The Best of New Mexico: Santa Fe, Taos and Albuquerque (2022)

Note: These fees apply to at least one date of this program, but may vary by date.

For the greatest peace of mind and protection, we require all Road Scholar participants to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19, including having received all recommended boosters if eligible.

How to Enroll in a Program

Call Us or Enroll Online To enroll

Please call us toll free at (877) 426-8056, Monday through Friday, 9 a.m. to 6:30 p.m. ET. You may also enroll online at www.roadscholar.org. To reserve space on a program, Road Scholar requires a deposit followed by final payment.

Road Scholar is Not-For-Profit

Road Scholar is a not-for-profit 501 (c)(3) organization that incurs over $5 million annually on credit card fees. Please help us reduce this cost by paying for your program with a check. Please consider our paperless check option when paying on the phone or over the Internet. Our Advisors are happy to explain this payment option to you.

Tax-Deductible Donations

As a not-for-profit organization, we appreciate and rely on charitable donations to help us develop and maintain high-quality educational programs with exceptional value. Donations from U.S. citizens are tax-deductible as provided by law.As Road Scholar is not a registered charity in Canada, donations are not tax deductible for Canadian citizens.

Financial Assistance

Road Scholar offers two kinds of assistance: Scholarships, for those with desire but not the financial means to participate in our U.S.- or Canada-based learning adventures; and Caregiver Grants, designed to provide a unique respite opportunity for unpaid family caregivers to participate in a U.S.- or Canada-based Road Scholar program. Visit www.roadscholar.org/about/financial-assistance/scholarships, email us at scholarships@roadscholar.org, or call us toll free at (877) 426-8056.

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General Program Information

Activity Level Ratings

Each Road Scholar program is assigned an Activity Level rating, ranging from Easy Going to Challenging, which are noted on program webpages. Try ourAdvanced Search toolto find programs that match your activity level. If you have special needs, or need a little extra help in finding the right program for your level of fitness and ambition, please call us and we’ll work to find options for you.

Disabilities and Special Needs

Road Scholar is committed to providing reasonable accommodation to participants with special needs and disabilities. If you have special needs requiring accommodation, please communicate them to Road Scholar at the time of enrollment. We will discuss your request with you and make every effort to accommodate you.

Service Learning

Our Service Learning programs bring participants together to work as a team to serve worthy projects. Road Scholar and sponsoring service institutions are not-for-profit organizations and are tax-exempt under Section 501 (c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code. The program price may qualify as a tax-deductible gift. However, since individual circumstances vary, we suggest participants contact their tax advisors.

Included Emergency Assistance and Medical Evacuation Insurance

Road Scholar’s continued commitment to our participants and their well-being is exemplified in our Road Scholar Assurance Plan. Whether participating on a program in the United States or on one of our programs overseas, every Road Scholar participant receives coverage under the Road Scholar Assurance Plan. This plan is purchased by Road Scholar on behalf of every participant.The plan provides 24-hour assistance in the event of an emergency during your program and insurance for emergency medical evacuation. This plan includes insurance benefits underwritten by Arch Insurance Company and emergency assistance services provided by LiveTravel Assist. To learn more about this plan, including its terms, conditions, limits, and exclusions, and to view and download a certificate of insurance, please visit:www.roadscholar.org/about/included-insurance/

Travel Health

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In addition to maintaining necessary vaccinations, including seasonal influenza vaccination, Road Scholar recommends all participants consult with their physician, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), the World Health Organization (WHO) and the U.S. Department of State regarding their health condition and any recommendations specific to the destinations they will visit or transit well before departure. While Road Scholar does its best to provide pertinent information regarding international health requirements and travel health precautions for travel abroad, please remember we are not health experts and can only share with you the recommendations made by the CDC and the US Department of State. It It is therefore your responsibility to consult with your physician and/or contact the CDC for health information specific to your travel destination. Your physician will be able to assess your overall health and fitness, provide information and guidance on health risks you may encounter while traveling, medication you may need to take, and other precautions for the prevention of injury and illness during your program.

Here is guidance from the Centers for Disease Control on how to avoid contracting and spreading an illness.

  • Only travel if you are healthy. Stay home if you are sick, displaying any symptoms of potential sickness.
  • Wash your hands often with soap and water for at least 20 seconds. Use an alcohol-based hand sanitizer that contains at least 60% alcohol if soap and water are not available.
  • Avoid touching your eyes, nose and mouth with unwashed hands.
  • Avoid close contact with people who are sick.
  • Cover your cough or sneeze with a tissue, then throw the tissue in the trash.
  • Clean and disinfect frequently touched objects and surfaces.

For those looking for additional resources on this topic, we recommend trusted sources such as your physician, the US Department of State, CDC, and WHO.

Your health and safety are of the utmost importance to us. To learn more about Road Scholar’s commitment to our participants’ well-being and the steps you can take to keep yourself healthy when traveling, please visit www.roadscholar.org/practical-information/general-health-safety/

Please also be sure to review our Travel Updates webpage for the latest travel information, steps we are taking to keep your program experience as safe as possible, as well as helpful information about how to prepare for your upcoming program and what to expect once you're there. www.roadscholar.org/practical-information/travel-updates/

Domestic Travel Arrangements

Programs in the United States and Canada require independent arrivals and departures unless otherwise stated, meaning that you must make your own travel arrangements to and from the program site. If you are flying to your program, you will be responsible for getting yourself from the airport to the starting location of your program and returning to the airport at the end. Please keep in mind that many airlines assess penalties if you need to change or cancel your ticket— up to 100 percent of the ticket price in certain cases — for which you will be responsible. Please also be aware that Road Scholar may occasionally have to alter a program in a way that affects flight schedules, and you will be responsible for changing your flight arrangements and paying applicable fees. For the greatest protection, we recommend waiting until 60 days prior to your program in the United States or Canada to purchase airfare.

International Travel Arrangements

Road Scholar Can Help Arrange Your International Airfare

Almost all of our international programs can be purchased with airfare arranged by Road Scholar. We have negotiated special international rates with major airlines. A list of departure cities can be found by visiting our website or calling to speak with one of our experienced Advisors. As an added benefit, guaranteed airport transfers on the program’s published start and end date are included with your international air travel when arranged through Road Scholar. If your preferred airport is not listed, or you would like to travel on a different day, travel in premium or business class, specify the airline or routing, or travel independently before or after our program, we are happy to customize and create a personalized air travel itinerary to meet your needs. Select the “Custom Flight Arrangements” option and then the airport you want, or discuss your flight preferences with one of our expert air Travel Advisors.

Arranging Your Own International Airfare

If you choose to make your own international air travel arrangements, you will be responsible for getting yourself from the airport to the starting location of your program and returning to the airport at the end. Please keep in mind that many airlines assess penalties if you need to change or cancel your ticket— up to 100 percent of the ticket price in certain cases — for which you will be responsible. Please also be aware that Road Scholar may occasionally have to alter a program in a way that affects flight schedules, and you will be responsible for changing your flight arrangements and paying applicable fees. For the greatest protection, we recommend waiting until 90 days prior to your International program to purchase airfare,

Road ScholarOptional Trip Protection with “Cancel for Any Reason” Coverage

The optional Road Scholar Trip Protection Plan helps protect your investment if you must cancel or interrupt your program for specified, covered reasons, such as illness or injury to you, your traveling companion or an immediate family member of you or your traveling companion. Plus, if you need to cancel your program for any reason not covered by insurance, you will receive a credit good for future travel with Road Scholar for the full amount of the Road Scholar cancellation fee. The plan also provides benefits if you are delayed getting to or returning home from your program and protects your investment should you have an emergency during your program that causes you to miss program days or return home earlier than expected. Your airfare, whether purchased through Road Scholar or independently, is covered at no additional cost — an exceptional benefit and value offered exclusively to Road Scholar participants. You will receive information about this optional travel insurance plan when you enroll in a program. To learn more about this plan,including its terms, conditions, limits, and exclusions, and to view and download a certificate of insurance,please visit:www.roadscholar.org/about/protection-plan.

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Additional Program Information

Our goal is to make sure our participants have the most enjoyable and rewarding program experience possible. Whether you are considering one of Road Scholar’s many educational adventures or are currently enrolled in a program, we highly recommend you review the additional program information available in the Practical Information section on our website. The section includes a wide range of topics and information -- everything from how to choose the perfect program to traveling solo to insurance. Please visitwww.roadscholar.org/practical-information, or call us if you have specific questions. After you enroll in a program, please be sure to carefully read all pre-program communications and your Program preparatory materials, as they provide important information about how to prepare for your upcoming program and what to expect once you're there.

Program Policies

Deposit, Transfer and Cancellation Policy

Road Scholar requires deposits for all its programs, and charges fees if you transfer or cancel your enrollment. Deposits and fees vary between programs. Please refer to the Deposit, Transfer & Cancellation Policy on program webpages for specific deposit amounts, and transfer and cancellation fee schedules.

About Program Details and Itineraries

We make every effort to operate our programs as advertised. The information on our website is updated regularly, and reflects the most up to date information. We are committed to providing participants with final program details no later than three weeks before the start of land programs within the United States, four weeks for programs International and Afloat programs. and one week for online programs. However, itineraries or other aspects of a program may change due to situations beyond the control. If this happens we will do our best to notify you of the change prior to arriving on your program. We ask you to pack a little extra patience and flexibility, just in case there are last-minute changes to your program.

If Road Scholar Cancels or Interrupts a Program

Road Scholar reserves the right to cancel programs prior to departure, terminate a program early, and to take action as needed on an individual or group basis when, in Road Scholar’s opinion, the health, safety or well-being of participants requires such action. Additionally, due to low enrollment or other unforeseen circumstances, Road Scholar must occasionally cancel or change the dates of a program. When that occurs we will notify you as far in advance as possible and will assist you in transferring your enrollment to another program or refunding your full Road Scholar program payment. If you have made transportation arrangements, such as an airline ticket purchase, Road Scholar will give you a credit good for future travel with Road Scholar to help cover the cost of transferring your travel arrangements for use on a replacement program. The maximum value of the credit will be $300 and documentation of your paid fees is required before issuance of the credit.

Accuracy of Information

While every effort is made to provide accurate information on our website and in our catalogs, Road Scholar is not responsible for typographical errors, inaccuracies or omissions that may relate to program descriptions, pricing, and availability. Road Scholar reserves the right to correct any errors, inaccuracies or omissions that may appear in our publications, and to change or update information at any time without prior notice. If you discover an error on our website or catalog, please let us know.

Program Pricing

As a not-for-profit organization, we are dedicated to providing exceptional educational opportunities at a remarkable value. We do everything in our power to ensure that the published program price is the price you pay. On occasion, costs we can’t anticipate and that are beyond our control arise and may be passed along to you. If this occurs, we will let you know as soon as possible.

Terms and Conditions

Program Selection
We want every participant to have a safe, enjoyable and rewarding program experience. The travel and activities of Road Scholar programs require participants to be in good general health and capable of performing all program activities as described by the program description and its corresponding Activity Level. As a group travel experience, participants must be capable of caring for themselves during the program and agree not to impede the progress of the program or interfere with the enjoyment of other participants. Participants are required to disclose known medical and physical conditions that may interfere with their safety and well being or the safety and well being of others during this program. Road Scholar may limit or terminate the participation in the program at the participant’s expense and without refund any participants who fail to disclose all medical information or do not honestly assess their physical capabilities in advance. With this information in mind, carefully consider the travel and program demands as described on the Road Scholar website, and consult with your physician about your travel plans. If after enrolling you have second thoughts about the program you chose, please call us and we will be happy to assist you in finding a program better suited to your abilities.

Responsibility

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Road Scholar’s responsibility is limited. Road Scholar organizes, promotes, and sells educational programs consisting of certain travel services, including land, air, and water transportation, excursions, and cruise/barge/hotel accommodations that Road Scholar purchases or reserves from various suppliers (collectively, “Suppliers”). Road Scholar neither owns nor operates any of these Suppliers; they are independent contractors and are not Road Scholar’s agents. Therefore, Road Scholar is not responsible for any negligent or willful act or failure to act of any Supplier or any other third party. You agree that you will look to such Suppliers, and not to Road Scholar or its agents, for any accident, injury, property damage, or personal loss you may suffer. Without limitation, Road Scholar is not responsible for any injury, loss, or damage to person or property, death, delay, or inconvenience in connection with the provision of, or failure to provide, any goods or services occasioned by or resulting from — but not limited to — acts of God or force majeure, acts of war or civil unrest, insurrection or revolt, strikes or other labor activities, criminal or terrorist activities of any kind, mechanical or other failure of airplanes or other means of transportation, or the failure of any transportation mechanism to arrive or depart on time, or for any other cause beyond the direct control of Road Scholar.

Safety & Risks

Certain risks — from natural disasters to accidents, outbreaks of illness, crime, insect-borne and other infectious diseases, environmental risks to health, terrorism and other unforeseen events — are inherent in travel. While such occurrences are beyond our control, we make substantial efforts to be prepared for such possibilities.Participants are encouraged to review the safety and travel information provided by the U.S. Department of State and Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) to learn about current security issues, travel advisories and warnings, recent embassy notices, country-specific health information, health risks you may encounter while traveling, precautions for the prevention of illness, disease and general health issues during your program and other helpful destination-specific information. By enrolling in a program, you agree to assume responsibility for your own health, safety, and welfare, and acknowledge that Road Scholar cannot guarantee your safety or health at any time.

Admission & Participation Policy

The granting or denial of admission to a program is within the sole discretion of Road Scholar. Road Scholar reserves the right to revoke admission or terminate or limit participation at any time if Road Scholar reasonably determines a participant’s condition, behavior or actions are inappropriate or disruptive, or adversely affect the participant’s health or safety, or the health, safety or enjoyment of other participants. Road Scholar reserves the right to take action as needed on an individual or group basis when, in Road Scholar’s sole opinion, the health, safety or well-being of participants requires such action.

Photography and Video

Road Scholar reserves the right to take photographs, videos or audio/visual recordings during the operation of any program or part thereof and to use them, whether taken by a representative of Road Scholar or by other participants, for promotional purposes. By enrolling in a Road Scholar program, participants agree to allow their images or recordings to be used for such purposes.Participants who prefer that their images or recordings not be used are asked to identify themselves to program staff and the photographer at the commencement of their program.For Road Scholar online programs, all audio or video recordings, content and materials are the property of Road Scholar. Participants are prohibited from taking screen captures, or making, copying or distributing all or part of any audio or video recordings of online programs.

Online Program Terms

If you enroll in one of Road Scholar’s online programs, you are responsible for the integrity of the device on which you will attend this online program, as well as your own high-speed internet connection. Road Scholar is not responsible for outages or interruptions in internet service. Road Scholar cannot and will not provide recordings, content or materials, or provide reimbursement of any kind, for missed portion(s) of your online program, regardless of the reason.

Seller of Travel Information

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Modifications to Terms and Conditions

Road Scholar reserves the right at any time to update, change, modify, or revise these Terms and Conditions at any time. Any changes will become effective upon posting the changes, modifications or revisions to the Terms and Conditions. Accordingly, participants should review Road Scholar’s Terms and Conditions regularly prior to travel in order to ensure they are aware of any changes.

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FAQs

Is Santa Fe or Albuquerque better to visit? ›

Albuquerque is a very family-friendly destination. The city has a number of nature centers as well as the Albuquerque BioPark Zoo. Outside of town there are many parks and natural areas to explore. Santa Fe is a family-friendly place to visit.

What is there to see between Albuquerque and Taos? ›

Best stops along Taos

Taos
Taos Pueblo (or Pueblo de Taos) is an ancient pueblo belonging to a Taos-speaking (Tiwa) Native American tribe of Puebloan people. It lies about 1 mile (1.6 km) north of the modern city of Taos, New Mexico. The pueblos are considered to be one of the oldest continuously inhabited communities in the United States.
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to Albuquerque drive. The top stops along the way from Taos to Albuquerque (with short detours) are Sandia Peak Tramway, Old Town, and Inn & Spa at Loretto. Other popular stops include Rio Grande Gorge Bridge, Georgia O'Keeffe Museum, and Bandelier National Monument.

Is it cheaper to stay in Albuquerque or Santa Fe? ›

Compared to Albuquerque, Santa Fe is a better place to stay for art lovers with a bigger budget. On the other hand, if you are looking for a more affordable New Mexico vacation but still want to experience the history and culture, Albuquerque is the better option.

How is Taos different from Santa Fe? ›

The Road to Taos

Taos
Taos Pueblo (or Pueblo de Taos) is an ancient pueblo belonging to a Taos-speaking (Tiwa) Native American tribe of Puebloan people. It lies about 1 mile (1.6 km) north of the modern city of Taos, New Mexico. The pueblos are considered to be one of the oldest continuously inhabited communities in the United States.
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You will notice that Taos has a completely different feel than Santa Fe. Set in a valley between ranges, Taos offers a more folksy, western feel. This is ski country, but you don't have to ski to enjoy nature, history, and culture here.

What is the best month to visit Santa Fe? ›

The best time to visit Santa Fe is between September and November. During this time, temperatures range from the high 20s to high 70s. One can argue that springtime has a similar climate with similar hotel rates, but the festivals make fall the clear winner.

How many days do I need in Santa Fe New Mexico? ›

How Many Days Should I Spend in Santa Fe? Three days makes for a great experience in Santa Fe. But there are plenty of attractions, museums, restaurants, and shops to extend your trip to a long weekend in Santa Fe for a total of 4-5 days. This way, you can do things at a more leisurely pace.

Is Taos worth visiting? ›

Taos

Taos
Taos Pueblo (or Pueblo de Taos) is an ancient pueblo belonging to a Taos-speaking (Tiwa) Native American tribe of Puebloan people. It lies about 1 mile (1.6 km) north of the modern city of Taos, New Mexico. The pueblos are considered to be one of the oldest continuously inhabited communities in the United States.
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is a perfect getaway in Mexico for tourists and vacation goers with too many opportunities worth exploring. Located in the Southwest, it is a must-visit for all including those interested in bike trailing, hiking, and shopping in art galleries.

How far is Santa Fe from Albuquerque? ›

64 miles / 103 km
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Is Taos a day trip from Santa Fe? ›

Taos

Taos
Taos Pueblo (or Pueblo de Taos) is an ancient pueblo belonging to a Taos-speaking (Tiwa) Native American tribe of Puebloan people. It lies about 1 mile (1.6 km) north of the modern city of Taos, New Mexico. The pueblos are considered to be one of the oldest continuously inhabited communities in the United States.
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is only an hour and thirty-five minute scenic drive from Santa Fe. Our guide gets your visit off to a great start. Take a day, spend the night, and enjoy exploring the unique beauty, history and culture of the area, including Taos Pueblo, restaurants, galleries and more. OPEN!

How many days do you need in Albuquerque? ›

Although it's only a mid-sized city, experiencing the bounty of cultural and outdoors attractions in Albuquerque in two days is a feat. However, a 48-hour journey through the city allows travelers to hit the highlights, both rich in New Mexico's heritage and trendy touches.

How many days do you need in Taos? ›

Taos

Taos
Taos Pueblo (or Pueblo de Taos) is an ancient pueblo belonging to a Taos-speaking (Tiwa) Native American tribe of Puebloan people. It lies about 1 mile (1.6 km) north of the modern city of Taos, New Mexico. The pueblos are considered to be one of the oldest continuously inhabited communities in the United States.
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is certainly very doable as a day trip from Santa Fe. However, I think Taos best reveals its charm when you spend at least 1, and preferably 2, nights in Taos. There's just a different rhythm and feel to the town before the day trippers come and after they leave.

Is Santa Fe or Taos better to visit? ›

Taos

Taos
Taos Pueblo (or Pueblo de Taos) is an ancient pueblo belonging to a Taos-speaking (Tiwa) Native American tribe of Puebloan people. It lies about 1 mile (1.6 km) north of the modern city of Taos, New Mexico. The pueblos are considered to be one of the oldest continuously inhabited communities in the United States.
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is glorious scenery, but Santa Fe is pretty scenic too, and as the state capitol, is much larger with more things to do. For girls of their ages, the History Museum and the Folk Art Museum will be a good fit, as will Rancho de las Golondrinas. Fun and inexpensive shopping at Jackalope and Doodlets.

What's special about Taos? ›

Long one of America's foremost, bona fide Art Colonies, Taos is also home to a world-class ski resort (Taos Ski Valley), a World Heritage Site (Taos Pueblo), one of the most photographed and iconic churches (St.

What is there to see between Taos and Santa Fe? ›

Best stops along Santa Fe to Taos

Taos
Taos Pueblo (or Pueblo de Taos) is an ancient pueblo belonging to a Taos-speaking (Tiwa) Native American tribe of Puebloan people. It lies about 1 mile (1.6 km) north of the modern city of Taos, New Mexico. The pueblos are considered to be one of the oldest continuously inhabited communities in the United States.
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drive. The top stops along the way from Santa Fe to Taos (with short detours) are Inn & Spa at Loretto, Rio Grande Gorge Bridge, and Georgia O'Keeffe Museum. Other popular stops include Bandelier National Monument, Canyon Rd, and Ghost Ranch.

What is the number one attraction in New Mexico? ›

1. Carlsbad Caverns National Park. Comprised of nearly 120 known caves, Carlsbad Caverns National Park is hidden mostly underground. Carved from limestone deposited in an ancient sea, the alien underground landscape is one of the most famous New Mexico tourist attractions.

How long is the shuttle from Albuquerque to Santa Fe? ›

The one-way ride from Albuquerque to Santa Fe on the Rail Runner Express takes approximately 1.5 hours.

Is Santa Fe expensive? ›

This city is home to a great deal of the state's most expensive homes. Excluding the housing cost, Santa Fe's average living cost comes to three percent below norm. With the housing prices factored in, costs soar to 20 percent above average.

Is Albuquerque worth visiting? ›

Although often overlooked in favor of Santa Fe, the state's largest city Albuquerque is well worth visiting for its many magnificent museums and attractive Old Town full of historic adobe buildings.

Do you need a car in Santa Fe? ›

Getting Around: The city center is compact and easily walkable, but you'll need a car if you want to head out for any day trips or a hike. Travel Trip: Santa Fe's airport is small, with just a limited number of flights—fares can be exorbitant.

Is Santa Fe worth visiting? ›

Besides being renowned for its cultural diversity and interesting historic tourist attractions, the city is also famed for its extraordinary arts scene. While plenty of galleries dot its streets, Santa Fe is also an important center for the performing arts and hosts lots of great cultural events and festivals.

Is Santa Fe or Sedona better? ›

Santa Fe has museums, fine art galleries and fine dining, more in each category than Sedona. IMO, and this really is a matter of opinion, Sedona (and environs) has more spectacular scenery; Santa Fe (and environs) is also one of the most beautiful places I have ever seen, so this is a small distinction.

Is the drive from Santa Fe to Taos Scenic? ›

One of the most beautiful and interesting road trips through New Mexico is the 56-mile drive north from Santa Fe to Taos

Taos
Taos Pueblo (or Pueblo de Taos) is an ancient pueblo belonging to a Taos-speaking (Tiwa) Native American tribe of Puebloan people. It lies about 1 mile (1.6 km) north of the modern city of Taos, New Mexico. The pueblos are considered to be one of the oldest continuously inhabited communities in the United States.
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. This stretch, called the High Road to Taos, is an official scenic byway and provides a glimpse into the historic remains –buildings, stories, art and preserved culture – of Old Spain.

What's so great about Santa Fe? ›

Also known as The City Different, Santa Fe is famous for its historic architecture, its rich Native American culture, and its art. In fact, Santa Fe's world-famous arts scene draws in tourists who are curious to see what inspired artists such as Georgia O'Keefe.

What airport do you fly into for Santa Fe? ›

The nearest airport to Santa Fe is Santa Fe (SAF) Airport which is 9.6 miles away. Other nearby airports include Albuquerque (ABQ) (58.7 miles).

What is the hottest month in Albuquerque NM? ›

The hottest month of the year in Albuquerque is July, with an average high of 92°F and low of 68°F. The cold season lasts for 2.9 months, from November 21 to February 18, with an average daily high temperature below 56°F.

How far apart are Taos and Albuquerque? ›

133 miles / 214 km

Taos

Taos
Taos Pueblo (or Pueblo de Taos) is an ancient pueblo belonging to a Taos-speaking (Tiwa) Native American tribe of Puebloan people. It lies about 1 mile (1.6 km) north of the modern city of Taos, New Mexico. The pueblos are considered to be one of the oldest continuously inhabited communities in the United States.
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to Albuquerque drive.

How far apart are Taos and Santa Fe? ›

Taos

Taos
Taos Pueblo (or Pueblo de Taos) is an ancient pueblo belonging to a Taos-speaking (Tiwa) Native American tribe of Puebloan people. It lies about 1 mile (1.6 km) north of the modern city of Taos, New Mexico. The pueblos are considered to be one of the oldest continuously inhabited communities in the United States.
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and Santa Fe are about 70 miles apart. It takes about 1.5-2 hours to get from Santa Fe to Taos by car.

Is Santa Fe or Albuquerque safer? ›

Albuquerque is a large city but has a low crime rate in most areas. Santa Fe has some bad areas, but the arts districts are very safe. Small towns have charm and are interesting to visit as well, and they are safe for the most part. Los Alamos is a small town that has an incredibly low crime rate.

Is Santa Fe New Mexico worth visiting? ›

Besides being renowned for its cultural diversity and interesting historic tourist attractions, the city is also famed for its extraordinary arts scene. While plenty of galleries dot its streets, Santa Fe is also an important center for the performing arts and hosts lots of great cultural events and festivals.

Is Albuquerque New Mexico worth visiting? ›

Although often overlooked in favor of Santa Fe, the state's largest city Albuquerque is well worth visiting for its many magnificent museums and attractive Old Town full of historic adobe buildings.

How far apart are Santa Fe and Albuquerque? ›

The direct drive from Albuquerque to Santa Fe is 62.8 mi (101 km), and should have a drive time of 59 mins in normal traffic.

How is the drive from Albuquerque to Santa Fe? ›

On the interstate, Albuquerque to Santa Fe is just 65 miles, or about an hour's drive. The Turquoise Trail, though, takes you up the long way, detouring via Tijeras and Route 14. Although the drive is only a little longer in distance, it'll take 1 hour & 40 minutes because of the lower speed limit.

What is the coldest month in Santa Fe New Mexico? ›

The coldest month of the year in Santa Fe is January, with an average low of 19°F and high of 41°F.

Why do people like Santa Fe NM? ›

250 Galleries, 20 Museums, Dozens of Art Markets

Santa Fe has been a top art market for decades with 250 galleries, 20 museums, several immersive art experiences, and dozens of art markets, including Indian, Spanish, and International Folk Art. Come to poke around, network, collect, or just learn more!

What is Taos known for? ›

Long one of America's foremost, bona fide Art Colonies, Taos is also home to a world-class ski resort (Taos Ski Valley), a World Heritage Site (Taos Pueblo), one of the most photographed and iconic churches (St.

Is Taos New Mexico worth visiting? ›

Taos

Taos
Taos Pueblo (or Pueblo de Taos) is an ancient pueblo belonging to a Taos-speaking (Tiwa) Native American tribe of Puebloan people. It lies about 1 mile (1.6 km) north of the modern city of Taos, New Mexico. The pueblos are considered to be one of the oldest continuously inhabited communities in the United States.
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is a perfect getaway in Mexico for tourists and vacation goers with too many opportunities worth exploring. Located in the Southwest, it is a must-visit for all including those interested in bike trailing, hiking, and shopping in art galleries.

Do you need a car in Santa Fe? ›

Getting Around: The city center is compact and easily walkable, but you'll need a car if you want to head out for any day trips or a hike. Travel Trip: Santa Fe's airport is small, with just a limited number of flights—fares can be exorbitant.

How many days do you need in Albuquerque? ›

Although it's only a mid-sized city, experiencing the bounty of cultural and outdoors attractions in Albuquerque in two days is a feat. However, a 48-hour journey through the city allows travelers to hit the highlights, both rich in New Mexico's heritage and trendy touches.

What is the best time of year to visit Albuquerque? ›

The best time to visit Albuquerque is from September to November. The fall season sees pleasantly warm temperatures (ideal for a stroll on the Paseo del Bosque Trail) and many a party as festival season goes into full swing.

What is Albuquerque best known for? ›

Albuquerque, New Mexico, is known for its hot air balloon festival, unique geography, watermelon-colored mountains and an exotic river. It is also known as a cultural center of the American Southwest

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The Southwestern United States, also known as the American Southwest or simply the Southwest, is a geographic and cultural region of the United States that generally includes Arizona, New Mexico, and adjacent portions of California, Colorado, Nevada, Oklahoma, Texas, and Utah.
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, with its unique architecture and many museums.

How long is car ride from Albuquerque to Santa Fe? ›

How far is the distance between Albuquerque and Santa Fe? The direct drive from Albuquerque, United States to Santa Fe, United States is 62.8 miles or 101 km, and should have a drive time of 59 minutes in normal traffic.

What airport do you fly into for Santa Fe? ›

The nearest airport to Santa Fe is Santa Fe (SAF) Airport which is 9.6 miles away. Other nearby airports include Albuquerque (ABQ) (58.7 miles).

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