Santa Fe is gaining attention as a tourist and moving destination business

Many people want to visit Santa Fe and move to Santa Fe.

Ovation Travel Group declared Santa Fe as No. 3 places to travel in the world in 2022, with Napa Valley the only other city or region in the US on the list of 22 global destinations.

Also, the Mayflower moving company determined that Santa Fe has the fourth highest percentage of incoming transfers to outgoing transfers.

Ovation Travel Group has compiled the list for Forbes, who published the article “The 22 best places to travel in 2022” in Oct. 22.

Each entry has blurs for “why visit,” “who should go” and “don’t miss out.”

“Santa Fe is one of the most important cities in North America,” Forbes reported. “It’s also the highest rated destination in America on this list of 22 best places to travel in 2022.”

“With a historic downtown, art galleries, Native American culture and the Sangre de Cristo Mountains, Santa Fe has a lot to offer any traveler,” Ovation luxury travel consultant Jessica Levy commented in the article.

Recommended applause should go to Santa Fe by couples, multigenerational families and groups of friends, and guests should not miss the Santa Fe Opera and Bishop’s Lodge, managed by the Auberge Resorts Collection.

Auberge Resorts launched in Napa Valley in 1985 and opened a remodeled and expanded Bishop’s Lodge in July. It has another pending opening in Napa Valley at Stanley Ranch. Auberge manages 22 luxury resorts.

“I think the common denominator between Napa and Santa Fe is the luxury traveler looking for culture, art and the beautiful outdoors,” said Mike Minchin, chief marketing officer at Auberge Resorts Collection.

Minchin said people living on the East Coast or almost anywhere are amazed not only at the scenery but at minutes of opera, hundreds of restaurants and art galleries, hiking, hunting, horseback riding, fishing and a dozen Native peoples.

“When you sit at SkyFire (the restaurant at Bishop’s Lodge) and see the sunset and watch the mountains, that’s an experience that’s a very emotional and inspirational thing,” he said. “The beauty of the Santa Fe region is truly unparalleled when you come from another place. Extraordinary. ”

Most of the top tourist areas are also not top residential areas. Santa Fe appeared as No. 4 U.S. metropolitan area where 74 percent of Mayflower moving company moves are to Santa Fe rather than moving outside of Santa Fe. Mayflower recorded shipments of 817 shipments to Santa Fe and 301 shipments from Santa Fe from July 2019 to July 2021, the period of Mayflower’s customer survey.

Santa Fe is just behind Sarasota, Fla .; Wilmington, NC; at Fort Myers-Cape Coral, Fla. Santa Fe is just ahead of Boise, the capital of Idaho, the state at No. 1 with the highest percentage of incoming states.

Mayflower’s lists only include cities and states where Mayflower has moved at least 800 parties in two years, and the survey only involved people moving more than 300 miles.

“Santa Fe is atmospheric in a way that goes into your bones, into your psyche,” says Elaine Ritchel, founder and leading guide at Santa Fe Art Tours. “It’s a small town with a big presence.… I often describe living in New Mexico as being between earth and heaven. It’s the setting for everything you hear that makes Santa Fe unique: the adobe architecture, the winding streets, the incredible art scene. ”

Ed Pulsifer is the hotel historian at La Fonda on the Plaza, where he worked 10 years in his 37 years in New Mexico’s hospitality sector. Europe has 1,000 years of history on open display, but Pulsifer said it’s completely different from Santa Fe.

“You’re able to explore literally a thousand years of history and culture,” Pulsifer said. “Here is the living history that is still going on. It has the same indigenous culture and Spanish culture as it has been for hundreds of years. These are unique influences you don’t have anywhere else in the world. You can go to the Bandelier and climb the stairs like they did hundreds of years ago.

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