I've been to Santa Fe, New Mexico multiple times and for different reasons. Once I was there for New Years Eve, a different time on a roadtrip with friends and a third as a community service project. Each time I was mesmerizd by the beauty of the land and the taste in crisp clean air.
I love Santa Fe because it seems so perfectly natural. The clay buildings in he town center house art galleries and jewelry stores, and the environment has an artistic quality to it.
Being able to check out Najavo cave dwellings and go horse back riding through the country side were particular highlights of my trip. There are also very nice Spas there for people who want to go and unwind. I didnt think that the nightlife was any good, however. So don't go if you want a party!