A lot of people think Santa Fe is a special place.  The capital of New Mexico is getting the nod as the "Best Small City in America" in a new "Conde Nast Traveler" poll.  The nearly 80-thousand "Conde Nast Traveler" readers who took part in the survey seem to have a fondness for the Western U.S.  Eight of the cities in the top ten are in the West, including three California locations and two Colorado communities.  California's Carmel-by-the-Sea takes the number two spot, followed by Napa, while Santa Barbara has sixth place.  Telluride, Colorado ranks fourth and Aspen is at number eight.  The first of just two East Coast cities on the list -- Newport, Rhode Island -- rounds out the top five, while Key West, Florida is at number ten.  Jackson Hole, Wyoming and Sedona, Arizona are also included.

"Conde Nast Traveler's" top ten "Best Small Cities in America" list

1. Santa Fe, New Mexico
2. Carmel-by-the-Sea, California
3. Napa, California
4. Telluride, Colorado
5. Newport, Rhode Island
6. Santa Barbara, California
7. Jackson Hole, Wyoming
8. Aspen, Colorado
9. Sedona, Arizona
10. Key West, Florida