Spring break for Santa Fe Public Schools is fast approaching. School vacation week is March 19–23.
Springtime in New Mexico is especially beautiful as the snow starts to melt and the state’s signature orange glow returns. It’s a time of optimism and, especially for kids, a time when lasting memories are forged.
If you’re looking for homes in Santa Fe, here are some kid-friendly destinations that show why The City Different is a perfect fit for families in every season of the year. Turn your spring break into a Santa Fe staycation with these ideas.
Dive into the House of Eternal Return at Meow Wolf
Anytime you’re looking for a great family outing in Santa Fe, Meow Wolf is a safe bet, so we’re listing this one first just to check it off the list. That said, Meow Wolf is anything but mundane.
Located at 1352 Rufina Circle, Meow Wolf is a unique complex where visitors of all ages dive into immersive, multimedia experiences through a fusion of art, storytelling, and entertainment.
This spring Meow Wolf updated the House of Eternal Return with new rooms and art installations. The wildly imaginative art space is a collaboration of over 100 local artists and is a unique combination of a children’s museum, art gallery, jungle gym, and fantasy novel.
The House of Eternal Return is appropriate for all ages. Kids ages three and under get in free. Anyone under 15 must be accompanied by an adult. You can purchase tickets here.
Eat Fresh at Bumble Bee’s Baja Grill
Bumble Bee’s Baja Grill has a festive atmosphere and a wide variety of fantastic Mexican foods. The fish tacos come highly recommended, made the traditional way with cabbage. The chips and salsa served here are quite possibly the best in Santa Fe. A kids’ menu caters to ages 10 and under.
Explore the Santa Fe Children’s Museum
The Santa Fe Children’s Museum runs a number of programs for kids throughout the year. One of our favorites: Meet Cornelius. Cornelius is the museum’s corn snake, and he serves as the centerpiece for an education on snakes throughout New Mexico. This takes place every Sunday from 3 PM to 4 PM.
If you’re not into snakes, drop by the art studio at 2:30 on Fridays, and for morning folks there’s “Wee!” playtime for toddlers, at 9 am Wednesday mornings.
Hike the Dale Ball Trails
We recommend saving the hiking for the end of spring break because there’s often still a bit of a chill in the air until near the end of March. But when you’re ready, you can see the plants greening right before your eyes along Dale Ball Trails.