One of the Top Five Cities in North America !

Travel and Leisure Honors Santa Fe!

Date July 9, 2009 at 10:00 PM

Author Editor


Categories Lodging & Travel


On the Today Show on NBC during their "Today's Travel" segment, Matt Lauer interviewed Travel and Leisure Magazine's Features Editor to announce the 2009 Best U.S. and Canadian cities for best travel experience.  Santa Fe is in the top 5 of all cities in the U.S. and Canada!

Joining us in this rather lofty group of travel destinations are New York City, San Francisco, Quebec City, and Charleston, SC.  Visitors to Santa Fe appreciated the city's diversity and the experience of being able to really connect with the locals.

Travel and Leisure's August 2009 edition will feature Santa Fe and the four other top destination cities in North America.

In 2008 Santa Fe was #8 in the top 10, and now we've increased our ranking to the top 5!  A big Thank You to all of you who choose to come and visit our city.

"For Santa Fe to be consistently rated as a travel destination on a par with cities like New York, San Francisco, Chicago, and Quebec City is a tribute to Santa Fe's enduring appeal and customer satisfaction," said Keith Toler, Executive Director of the Santa Fe Convention & Visitors Bureau. "Visitors are seeking something genuine and original in their travels and Santa Fe's history, culture, people, and attractions deliver that authenticity," he said.

Click HERE to watch the video from MSNBC

And as if that was not enough, U.S. News and World Report also named Santa Fe as:

One of the Top Ten Housing Markets for the Next 10 Years
"Home prices in these 10 cities will appreciate handsomely over the next decade"

and yes, there's more.  U.S. News and World Report also named Santa Fe as:

U. S. News and World Report - Editor's Pick !
Best Places to Retire - Santa Fe, New Mexico