Santa Fe, New Mexico, is considered the cultural capital of the Southwest. Downtown Santa Fe and the historic plaza are a quick bike-ride from the St. John’s campus, as are Museum Hill and Canyon Road—a two-mile stretch of art galleries and fine restaurants. The Railyard District, adjacent to downtown, is home to Warehouse 21, an all-ages progressive art space, SITE Santa Fe, and the Farmers Market. Outdoor activities are at the doorstep of St. John’s College, with the Atalaya trailhead located near the entrance to campus, and a new Botanical Garden not far away. Santa Fe has an unusually high number of artists per capita, so the local music, visual art, and literary scenes are quite active. Santa Fe is a busy small town, and Albuquerque, the state’s largest city, is about an hour’s drive away (or ride on the Rail Runner Express). Nicknamed “the City Different,” Santa Fe offers something special to each person who chooses to explore it.
"No man, who continues to add something to the material, intellectual and moral well-being of the place in which he lives, is left long without proper reward."
- Booker T. Washington