A world-renowned travel destination unparalleled in richness of history, heritage, arts and culture. You'll be nestled in the Sangre de Cristo Mountains, the foothills of the Rockies, immersed in natural beauty, with an average of 300 days of sunshine and blue sky. Come and prepare for your perfect day in Santa Fe.
Santa Fe’s Plaza has served as the city’s social nexus for four centuries. Now a casual, grassy park, it started as a central place around which Spanish officials built houses and barracks. The Palace of the Governors, constructed soon after the Plaza was established, still stands on the Plaza’s north side, and is the oldest continuously occupied public building in the U.S. Built around the time of Santa Fe’s founding, the Palace served as a seat of the viceroyalty of New Spain’s colonial government, then was home to Mexican and, even later, American territorial governors.
See why Santa Fe has been named one of the country's healthiest cities, top travel destination,and one of the leading art centers in the country.
The conference will be held at the La Fonda hotel, located on the historic plaza in Santa Fe, New Mexico.
A room block is available at La Fonda hotel until May 4th at a rate of $83 per night. Please make your own reservations. Rooms may be available, but will not be guaranteed after this date.
Even if your lodging is going to be covered by a conference travel grant, you must still book the room yourself and provide your credit card to cover incidental expenses not eligible to be covered by LANL (room service, movies, bar,etc.).
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The conference rate for lodging is the Government Per diem rate of $83 pernight plus taxes and fees. Please mention the either "Smart Grids" or the group number "699430" to be part of our room block.
The major airport for travelers coming to Santa Fe isAlbuquerque International Airport (ABQ), located in Albuquerque, NewMexico. Albuqeurque is about 60 miles south of Santa Fe. The airport hascar rental facilities and a shuttle terminal.
Santa Fe also has a small municipal airport (SAF). Some commercial carriers may use this airport. For information look here.
Roadrunner Shuttle (ABQ and Santa Fe)(505) 424-3367
Sandia Shuttle Express(888) 775-5696 (toll free)www.sandiashuttle.com
Yellow Cab Company(505) 247-8888
Therailrunner runs from Albuquerque to Santa Fe for $7 each way. Thereare free buses to take you from the Albuquerque airport to the trainstation and then from the Santa Fe train station to local hotels.
Routes and SchedulesThemost commonly used routes are Route 2 - Cerrillos Road and Route M -Museum Hill. The Cerrillos Roadroute goes between many budgethotels and the Santa Fe Plaza Area. The Museum Hill route taekspassengers from the Plaza area to local museums.
MapTheBlue Route of the Park and Ride bus is an excellent way to get from theLab to the conference and back each day. It costs $3 each way and willbe virtually empty as you will be riding opposite of commuter traffic.It will pick you up from either the Los Alamos Library or the TA-3parking front gate parking lot and drop you off at Sheritan and Palace(a few easy blocks from the conference location).
Pick up times from LANL's TA-3 (The Public Library is 10 minutes earlier):
6:55 am, 7:25 am, 8:10 am, 8:45 am
Return times from the SF Plaza:
2:30 pm, 3:30 pm, 4:05 pm, 4:50 pm
Going to Los Alamos? Here is the Visitor's Guide.
Maps of Los Alamos Townsite, Jemez Mountains, and Northern New Mexico.
What you really want to see.
For information about Santa Fe, visit http://santafe.org
For information about New Mexico, visit http://newmexico.org/
Calendar of Events http://santafe.org/What_s_Happening_Now/index.html
El Rancho de las Golondrinas http://www.golondrinas.org/Weinvite you to take a journey to the past at "The Ranch of theSwallows". This historic rancho, now a living history museum, dates fromthe early 1700s and was an important paraje or stopping point along thefamous Camino Real, the Royal Road from Mexico City to Santa Fe, NewMexico. Experience the life of another time in a location unlike anyother in America.
Georgia O'Keeffe Museum http://www.okeeffemuseum.org/visit/index.htmlTheMuseum’s collection of over 2990 works comprises 1149 O’Keeffepaintings, drawings, and sculpture, including promised gifts andextended loans. The Georgia O'Keeffe Museum is the largest singlerepository of O'Keeffe's work in the world. Throughout the year,visitors can see a changing selection of at least 50 of these works. Inaddition, the Museum presents special exhibitions that are eitherdevoted entirely to O’Keeffe’s work or combine examples of her art withworks by her American modernist contemporaries. Over 140 artists havebeen exhibited at the Museum including Frank Stella, Jackson Pollack,Andy Warhol and Arthur Dove.
Museum of Spanish Colonial Art http://www.spanishcolonial.org/TheSpanish Colonial Arts Society collections were initiated in 1928. Todaywith 3,000 objects, the collections are the most comprehensivecompilation of Spanish Colonial art of their kind. Dating from theMiddle Ages to the New Millennium, the collections span centuries inart, place and time. Among the various media featured are santos(painted and sculpted images of saints,) textiles, tinwork, silverwork,goldwork, ironwork, straw appliqué, ceramics, furniture, books and more.
May 20, 2012 - May 25, 2012 8:00 PM - 6:00 PMMountain Time
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La Fonda Hotel100 E. San Francisco St.Santa Fe, New Mexico 87501USA800-523-5002 or 505-982-5511
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