Georgia O’Keeffe loved New Mexico, writing, “It’s something in the air – it’s different. The sky is different, the wind is different. I shouldn’t say too much about it because other people may be interested and I don’t want them interested.” Sadly for O’Keeffe, you’re interested! Are you relocating to an apartment in Santa Fe, the capital city of New Mexico? Here’s everything you need to know about the city’s top neighborhoods, planning for transportation, and taking advantage of the city’s top attractions.
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Many Santa Fe residents choose to drive their own cars to get around the city, but you don’t necessarily need one! In fact, Santa Fe was voted one of America’s Top Rated Walking Cities and you can cover many of the neighborhoods on foot. Because the city boasts an average 283 days of sunshine annually, riding your bike is also a great and environmentally-friendly option!
There are a variety of public transportation methods available in Santa Fe as well. The Santa Fe Trails buses run ten routes, and there is service every 15 minutes. On many holidays and during special events, the buses even provide free transportation. Capital City cabs, Uber, and Lyft are also great options for navigating the city without worrying about driving yourself or finding parking.
Santa Fe is the nation’s oldest capital city and there are plenty of ways to experience its fascinating cultural history. Explore historical landmarks, like the San Miguel Mission or Basilica Cathedral of St. Francis of Assisi, and learn all about the city at the New Mexico History Museum or El Museo Cultural. Take advantage of the city’s numerous annual events, like the Burning of Zozobra or the Rodeo de Santa Fe.
Make sure you come hungry to Santa Fe! The city offers an impressive food scene, from upscale to casual, traditional to experimental. Local cuisine is a fascinating blend of Indigenous American, Spanish, and Anglo influences, and you won’t find anything else quite like it.
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