Santa Fe, which is known as “The City Different,” is the oldest capital city in the United States and is considered the cultural and artistic capital of the Southwest. It’s a city for artists and foodies, history buffs and culture enthusiasts, outdoor adventurers and deep thinkers—and it’s all just a short bike ride away from campus. Students can stroll the plaza downtown and chat with Native American street vendors before grabbing a bite to eat. They can spend a Saturday morning at the Railyard, selecting some fresh, locally grown produce from the popular Santa Fe Farmers Market before visiting Meow Wolf, Warehouse 21, or SITE Santa Fe to experience the progressive and interactive art and music scene.
Outdoor opportunities abound in Santa Fe with hike-and-bike trails crisscrossing northern New Mexico, including the Atalaya trailhead that begins on campus. Take a short walk to the Botanical Garden or drive up to the ski basin. During the warmer months, students can venture to Abiquiu Lake or Nambé Falls to soak up the sun and enjoy the water. “The City Different” truly has something for everyone!
These are examples of the many local places of interest as identified by students; the college encourages students and families to explore the neighboring community.