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Santa Fe

Make your way south this month to see why Santa Fe made our Readers’ Choice Awards list of the best small cities in the U.S. There’s always plenty of culture—250 galleries and counting—to take in around the city, but there’s even more in January thanks to the Artists in Residence program. On Fridays and Saturdays, various hotels and galleries across Santa Fe will welcome local artists to showcase and sell their work, as well as talk over their inspiration and even create new pieces in situ. Don’t forget to take advantage of the ski season while you’re there: Ski Santa Fe’s trails and slopes are surprisingly affordable compared to better known resorts in the southwest. Head back downtown to indulge in some après-ski on the Santa Fe Margarita Trail, and download the full version of the app to navigate between more than 40 different bars and restaurants, each offering their own distinctive twist on the classic cocktail.