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  Day Trip to Santa Fe

On Tuesday of the seminar, we will finish the technical session before lunch in order for you, the members, to enjoy the beauty of Santa Fe.


  Tuesday June 25, 2013

Hop on one of (5) buses for the short trip up to Santa Fe. 

(3) buses will depart the Hyatt at 12:00PM with arrival at the Santa Fe Plaza by 1:15PM

(2) buses will depart the Hyatt at 1:00PM with arrival at the Santa Fe Plaza by 2:15PM

Tickets for the buses will be available for purchase ($10) at the registration counter starting on Sunday through 12:00PM on Tuesday.  Santa Fe, also known as “The City Different”, was established more than 400 years ago and is considered the oldest capital city in the United States.  The history and culture of this city make it an excellent tourist destination.  Enjoy shopping, dining, museums, historic churches and art galleries in the downtown/Plaza area.  The following are a few of the downtown tourist attractions:

  • Cathedral Basilica of St. Francis of Assisi
  • Loretto Chapel
  • San Miguel Mission Church
  • New Mexico Museum of Art
  • Palace of the Governors/New Mexico History Museum
  • Cross of the Martyrs
  • Georgia O’Keeffe Museum
  • Canyon Road (featuring various art galleries)


Tour Information
  • Custom Tours by Clarice

To reserve a tour, go to their website.  For further information call 505-438-7116 (office) or 505-690-8741 (cell).
$15/adult, $14/senior, $10/child under 5 yrs. old. Tour times are 2pm and 4pm.

  • Fiesta Tours

To reserve a tour, call 505-204-9704.
$15/adult and $10/child under 12 yrs. old. Tour times are 3pm and 5pm.


The 2013 Santa Fe Bandstand, a free summer concert series featuring local, regional and national bands, is scheduled for a performance from 6-8:30pm in the Santa Fe plaza. This is a very popular summer event in Santa Fe. Stay and enjoy some musical entertainment!

You may head back to Albuquerque on the Rail Runner at your convenience.  The train departs from the Santa Fe Depot train station on S. Guadalupe St. behind Tomasita’s Restaurant.  The train schedule is available here (make sure to look at the South Bound table).  Fares can be found here (price should be $9 unless you qualify for a discount).  Tickets may be purchased online ahead of time or from a ticket agent once you are on the train. Buying a ticket online does not guarantee a seat. It is first come, first serve. 

The last train back leaves the Santa Fe Depot at 9:00PM and drops you off at the Downtown Albuquerque train station (Alvarado Transportation Center located at 1st St. And Central Ave.).  It is about a 20 to 25 minute walk (depending on crowds) from the Santa Fe plaza to the Santa Fe Depot train station.  You may also take the Santa Fe Pick-Up free shuttle to the Santa Fe Depot station. This is a continuous circulating shuttle that picks up or drops off at each designated stop approximately every 15 to 20 minutes, depending upon traffic conditions. It only runs until 6pm. Further details can be found here

Be sure to leave yourself enough time to catch the train.  You are responsible for getting back to Albuquerque.  There will be NO shuttle service!


If you have any questions regarding the Friends & Family Program contact:

Alina Sanchez:


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