Travel + Leisure Magazine has named Santa Fe the 4th Top City in the United States for 2018, making this the third year in a row in which the city has appeared in the Top 5. The awards are based on a survey of the magazine’s 300,000 readers, who represent people who love to travel. The top five cities this year, including our own state capital, included Charleston, South Carolina, New Orleans, Louisiana, Savannah, Georgia, Santa Fe, New Mexico, and New York City.
Santa Fe consistently ranks high in the annual voting as a top destination for travelers. Travel + Leisure did the survey in conjunction with M&RR, a national research firm. Magazine readers were invited to fill out a survey online, the answers of which were tallied into a final score based on reader experiences related to things like sights and landmarks, culture, food, value, shopping, and friendliness. This year’s survey took place between November 6, 2017 and March 5, 2018. All award winners, including Santa Fe, will appear in the August 2018 print edition of the magazine.
On this outstanding achievement, Randy Randall, the Executive Director of TOURISM Santa Fe, said, “We’re honored to be recognized year after year by the travel-savvy readers of Travel + Leisure, and feel that it reflects Santa Fe’s commitment to provide a truly authentic experience for people interested in culture, history, the arts, cuisine, one-of-a-kind shopping, the outdoors, rejuvenation, and wellness.” He continued, stating that “the Santa Fe community works incredibly hard every day to make this a reality.”
So, there you have it. Not only is New Mexico an excellent place to live, but our capital city is one of the best in the nation. Santa Fe is also one of the Top 10 Cities for Historic Preservation and has an excellent livability ranking. If this isn’t enough to convince you to check this place out, we’re not sure what is.