Santa Fe

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ShermansTravel experts rely on years of collective travel experience to bring you the best money-saving tips for your vacation. We take a discerning look at all the attraction passes, public transportation options, and other local bargains to make sure you get the most bang for your buck while traveling.

Santa Fe Money-Saving Tips

Spring Savings

Though summer typically draws the largest crowds, spring getaways are primed for visiting this city in the foothills of the Rocky Mountains as crowds are fewer, prices are lower, and yucca flowers are in full bloom.

Know Your Spice

Chile is ubiquitous and comes in green and red (the former is hotter than the latter). If you’re not up for the heat, order your chile on the side. Unsure? Order “Christmas,” a mix of the two.

Culture Shock

In spite of its name, New Mexico traditionally associates more closely with Spain (which entered the territory in 1540) than with Mexico. Don't expect sarapes and sombreros in New Mexico.

Bargain Savvy

Native American artists are proud of their work, but prices can sometimes be politely negotiated, especially in the off seasons. They will usually offer right away if they’re willing to accept less.

On Top of the World

Santa Fe is 7,000 feet above sea level, and it may take a day or two to acclimate to the elevation. Your body will crave oxygen and water if you’re coming from lower altitudes, don’t over-exert yourself and drink plenty of water.

Keep Cool

Daytime temperatures can reach the 90s, peaking between noon and 4pm; bring a good hat and sunglasses to keep the sun off.

Stay on Track

Driving in Santa Fe, especially the area around the Plaza, is very congested and confusing; watch out for one-way streets and name changes along the way.

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