Travel Guide: New Mexico
Summer is around the corner which means so is vacation season! Today we’re sharing a travel guide for the Santa Fe area! Stephanie was lucky to recently spend a few weeks in the Land of Enchantment and today we share her favorites along with places that good friends recommended during her stay.
Georgia O'Keeffe’s home and studio.
The view from Pichaco Peak
Coral & Tusk pillows at Array Home
Located in the Railyard & Guadalupe corridor, Array Home carries Coral & Tusk along with other artisanal treasures including candles, soaps, ceramics and more.
Check out Elyse Allen’s exquisite knitwear collection! Her studio is located in a community of artists and designers.
A gallery located on the Plaza that has an incredible collection of both historic and contemporary Navajo rugs and blankets, Native American jewelry and Pueblo pottery.
A must if you're in the market for a pair of beautiful shoes.
A boutique that carries ethically sourced and handmade clothing and jewelry. On Canyon Road where you can find more little stores to shop.
La Reina at El Rey Court
Santa Fe has no shortage of delicious food! Go to Dolina for breakfast and pastries.
A casual spot for all meals. Stephanie recommends the El Salvador Combo Plate.
A beautifully designed hotel bar and restaurant with live music and wood fired pizza.
The best, quintessential Santa Fe restaurant in town!
If you fly into Albuquerque, be sure to stop at Los Poblanos on the way to Santa Fe. The historic inn and organic farm is home to Campo where they serve brunch and dinner. You can also swing by the Farm Shop.
There are many beautiful Airbnb rentals in the area but if we went back we would book a room at Houses of the Moon at Ten Thousand Waves or El Rey Court!
Tsankawi, Land of Pueblos and Tigue people
Santa Fe is a great homebase for day trips! From hiking to hot springs here are a few of our favorites.
Tsankawi at Bandelier National Park
Located on the Land of Pueblos and Tigue people, Bandelier National park has cave dwellings and petroglyphs. Spend a day hiking here and immersing yourself in history and nature.
An incredible crate that measures 13 miles across in the Jemez Mountains. A beautiful spot to hike.
Visit hot springs and the Rio Grande gorge in Taos. Manzanita Market is a great place for lunch. If you decide to stay overnight in Taos, check out an Earthship! These are homes that are constructed with repurposed materials or materials naturally found in the area where the Earthship is built. They also use renewable resources like solar and wind energy, and collect rainwater.
Take the highway to Taos and then come back down the "high road" to Santa Fe. This route will take your through the valley and the landscape is gorgeous. Stop at the little towns on your way including Penasco and eat at Sugar Nymphs.
Truchas is another great stop on the High Road where you can shop at Eight Million Gods where you will find a slew of treasures including Surprise Balls by @koreanlemons
Last, do not miss the little church at Chimayo! Rancho De Chimayo is an incredible lunch spot.