Family Attractions in Santa Fe

Family Attractions in Santa FeSanta Fe's unique combination of natural beauty and cultural diversity offers plenty of attractions that the whole family can enjoy. Everything from exploring the area's folk art to visiting Pueblos that have survived over hundreds of years to even learning how to ski are just a few of the exciting adventures the whole family can experience together. Clearly, for dad, mom and the kids, there's never a shortage of fun things to do and see when you're in Santa Fe!

Museum of International Folk Art
The Museum of International Folk Art is one of the only museums in the world that is wholeheartedly dedicated to folk arts. The venue's commitment is obvious by the fact that it houses an amazing 130,000 items from more than 100 countries. The kids will be captivated as they see art and artifacts that span hundreds of years and represent various cultures that date back hundreds of years. The kids will also enjoy it because the exhibits and attractions that tell these stories are not only colorful but highly interactive.

Address: 706 Camino Lejo, Santa Fe, NM 87505- MAP
Phone: (505) 476-1203
Web: www.internationalfolkart.org

Center for Contemporary Arts
Santa Fe's Center for Contemporary Arts continues its longstanding mission of identifying, promoting and presenting the work of visionary contemporary artists who are both emerging and established in their creative endeavors. The whole family will find these presentations and attractions fun and fascinating, as there are several multimedia films and rotating exhibits that are sure to capture everyone's attention and imagination.

Address: 1050 Old Pecos Trail, Santa Fe, NM 87501 - MAP
Phone: (505) 982-1338
Web: www.ccasantafe.org

Nambe Falls
Getting out and enjoying the attractions of nature with the whole family is always fun, but it is even more enjoyable when you head out for your outdoor adventure to Santa Fe's Nambe Lake Falls. In addition to the amazing waterfalls, you can enjoy such fun activities as camping, fishing, rock climbing, and hiking. And if all those activities leave you more than a little hungry, there are plenty of excellent spots where the whole family can enjoy a picnic together before venturing out again.

Address: Santa Fe, NM - MAP
Phone: (505) 820-1340
Web: www.nambefalls.com

Santa Fe Children's Museum
The Santa Fe Children's Museum encourages your kids to express their creativity and learn at the same time through its many exhibits and attractions. This highly popular venue offers plenty to keep visitors busy from the moment they arrive. The hands-on policy is highly encouraged, as visitors can reach out and touch animals like parrots, snakes, lizards and spiders. There's also a climbing wall, a make-your-own art project, weaving, giant bubbles, puppet shows and even fun makeup to put on! There's also an outdoor theater and an exhibit that features various sundials. The kids will never forget their visit to this fun and educational museum.

Address: 1050 Pecos Trail, Santa Fe, NM 87505- MAP
Phone: (505) 989-7506
Web: www.santafechildrensmuseum.org

El Rancho de las Golondrinas
There are museums, and then there are "living museums" that the kids (and mom and dad) will surely find interesting. El Rancho de las Golondrinas is such a place. See attractions like original colonial buildings on this site that date back to the early 18th century as well as other buildings that have been reconstructed to reflect the style of that time period. The buildings and other items presented here tell the fascinating story of the early settlement of New Mexico. The museum is closed from November through March.

Address: 334 Los Pinos Road, Santa Fe, NM 87507 - MAP
Phone: (505) 471-2261
Web: www.golondrinas.org

Ski Santa Fe Resort
Skiing can be fun for the whole family when you make Ski Santa Fe Resort your destination for fun on the slopes. The resort is located just 16 miles southeast of the Historic Plaza of the City of Santa Fe in the Sangre de Cristo Mountains in the Santa Fe National Forest. The skiing is excellent here, largely due to the resort's base elevation of 10,350 feet. The facilities offer something for everyone, including lessons for the smaller skiers in your family courtesy of the popular "Chipmunk Corner."

Address: 2209 Brothers Road, Ste 220, Santa Fe, NM 87505 - MAP
Phone: (505) 982-4429
Web: www.skisantafe.com