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Visiting Santa Fe While at Summer Classics

About Santa Fe

Santa Fe, the nation’s oldest capital city and its second-largest art market, is a vibrant city that consistently ranks as one of the best places to live in the United States. An amalgam of the three cultures present and celebrated in New Mexico—Native American, Hispanic, and Anglo—the city is a magnet for those engaged in creative arts, for intellectuals, and for lovers of outdoor recreation.

July offers such events as the International Folk Art Market, the Santa Fe Chamber Music Festival, and the world-renowned Santa Fe Opera. Additionally, Santa Fe’s best outdoor music happens right on campus Wednesday nights, when the concert series Music on the Hill presents live jazz and world music in a family-friendly, relaxed atmosphere with gorgeous sunset views.

St. John’s is located only three miles from Santa Fe’s historic downtown plaza and within walking distance of four major museums and the famous Canyon Road art galleries.

General Tourist Information

Contact the Santa Fe Convention and Visitors Bureau or call 1-800-777-2489.

Transportation to Santa Fe

The closest major airport is in Albuquerque, a one-hour drive from Santa Fe. Ground transportation reservations from the Albuquerque International Sunport airport to Santa Fe may be made with an airport shuttle service (such as Sandia Shuttle) or by visiting the Albuquerque International Sunport website. The Santa Fe airport also operates a limited number of commercial flights.

Weather in Santa Fe

July is the hottest month in Santa Fe, with temperatures varying from 55–85 degrees Fahrenheit. It is also the beginning of Santa Fe’s rainy season, with brief thunderstorms in the afternoons. The days are warm but the nights are typically cool with low humidity typical of a high desert climate.