Santa Fe sits in the Sangre de Cristo foothills. It’s renowned for its Pueblo-style architecture, and as a creative arts hotbed. Founded as a Spanish colony in 1610, it has at its heart the traditional Plaza. The city is known for its confluence of scenic beauty, long history (at least by US standards), cultural diversity, and extraordinary concentration of arts, music and fine dining.
Luminaria serves inventive Southwestern fare in a beautiful setting. Reviews online rave about the blue corn "steak & enchiladas", the tortilla soup, and the strawberry-jalapeno margarita! We would love to spend an evening here.
Luminaria Restaurant & Patio, Old Santa Fe Trail, Santa Fe, NM, United States
We will start out our married life in this gorgeous 1880s adobe bed & breakfast, in the heart of Santa Fe. The rooms each have a kiva fireplace, the breakfast is supposed to be amazing, AND there are three friendly resident dogs on the property.
Inn of the Turquoise Bear, East Buena Vista Street, Santa Fe, NM, United States
Cafe Pasqual's has a 37-year history cooking Santa Fe-style Mexican food. A good friend recommended this as a top pick, so we definitely want to stop in while we're hanging out in the Plaza downtown.
Cafe Pasqual's, Don Gaspar Avenue, Santa Fe, NM, United States
Izanami is an upscale izakaya restaurant, located inside a very cool spa complex called Ten Thousand Waves. Typical Japanese izakaya serve small plates in a casual atmosphere. This place looks so fabulous and we'd love to try it.
Izanami Restaurant, Ten Thousand Waves Way, Santa Fe, NM, United States
A rental car will help us get around to all our exciting plans!
Budget Car Rental, Cerrillos Road, Santa Fe, NM, United States
Ten Thousand Waves is said to be the best spa in town, and their large outdoor hot tubs are modeled after the great hot spring tubs of Japan. We'd love to spend an afternoon relaxing here.
Ten Thousand Waves, Ten Thousand Waves Way, Santa Fe, NM, United States
Coyote Cantina is one of the top rooftop restaurant destinations in Santa Fe. They are known to have excellent ceviche, which we love. This would be the perfect place for a relaxed dinner.
Coyote Cafe & Rooftop Cantina, West Water Street, Santa Fe, NM, United States
Kakawa Chocolate House is a local chocolatier that incorporates local flavors like chile, hibiscus flower, and mezcal. They also promote the history of chocolate and support local farms. We would love to check this place out: Pete is a big chocolate lover, and Kirsten is open to anything involving mezcal.
Kakawa Chocolate House, Paseo De Peralta, Santa Fe, New Mexico, United States
Taos Pueblo is the only living Native American community designated both a World Heritage Site by UNESCO and a National Historic Landmark. The multi-storied adobe buildings of the pueblo have been continuously inhabited for over 1000 years. Pete is big into history so this is a must-see.
Taos Pueblo, NM, United States
Sazón is a beautiful, upscale Mexican restaurant that we would love to try. They are the number-one rated restaurant in Santa Fe and are known for their mole sauce and an impressive mezcal list.
Sazón, Shelby Street, Santa Fe, New Mexico, United States
We can't wait for a couple rounds of margaritas! Santa Fe is so known for excellent margaritas that the brilliant minds at its tourism board actually unveiled a "Margarita Trail."
During our planned day trip to Taos, we will pass two well-regarded wineries. We would love to buy a bottle to bring home to Minneapolis and pop at a later date.
Black Mesa Winery Taos Tasting Room, Ledoux Street, Taos, NM, United States
This tour is a perfect introduction to New Mexico cuisine, according to rave reviews online.
Food Tour New Mexico, Calle De Carlotta, Santa Fe, NM, United States
Our bare dining room walls are screaming for some art. What better occasion than our honeymoon to pick up something that will always carry good memories.
The Museum of International Folk Art is one of the top-rated experiences in Santa Fe. The museum's holdings represent diverse cultures and constitute the largest collection of international folk art in the world. We are really excited to visit!
Museum of International Folk Art, Santa Fe, NM, United States
A horseback ride at sunset?! It will be like a Harlequin paperback come to life.
Broken Saddle Riding Co, Vicksville Road, Los Cerrillos, NM, United States
What a luxurious and relaxing addition to our honeymoon this would be.
Downtown Day Spa, Agua Fria Street, Santa Fe, NM, United States
Our first flight as a married couple! We are flying into Albuquerque and making the one-hour drive to Santa Fe along a scenic back-road.
Albuquerque International Sunport, Albuquerque, NM, United States