Here it is, as promised, a full Santa Fé travel guid just for you… those of you that have been texting have gotten most of this tips but here we complete it with some photos, stories & we added a few more. Hope you enjoy this guide and most importantly we hope you enjoy Santa Fé as much as we did.
So, entering New Mexico from Texas you can already see how the landscape changes. A full on desert painted with wonderful sand colours with just one long road in front of you splitting the landscape in two. This road that merges into the horizon feels like it has no end to it. A few cows and horses apear on each side every now and then. We see a hug grey cloud far away. We had already passed two big storms on the road, one just outside New Orleans and another one passing Houston, just to arrive to sunny Austin. Now we could see another big one coming. In my head I could only imagine a tornado coming our way and all the cows flying around. Thankfully the tornado did not come and the cows did not fly but we had to pass a big thunder storm, rain, clouds all the way down to the grounds… and there it was, just after that big storm we found beautiful Santa Fé and reached our hotel El Rey Court.
We loved Santa Fé. The days were stormy but that didn’t stop us. We visited as much as we could and we wished we had a couple more days to spend…
Here are a few places you need to check out if you’re going to Santa Fé
Paloma is a vibrant Mexican restaurant. Everything is so tasty and good! We recommend the ceviche, the guacamole (of course) and the fish taco (even though all the tacos are really good, for those of you that like fish don’t miss out on this one. So delicious!).
401 South Guadalúpe Street, Santa Fé
Iconik Coffee Roasters they have a few spots around town but our favourite for breakfast/brunch is ‘Lúpe’.
314 South Guadalúpe Street, Santa Fé
The Shed creative new mexican with spicy burritos on Santa Fé Plaza.
113 1/2 E Palace Ave, Santa Fé
Sazón their signature mole negro and pork belly tacos are just so delicious.
221 Shelby Street, Santa Fé
Paper Dosa for an innovative south Indian cuisine.
551 W Cordova Road, Santa Fé
Opunita Café at El Rey Court
1862 Cerrillos Road, Santa Fé
Sweetwater harvest kitchen. Global cuisine. Gluten-free, vegan and vegetarian friendly.
1512 Pacheco Street, Santa Fé
El Rey Court
1862 Cerrillos Road, Santa Fé
Georgia O’Keeffe museum www.okeeffemuseum.org
217 Johnson Street, Santa Fé
O’Keeffe’s home & studio tour (Closes on Sundays and Mondays)
21120 U.S. 84 Abiquiú, New Mexico
Ghost Ranch where over a 100 western movies have been filmed over the years. You will feel just like in the movies I promise. Bring hiking clothes and shoes to discover the place.
1709 Highway 84 Abiquiú, New Mexico
Taos Pueblo (closes at 4:30pm everyday)
New Mexico Museum of Art
107 W Palace Ave, Santa Fé
IAIA Contemporary Museum of Native Art
108 Cathedral Pl, Santa Fé
Downtown just park the car and take a stroll around. There will be shops, restaurants, galleries, many museums and beautiful views.