Mission style architecture and excellent, internationally-inspired, locally sourced food add to Santa Fe's appeal, but its crowning glory will always be the thriving local arts scene. This city hosts summer art fairs and features more traditional forms of art appreciation year-round, including numerous galleries and a veritable museum within the walls of the state capital, making Santa Fe the perfect place for a minimoon.
Where to Stay: La Fonda
Newly remodeled rooms and old world folk art styling make this boutique hotel a one of a kind representation of Santa Fe. It also happens to be only steps away from local history and art museums, galleries, shops and the Plaza, which is a national historic landmark.
What to Eat: Joseph’s
Local ingredients, international flavor and a vast range of options have earned Joseph’s a reputation for culinary magic. Order the honey and cardamom dusted phyllo napoleon or stick to a slightly more basic entrée of grilled salmon, but remember to save room for a dessert…or two.
Where to Go: Museum of International Folk Art
One of the best of its kind in the world, this eclectic museum is home to a permanent collection of more than 130,000 objects from 100 countries. The collection includes creative handmade objects, religious works and gorgeous textiles. Don’t forget to stop by the gift shop on your way out.
Need to Know
- Ten Thousand Waves is the perfect place to kick back and relax in spa style.
- Secreto Lounge is considered the city’s best cocktail bar for its fresh, “garden to glass” approach.
- Get outside at Valles Caldera National Preserve, which is especially beautiful with a dusting of snow.
Find more minimoon ideas and inspiration in the travel edition of the mywedding magazine.