The Centuries-Old Center of Santa Fe
The historic plaza is the heart of the city, dating back hundreds of years. It is the intersection of Spanish, Mexican, and US culture. On a day to day basis, the plaza is packed with visitors, lined with shops, and frequented by performers and local artisans. There is always something new to experience, and the park regularly plays host to internationally recognized markets and festivals.
A free Santa Fe Pick-Up shuttle stops on the plaza, offering trips to nearby destinations of interest.
Santa Fe Plaza has changed over the centuries. While it is currently paved and shaded by green trees, it was originally just a packed-dirt space. The plaza also used to be twice the size of its current iteration. Some things don’t change. The Palace of the Governors, across the street, is the oldest continuously occupied public building in the entire country! The cool arcade in front of the palace still serves as a time-honored venue for native artists and craftspeople.
Related: Don’t forget to sample some of the most delicious restaurants in the region. Many of them are located on or near the plaza.