Nestled in the heart of the Rocky Mountains, Santa Fe is the perfect place to spend a sophisticated getaway. From beautiful vistas to incredible adobe architecture, it’s easy to see why more than 1 million people visit Santa Fe each year. Whether you’re looking to kick back and relax or dine at the finest restaurants, there is no shortage of ways to spend an extravagant stay. If you’re thinking of planning a visit to New Mexico, check out these three tips for enjoying the finer side of Santa Fe.
From historic sites in the heart of the city to quiet suburban hideaways, Santa Fe Hotels offer something for every taste. Stay in the lap of luxury in the heart of the city at the Rosewood Inn of the Anasazi or La Posada de Santa Fe. You’ll be steps away from top attractions, like Palace of the Governors, San Miguel Mission, Cathedral Basilica of Saint Francis of Assisi, and the Institute of American Indian Arts Museum.
Other top-rated, centrally located Santa Fe hotels include La Fonda on the Plaza, which dates back about 400 years, and Hotel Santa Fe, the only Native-American-owned property in the city. Venture outside the downtown district for a quiet stay at the Four Seasons Resort Rancho Encantado Santa Fe. Just a seven-minute drive from Santa Fe’s historic Plaza, it’s the only AAA 5 Diamond Resort in New Mexico. Each cozy room features a private patio and wood-burning stove.
For a taste of the good life, settle in for a gourmet meal at one of Santa Fe’s exceptional eateries. A food lover’s paradise, Santa Fe is well-known for its green chile stew and other Southwestern specialties. Whether you want to check out the latest offerings from a celebrity chef or try a culinary delight from around the world, you’ll find a delicious dish to tickle your taste buds.
Be sure to visit Chef Martin Rios’ Restaurant Martin for award-winning progressive American cuisine. Enjoy the world-renowned cowboy cut steak at Coyote Cafe, where Southwestern cooking was first created. At Anasazi Restaurant enjoy sample creations made using indigenous ingredients and cooking methods.
If a little rest and relaxation are on your agenda, Santa Fe is the perfect place to restore and rejuvenate the mind, body, and soul. With a high and dry climate, more than 300 days of sunshine each year, and natural hot springs, Santa Fe is renown for its healing powers. From traditional treatments using ancient Southwest remedies to Asian-infused therapies and candlelight couples massages, there is a wide array of experiences to choose from.
Head to Ten Thousand Waves—one of Santa Fe’s oldest spas—for a Japanese-inspired experience. Choose from a variety of intuitive lifestyle options, such as having your chakras balanced, Ayurvedic rituals, or Reiki, at the Spa at Loretto. For state-of-the-art luxury in a rustic, historical setting, check out the ShaNah Spa at Bishop’s Lodge.
Looking for the perfect place to take a luxurious getaway? These three tips for enjoying the finer side of Santa Fe are just a few reasons why you should make your way to New Mexico.