SANTA FE, N.M. — The readers of Travel + Leisure magazine find Santa Feans. or at least those on Canyon Road, pretty snobby, but they apparently still love to visit the City Different.
One T+L poll posted recently ranked Santa Fe as tied for the fifth snobbiest among 35 destination American cities, tied with Seattle and behind San Francisco, New York, Boston and Minneapolis/St. Paul.
The magazine’s website said this:
“When you browse Santa Fe’s galleries, a love of art isn’t necessarily enough.
Ysmay Walsh makes a point to dress up when she gallery-hops along the city’s Canyon Road. “I feel like I have to step up my game a bit, because I wanted to be taken seriously at the galleries,” says the founder of residential guide MetroSeeker.com. “Without a certain appearance or air about yourself, gallery owners barely acknowledge you when you walk in.”
That attitude helps explain how the otherwise diverse and quiet Santa Fe made the top 20 snobbiest cities, according to Travel + Leisure readers. In the annual America’s Favorite Cities survey, we asked readers to rank 35 major metropolitan areas for features such as trendy food trucks or good-looking locals”.