Santa Fe, New Mexico, is one of the great destination cities of the world. For visitors, meeting planners and adventurers alike, Santa Fe provides an unparalleled quality of life, making it a perfect location for your next vacation getaway, convention or ski trip.
Santa Fe is nestled in the foothills of the Rocky Mountains at an altitude of 7,000 feet. The city occupies 33.4 square miles in a valley by the Rio Grande just below mountains that reach to over 12,000 feet. Thousands of acres of national forest and wilderness surround the city, and yet it is only an hour's drive to the Albuquerque International Airport. Known as the "City Different," Santa Fe supports both historic culture and modern technology, while offering an outstanding quality of life for both young and old. It is the oldest state capital in the country, founded in 1610, and at one time all lands west of the Mississippi were governed from the Palace of the Governors on the Plaza.