With work, school, chores, and other daily responsibilities, it can be difficult to enjoy some much-needed quality time with your family. That’s why it is so important to plan at least a few fun-filled family getaways each year. If you’re considering a New Mexico family vacation, you’ve come to the right place! Santa Fe is filled with unique and exciting activities for you all to enjoy together and make memories you’ll always cherish. Here are just some of our best New Mexico vacation ideas that we can’t wait to share with you.
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5 New Mexico Family Vacation Ideas You’ll Love
This unique attraction is an immersive art installment that has recently taken the internet by storm! Meow Wolf was created by a group of over 100 artists of several disciplines including painting, audio engineering, and architecture. Their goal was to create a fully immersive experience with narrative storytelling, audio polyphony, and interactivity. With technology and environments that will inspire visitors of all ages, you could spend an entire day exploring the array of imaginative exhibits.
Santa Fe Children’s Museum
The Santa Fe Children’s Museum is a popular attraction that keeps both kids and adults alike entertained from the moment they walk through the door. The museum offers over 35 interactive exhibits such as giant bubbles, magnetic building tables, and a 1.5-acre educational garden. There are also weekly children’s programs that give families with small children the opportunity to enjoy fun and creative activities together.
Genoveva Chavez Community Center
This community recreation center has a little something for everyone underneath one roof. All year-round, visitors will be able to take part in many indoor and outdoor activities including ice skating, swimming, and fitness classes. It’s a great option for a rainy day and for families who like to stay active!
Santa Fe Farmer’s Market
Each Saturday and Tuesday, strolling through the Santa Fe Farmer’s Market is a great way to find locally grown products and crafts. The market’s wide variety of vendors and dedication to New Mexico’s agriculture has made it one of the nation’s best farmer’s markets, according to Sunset Magazine. Bring the kids along to pick out a special treat or put together a picnic to enjoy later that day!
El Rancho de las Golondrinas
Meaning “Ranch of the Swallows” in Spanish, this immersive history museum transports visitors back in time to the early 1700s. During this period, the ranch was a major stopping point along the Royal Road from Mexico City to Santa Fe. During your visit, you’ll be able to take self-guided tours of the 200-acre farm, enjoy a traditional bread making class, or even explore the setting that inspired the popular American Girl Doll, Josefina! El Rancho de las Golondrinas also plays host to several exciting events throughout the year! From Renaissance fairs to the annual Children’s Party, there’s always something taking place at this historic ranch.
Plan the Ultimate Family Escape With Casa Escondida
An incredible New Mexico family vacation begins with an incredible place to stay! That’s why we invite you to stay with us at Casa Escondida, a beautiful and secluded bed & breakfast in the historic village of Chimayo, NM. Located approximately 35 minutes from Santa Fe, Casa Escondida provides the best of New Mexico’s countryside while never being far from all there is to experience. Our charming guest rooms accommodate guests for short term and long term stays and provides many of today’s modern comforts.
The delicious daily breakfast is a favorite for many guests and features various American and New Mexican selections.It’s everything you need and more for a New Mexico family vacation you’ll never forget.