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New Mexico Travel Hints for Santa Fe Trips- Spring Break, Family Travel, or Historic Travel Get Away.

Traveling to Santa Fe NM for Spring Break? Winter Ski Trip? Family Summer Travel? Opera Season?  Here are New Mexico travel tips designed to make your Santa Fe vacation easier anytime of the year! A Get Away to Santa Fe anytime is a great time.

Airports:

All Major Airlines Service Albuquerque International Sunport

Albuquerque’s Airport “The Sunport” (ABQ) Most visitors arriving by air into Albuquerque will fly into the Albuquerque International Sunport (ABQ). All the major airlines fly into ABQ. Santa Fe is approximately 60 miles north, or about a 70 minute drive to Pueblo Bonito b&b, located in downtown Santa Fe!

Santa Fe Municipal Airport (SAF) Santa Fe, NM has a small airport serviced by American Eagle flights from Dallas/Ft Worth and Los Angeles, or by private aircraft. The nearest large airport is ABQ, which most visitors rent a car and make the 60 mile drive north into Santa Fe while enjoying the majestic landscape of the Sandia, Jemez and Sangre de Cristos mountain ranges.

Train:

Amtrak New Mexico visitors traveling by train, find great convenience in visiting Santa Fe via the Lamy stop. Just a short 20 minute shuttle drive from the Lamy train station to Pueblo Bonito b&b front door! We highly recommend Amtrak as it provides a great travel experience for southwestern tourists who have the time and desire to creates a vacation memory never to be forgotten! Lamy shuttle information is listed on Amtrak website (see SAF).

Connecting Transportation:

Santa Fe Spring Break Travel

Car Rental

Renting is a quick and flexible option for getting between Abq Sunport and Santa Fe. It can be very useful for enjoying other sightseeing opportunities as well- day trips to Bandelier, Pecos, Abiquiu, Chimayo, etc. Numerous rental car companies are located at ABQ Sunport.  After renting a car, take I-25 north approximately 60 miles north to Santa Fe (there are 4 exits for Santa Fe). Getting to Pueblo Bonito b&b inn is easy. Take the St. Francis Drive Exit. Go to Cerrillos Road (about 2.9 miles) – turn right. Turn right onto Paseo de Peralta. Left onto Galisteo. Right at W Manhattan. Follow the big adobe wall which is on your right side to the first driveway, take a right and head into our secluded adobe compound -conveniently located in the heart of downtown Santa Fe, NM.

Shuttle Services
Shuttle services are available between ABQ Sunport and Santa Fe. We recommendSandia Shuttle Express (888-775-5696). One-way or round trips are available – call Sandia Shuttle directly for exact rates, reservations and schedule information. This shuttle will pick you up at ABQ airport and drop you off at our door step any day of the week.

New Mexico Railrunner An economical way to arrive at downtown Santa Fe depot from ABQ Sunport. A commuter train which began in 2008, now runs from as far north as Santa Fe to as far south as Los Lunas NM, making many stops along the way. Passengers must take the city bus from ABQ Sunport to the downtown Albuquerque bus station (a stop on the NM Railrunner). Costs vary, but fare is approximately $6.00 from Albuquerque downtown to Santa Fe. Please check schedule, rates and policies directly at the New Mexico Railrunner website.

Cabs

Though not recommended due to this transportation option being much less economical than alternatives stated previously, the Albuquerque Cab Company (505-883-4888) and Capital City Cab (in Santa Fe, 505-438-0000) will take you from ABQ Sunport to Pueblo Bonito b&b in Santa Fe and vice verse charging approximately $160-180 for the trip.  This is a viable and reasonably priced means of transportation if you are flying in and out of the Santa Fe Airport however.

What to expect: Altitude and Weather 

Altitude – Santa Fe’s elevation is 7,000 feet. Our air is very dry, and the sun is very intense. We suggest you wear a hat and use a high-SPF sunscreen liberally.  Moisturizing products are also suggested. The altitude effects people differently and sometimes folks need a day or so to acclimate.  We recommend you take it easy for the first couple of days, and always drink plenty of water. Alcohol consumption and exercise exertion are intensified at this altitude, so pacing yourself is a good idea.

Current Santa Fe Weather 
On average, 300+ days of sunshine a year with low relative humidity can be expected for Santa Fe, NM weather. Our 7,000 foot above sea level elevation  invites warm days and cool evenings during spring, summer and fall. Layering one’s outfits is advisable during winter months while a jacket or sweater is advisable other times, even during the summer.  Sunsets are spectacular year round, but mostly in the fall, summer and spring. The Santa Fe Opera is well known for it’s unique amphitheater showcasing the summer monsoon lightening strikes in July & August- breathtaking!

Average high/low temperatures by month:  

Month Average High (F) Average Low (F)
January 41 19
February 44 22
March 51 28
April 60 35
May 69 43
June 79 52
July 85 57
August 87 56
September 74 49
October 63 38
November 50 27
December 41 21

 

Navigating Santa Fe

Staying at Pueblo Bonito b&b allows the convenience of walking anywhere in the downtown historic area while avoiding the annoyance and expense of parking. We are located in a prime location, easy walking to Canyon Rd, the Plaza, Rail yard, Galisteo shopping, museums and some of Santa Fe’s finest restaurants. Cars are not needed except for daytrips or excursions. To visit Museum Hill you can drive, take the city M-route bus, walk (under one mile), take a cab or enjoy a pedi-cab. There are numerous car rental agencies in Santa Fe, as you may want a vehicle since it can come in handy if you decide to visit Santa Fe’s spectacular surrounding areas. Remember parking is free when staying at Pueblo Bonito b&b.

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2 Responses to New Mexico Travel Hints for Santa Fe Trips- Spring Break, Family Travel, or Historic Travel Get Away.

  • Where did you actually get the techniques to compose ““New Mexico
    Travel Hints for Santa Fe Trips | Santa Fe Bed & Breakfast |”?
    Thanks a lot -Mary

    • Amyb says:

      Forgive me, but I’m not certain what you mean by “techniques”. If you mean my information, I’m a lifetime resident and have served guests to NM for the past 28 years. Transportation and other travel hints are easily acquired. As far as facts, I gather those from other resorces that provide statistical information. I hope this helps.

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