Destination guide

Delight in the beachside landscape of Santa Fe

Enjoy the wineries and other features of Santa Fe. This city's beaches, shopping and restaurants draw many visitors. Johnson Space Center - NASA and Kemah Boardwalk are just a couple of the must-sees in the area. Many of our vacation rentals offer full kitchens, spacious living quarters and sometimes even a hot tub—perfect for a relaxing getaway.

Activities

Activities and attractions in and around Santa Fe

Are you looking for top things to see and do while you're in the area? Although it can be tempting to stay in your comfortable vacation rental, you'll want to check out everything that makes Santa Fe a fun spot to vacation. Here are some of the major attractions to explore, all within 30 miles (48.2 km) of the city center:

  • Kemah Boardwalk (14.8 mi / 23.8 km)
  • Galveston Schlitterbahn Waterpark (16.4 mi / 26.3 km)
  • Haak Vineyards and Winery (0.3 mi / 0.5 km)
  • Chaparral Golf Club (6.4 mi / 10.3 km)
  • Bay Area Raceway (7.1 mi / 11.4 km)
  • Bayou Wildlife Park (7.1 mi / 11.5 km)
Natural features

Exploring the natural features in Santa Fe

Whether you're looking for adventure or just want to spend some time taking in the scenery, Santa Fe is a great place to get outside. These are a few of the area's most stunning natural features, all within 30 miles (48.2 km) of the city center:

  • Galveston Island State Park (13.8 mi / 22.2 km)
  • Moody Gardens (16.4 mi / 26.4 km)
  • Paul Hopkins Park (7.7 mi / 12.4 km)
  • Ray Holbrook Park (10 mi / 16.1 km)
  • Hometown Heroes Park (10.2 mi / 16.4 km)
  • Lynn Gripon Park at Countryside (10.6 mi / 17 km)
How to get there

How to get to and around Santa Fe

The nearest airport is in Houston, TX (EFD-Ellington Field), located 18.2 mi (29.2 km) from the city center. If you can't find a flight that's convenient for your trip, you could book a flight to Houston, TX (HOU-William P. Hobby), which is 23.4 mi (37.7 km) away.

Where to stay around Santa Fe?

Our 2019 property listings offer a large selection of 796 vacation rentals near Santa Fe. From 696 Houses to 37 Condos/Apartments, find a unique house rental for you to enjoy a memorable stay with your family and friends. The best places to stay near Santa Fe for a holiday or a weekend are on HomeAway.

What is the best area to stay when traveling to Santa Fe?

Whether you're traveling with family or friends, here are the areas with the largest selection of vacation rentals for a holiday trip or just for a weekend in Santa Fe:

  • Pirates Beach: 718 vacation rentals
  • San Jacinto: 397 vacation rentals
  • Terramar Beach: 506 vacation rentals
  • Kempner Park: 382 vacation rentals
  • Bermuda Beach: 64 vacation rentals

For other neighborhoods, please use our search bar to access the selection of vacation rentals available.

What are the popular points of interest near where I can stay when traveling to Santa Fe?

HomeAway offers a large selection of vacation rentals near lovely places in Santa Fe. From HomeAway travelers, the most popular points of interest to stay for a holiday trip or just for a weekend are:

  • Haak Vineyards and Winery: 2,122 vacation rentals
  • Galveston Seawall: 2,461 vacation rentals
  • Kemah Boardwalk: 75 vacation rentals
  • Galveston Island State Park: 2,339 vacation rentals
  • Galveston Island Historic Pleasure Pier: 1,490 vacation rentals

But there are many other points of interest around Santa Fe listed on HomeAway where you can find your place to stay. Please use our search bar to access the selection of vacation rentals available near the point of interest of your choice.

Can I rent Houses in Santa Fe?

Yes, of course. HomeAway has 696 Houses in Santa Fe. Our other popular types of vacation rentals in Santa Fe include:

  • Condos/Apartments: 37 rentals available
  • Villas: 3 rentals available
  • Cabins: 28 rentals available

But you can also enjoy a great stay in one of our other vacation rentals including Cottages and more.

Can I find a vacation rental with pool in Santa Fe?

Yes, you can select your preferred vacation rental with pool among our 481 vacation rentals with pool available in Santa Fe. Please use our search bar to access the selection of vacation rentals available.

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