You could spend 2 days to a lifetime in Santa Fe and not see and do everything in the area. For a summer trip, plan on 3 full days in Santa Fe. Most of the museums, historic sites, restaurants etc are in the downtown Plaza, Canyon Road and Railyard areas, easily walkable or via public transportation.
I would not consider Santa Fe a ‘better’ city than Albuquerque… each city has its virtues. Santa Fe is a more beautiful city in the southwestern tradition. … Albuquerque is a more affordable option both for residents and travelers (Check out my post on things to do in Historic Old Town Albuquerque).
Transportation. Though the downtown area is walkable, you’ll need a car to visit the rest of Santa Fe. Parking is plentiful, even downtown, but public transportation is limited to the bus system.
In Santa Fe, the cost of living is slightly higher than average, and this is mostly due to soaring housing prices. 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.
Beginning July 1, 2021, all restaurants, breweries, bars, and clubs may operate at 100% of maximum capacity.
Santa Fe is quite a bit larger than Sedona, and offers many more museums, historic sites, restaurants, etc. than the latter, although Sedona is a great place to visit also.
When we compare the travel costs of actual travelers between Albuquerque and Santa Fe, we can see that Santa Fe is more expensive. And not only is Albuquerque much less expensive, but it is actually a significantly cheaper destination. So, traveling to Albuquerque would let you spend less money overall.
The High Road to Taos
Driving is best described as poetic on this 56-mile day trip from Santa Fe to Taos. The High Road takes you through El Santuario, in the Spanish village of Chimayo — a small adobe chapel where people gather for mass and scoop up “Holy Dirt” with…
Safest Areas of Santa Fe
Most of Downtown is very safe with minimal concern walking around during the day. However, the area gets quiet at night and some of the streets are very dark or dimly lit. Stick to active areas — busy restaurants, hotels, and the central Plaza — after dark and you’ll be okay.
Driving from Albuquerque to Santa Fe (or vice versa)
On the interstate, Albuquerque to Santa Fe is just 65 miles, or about an hour’s drive.
Santa Fe is an intimate walkable city. With so many sites to see within a small radius. In order to make the most of your time in Santa Fe, we’ve put together a self-guided walking tour. If you’re visiting Santa Fe with kids, be sure to check out our guide 5 Awesome Things to do in Santa Fe with Kids!
The Santa Fe Pick-up shuttle service is a great way for train passengers to get around once they step off the Rail Runner Express at the Santa Fe Depot or for others who want a fast, free way to get around downtown, Museum Hill and Canyon Road.
Very Walkable (most or all daily trips can be made on foot) – Santa Fe’s “Very Walkable” areas include: Downtown & Surrounding Neighborhoods – This includes some of the Downtown & Eastside Historic District, as well as the entire Don Gaspar and Westside-Guadalupe Historic Neighborhoods.
Re: How many days should we spend in Taos?? Taos 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.
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Santa Fe is New Mexico’s capital, and capital cities, with their captive audiences of government employees, agencies, lobbyists, etc., have always commanded a higher price for many goods and services. Santa Fe is also “the city different,” with a high tourism population and many lucrative services for that population.
Therefore, the amount that a consumer should spend on housing costs should be no more than $1,457 per month to avoid calamity and poverty. The renters in the city have an income of about $37,835, which would make their monthly maximum allowable rental costs $883.
According to the crime report the city of Santa Fe is safer than only 9% of U.S. Cities. Property crimes are on top of the list. The level of crime is ranked on the scale of one hundred points. Santa Fe property crime is 65, which is very high.
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Snow season occurs from November through April, with an average of 32 inches of snow in town and up to 300 inches in the ski areas. The low humidity and smog-free skies make the Santa Fe climate one of the healthiest in the United States.
Santa Fe has been named one of the best cities in the country for seniors in the dating game. The website, SeniorAdvice.com ranked the city No. 6 on its list of the Top 15 Cities for Single Seniors.
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