The new year brings the promise of renewal—a chance to slow down, try new things, seek new travel adventures, and savor life to the fullest. All of this and more awaits you in one of the world’s most dazzling destinations, Santa Fe County. Spend the day skiing some of the best powder in the Southwest, then luxuriate in bliss at a world-class spa. Experience the healing power of a traditional sweat lodge, then take a captivating tour of the region’s history, culture and landscape. Discover the charms of chocolate during an immersive tasting experience. In need of some quality time with your besties? Santa Fe County is the ideal destination for a girlfriend getaway, with unique shopping, dining, and outdoor adventures. Spend some time this new year in a magical part of the Southwest and discover why Santa Fe County is one of the most world’s celebrated destinations.
Our world-class spas are unrivaled and can restore your body, mind and spirit from any lingering holiday stress. Steep yourself in serenity at Ojo Santa Fe, a lush 77 acre spa resort featuring natural spring fed waters that are gently heated to various temperatures natural hot springs , featuring secluded pools of spring-fed waters and enchanting gardens and pathways. Find rejuvenation in a high-mountain hot tub beneath towering pines at Ten Thousand Waves, inspired by traditional Japanese mountain hot springs resorts. Indulge your senses at the Spa at Four Seasons Resort Rancho Encantado Santa Fe with an enticing Chocolate Truffle Body Wrap that is rich with antioxidants to deeply hydrate and refine your skin’s appearance. Guests who stay at the Bishop's Lodge Auberge Resorts Collection — Santa Fe can relax at the resort’s Stream Dance Spa with a head-to-toe Ayurvedic massage enhanced by lightly scented oils, customized to support your body and based on a 5,000 year-old health practice.
Ritual for Renewal
Experience a traditional Temazcal Renewal ceremony, a sacred ritual of renewal for Native people that engages the four elements of water, fire, earth and air at Ojo Santa Fe Spa Resort. Guests will take part in a ceremony that symbolizes the four seasons, the four directions and the four stages of life. The ceremony includes traditions that offer blessings of introspection, cleansing, gratitude, and renewal.
For a fun getaway with your favorite girlfriends, Santa Fe County is one of the Best Girls’ Trip Destinations in the U.S., according to Cosmopolitan magazine, which raves about our enchanting sunsets, incredible restaurants, art galleries and spas. We agree, and we’ll add that the shopping is unparalleled, thanks to unique boutiques, gift, clothing and jewelry stores, and other one-of-a-kind treasure troves. For outdoor adventure, the nearly 25-mile Dale Ball Trail system offers hiking on superb trails with stunning views that wind through the foothills of the Sangre de Cristo Mountains. Sky Railway, an adventure train unlike any other, offers thrilling themed train rides: solve a murder mystery, learn about the lore of the land, or ride a night train into New Mexico’s deep, dark, starry sky for Stargazers.
For legendary powder, breathtaking views and brilliant sunlight, head to Ski Santa Fe, one of the top ski destinations in the Southwest. Snowboarders and skiers alike treasure this family-friendly ski area, with a base elevation of 10,350 feet and 86 trails for all levels. Located only 16 miles from downtown Santa Fe, Ski Santa Fe offers slope-side entertainment with live music every Saturday on the deck of Totemoff's Bar, where you can fuel up with green chile stew and hot chocolate.
The Four Seasons Resort Rancho Encantado Santa Fe offers its guests exclusive tours to spectacular places in and around Santa Fe County (weather permitting), including a day at Ghost Ranch. This magical property was once the home of iconic artist Georgia O’Keeffe, who painted this dramatic red-rock landscape. The tour includes hiking, horseback riding, and an exploration of the archaeology and paleontology of the area. (Half- and full-day tours are available.)
Explore an otherworldly landscape in the majestic valley of the country’s oldest caldera, formed one million years ago, on the “Valles Caldera E-Bike Tour.” The five-hour moderate e-bike ride and hike reveal stunning geological formations created by volcanic activity in the dramatic Jemez Mountains.
Journey to the ancient lands of Ancestral Puebloans on the “Ancient to Present Tour – Bandelier.” The half-day tour takes you to Bandelier National Monument to visit a 14th-century pueblo located deep in Frijoles Canyon. Explore the ancient village, climbing ladders into kivas and pondering the meaning of petroglyphs pecked into the soaring cliffs.
The Charms of Chocolate
Guests at Bishop's Lodge Auberge Resorts Collection —Santa Fe can taste the rich history of chocolate with a mouth-watering Chocolate Immersion experience. Held in partnership with Kakawa Chocolate House (ka-KA-wa), Santa Fe’s celebrated chocolate shop, the tasting will take you back in time to learn about chocolate elixir recipes from Colonial America and Colonial Mexico. Sample drinks crafted from historic recipes with ingredients such as cherry-chili, hibiscus flower, mezcal and acai.
A Fabulous Film Fest
The Santa Fe Film Festival, one of the world’s longest-running film festivals, returns for a gala celebration of independent features, documentaries and shorts, along with panels, workshops, award ceremonies and more.
Friday, February 2 through Sunday, February 11, 2024 in theaters throughout Santa Fe
A Wondrous Winterfest
Nine fun-filled days of art gallery exhibitions, performances, music, culinary offerings and other events showcase a wide variety of creativity during the Art + Sol Winter Arts Festival. Enjoy classical music as well as rock and jazz concerts, comedy and more, in venues around the city.
Friday, February 9 through Monday, February19, 2024
The Music of Nashville
Hear hit country songs and the stories behind them when Nashville musicians present the second annual rendition of Nashville’s Bluebird Café. The country music capital’s legendary venue has launched the careers of music icons such as Garth Brooks and Taylor Swift. Last year’s inaugural Santa Fe County event, patterned after the Bluebird Café’s intimate in-the-round format, sold out, prompting organizers to schedule four performances for 2024.
Friday February 16 through Saturday, February 17, 2024 and Friday, March 15 through Sunday, March 16, at 6 p.m. in the Bunkhouse at Bishop's Lodge Auberge Resorts Collection — Santa Fe
Visit Santa Fe County for exciting adventures in the new year! We can’t wait to see you. For more information, visit SantaFeNMTrue.com and be sure to follow us on social media.