from the City of Santa Fe Parks and Recreation Center, call 955.2500 or stop by the Fort Marcy Complex. Click Here for a pdf information file with Fort Marcy Activities.

• Tot Pool
• Indoor Pool
• Gymnasium
• Weight Room
• Community Room
• Racquetball Courts
• Outdoor Fields
• Outdoor Walking Path
• Swimming Lessons
Complex Hours
Monday - Friday 6:00 am - 8:30 pm
Saturday 8:00 am - 6:30 pm
Sunday 12:00 pm - 5:30 pm

Bicentennial Park & Pool

1043 Alto St. 955.4778
Outdoor Swimming

Salvador Perez Park & Pool

601 Alta Vista St . 955.2604
Swimming/Weightlifting and more.

Trails and Parks

Santa Fe has a variety of trails and public paths that encourage outdoor recreation and promote fitness. Some trails link parks and other destinations, creating greenways through densely developed areas. Others, such as the Rail Trail, extend well into Santa Fe County through less developed landscape. So, put on your walking, running, or hiking shoes - or get out your bike or skates - and take advantage of the trails that Santa Fe has to offer. GET A TRAIL MAP

Santa Fe has many outdoor acitivites and commercial events throughout the year. Download a pdf of the 2005 event schedule.


If tennis is your game, the City provides eight facilities free of charge. Reservations are not necessary for the following courts:

Herb Martinez Park
2240 Camino Carlos Rey

Larragoite Park
Agua Fria St. and Avenida Cristibal Colin

Salvador Perrez Park
601 Alta Vista St.

Bicentennial Park
1043 Alto St.

Atalaya Park
717 Camino Cabra

Dr. Richard Angle Park
Calle Medico

Fort Marcy Complex
490 Washington Ave.

Galisteo Tennis Courts
2721 Galisteo Court

There are four local clubs with private tennis courts:

Club El Gancho 988.5000
Sangre de Cristo Racquet Club 983.7978
Santa Fe Country Club 471.3378 Ext. 22
Shellaberger Tennis Center 473.6144

Sports & Fitness


Golf is almost a year-round activity in New Mexico. It does get a bit chilly in January and February, but snow tends to melt rapidly off the courses, so one can play almost every day. The following are courses within an hour and a half drive of Santa Fe.

Marty Sanchez Links de Santa Fe

205 Caja del Rio, 955-4400
Marty Sanchez Links de Santa Fe is the City of Santa Fe’s finest golf course offering inspirational views of the mountain ranges surrounding the ‘City Different.’ The links gallery offers a stunning backdrop on every tee box with 18 championship holes and the finest 9-hole par 3 in the Southwest called “The Great 28.” The golf course and driving range are open 7 days a week from sunrise to sunset.

There is a full pro-shop selling the finest golf equipment and golfing apparel. Golf lessons for all ages are available with our professional staff who are also eager to answer any questions you may have. After your round of golf, stop by the Fairway Café for a full selection of cold beverages and a meal.

For general information, and if you are interested in scheduling a golf tournament or golf outing, call the Pro-Shop at 955-4400.

Click Here for a pdf of the 2005 rates, hours, and a coupon for Links De Santa Fe. Or check out the Website.

Towa Golf Resort North of Santa Fe 455.9000

On U.S. 84/285 877.465.3489
Just 15 minutes from the Santa Fe Plaza is the newest golf club in the area. It opened 18 of its 36 holes in Sept. 2001. The course has the only island green in the state of New Mexico. Also at Towa are a large clubhouse, pro shop and restaurant. Call the number above for tee times.

Pueblo de Cochiti One Clubhouse Dr. 281.6000

(Half a mile west of North N.M. 14, about 40 miles from the Plaza)
This course, designed by Robert Trent Jones Jr., offers remarkable views. From the three tee-box locations, the course measures 6,451, 5,996 and 5,292 yards. Call the number above for tee times.

Los Alamos Golf Club 662.8139

This older-style course is made for straight hitters, has two tee locations and measures 6,440 and 5,499 yards. Call the number above for tee times.

Angel Fire 377.3055

Approximately an hour and a half from Santa Fe. It offers the area's only mountain course. With three tee-box locations, the course measures 6,624, 6,268 and 5,328 yards. The course has an excellent short-game practice area. Call the number above for tee times.

Snowboarding and Skiing

When the air turns cool and the leaves drop from the aspens, many residents dig out their skis and snowboards. New Mexico has numerous ski areas, mainly in the northern portion of the state. Call the following numbers for information on special seasonal activities at these nearby ski areas:

Ski Santa Fe 982.4429

Approximately 30 minutes from Santa Fe in the Sangre de Cristo Mountains, the Santa Fe Ski Area features 43 trails served by seven lifts. The season runs from Thanksgiving until Easter and the lifts are open from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. daily. 20% of the terrain is rated as easy (or green), 40% is more difficult (blue) and 40 % is most difficult (black). The ski area provides ski and snowboard rentals and lessons, restaurants, day care and a small apparel boutique. Lodging is not available.

Taos Ski Valley 982.9600

Some of the best skiing in the country can be found at this resort, which is approximately 69 miles north of Santa Fe. The season runs from Thanksgiving until April 8, and lifts are open from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. daily. Seventy-two trails are serviced by 12 lifts, including four quads. 20% of the terrain is classified for beginners, 24% is intermediate, 45 % is advanced and 11% is expert. Snowboards are not allowed. All amenities, including lodging, restaurants, ski school and ski rental are available. - map -

Angel Fire Ski Area 377.6401

Northeast of Santa Fe near Taos, Angel Fire maintains 67 trails serviced by six lifts, including two high-speed quads. It has New Mexico's only halfpipe and three terrain parks for snowboarders. The season runs from the day before Thanksgiving until the first Sunday in April. Lifts are open from 9 a.m. until 4:30 p.m. daily. 31% of the runs are considered easy (green), 48% is more difficult (blue) and 21% is most difficult (black). Amenities include restaurants, ski school and rental, snowboarding and lessons, cross-country skiing and a tubing hill. Lodging is available.

Pajarito Ski Area 662.5725 - 888.662.SNOW

Just outside of Los Alamos, Pajarito maintains five lifts serving 37 trails. The season runs from mid-December through mid-April, including all federal holidays except Christmas. Lifts are open from 9 a.m. until 4 p.m., Saturday and Sunday. 20% of the runs are rated easy (green), 50% are more difficult (blue) and 30% are most difficult (black). The ski area provides a rental shop and cafeteria. Lodging is not available.

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