LANL FIESTA Fission School & Workshop, Sep. 17-22, 2017

Practical Information



Albuquerque International Airport (ABQ), located in Albuquerque, New Mexico is the major airport for travelers coming to Santa Fe, Los Alamos, and Albuquerque. Albuquerque is about 60 miles south of Santa Fe and 100 miles south of Los Alamos. The airport has car rental facilities and a shuttle terminal.

Santa Fe also has a small municipal airport (SAF). A few commercial carriers including American, United, and Frontier use this airport. We do not recommend using this smaller airport, except for direct flights with no connection.

Shuttle Services

There are a couple of shuttle services that will drive to/from Santa Fe from/to the Albuquerque airport.

Rental Cars

Hertz Rental Car, (800) 654-3131

You may use LANL's Official Travel Discount Code for the duration of the conference. CDP# 72120. There are Hertz locations at the ABQ airport, in Santa Fe, and in Los Alamos.

There are also many other rental car agencies available at the Albuquerque Airport.


  • Santa Fe: Capital City Cab, (505) 438-0000
  • Albuquerque: Albuquerque Cab Company, (505) 883-4888; Yellow Cab Company, (505) 247-8888

Railrunner Commuter Train

The Railrunner travels from Albuquerque to Santa Fe for $7 each way. There are free buses to take you from the Albuquerque airport to the train station and then from the Santa Fe train station to local hotels. Stops and Schedules

City Bus Service

  • Albuquerque City Bus: Routes and Schedules
  • Santa Fe Trails City Bus: Routes and Schedules. The most commonly used routes are Route 2 - Cerrillos Road and Route M -Museum Hill. The Cerrillos Road route goes between many budget hotels and the Santa Fe Plaza Area. The Museum Hill route takes passengers from the Plaza area to local museums.


A block of rooms has been reserved at the Eldorado Hotel and Spa at the U.S. Federal Government per diem rate of $100.00 (USD) per night plus tax. Here's the link to benefit from this special rate.

Meeting participants are highly encouraged to stay at the conference hotel and take advantage of the fantastic rates at this premier property. Eldorado Hotel and Spa has been awarded the prestigious AAA Four Diamond Rating for the 16th year in a row.

Welcome to Santa Fe

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.

Things to do

Los Alamos

Going to Los Alamos? Here is the Visitor's Guide.

What you really want to see:

Santa Fe

For information about Santa Fe, visit

For information about New Mexico, visit


  • Calendar of Events
  • El Rancho de las Golondrinas
  • We invite you to take a journey to the past at "The Ranch of the Swallows". This historic rancho, now a living history museum, dates from the early 1700s and was an important paraje or stopping point along the famous Camino Real, the Royal Road from Mexico City to Santa Fe, New Mexico. Experience the life of another time in a location unlike any other in America.

  • Georgia O'Keeffe Museum
  • The Museum’s collection of over 2990 works comprises 1149 O’Keeffe paintings, drawings, and sculpture, including promised gifts and extended loans. The Georgia O'Keeffe Museum is the largest single repository of O'Keeffe's work in the world. Throughout the year,visitors can see a changing selection of at least 50 of these works. In addition, the Museum presents special exhibitions that are either devoted entirely to O’Keeffe’s work or combine examples of her art with works by her American modernist contemporaries. Over 140 artists have been exhibited at the Museum including Frank Stella, Jackson Pollack, Andy Warhol and Arthur Dove.

  • Museum of Spanish Colonial Art
  • The Spanish Colonial Arts Society collections were initiated in 1928. Today with 3,000 objects, the collections are the most comprehensive compilation of Spanish Colonial art of their kind. Dating from the Middle Ages to the New Millennium, the collections span centuries in art, 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.

As a major art center, Santa Fe offers numerous other state and private museums as well as art galleries.

Historic Sites

Road Trips


Night Life


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