What kind of plans do you have to enjoy summertime in Santa Fe with kids?
If you haven’t planned it yet, or you ran out of the same old same options, this list will come to you in very handy!
Santa Fe is a beautiful destination to enjoy this season: sunny days, scenic mountain views, and plenty of activities for the entire family! Here are some of our favorites:

Where: 2217 NM-68, Embudo, NM, USA
Hours: 8 AM – 8 PM Family rafting from April to September.

Rafting is a must when summer arrives in Santa Fe. New Mexico River Adventures will guarantee you and the family a super safe and fun experience. 

There are many options to choose from such as a full day of whitewater, a three-day trip on the Rio Chama, or a nice and relaxing afternoon float!

Where: 101 West Marcy Street, Santa Fe, NM 87501, USA
Hours: Wednesday – Sunday 12- 8 PM

During summer, La Lecheria is a must-visit destination in Santa Fe.

It offers delicious, unique ice creams including both classic and adventurous flavors such as Avocado, Mango Ginger Sorbet, and more! You can also find tasty lunch options. 

Kids will want to visit La Lecheria until the very last day of August!

Where: 1701 N Dustin Ave, Farmington, NM 87401, USA
Hours: Monday-Friday: 11:30 AM- 6 PM | Saturday and Sunday: 10 AM – 6 PM

The Bisti Bay is a synonym with guaranteed summer fun! Families will find a  lazy river, an in-pool playground, spray features, play aquatic volleyball and basketball areas, two large slides, food trucks and so much more! 

Where: 1151 Sullivan Avenue, Farmington, NM 87401, USA
Hours: Monday, Wednesday, Friday 4:30 PM – 7:30 PM | Saturday 1 PM – 6 PM | Sunday 1 PM – 4 PM

The Farmington Aquatic Center is very popular for family summer fun in Santa Fe, and it features a 50-meter Olympic-size pool, a water slide, and a playground pool.

Any member of the family will spend a really nice time at Farmington Aquatic Center!

Where: 1164 Parkway Dr, Santa Fe, NM, USA
Hours: Trip times depend on the tour booked. Seasonal April to June/July

Kokopelli is an amazing option to choose for family rafting in Santa Fe.

There are experiences for all levels and you will get to learn a lot as the experienced guides focus on the natural and cultural history of the region!

Where: 4003 State Road 68, Ranchos de Taos, NM, USA
Hours: Season March to November

Los Rios River Runners is another great option for rafting in the Santa Fe area!

It offers a great variety of whitewater rafting trips from river rafting float trips for families who wants something more calm and relaxing, to challenging whitewater rafting for those who want a bit more adrenaline!

Visit the Abiquiu Lake

Where: New Mexico, Santa Fe

Just drive an hour north of Santa Fe and you will find the greatest destination to enjoy a summer day with the family!

You’ll get to enjoy activities like swimming, picnicking, hiking, and beholding amazing scenery!

There’s more to do beyond Santa Fe in the summer! Check out more places to have the best Summer with Kids in New Mexico.