Santa Fe Garners High Rankings From Travel & Leisure

New Mexico Business Weekly
Date: Tuesday, November 9, 2010, 11:25am MST
Santa Fe clinched first place marks as a cultural getaway and for its peace and quiet as a travel destination in a new ranking of America’s Favorite Cities.
The Travel + Leisure rankings of 35 U.S. cities ranked Santa Fe third for independent boutiques and B&Bs/inns and fourth for museums/galleries.
As for affordability, Santa Fe was No. 24 according to visitors, sandwiched in-between San Diego and Orlando.
Santa Fe ranked at the bottom of the list in the categories of “wild weekend,” singles/bar scene and business hotels.
Both visitors and residents said fall was the best time to visit, followed by winter/Christmas and summer. New Year’s Eve was at the bottom.
Both visitors and residents said the top characteristics of locals were diversity and intelligence.