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Day 1 itinerary
The quintessential breakfast spot is Café Pasqual’s, which serves traditional New Mexican cuisine. Get in line before 9:00AM or you will have to wait an hour! After breakfast - head on over to the Plaza; Native American Indian Silversmiths sell their creations on the portal of the Palace of the Governors. Next, head over to WholeFoods and pick up a few handmade sandwiches for the lunch picnic at the Santa Fe Ski Basin. This is one of the most beautiful drives in the Santa Fe area with views of the southwestern mountains as you drive threw one of the largest aspen groves in the U.S. At this point you’re probably feeling a bit worn down. On your way down from the Santa Fe Ski Basin stop off at Ten Thousand Waves for a soak in one of their many soaking tubs filled with naturally heated spring water or receive a massage from one of their licensed massage therapists. Then head home for a nice break and a chance to recharge your batteries for tonight’s events. For dinner tonight were going to be eating at one of the City Different's famed locations Joseph’s Table. Here you will find traditional cuisine with a New Mexican twist. With spectacular service whether you’re in the bar or have chosen a more intimate experience seated next to the fire place, you’ll love it. After dinner were going to head on over to El Farol for a night cap with the locals, with a live band and a warm crowd it’s the perfect end to a long day of exploration.
Day 2 itinerary
Start your day at Downtown Subscription for coffee and a read of the Local Paper.
For breakfast today were going to take a “locals” approach at Counter Culture on Baca Street! After breakfast we’re going to start our walking tour with a quick stroll over to the San Miguel Chapel, the oldest mission church in the Southwest, then north to the Loretto Chapel. Next is the Cathedral Basilica, founded in 1610 it is the oldest basilica in the Southwest.
Be sure to go by Ojo Optique on Washington for the best sunglasses and optical wear in town! Stop for a margarita on the patio at the Inn of the Anasazi...We think it is the best margarita in town! The next museum on our tour, the O'Keeffe Museum, a visual masterpiece of Georgia O’Keeffe’s work inspired by her life here in New Mexico. Try an exotic cooking class at Santa Fe Cooking School to gain exquisite expertise in various culinary worlds.
Were going to take a quick walk over to the Café de Artists on Canyon Road for quick lunch and yummy dessert! Then, walk up Canyon Road and explore all the art galleries. When you’re done here head back to the Casa and rest up for tonight’s formal dining experience.
For dinner we will be eating at Geronimo’s where you will get to taste the best elk in all of Santa Fe. If you not feeling quite ready for bed yet lets head on over for a cocktail at Vanessie Piano Bar.
Day 3 itinerary
It’s the final morning of your trip and you may be a little burnt out on New Mexican food at this point so were going to tone it down a bit. Rio Chama offers one of the freshest brunch menus in town!
This day is a day which you can reserve to take it easy at the house or if you still need some New Mexican experiences to tell the friends about, we’ll take a gorgeous drive to Ghost Ranch in Abiqui, New Mexico. This drive allows you to see some of the most unique mountain ranges in the country.
If you are in the mood for a hike, a half day trip to Bandelier near Los Alamos, New Mexico would be at the top of my list! Hike through ancient Native American Indian ruins and bring a picnic lunch and eat inside a pueblo house dating back to the Anasazi Indians! Amazing! Or, drive south on Interstate 25 to the Cochiti Exit and follow the signs to “Tent Rocks” on the Cochiti Pueblo Reservation. Truly, it is a site you will never forget!
By the time you will have gotten back it’ll be time for dinner again, you may not feel like going out so you can always order from Dashing Delivery. This service lets you pick from the menus of the best restaurants in town and have it delivered to your door step.
If you still have the energy I would highly recommend sitting down for a nice casual dinner at Coyote Café (park on Water Street). You are sure to leave with a full stomach and a smile on your face.
Have fun! Relax & Enjoy the Land of Enchantment!