Spring Break Guide

Spring Break: Things to do in Santa Fe, NM

Spring Break is here, and there many things to do in Santa Fe. Spend the day skiing, exploring restaurants, taking a day trip, a visit to Meow Wolf, or to any of the four state museums (New Mexico Museum of Art/Vladem Contemporary, New Mexico History Museum/Palace of the Governors, Museum of Indian Arts and Culture, Museum of International Folk Art).

Whether you're a local or visiting Santa Fe, there's always something to see, to do, and learn about this spring.

Ski Santa Fe

Ski Santa Fe makes the top of our list, because despite the impending warm weather and extended daylight you may need one last winter hoorah. The 2024 ski season ends April 7 (unless extended due to our late winter snowfall), so time is of the essence. Let’s go play in the snow! Ski Santa Fe has over 70 trails of varying ski levels. Ski Santa Fe has lessons, Chipmunk Corner for the little ones, Totemoff for a mid-run hot chocolate or hot toddy, and unlimited fun on the hills. For rental information, lift ticket prices, snow and trail conditions, visit skisantafe.com. Every Saturday until closing there is live music at Totemoff from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m.


Best Restaurants in Santa Fe

Here in Santa Fe we know that we are what we eat, and we want to make sure that you know we are made of delicious food. Food is our love language. Santa Fe has so many unique restaurants that there is quite literally something for every palate. Good thing there are at least three meals in a day, because you will need that many and more to try and get through the culinary jungle that is Santa Fe. Not sure where to start? Check out our list of favorites, or you can learn where to go to eat like a local. Wherever you choose to go, and whatever you choose to eat, we know you won’t be disappointed. Because after a long day of adventures, nothing soothes the soul like an amazing meal surrounded by great company. Salud!

Day Trips From Santa Fe

Do you hear that? That is the sound of the open road calling you. The road trip is a time honored American tradition. Santa Fe is proud to say that it has played an important role in this time honored tradition since 1926 with the advent of the Mother Road, Route 66. Even in our modern society where we are just an app click away from whatever our hearts desire, there is still something about the siren call of the open road that the heart can’t ignore. There is something magical about the limitless possibilities of a full tank of gas, a cooler of snacks, and the open road. Whether you are just wanting to take a day trip, or something a bit longer. From ghost towns, to caves, to ancient history, New Mexico offers so much to see and do. So grab your sunglasses, some good tunes, and hit the road.

Meow Wolf

It’s been some years since Santa Fe was gifted with the one of a kind experience that is Meow Wolf’s House of Eternal Return. Even though it has been around for a while, we will never tire of putting it on all our lists of things to do. It is just that awesome, ever changing, and it’s completely impossible to see it all in just one trip. It’s pretty simple, if you haven’t gone, go, and if you have gone, it’s time to go again. It truly is something where words fall short, and only experience can explain.

Visit a State Museum Downtown or at Museum Hill

Located on the historic Santa Fe Trail that brought settlers west from Missouri. Four museums sit on a hill. Hence the name. Museum hill is home to the Museum of Spanish Colonial ArtMuseum of Indian Art and CultureMuseum of International Folk ArtWheelwright Museum of the American Indian, and the Santa Fe Botanical Gardens. It is a beautiful way to spend a spring day. You can even grab lunch at the Museum Hill Café so you don’t have to stop exploring. Not too far from Museum Hill, visit the New Mexico History Museum or the New Mexico Museum of Art/ Vladem Contemporary downtown near the plaza.


This article and image are from the Santa Fe.com Events site.