Santa Fe Travel Guide for Your Minimoon
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 many art and cultural fairs, as well as 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. Also, whatever you do, don’t miss Meow Wolf! It’s an immersive art and performance space/music venue unlike anything else you’ve ever seen. Get lost with your love in this virtual, mystical jungle. Who knew romance could be this trippy?
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. La Fonda on the Plaza also happens to be only steps away from local history and art museums, galleries, shops and the Plaza itself, which is a national historic landmark. (From $159/night; Expedia)
Looking for another romantic spot, just outside of town? Try Ten Thousand Waves. It’s the perfect place to kick back and relax, Japanese spa style. (Prices vary according to hotel stay, spa day or restaurant; TripAdvisor)
What to Eat: Joseph’s
Local ingredients, international flavor and a vast range of options have earned Joseph’s Culinary Pub 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. ($$$$; TripAdvisor)
Other favorite spots for nibbles include:
Radish & Rye: Dinner. Inventive food. Modern, chic space. ($$$; TripAdvisor)
The Shed: Santa Fe classic. Any meal, any time. ($$-$$$; TripAdvisor)
Cafe Pasqual’s: Recommended for brunch especially. ($$-$$$; TripAdvisor)
Where to Go: Georgia O’Keeffe Museum
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As we enjoy the 98th Annual @SWAIA Santa Fe Indian Market, we want to acknowledge and celebrate the beautiful and complex history of New Mexico. Georgia O'Keeffe is just one artist out of many who found inspiration in this incredible place. There are so many other voices to be heard. We are so lucky to call this community home, and we are constantly inspired by the people we meet. We hope you will take time to visit the artists presenting their work this weekend on the Plaza, and share your experiences with us and the world! You can learn more about a handful of artists we visited this year by checking out our Instagram Story! ???? Georgia O'Keeffe. Back of Marie's No. 4, 1931. Oil on canvas, 16 x 30 in. Georgia O'Keeffe Museum. Gift of The Burnett Foundation. © Georgia O'Keeffe Museum. [1997.6.38] #GeorgiaOKeeffe #OKeeffe #OKeeffeInspired #IndianMarket #SantaFeIndianMarket #IndigenousVoices #NativeLand #NewMexico #Indigenous #NativeAmericanArtists #SWAIA #Story #Landscape #SantaFe #Love #Community #Art ————
Widely recognized as one of the most important artists of the 20th century, not to mention famous for being a female artist in a time when that was rare, Georgia O’Keeffe’s paintings are best known as abstracted, large-scale depictions of flowers, leaves, rocks, shells, bones and other objects in nature, as well as cityscapes and landscapes — particularly of New Mexico, which she called home in her later years. The Georgia O’Keeffe Museum’s collection is comprised of over 3,000 works, including 140 O’Keeffe oil paintings, 700 drawings, and hundreds more images and items. If your want a little sensual magic during your minimoon, this spot should top your list, along with her Ghost Ranch which offers tours of the grounds, including horseback rides. ($13 general admission; TripAdvisor)
More Must Visits:
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This is @sheenachakes doing a takeover with @travelnewmexico! A fun and family-friendly hike between Albuquerque and Santa Fe, Kasha-Katuwe (a.k.a. Tent Rocks) offer narrow slot canyons, distinctive hoodoos, and spectacular views. . . The area owes its beauty to layers of volcanic rock and ash deposited by a pyroclastic flow millions of years ago. New Mexico's geology is part of what makes it so unique. . . . #travelnm #travelnewmexico #getsidetracked #instagramersnm #hikenm #simplysantafe #tentrocks #geology #hoodoos #slotcanyon
- Go outside and explore Tent Rocks National Monument. A moderate hike through slot canyons plus a lot of beauty, only an hour outside of Santa Fe.
- Get spiritual at Chimayo, a tranquil, relaxing and mystical sanctuary about 30 minutes north of Santa Fe. Ask about the holy dirt!
- Secreto Lounge is considered the city’s best cocktail bar for its fresh, “garden to glass” approach.
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