Explore Santa Fe
Explore Santa Fe
Surrounded by breathtaking landscapes and skies that have captivated artists for centuries, Santa Fe provides an adventure in all seasons. We encourage you to explore the unique spirit of Northern New Mexico. Easy day trips take you to ancient dwellings and still-inhabited Pueblos with opportunities to learn about the area’s rich culture and history. Each season offers something new for the outdoor enthusiast. Shoppers will revel in the hundreds of shops and galleries throughout Santa Fe as well as its many annual markets and festivals. Sumptuous restaurants offer a wide variety of cuisines, and the world-renown Santa Fe Opera provides performances under the stars. The Five Graces staff is at your service to plan enchanting day trips, make dining suggestions and reservations, or arrange an once-in-a-lifetime adventure.
Santa Fe is located in north central New Mexico in the foothills of the Sangre de Cristo Mountains (the southern most section of the Rocky Mountains) at an altitude of 7,000 feet. Ten major air carriers have regularly scheduled flights into the Albuquerque International Airport, a one hour drive from Santa Fe.
To enhance your drive, consider purchasing New Mexico Culture Passes. At a cost of $30, the CulturePass invites you to visit each of the 15 state museums and monuments once during a 12-month period.
There are an increasing number of airlines flying directly into Santa Fe each day. American offers non-stop daily flights to Santa Fe from Dallas/Ft. Worth and Phoenix. United Airlines offers non-stop daily flights to Santa Fe from Denver.
The Santa Fe Municipal Airport (SAF), is open to private aircraft and a few airlines. It is located at the southwest corner of the city, and handles all types of private aircraft.
The Albuquerque International Sunport is the gateway to New Mexico. The airport is renowned for its distinct New Mexican architecture, outstanding art collection, and welcoming amenities.
Very dry, high desert climate with intense sunlight.
More than 300 sunny days per year.
The highest temperatures in July and August are 80-90 °F (26-32 °C).
Only 3-6 days per year with 90+°F (32+ °C) highs.
The Santa Fe rainy season is generally July through August.
Santa Fe averages only 14 inches of rain annually.
Snow season occurs from November through April.
Average: 32 inches of snow in Santa Fe and 300 inches in the ski areas.
What to pack
Layered Clothing. Mornings and evenings are cool even in the summer.
Walking Shoes. Walking is the preferred means of site seeing.
Sunscreen. Sunburns are possible even in winter.
Hat/Visor/Sunglasses. Santa Fe has over 300 sunny days annually.
Camera. Santa Fe has stunning natural beauty and unique architecture.
Credit Card. Many local businesses don’t accept checks.
An additional bag to carry home your gifts and souvenirs.
The Five Graces, near everything downtown, is just two blocks away from the Plaza and the Palace of the Governors, and is right in the heart of the city. The Inn is adjacent to the Santa Fe Playhouse and directly across Old Santa Fe Trail from the oldest church in the United States, the San Miguel Mission. The cultural, historic and retail centers of Santa Fe are just blocks from the Inn, as is Canyon Road, a lively thoroughfare of galleries, shops and restaurants.
Within the city limits are some remarkable museums – the Georgia O’Keefe Museum, the Museum of Indian Arts and Culture, the New Mexico Museum of Art, the Museum of Spanish Colonial Art, the New Mexico History Museum and the Museum of International Folk Art, drawing visitors from around the world.