Fe, New Mexico is one of the great destination
cities of the world. Known as the "City Different,"
Santa Fe provides an unparalleled quality of life,
vibrant culture and wonderful climate, making it
a desirable location for vacation getaways and ski
in the foothills, of the southern tip of the Rocky
Mountains, Santa Fe sits at an altitude of 7,000
feet in north-central New Mexico. Santa Fe has four
distinct seasons with snow during the winter. Known
for its clear blue sky, Santa Fe enjoys more than
300 days a year of sunshine. The hottest months
are typically July and August when daytime temperatures
can reach into the mid to upper nineties, but the
evenings remain cool as the daily temperature typically
changes 30 degrees due to the city's elevation.
Normal rainfall is 14 inches a year.
in 1607, Santa Fe is the second oldest city and
the oldest capital city in the United States. At
one time all lands west of the Mississippi were
governed from the Palace of the Governors on the
Santa Fe Plaza.
Fe is considered the third largest art market in
the United States based on sales from 250 art galleries
and dealers in town. Gourmet
magazines continue to feature Santa Fe’s finest
chefs, as the city is home to world-class restaurants
to fit every taste and budget. The city also offers
world-class performing arts, including opera, symphony
and ballet, as well as outdoor activities galore,
including skiing, white-water rafting, hiking and
Albuquerque Sunport, which is located one hour south
of Santa Fe by car, is the closest major airport.
A municipal airport is located just outside of Santa
Fe and handles only commuter and private aircraft.
information about the current weather or climate
visit our Weather Page.
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