What is the best month to visit New Mexico?
The best time to visit New Mexico is from September to November. During this period, the weather is pleasant, and balloon events take place. Spring is another great time with fewer crowds and mild weather. However, it can get windy in the spring months.
Is New Mexico safe for tourists?
New Mexico has some of the highest crime rates in the US. Among all 50 states, New Mexico had the second-highest violent crime rate (behind Alaska) and the second-highest property crime rate (behind Louisiana).
What is the best time of year to visit Santa Fe NM?
The best time to visit Santa Fe is between September and November. During this time, temperatures range from the high 20s to high 70s. One can argue that springtime has a similar climate with similar hotel rates, but the festivals make fall the clear winner.
What is the coldest month in Santa Fe New Mexico?
The cold season lasts for 3.0 months, from November 22 to February 21, with an average daily high temperature below 48°F. The coldest month of the year in Santa Fe is January, with an average low of 19°F and high of 41°F.
What’s better Santa Fe or Albuquerque?
I would not consider Santa Fe a ‘better’ city than Albuquerque… each city has its virtues. Santa Fe is a more beautiful city in the southwestern tradition. Albuquerque is a more affordable option both for residents and travelers (Check out my post on things to do in Historic Old Town Albuquerque).
What’s wrong with Albuquerque?
Albuquerque also struggles with one of the highest violent crime rates in the country. There were 1,117 violent crimes reported in 2016 per 100,000 city residents, the most of any major city in New Mexico and nearly three times the national rate of 386 incidents per 100,000 Americans.
Do I have to self quarantine if I travel to or return to New Mexico?
Visitors from anywhere outside of the state will instead be strongly advised to self-quarantine for a period of 14 days and to seek out a COVID-19 test upon their arrival in or return to New Mexico.
Do you need a car in Santa Fe?
Transportation. Though the downtown area is walkable, you’ll need a car to visit the rest of Santa Fe. Parking is plentiful, even downtown, but public transportation is limited to the bus system.
Is Santa Fe more expensive than Albuquerque?
Santa Fe is 26.7% more expensive than Albuquerque. Santa Fe housing costs are 86.9% more expensive than Albuquerque housing costs. Health related expenses are 1.2% more in Santa Fe.