Exploring Santa Fe with Your Furry Friend

A Pet-Friendly Guide

Exploring Santa Fe with Your Furry Friend

Santa Fe, New Mexico, is a city renowned for its rich cultural heritage, stunning architecture, and vibrant arts scene. But did you know that it's also a pet-friendly paradise? Whether you're strolling through historic neighborhoods, hiking in the surrounding wilderness, or dining at a local cafe, there are plenty of activities to enjoy with your furry companion by your side. Here's your guide to experiencing Santa Fe with your pet and creating unforgettable memories together.

1. Explore Pet-Friendly Trails Santa Fe is surrounded by breathtaking natural beauty, making it the perfect destination for outdoor adventures with your pet. Lace up your hiking boots and hit the trails at nearby parks and preserves that welcome four-legged visitors. The Dale Ball Trails, just minutes from downtown, offer a network of scenic trails that wind through pinon-juniper forests and offer stunning views of the city and surrounding mountains. Alternatively, head to the Santa Fe National Forest, where you'll find miles of hiking trails ranging from easy strolls to challenging treks, all surrounded by towering ponderosa pines and rugged terrain.

2. Visit Pet-Friendly Attractions Many of Santa Fe's top attractions welcome pets, allowing you to explore the city's rich history and culture with your furry friend in tow. Take a leisurely stroll through the historic Plaza, where you can admire adobe architecture, browse artisan shops, and soak up the vibrant atmosphere of this iconic landmark. For art enthusiasts, the Canyon Road Arts District is a must-visit destination, with its charming galleries, sculpture gardens, and outdoor installations that showcase the work of local and international artists.

3. Dine at Pet-Friendly Restaurants Santa Fe boasts a vibrant culinary scene, and many restaurants offer pet-friendly outdoor seating areas, allowing you to enjoy a delicious meal with your furry companion by your side. From casual cafes to upscale eateries, there are plenty of options to satisfy every palate. Grab a table on the patio at The Teahouse, where you can savor globally inspired cuisine and sip on artisanal teas while your pet lounges at your feet. Alternatively, head to The Shed, a beloved local institution known for its Southwestern fare and dog-friendly atmosphere.

4. Stay at Pet-Friendly Accommodations Finding pet-friendly accommodations in Santa Fe is a breeze, with Kokopelli Property Management vacation rentals that welcome four-legged guests. Whether you prefer a cozy adobe casita or a condo in the heart of downtown, you'll find accommodations to suit every style and budget. 

5. Shop at Pet-Friendly Stores Santa Fe is home to a variety of pet-friendly shops where you can spoil your furry friend with treats, toys, and accessories. Head to Teca Tu, a charming pet boutique located in the heart of the city, where you'll find a curated selection of premium pet products, including locally made treats, stylish collars, and cozy beds. Additionally, be sure to stop by Pet Pangaea, a pet supply store that specializes in natural and holistic products for dogs, cats, and other small animals.

With its picturesque landscapes, pet-friendly amenities, and welcoming atmosphere, Santa Fe is the perfect destination for a vacation with your furry friend. Whether you're exploring the great outdoors, dining at a pet-friendly restaurant, or browsing artisan shops, you'll find plenty of opportunities to create lasting memories with your pet by your side. So pack your bags, leash up your pup, and get ready for an unforgettable adventure in the City Different! Explore all of our pet-friendly rentals HERE.