Do You know The Way To Santa Fe..

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Okay, so I know that that is not how Hal David actually wrote that but I thought Santa Fe replaced San Jose quite nicely. Before making her way to Washington DC, my sister resided briefly in New Mexico. Until then, I had never really found any reason to venture to those parts of the Southwest. During her time there, I had the pleasure of making the rounds of New Mexico and it was then that I fell in love with the beautiful town of Santa Fe, New Mexico.

Like so many others before me, I was taken by the spectacular topography, arts and culture which make Santa Fe a destination that continues to draw people from all over the world. Because of the city’s thriving tourist population, there is no shortage of beautiful hotels and restaurants to explore. Here are a handful of places worth staying and eating upon arrival.

Where to stay:

 

1. Inn of The Anasazi

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This Inn is owned by the Rosewood Group ( the fab hotel group behind San Ysidro Ranch) so you know it is going to be good stuff. Located right smack in the middle of the main square in Santa Fe, you will find no better located hotel if you are looking to be in the heart of it all. Decorated in traditional pueblo style, each of the Inn’s 58 rooms offers luxury amenities and kiva fireplaces. While there is no shortage of great food in Santa Fe, the Inn boasts one of the best and most reputable restaurants in the city, simply called: The Anasazi Restaurant and Bar

2. Encantado Hotel and Spa

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Encantando is pretty new to Santa Fe. It only opened in July of 2008 but it has already garnered tons of well-deserved attention. Encantando is more secluded and resort-like than the Inn of Anasazi so you will need a car to take you to the town’s center. Set in the foothills of the Sangre De Cristo Mountains, this 65 “casita” resort boasts views of the stunning mountains as well as the the Rio Grand River and Valley. (Duran, Duran..eat your heart out!). Wood burning fireplaces, soaking tubs and flat screen adorn each room and there is a great spa on site along with several dining options. If you are looking to have a tad more romance and relaxation, Encantado might be your best option. 

Where to Eat:

Lunch

1. Tia Sophia’s

2. Pasqual’s

Dinner

1. The Anasazi Restaurant and Bar

2.La Casa Sena

3. Coyote Cafe

Here are a couple of other snaps of the city, taken by my o-so talented Brother-in-law, Alex Thorne. He also snapped that awesome pic of the truck in the beginning of the piece as well. Did I mention Santa Fe is home to over 230 art galleries? Just making sure….

 

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