Visiting Santa Fe

Santa Fe—also known as “The City Different” and”The Land of Enchantment”—is rated one of the best and healthiest places to live in the United States! From the breath taking sunsets to the wide open spaces the long standing romance of the southwest is undeniable.

Santa Fe enjoys a semi-arid climate, and due to the 7,000 ft. elevation, summers are often mild with warm sunny days and cool breezy nights. Because of Santa Fe’s location—nestled between the Sangre de Cristo Mountains to the east and the Jemez Mountains to the west—winters are usually mild, although we do get snow and the nights can go down below freezing.

Although the high altitude can require an adjustment, the low humidity and clear blue skies make the Santa Fe climate ideal. With it’s rich heritage and beautiful, diverse landscape, Santa Fe is a beacon for many artists as well as those seeking healing. There are numerous skilled practitioners available to compliment your visit, as well as support your personal growth and physical well-being. (References available.) Read more about Santa Fe.

Airport Information

The Albuquerque Airport is about an hour south of Santa Fe and the Santa Fe Municipal Airport is located approximately 10 miles away from Santa Fe by 599 and Airport Road. United and American Airlines are the two airlines that fly into the Santa Fe Airport, whereas the ABQ Airport has more airline choices.

Transportation to and from Santa Fe Airport

Rental Cars

Two rental car companies are located inside the airport terminal for your convenience.
Hertz Rent-A-Car
• Reservations US, Puerto Rico, Canada (800) 654-3131
• Reservations International (800) 654-3001
Avis Rental Car
• Reservations (800) 230-4898
Several rental car companies are located off the airport.  Contact them direct for information on how to arrange pick-up or drop-off.
• Enterprise Rent-A-Car
• Budget

Airport Shuttles

The Santa Fe Terminal
The Road Runner Shuttle is located inside the airport terminal for your convenience. The terminal also offers 14 passenger vans, suburban SUVs, sedans and a 28-passenger charter bus. For reservations call (505) 424-3367.

Hotel Shuttles
Many local hotels offer free shuttle service to and from the airport. Contact your hotel direct for information on how to arrange pick-up or drop-off.

 

Taxis and Limos

There are no taxis or limo companies with locations on the airport.  There are a variety of services, however, that will operate to and from the airport when contacted directly. Capital City Cab is available for trips to and from the airport. They do not have a staging location on the airport and generally only respond when called. Contact them for pick-up or drop-off at (505) 438-0000.
• Sandia Shuttle Express
• Santa Fe Limo
• Imperial Classic Limousine Service
• Uber and Lyft are both available

Attractions


Georgia O’Keeffe Ghost Ranch Education & Retreat Center

ghostranch.org • 505.685.1000 • Toll Free: 877.804.4678

Ghost Ranch gave her the freedom to paint what she saw and felt. Knowledgeable visitors can look around and identify many of the scenes she painted. Red and gray hills like those across from the roadside park south of the Ranch headquarters were frequent subjects. Kitchen Mesa at the upper end of the valley is an example of the red and yellow cliffs she painted many times. Pedernal, the flat-topped mountain to the south, was probably her favorite subject. “It’s my private mountain,” she said. “God told me if I painted it often enough I could have it.” And of course, the Ghost Ranch logo, used on everything from stationery to T-shirts, was adapted from an O’Keeffe drawing the artist had given to Arthur Pack in the 1930′s.


Canyon Road

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Santa Fe Farmers Market

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Ten Thousand Waves

tenthousandwaves.com • 505.982.9304

The tradition of bathing in hot water goes back millennia due to the abundance of thermal waters in Japan. The Japanese learned early on about the powerful healing and release gained by sitting in hot water surrounded by the beauty of nature. Ten Thousand Waves has taken this model and transplanted it to New Mexico, where nature looks very different but is no less beautiful.  We offer a unique ‘Japanese-adobe’ esthetic, combining the traditional with state-of-the-art technology.

Our humble beginning was a small bathhouse, eight outdoor hot tubs, and one massage room back in 1981. The emphasis has always been on the salutary effects of hot water. The Japanese bath tradition is mostly about winding down from the day, meeting friends, taking time off with the family, and relaxing. The health benefits are bonuses. Everything is provided at a traditional Japanese inn–including amazing food and lodging.


Sunrise Springs Spa Resort

sunrisesprings.ojospa.com • 877.977.8212

The Sunrise Springs 70-acre resort includes 90,000 sq. ft. of thoughtfully-designed spaces that embody the textures and tones of the stunning high desert including:

  • 20 spacious casitas with local artisan touches, each with a gas fireplace and private courtyard
  • 32 garden view rooms overlooking the sacred Medicine Wheel
  • Integrative Spa
  • Ojitos open-air soaking experience with private outdoor pools, soaking tubs, co-ed steam room and steam showers
  • Greenhouse, raised garden beds and culinary classroom
  • Blue Heron Restaurant and Sages Café
  • Yoga and Fitness Studios
  • Outdoor swimming pool open seasonally from April to October
  • Hot tub open year-round
  • Puppy Studio and expansive Chicken Coop
  • Expressive Arts Studio
  • Over 7,000 sq. ft. of indoor meeting and event space
  • Over 20,000 sq. ft. of outdoor meeting and event space
  • 20 acres of intentionally-designed gardens, paths and walking trails, and more than 50 acres of undeveloped land for exploration


Ojo Caliente Mineral Springs

ojocaliente.ojospa.com • 800.222.9162

The famous and the infamous have enjoyed these legendary waters and volumes of testimonials filled with declarations of miracle cures abound. Generations continue to make the pilgrimage to Ojo Caliente Mineral Springs to enjoy the unique combination of four different sulfur-free mineral waters: Lithia, Iron, Soda and Arsenic, with more than 100,000 gallons a day steaming to the surface revitalizing those who soak in them. Ojo Caliente is a legendary oasis healing body, mind, and spirit naturally for countless centuries. It is a unique legacy that lives on today and we are pleased to share it with you.

Santa Fe Indian Market

swaia.org • 505.983.5220

Santa Fe Indian Market is an annual art market held in Santa Fe, New Mexico, USA over two days on the weekend after the third Thursday in August and draws an estimated 100,000 people to the city from around the world.


Albuquerque Balloon Fiesta

balloonfiesta.com • 505.821.1000

The Albuquerque International Balloon Fiesta is a yearly festival of hot air balloons that takes place in Albuquerque, New Mexico, USA during early October. The Balloon Fiesta is a nine-day event, and has over 500 balloons each year.

Meow Wolf

meowwolf.com • 505.395.6369

Meow Wolf is an arts production company that creates immersive, multimedia experiences that transport audiences of all ages into fantastic realms of storytelling. Our work is a combination of jungle gym, haunted house, children’s museum, and immersive art exhibit. This unique fusion of art and entertainment gives audiences fictional worlds to explore.

The Meow Wolf Art Complex is home to Meow Wolf’s first permanent installation, House of Eternal Return. This unprecedented art experience opened in Santa Fe, NM on March 17th, 2016!