When to Go

Hotel rates are highest in summer. Between September and November and in April and May they're lower, and (except for the major holidays) from December to March they're the lowest. Santa Fe has four distinct seasons, and the sun shines brightly during all of them (about 320 days a year). June through August—when most of the city's famous arts festivals take place—temperatures typically hit the high 80s to low 90s during the day and the low 50s at night, with afternoon rain showers usually cooling the air. The often sudden rain showers can come unexpectedly and quickly drench you. September and October bring beautiful weather and a marked reduction in crowds. Temperatures—and prices—drop significantly after Halloween. December through March is ski season. Spring comes late at this elevation. April and May are blustery, with warmer weather finally arriving in May.

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