Cheap Flights to Santa Fe

Santa Fe overview

Santa Fe is a haven for artists of all persuasions. Home to more than 250 art galleries and hundreds of artist studios there is no shortage of creativity in this town. From the grand pictures hanging in the Georgia O’Keefe Museum to the one-of-a-kind pottery and paintings in smaller studios, the artist’s eye is everywhere in Santa Fe.

As the capital of New Mexico, Santa Fe has a lot to offer. Located just 97km from Albuquerque, flights to Santa Fe are easy to book and travellers to Santa Fe have endless day-trip options. It’s the oldest capital in the US and offers centuries of history. Many visitors book Santa Fe flights for a lesson in family lineage – only a few hours away are Indian pueblos where travellers can learn about specific tribes and environments. Or, take a trip to the historic centre to research ancestry from Indian tribes. Santa Fe was built on Native American roots, but the city’s unique European feel keeps visitors of all cultures coming back for more.

Santa Fe climate

Santa Fe enjoys a temperate seasonal climate with about 300 days of sunshine a year. Summer (June to August) temperatures seldom exceed 30 degrees and a few inches of rain falls. Around 13cm of snow falls during the winter (December to February), but temperatures seldom drop below freezing. In general the weather is dry and mild and humidity is low.

When to fly to Santa Fe

Santa Fe is a year-round travel destination. Flights to Santa Fe are always easy to find, but if you plan to visit Santa Fe during one of the city's festivals it's wise to book Santa Fe flights and accommodations ahead of time.

Peak Season:

Most out-of-towners visit Santa Fe during the summer months and over the Christmas holiday. During these times, the city is packed full of events including music festivals, street performers, cultural ceremonies celebrating Santa Fe's Native American heritage.

Off Season:

There is no bad time to travel to Santa Fe. However, if budget is a concern cheap flights to Santa Fe can be found end of winter and early spring.

Getting around Santa Fe

The downtown and historic areas of Santa Fe are pretty compact and easy to get around on foot. The Santa Fe Trails buses travel over seven routes from the city’s centre to outlying sights. The buses run from 6am to 10pm during the week, from 8am to 8pm on Saturday, with limited service on Sundays. Route 10 is a convenient path for tourists who can stop at the museums on the Old Santa Fe Trail. Bikes are another great way to get around, but for longer distances you can take a taxi, charter van or rental car.

Santa Fe insider information

What's your fetish? You'll see a lot of animal figures floating around Santa Fe stores. These little carvings are called a fetish and according to belief, the owner of that fetish will possess the same powers of the animal. For example, a person might carry a bear for strength or an eagle for awareness. Most stores will have a list of what the animals symbolize, so choose your fetish and wear it well.

Flying in Santa Fe takes on a whole new meaning. Forget about airplanes, hop in a balloon and head upward. The Balloon Fiesta is world-renowned in New Mexico and takes place annually in Albuquerque. You can book balloon rides in Santa Fe, but you'll likely need to travel to Albuquerque or Taos.

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Clothing & Shoes
Pair of jeans
$ 52.75
Pair of Nike shoes
$ 102.30
Large bottle of water
$ 1.49
Pack of Marlboro cigarettes
$ 9.59
Bottle of local beer (0.5 litre)
$ 1.28
Loaf of white bread
$ 4.23
$ 5.19
Coke/Pepsi (0.33 litre)
$ 2.04
Imported beer (0.33 litre)
$ 7.03
3 course meal for 2
$ 63.93
Petrol (1 litre)
$ 0.73
Taxi - fixed fee
$ 3.90
1 km taxi journey
$ 5.96
One-way ticket (local transport)
$ 1.28
How much does an apartment cost in Santa Fe?
3 bedroom apartment outside of centre
$ 1816
1 bedroom apartment in city centre
$ 1449
3 bedroom apartment in city centre
$ 2856
1 bedroom apartment outside of centre
$ 1107

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