Santa Fe is steeped in history. This year, it welcomed the arrival of Bishop’s Lodge, an Auberge Resorts Collection retreat nestled near the Santa Fe National Forest. A chapel built in 1874 by the first Archbishop of Santa Fe stands at the center of this luxury resort and ranch, where guests can take horses on guided trail rides. In keeping with the Southwestern spirit, the Santa Fe Railyard, a cultural hub that offers commuter train service, leisure activities and an outdoor rail trail, is now home to a new outpost of Bosque Brewing Company as well as the Opuntia Café, which has an indoor garden and a selection of seasonal bowls and toasts. Elsewhere, a pandemic surge in bikers inspired volunteers from the Santa Fe Fat Tire Society to build a five-mile loop at Galisteo Basin Preserve. —Sucheta Rawal
Correction, July 20
The original version of this story misstated that this year was Santa Fe’s bicentennial. Santa Fe is over 400 years old, and 2021 is not its bicentennial.