Santa Fe Recognized as Best Small City in America

Inn-and-Spa-at-Loretto-exteriorSanta Fe, New Mexico has been named the Best Small City in America by Condé Nast Traveler’s 26th annual Readers’ Choice Awards, a ranking of the best cities, islands, cruise lines, airlines, hotels and resorts in the world.

Condé Nast Traveler had 79,268 readers participate in the 2013 survey, resulting in 1.3 million votes.

The publication credits the destination’s cultural scene as one of its best assets, noting, “no other place in the country so beautifully reflects the art, architecture, food, and crafts of centuries of Native American, Spanish, and Mexican influence.” Also included was a recommendation to visit the Museum of International Folk Art (MOIFA) on Museum Hill.

“It is an honor to be at the top of this impressive list,” Santa Fe Mayor Javier M. Gonzales says. “We work tirelessly to highlight and expand upon the creative, innovative and diverse attributes of our city; we hope everyone will seize the opportunity to take in one of our many markets, Railyard events or just grab a bite and enjoy some live music on The Plaza.”

The complete ranking of the Best Small Cities in America includes:

1. Santa Fe, NM
2. Carmel-by-the-sea, CA
3. Napa, CA
4. Telluride, CO
5. Newport, RI
6. Santa Barbara, CA
7. Jackson Hole, WY
8. Aspen, CO
9. Sedona, AZ
10. Key West, FL

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