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Things To Do

Your collective experiences are what make your New Mexico vacation truly memorable. Enjoy an authentic Santa Fe getaway by knowing the activities to do when you stay at the Inn and Spa at Loretto. Whether it’s taking a walk around downtown or getting away from the city for a day trip, you’ll find all of the best things to do in Santa Fe right here.

Day Trips and Pueblos

Santa Fe, and the Inn and Spa at Loretto offer the perfect home base for exploring Northern New Mexico’s cultural corridor. From ancient ruins and Native American Pueblos to sacred sites and natural wonders, you’ll be delighted by the many opportunities that are available just a short drive from downtown Santa Fe. Below are a few of our favorite destinations for day trips to get your Santa Fe activities started.

  • Bandelier National Monument
  • Pecos National Monument
  • Jemez Pueblo
  • Acoma Sky City
  • Taos Pueblo
  • Soda Dam, Jemez Mountains
  • Nambe Falls
  • Chimayo, NM featuring the famed Santuario de Guadalupe
  • Madrid, NM art community
  • Ojo Caliente
  • Tent Rocks
  • Bosque del Apache
  • Rio Grande Gorge
  • Dixon, NM
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Outdoor Adventures

If you thrive on adventure, you'll find virtually unlimited things to do in Santa Fe, New Mexico. In warmer months, golf is a favorite among visitors to the area, which offers a variety of challenging courses. The Sangre de Cristo Mountains feature miles of excellent hiking and biking trails through pristine wilderness. And in winter, Santa Fe is a paradise for downhill skiers and snowboarders. Ski Santa Fe, 16 miles north of Santa Fe, is open from Thanksgiving through Easter and offers 67 trails and a freestyle park, beautiful panoramic mountain vistas and endless fun beneath the winter sun.

Just a few of the many Santa Fe activities you can enjoy include:

  • Skiing
  • Golfing
  • Hiking
  • Biking
  • Fishing 
  • Rafting
  • Horseback Riding
  • Hot Air Ballooning

Offering some of the city's finest shops and galleries, the Inn and Spa at Loretto is home to several shops and galleries, creating the perfect onsite retail corridor for window-shopping, gallery hopping and gift buying.

Purchase your lasting memories at these fine Loretto Shops:

Handwoven Originals Santa Fe
Tours and Day Trips

Santa Fe has a wide variety of things to do for art lovers, music and opera lovers, history buffs, foodies, and nature and adventure lovers. If you're interested in learning about the area you are visiting, then book a tour with one of these local experts and immerse yourself in true Santa Fe culture.

  • Loretto Line
  • Santa Fe Walkabouts
  • Santa Fe Walking Tours
  • Ghost Tours of New Mexico
  • Abiquiu Ghost Ranch
  • Canyon Road Tours
  • New Mexico Wine Tours
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