Things To Do

Things To Do


  • New Mexico Guide
    Art Shows and Gallery Openings throughout New Mexico
  • Bradbury Science Museum
    Interactive exhibits on the history of Los Alamos National Laboratory and its research.
  • Georgia O'Keeffe Museum
    Dedicated to the art of Georgia O'Keeffe and to the study of American Modernism; includes photographs by Alfred Steiglitz.
  • Museum of New Mexico
    Operates four museums and five monuments throughout New Mexico.
  • Museum of Fine Arts
    Located in Santa Fe, and part of the Museum of New Mexico, features more than 20,000 works of arts from the Southwest.
  • El Museo Cultural de Santa Fe
    The museum showcases and promotes Spanish art, culture and history.
  • Institute of American Indian Arts Museum
    The museum is dedicated to showcasing contemporary Native American fine arts.
  • Museum of Spanish Colonial Art
    This is the only museum dedicated to New Mexico's Spanish culture and art.
  • Wheelwright Museum of the American Indian
    The museum was founded to preserve and present the ceremonial heritage of the Navajo people.
  • Site Santa Fe
    Offers a venue for exhibitions of artists along with public programs.
  • Palace of the Governors
    Built in 1610, the museum chronicles the history of Santa Fe and the Southwest.


  • New Mexico Symphony Orchestra
    Presents classics, pops, and special concerts throughout the year.
  • Santa Fe Chamber Music Festival
    One of the world's leading performing arts festivals, featuring over 80 events during its annual summer season.
  • Santa Fe Jazz Festival
    The three-week-long festival featuring some 20 concerts by world-renowned jazz and world music artists and multiple youth concerts by the same artists.
  • Santa Fe Opera
    Features operas ranging from Mozart masterpieces to Offenbach's comedies to highly anticipated world premieres.
  • Los Alamos Symphony Orchestra
    An amateur community orchestra which provides performance opportunities for local musicians.
  • Santa Fe Bandstand
    The free concerts feature a wide variety of music, including blues, Latin, country, rock, reggae, R&B, jazz, bluegrass, folk and world-beat music.
  • Santa Fe Desert Chorale
    With six centuries of music from which to choose, the chorale performs its magic in several venues around town.
  • Santa Fe Pro Musica Chamber Orchestra and Ensemble
    Specializing in music written for chamber orchestra and smaller ensembles.
  • Santa Fe Symphony Orchestra and Chorus
    The Santa Fe Symphony Orchestra and Chorus presents a popular subscription series of concerts and special events, such as a fall concert and a Christmas concert at the Lensic.

Dance and Theater...

  • New Mexico Ballet
    Established in 1972, this ballet company performs both modern and classical dance.
  • The Lensic
    Santa Fe's Performing Arts Center.
  • Los Alamos Little Theater
    A small community theatre in Los Alamos.
  • Aspen Santa Fe Ballet
    The only professional ballet company in New Mexico, performs year-round and has gained international attention.
  • Institute for Spanish Arts
    The school helps sponsor various productions through the summer, including events at the Maris Benitez Cabaret at The Lodge at Santa Fe.
  • Santa Fe Playhouse
    The playhouse is said to be the oldest, continuously running theatre west of the Mississippi River.  It offers never produced playwrights the chance to see their work onstage and first-time actors the opportunity to perform with seasoned players.  Each season offers comedies, dramas and musicals.
  • Moving People Dance Theatre
    A contemporary dance company with a style grounded in classical technical techniques but with a fresh vision and innovations.
  • Wise Fool New Mexico
    Wise Fool seeks to ignite imagination, build community, and promote social justice through performances in the arts of circus, puppetry, and theatre.  Expect, among other things, fire dancing, aerobatics and stilt walking.

Sports and Recreation...

  • Bandelier National Monument
    Located near Los Alamos, New Mexico, this National Park is famous for its ancestral Pueblo dwellings, and includes over 23,000 acres of designated wilderness.
  • Carlsbad Caverns
    A park built to preserve a fossil reef of 100 known caves including the world's largest underground chamber, Carlsbad Cavern.
  • Living Desert Zoo and Gardens
    A living museum, located in Carlsbad, with over 40 native animal species and succulents from around the world, includes indoor and outdoor exhibits.
  • White Sands National Monument
    On the northern end of the Chihuahuan Desert near Alamogordo is the world's largest gypsum (white sand) dunes.



Hiking and Camping...

Water Sports (Fishing, Boating Rafting, Swimming)...


 Shopping and Dining...

Culinary Schools...

For Kids...

For Seniors...

For Your Pets...

Special Attractions...

  • Indian Market
    Sponsored by the Southwestern Association for Indian Arts, showcases over 1,200 artists from about 100 tribes, and attracts an estimated 100,000 visitors to Santa Fe from all over the world.
  • Spanish Market
    Sponsored by the Museum of Spanish Colonial Art, this Market supports the artistic growth of Hispanic artists native to New Mexico and southern Colorado working in traditional art forms, and holds events and workshops throughout the year.
  • Zozobra
    Each year since 1926, to kick off the annual Fiestas de Santa Fe on the weekend following Labor Day, Will Shuster's Zozobra (a 50-foot marionette), is burned in a grand festival attended by tens of thousands of people.
  • Loretto Chapel
    A Santa Fe landmark, this Gothic chapel features a "miraculous" staircase built by a mystery carpenter who appeared in answer to the nuns' prayers for a much-needed staircase to the choir loft.


Contact Information

Susan Orth
City Different Realty
518 Old Santa Fe Trail #190
Santa Fe NM 87505