why you should take a weekend getaway from Santa Fe to Albuquerque

Traveling from Santa Fe to Albuquerque

Everyone loves the city of Santa Fe, New Mexico- the fascinating culture, exciting environment, and famous attractions draw countless visitors to this state’s capital all year long. One of the best things to do while staying here is to explore the many surrounding cities and attractions. Albuquerque, New Mexico’s largest city, is the ideal spot for a fun weekend trip from Santa Fe. Full of rich history, amazing restaurants, and fun activities, Albuquerque, NM, is a great destination for anyone, no matter what you love to do. Discover what this amazing city in the desert has to offer and start planning your weekend trip from Santa Fe to Albuquerque today.

everything you need to know about weekend getaways from Santa Fe to Albuquerque

Santa Fe to Albuquerque distance

The Santa Fe to Albuquerque distance totals to approximately 65 miles. It takes a little over an hour to drive from Santa Fe to Albuquerque, the perfect amount of time for a laid-back, leisurely weekend trip. If you don’t want to drive, hop on the Rail Runner in Santa Fe. This is a fun and inexpensive way to travel from Santa Fe to Albuquerque! This trip is less than $10 round-trip and offers comfortable seats and quick transport. You’ll also be treated to gorgeous views of the surrounding New Mexico scenery flying past. Check the Rail Runner weekend schedule to see what departure times work best for your itinerary.

things to do during your weekend trip from Santa Fe to Albuquerque

A weekend isn’t much time to see the abundant attractions in Albuquerque! However, you’ll be able to get a taste of what this city has to offer. From exciting outdoor recreation to fascinating museums, Albuquerque has something for everyone. Take a look at a few can’t-miss area highlights that you won’t want to miss while you’re here to ensure you have the best possible visit to this beautiful and unique area.

Parks and Outdoor Recreation Areas

Volcano Park

Petroglyph National Park

Sandia Peak Tramway

Museums and Historic Sites

Albuquerque Natural History Museum

ABQ BioPark

Albuquerque Art Museum


Restaurant Antiquity

Monroe’s Restaurant

Backstreet Grill

High Noon Restaurant and Saloon


Albuquerque Little Theatre

Kimo Theatre

Isleta Amphitheater

where to stay in Albuquerque

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Enjoy your weekend trip from Santa Fe to Albuquerque by staying in the finest accommodations in town! Stay with us at the Bottger Mansion of Old Town, a historic bed and breakfast in Albuquerque, to complete your trip to this exciting city. We offer comfortable rooms, outstanding amenities, and friendly hospitality to guarantee you have a wonderful time here. Explore the many attractions of Albuquerque or simply relax in the peace and quiet of our cozy inn. Our beautiful oasis in New Mexico is waiting for you, so check our availability and book your stay today!

Start planning your trip from Santa Fe to Albuquerque today by downloading our free Vacation Guide, your ultimate resource to the many things to do in Albuquerque.

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