Santa Fe, New Mexico, with rich history and culture, awaits as the perfect location for a weekend of pure romance and relaxation. Stay at the Rosewood Inn of the Anasazi, grab a bite to eat at The Shed and explore the Historic Churches and the Plaza with your sweetheart during your weekend away. Whether you’re looking for a weekend getaway before your “I do’s,” a mini-moon or anniversary trip, we’ve compiled a list of our favorite places to stay, snacks to enjoy and sights to see in Santa Fe, New Mexico.
An intimate setting awaits for your romantic weekend away at the Rosewood Inn of the Anasazi. This upscale boutique hotel celebrates the enduring creative spirit and traditions of the region’s early Native Americans, the city’s rich cultural heritage as an early Spanish establishment, and its ongoing legacy as an artist colony. The name and interiors of this Santa Fe boutique hotel pay homage to the area’s native Anasazi tribe, while the handcrafted textiles, paintings, carvings and baskets that make up the hotel’s extensive art collection are a vivid blend of Native, Hispanic and Anglo influences.
Built along the original Route 66, El Rey Court officially opened its doors in 1936. With its traditional Northern New Mexico adobe-style architecture, the motor inn was a favorite among locals and road trippers alike. El Rey Court is a historic venue that embraces their history through great design, modern amenities, and thoughtful service. El Rey Court is a romantic space for your weekend escape with the love of your life.
Celebrating the Southwestern style and culture of New Mexico is the Inn and Spa at Loretto. Your romantic weekend stay at this luxurious adobe-styled hotel will leave you feeling refreshed and recharged after a visit to their award-winning spa, casual fine dining, and a year-round heated garden pool. You and your partner can venture around the property to explore the Hotel’s onsite galleries and boutiques during your stay.
Situated in the historic Santa Fe plaza is the luxurious hotel, La Fonda on the Plaza. Step into the Hotel’s celebration of old world charm and New Mexico architecture during your romantic weekend getaway. You’ll only be steps away from the city’s hub of cultural, art and architecture scenes. Grab a bite to eat at one of their three onsite restaurants or, if you’re visiting in the summer, stop by their seasonal cocktail bar.
Located on the historic Santa Fe plaza, The Shed has provided authentic, quality New Mexico food with a Southwestern flair since 1953. The vibrant colors invite you in to enjoy their world-class red chile enchiladas and grab a refreshing margarita during your visit to their quaint corner of Santa Fe. You can enjoy one of their blue corn specialities while sharing a romantic meal during your weekend getaway.
The Secreto Lounge at Hotel St. Francis is the perfect way to share a nightcap during your Santa Fe weekend getaway. Their craft cocktails are locally sourced with ingredients from the garden on the hotel property. Enjoy one of their “Garden-to-Glass,” world-renowned cocktails as a romantic end to a beautiful day exploring Santa Fe.
An immersive art experience awaits at Meow Wolf in Santa Fe. The vibrant colors and interactive art installations combine creativity and the bustling art scene in this New Mexico town. Head to Meow Wolf during your romantic weekend away for a unique way to experience art in real life.
Historic Buildings and the Plaza
Santa Fe is known for the some of the richest history in New Mexico. Head downtown to explore the different churches and buildings first established in the 1700s. Santa Fe Tourism created a self-guided tour for you to explore the historical buildings, churches and sights in downtown Santa Fe for you and your sweetheart to stroll through town admiring the quaint beauty of the town’s history.
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Whether you’re planning a mini-moon or just looking for a weekend away with the love of your life, a weekend of pure romance awaits in Santa Fe, New Mexico. For more ideas of romantic spots and things to do in Santa Fe, check out the Santa Fe Wedding Guide.