Santa Fe is a true gem of the Southwest! From the moment I entered into New Mexico I fell in love with the beautiful landscape. The mix of desert plains and the Sangre de Cristo mountain’s, as well as all of the pueblo style homes is breathtaking. (I am obsessed with all of the architecture here.) We spent a night at The Lodge at Santa Fe, a southwestern style lodge perched up on a hill overlooking most of the town. I would recommend staying here, as the staff were extremely friendly, rooms were clean, and I enjoyed the decor. I had my eye on a few other places – Eldorado Hotel and Hotel Santa Fe, however The Lodge made most sense from a cost perspective because we traveled over Memorial Day weekend.
Art is a main attraction of Santa Fe and it is a truly inspiring town. We enjoyed street art, galleries, Meow Wolf, the theater, and even got to purchase some handmade rings from the Navajo jewelry market they had happening on the streets of downtown. Meow Wolf was actually my favorite part of the trip! If you don’t already know, Meow Wolf is an interactive art exhibit as well as a concert venue. We had the opportunity to see Kalya Scintilla and Eve Olution perform and danced our asses off all night. When we needed a break from all of the dancing, we walked around the weird and wonderful exhibit – SO COOL. They are currently building a Meow Wolf in Denver so I am super excited to see how it turns out.
Lets talk about the food in Santa Fe, WOW! I can honestly say I enjoyed every place we dined, but highly recommend the Coyote Cantina. They do not except reservations and we had about a 45 minute wait, but it was well worth it. If you’re like me and love Mexican food Santa Fe is your place!
I really love when I go to a culturally rich community! Native American and Spanish culture have beautiful intertwined here making Santa Fe such a unique place. If New Mexico is not on your bucket list, add it!
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