Welcome to Santa Fe

A world-renowned travel destination unparalleled in richness of history, heritage, arts and culture. You'll be nestled in the Sangre de Cristo Mountains, the foothills of the Rockies, immersed in natural beauty, with an average of 300 days of sunshine and blue sky. Come and prepare for your perfect day in Santa Fe.

Santa Fe’s Plaza has served as the city’s social nexus for four centuries. Now a casual, grassy park, it started as a central place around which Spanish offi cials built houses and barracks. The Palace of the Governors, constructed soon after the Plaza was established, still stands on the Plaza’s north side, and is the oldest continuously occupied public building in the U.S. Built around the time of Santa Fe’s founding, the Palace served as a seat of the viceroyalty of New Spain’s colonial government, then was home to Mexican and, even later, American territorial governors.

See why Santa Fe has been named one of the country's healthiest cities, top travel destination, and one of the leading art centers in the country.

Download Santa Fe Visitor's Guide.

The conferene will be held at the Santa Fe Convention Center.  The conference has contracted with the La Fonda hotel for lodging and meals.  Both are located on the historic plaza in Santa Fe, New Mexico.

A room block is available. Please make your own reservations.

Even if your lodging is going to be covered by a conference travel grant, you must still book the room yourself and provide your credit card in case you have incidental expenses not eligible to be covered by LANL (room service, movies, bar, etc.).

Book your reservation directly at:
Phone# 800-523-5002, Fax #505-954-3599, email reservations@lafondasantafe.com

The conference rate for lodging is the Government Perdiem rate of $102.50 per night plus taxes and fees. Please mention the conference to receive the proper rate.

The major airport for travelers coming to Santa Fe is Albuquerque International Airport (ABQ), located in Albuquerque, New Mexico. Albuqeurque is about 60 miles south of Santa Fe. The airport has car rental facilities and a shuttle terminal.

Santa Fe also has a small municipal airport (SAF).  Some commercial carriers may use this airport.  For information look here.

Shuttle Services:
(Reservations required.  $50 roundtrip.)

Roadrunner Shuttle (ABQ and Santa Fe)
(505) 424-3367

Sandia Shuttle Express
(888) 775-5696 (toll free)

Rental Cars:

Hertz Rental Car 
www.hertz.com    (800) 654-3131
You may use LANL's Official Travel Discount Code for the duration of the conference. CDP# 72120.


Santa Fe
Capital City Cab
(505) 438-0000

Albuquerque Cab Company
(505) 883-4888

Yellow Cab Company
(505) 247-8888

Railrunner Train


The railrunner runs from Albuquerque to Santa Fe for $7 each way.  There are free buses to take you from the Albuquerque airport to the train station and then from the Santa Fe train station to local hotels.


Santa Fe Trails Bus System

Routes and Schedules
The most commonly used routes are Route 2 - Cerrillos Road and Route M - Museum Hill.  The Cerrillos Roadroute goes between many budget hotels and the Santa Fe Plaza Area.  The Museum Hill route taeks passengers from the Plaza area to local museums.

Park and Ride bus from Los Alamos:

The Blue Route of the Park and Ride bus is an excellent way to get from the Lab to the conference and back each day. It costs $3 each way and will be virtually empty as you will be riding opposite of commuter traffic. It will pick you up from either the Los Alamos Library or the TA-3 parking front gate parking lot and drop you off at Sheritan and Palace (a few easy blocks from the conference location).

Pick up times from LANL's TA-3 (The Public Library is 10 minutes earlier):

6:55 am, 7:25 am, 8:10 am, 8:45 am

Return times from the SF Plaza:

2:30 pm, 3:30 pm, 4:05 pm, 4:50 pm

Los Alamos:

Going to Los Alamos?  Here is the Visitor's Guide.

Maps - Los Alamos Townsite, Jemez Mountains, Northern New Mexico.

What you really want to see. 

Santa Fe:

For information about Santa Fe, visit http://santafe.org

For information about New Mexico, visit http://newmexico.org/


Calendar of Events http://santafe.org/What_s_Happening_Now/index.html

El Rancho de las Golondrinas http://www.golondrinas.org/
We invite you to take a journey to the past at "The Ranch of the Swallows". This historic rancho, now a living history museum, dates from the early 1700s and was an important paraje or stopping point along the famous Camino Real, the Royal Road from Mexico City to Santa Fe, New Mexico. Experience the life of another time in a location unlike any other in America.

Georgia O'Keeffe Museum http://www.okeeffemuseum.org/visit/index.html
The Museum’s collection of over 2990 works comprises 1149 O’Keeffe paintings, drawings, and sculpture, including promised gifts and extended loans. The Georgia O'Keeffe Museum is the largest single repository of O'Keeffe's work in the world. Throughout the year, visitors can see a changing selection of at least 50 of these works. In addition, the Museum presents special exhibitions that are either devoted entirely to O’Keeffe’s work or combine examples of her art with works by her American modernist contemporaries. Over 140 artists have been exhibited at the Museum including Frank Stella, Jackson Pollack, Andy Warhol and Arthur Dove.

Museum of Spanish Colonial Art http://www.spanishcolonial.org/
The Spanish Colonial Arts Society collections were initiated in 1928. Today with 3,000 objects, the collections are the most comprehensive compilation of Spanish Colonial art of their kind. Dating from the Middle Ages to the New Millennium, the collections span centuries in art, place and time. Among the various media featured are santos (painted and sculpted images of saints,) textiles, tinwork, silverwork, goldwork, ironwork, straw appliqué, ceramics, furniture, books and more.

Historic Sites

Road Trips


Night Life

In addition to the conference hotel, there are over 50 restaurants within the Santa Fe plaza area.

Here is a guide to help get you started.