Explore Santa Fe, New Mexico: The City Different
Located in the high desert, 7,000 feet above sea level, in the northern part of the state, Santa Fe is the nation’s oldest capital city. Culturally, Santa Fe is a mix of Native American, Hispanic, and Anglo traditions, influenced by an international population of transplants who have moved here seeking everything from employment to enlightenment. In addition to a plethora of arts and culture activities, outdoor recreation options, and heritage sites, Northern New Mexico is also home to cutting edge science and technology endeavors, internationally recognized research centers, and cultural freedom organizations, including the Santa Fe Institute and The Lannan Foundation. Santa Fe is immersed in natural beauty—you can hike and rock-climb without even leaving the St. John’s campus—and, with numerous bookstores, music venues, museums, world-famous restaurants from fine dining to abundant local cuisine, a bustling lecture circuit, and nearly 300 art galleries and dealers, Santa Fe’s cultural offerings outshine those of most other towns of comparable size.
When is the Best Time to Visit Santa Fe and St. John’s College?
Santa Fe is beautiful any time of year. Prospective applicants often plan a visit around a ski vacation or a summer trip to hike and bike in the mountains. Since Santa Fe is located in a high desert climate, summers are dry and warm while winters are mostly sunny with some snow. The renowned Santa Fe Opera offers a full season of productions each summer in its spectacular outdoor theater. In the winter you can hit the slopes at Ski Santa Fe, located just north of town in the Sangre de Cristo Mountain, or several other locations.
Plan a visit by calling the Office of Graduate Admissions at 505-984-6083, or contact us by e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org. We can help you choose the optimum time to visit campus and attend classes. Please call to discuss your visit at least three weeks before you plan to arrive so that you have ample time to make travel plans and hotel reservations.
Below are some links to the websites of local arts and culture organizations: