Gay Santa Fe
Santa Fe is known as the City Different, and it dovetails perfectly with the eclectic genius that infuses much of this Southwestern town. Nestled in the foothills of the Sangre de Cristo Mountains, Santa Fe attracts a wide variety of visitors who revel in the unusual environment that is wholly Santa Fe.
The city was laid out according to the traditional Laws of the Indies: Town-planning rules established by benevolent King Philip II that called for a central town square with all development to radiate out for that. It works well in Santa Fe, enchanting countless visitors with its charm and fostering a natural convergence of people from all walks.
Santa Fe is one of the largest art markets in the world, and creativity is apparent at every turn in this walkable city. Legends like painter Georgia O’Keefe and photographer Ansel Adams found their deepest inspirations here, and artists and art lovers continue to find their muse in the City Different. Canyon Road features the highest concentration of galleries, and visitors can try their hand at making pottery or learning how to sculpt. Food is also a huge draw for travelers, as there are more restaurants per capita here than in any other city in the United States.
The seasons each bring their own distinctive flavor, contributing their properties to this small town of 75,000 people. Eye-popping colors arrive with foliage season in the fall; winter drops a soft white blanket, accented by the bright farolitos and luminaries festooned about town; spring brings blooms and fresh air; and summer delivers the rain-free outdoors, with temperatures averaging a balmy 89 degrees.
The Gay Scene in Santa Fe
The City Different is a different kind of destination for gay travelers. You won’t find a gayborhood, or even a gay bar for that matter. Santa Fe’s lack of a visible gay scene is one of its best features, because it is all about appreciating the other fine things in life: art, food and culture.
Restaurants in Santa Fe
Santa Fe’s gay-friendly restaurants are always a good choice to eat at.