A small city with strong ties to contemporary art and great entertainment, Santa Fe is the cultural heart of New Mexico. History buffs will revel in the city’s colorful and significant past. Foodies will savor the rich cornucopia of flavors and culinary traditions that abound. Families will find plenty to do together, and couples will be hard-pressed to find a more romantic location in the Southwest. The question is not what is there to do and see in Santa Fe; it’s how to fit all you can do and see into a day!

One of the very best ways to explore what Santa Fe has to offer is to take advantage of one of the many tours that are available. The kinds of tours you can experience are as unique and varied as the different aspects of the Santa Fe way of life.

There are a number of walking tours that reveal the hot spots and hidden gems of the city, all while giving you a little exercise. The City Different: A Walking Tour of Santa Fe, for example, is a tour de force of fun and information, led by local historian, Stefanie Beninato. Historic Walks of Santa Fe are guaranteed to introduce you to the very best that Santa Fe has to offer in terms of historical sites and attractions. You will be led by professional historians and art experts, and get a glimpse into the past through historical reenactments by professional actors.

For those who want to tour the city while sitting back and relaxing, consider one of Santa Fe’s several open-air tram tours. The Loretto Line Tour Company, for example, is Santa Fe’s oldest. Its eight-mile loop takes you through many of Santa Fe’s must-see places, including the art district of Canyon Road, the Santa Fe Museum Hill area, the historic Santa Fe Plaza, and the Palace of the Governors.

All aboard! Explore Santa Fe on the Santa Fe Southern Railroad for a truly unique touring experience. Train rides are available year-round, with special-event tours happening throughout the year. With unrivaled views of the impressive Galisteo Basin Overlook, these train tours are a one-of-a-kind experience that will change the way you think about train rides.

No matter which tour you choose, you will surely learn something new about Santa Fe and have a lot of fun in the process.