Why Visit Santa Fe?
Santa Fe is the glittering jewel of the Southwest, a timeless refuge surrounded by the stark beauty of the high desert, the breathtaking Sangre de Cristo mountains, and the Santa Fe National Forest. Adobe neighborhoods congregate around the venerable Plaza that has served as the city’s heart for hundreds of years.
Visitors from all over the world are drawn to events like the International Folk Market filled with hand-hammered turquoise jewelry and native earthenware. Outside of the many annual events in Santa Fe, art lovers flock to popular attractions like the Georgia O’Keeffe Museum, Saint Francis Cathedral, hundreds of art galleries at Canyon Road, and the captivating Meow Wolf. And don’t forget to check out the Museum of International Folk Art for a trip around the world in just a few hours.
More than a dozen generations of poets, authors, artists, dreamers, and visionaries have made Santa Fe into a destination that is truly unique and endlessly enthralling. Experience centuries of culture in a single weekend or lose yourself for days on end in the enchanting beauty of the wilderness on your trip to The City Different.
We haven’t forgotten about the food-lovers out there! From unique breakfast burritos at Tia Shopia’s made with local red and green chiles to local chocolates at the famous Kakawa Chocolate House, there’s no shortage of food options in town. Keep in mind that a lot of restaurants close earlier than you’d think. Be sure to check the hours when planning out your day!
Fort Marcy Hotel Suites
Fort Marcy Hotel Suites encapsulates the soul of Santa Fe from its perch just blocks from the city’s historic downtown plaza. Experience Southwest-style luxury in your own adobe condo tucked into nine acres of landscaped grounds with views of downtown Santa Fe and the surrounding mountains.
Suites are filled with authentic local arts and handicrafts that complement the area’s characteristic architecture. Your condo comes equipped with comforts like full kitchens, wood-burning fireplaces, and private balconies. Fort Marcy Hotel Suites also offers guests access to community amenities like the indoor pool and hot tub.
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Traveling to Santa Fe
If you want to travel to Santa Fe by air, the nearest international airport is the Albuquerque International Sunport about 70 miles away. That’s about a 45-minute drive to Santa Fe or an hour train ride on the New Mexico Rail Runner.
Alternatively, you may be able to fly into a couple of the smaller local airports like the Santa Fe Municipal Airport or the Los Alamos County Airport for some trips.
If you opt for a road trip, you’re going to see a lot of desert. It isn’t just a plain, bare wasteland, either. The high desert surrounding Santa Fe is a gorgeous painted landscape full of history and natural mystique.
Nearby Albuquerque sits at the intersection of I-25 and I-40. You can jump onto I-25 from there to get to Santa Fe. But you can also come in through some of the smaller highways that will treat you to more scenic views than the freeway provides.
Just make sure your car is equipped for desert temperatures and that your air conditioning is up to snuff before you head out into summer sun.
Weather in Santa Fe, NM
Santa Fe is located in the high desert. That means it’s usually warm to hot in the day and cool to freezing after the sun goes down. There’s enough seasonal variability that the Sangre de Cristo Mountains and other nearby areas experience enough snow to sustain a ski resort each winter.
During your stay, bring plenty of sunscreen and make sure to drink a lot. We do mean a lot! You will dry out quickly in the hot sun, even if you’re just walking around the plaza