Santa Fe is one of the most romantic cities in the United States if not the world. Its Old World flavor combined with the rich cultural heritage and incredible high desert setting make it a special place for your romantic getaway.
Here are five things you can do on your Santa Fe romantic getaway (and believe me, there are a lot more).
Watch the sunset
Artists have been drawn to Santa Fe for over a century. The high desert landscape, rock formations, mountains and the unusual fantastic hues created by the quality of light and shadows found here are inspiring. Nothing is as romantic as one of our spectacular sunsets. You can watch it from a close hillside or travel to a more remote location. If you like your sunset with a cocktail, the view from Terra, the restaurant at the Four Seasons Resort Rancho Encantado is spectacular year-round. In season the Bell Tower Bar at the historic La Fonda on the plaza is a popular spot to view the nightly show.
Add some spa to your romance
Santa Fe has a number of upscale spas where you and your special person can pamper yourselves. Whether you opt for a couple’s massage, a private treatment, a standard massage or one of the many signature ones available here, you’ll come out feeling great and in the mood for romance. Splurge on a romantic room with a wood burning fireplace, open a bottle of your favorite wine and voiolá!
Take a romantic in-town walk
Santa Fe is a wonderful walking city year round. Explore the historic east side with its narrow streets, some still unpaved. Peek over carved and/or painted gates or adobe walls or between the slots on the coyote fences and you can get a glimpse into the secret gardens of Santa Fe. Or, take a picnic and walk to one of the city’s parks and have lunch a deux.
Out of town romantic spots
Take a ride to one of the many secluded spots the area affords. There are many secluded spots in this state of under 3 million people that covers 121,697 square miles. Theoretically, that’s a lot of acres per person. Much of the state’s land is under Federal jurisdiction. National Park Service, Forest Service or Bureau of Land Management and much are open for you to explore and enjoy. There are a lot of places you can access by car. If you are more ambitious and want to go someplace a bit more secluded, take a wooden mountain trails, one through spectacular rock formations that have been here for eons or a trail leading to historic pueblos, uninhabited for hundreds of years. Take a picnic lunch along and spend the day.
End you day with a romantic dinner
End your day with a candlelit romantic dinner for two in one of the city’s romantic eateries. Whether you want upscale creative American fusion or world cuisine, there are dimly lit dining rooms that offer the perfect setting for a lovers’ dinner. Some places have cozy nooks for that special dinner.
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We recently had our own Santa Fe romantic getaway- read about it here.