For all the things to see and do in Santa Fe , it’s easy to forget you’re in a small town. Not only are most of the major sights within walking distance from the central plaza, but visitors will have little reason to see large swaths of town.
Generally, you’ll find yourself within the oval formed by Paseo de Peralta, a main road that almost completely circles the central district. On its southwest side it connects with Cerrillos Road, a main avenue lined with motel courts, shopping plazas, and chain restaurants. Compared with the central historic district, it’s unsightly, but there are some great local places to eat along this way, as well as the few inexpensive hotels in town.
The city’s most visited sights are within a few blocks of the central plaza .