Scenes from Santa Fe

Last week, while my parent’s were in town, we decided to sneak away to Santa Fe for a couple days.  If you ever have the chance to visit Santa Fe, NM take advantage of it, you will not be disappointed.

Whenever we have visitors, we try to take them to Santa Fe for a couple of days to experience the shopping, art galleries and dining.

We had a lovely couple days with my parent’s meandering through the shops and outdoor vendors on the plaza.  Here are a few scenes from downtown Santa Fe…

You will find outdoor vendors selling handwoven baskets, handmade rugs, turquoise jewelry galore and the most beautiful adobe buildings.

The oldest house in America is still standing in downtown Santa Fe (I wish I had my camera when we found it), built in 1646.  The photo below is from Travelpod.  You can read more about the oldest house here.

Image via Travelpod

Have you ever been to Santa Fe?

Happy Weekend!

To stay in Santa Fe, NM I recommend:

Inn of the Govenors

Inn and Spa at Loretto

Last week, we had the most incredible dinner at Rio Chama Steakhouse.  I highly recommend it for the food and atmosphere.

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  1. says

    A good friend’s sister used to live in Santa Fe and he raved about it – said it was the best town he had ever been to in the US which I thought was very impressive. I really would love to get out west soon – I haven’t done much travel out there at all and I know there’s so much to explore. Have a great weekend Elizabeth!

  2. says

    I didn’t know that the oldest builing lies in Sante Fe, interesting! When I make a trip out to the west coast, I will definitely visit Sante Fe. Have a great weekend!

  3. says

    I have never been to Santa Fe…but would love to go one day! I have heard many wonderful things about this interesting city…from the architecture to the incredible art galleries. Glad you were able to enjoy a fun trip with your parents!

  4. 17 Perth says

    Never been to Sante Fe–but it looks gorgeous. I didn’t know the oldest house is there–it is amazing. Glad you had such a fun trip.

  5. Sharon says

    Hi Elizabeth,
    Love your blog and the amazing transformation of your house. I live in Albuquerque so I’m lucky enough to be just an hour away from SF. Before you guys move from Clovis, you have to eat at the Shed in SF (it’s in the plaza), if you haven’t done so already. They have the best cheese enchiladas with red chile. You might check out this place called Cook Works on Guadalupe St. They have all sorts of cooking gadgets and beautiful dishes, napkins, table cloths, furniture related to kitchens a cooking. It’s one of my favorite places in SF.

  6. Latrell Gianni says

    I think i can enjoy more at Santa Fe. So, I want to visit at Santa Fe. I hope that visit will be the memorable one of my life.

  7. says

    We *loved* going to Santa Fe when we lived in Albq! Seriously, riding the Railrunner to Santa Fe and eating at Cowgirl BBQ (sweet potato fries with a dipping sauce to. die. for.!) and wandering around the plaza was a vacation for us (c: Did you go to the church with the floating staircase??? It’s pretty incredible, too!