When we learned we’d be shooting a wedding in Albuquerque, we wasted no time in researching places to stay, things to do and what to eat during an extended 3 day trip to Santa Fe.
Where to stay:
Hotel St. Francis – The oldest hotel in Santa Fe, it’s too beautiful and too central to think of staying anywhere else. Our room, with its view overlooking the whole town was gorgeous. Their bar downstairs is also incredible – don’t skip trying a drink here!
What to do:
Georgia O’Keeffe Museum – With over 3,000 original pieces of work, you could easily spend most of your day here. It’s also right across from Loretto Chapel, so you’re able to efficiently tick two “must sees” off of your Santa Fe bucket list.
Tent Rocks National Park – A good 40 minutes from town, this under-the-radar National Park is comprised of incredible rock formations. Er, volcanic rock and ash that created these incredible formations some 6-7 million years ago (as a result of a volcanic explosion). They’re cool to see, and make for awesome photos.
Meow Wolf – Everyone who goes leaves saying, “I don’t know how to describe it.” I’m SO bummed we missed this, as it came so highly recommend by every single person who has been to Santa Fe. Not having been, I’ll defer to Wikipedia for a description of this apparently already hard to describe experience: “Unique & immersive art installations with multimedia elements & a mysterious narrative throughout.” There you have it. Go, and let me know.
Where to eat/drink:
Iconik Coffee – Not a morning went by where we didn’t wake up and look forward to walking here for coffee. We’d opt for mugs and hang/knock out some emails while soaking up this coffee shop/book store’s quiet vibe.