I am almost embarrassed to admit that it took me nearly nine years to make a trip to Santa Fe and Taos, New Mexico. An easy, five-hour drive from Denver, everyone should make a point to visit.
Santa Fe is dripping with history from old churches and mysterious staircases to Southwestern forts and Navajo art. We even visited an amazing Japanese-inspired spa outside of town. I also eat tamales every morning (and green chili for every other meal) at our bed and breakfast.
By the time we arrived in Taos, we wanted a bit of rest and relaxation. We were fortunate to visit the famous Taos Pueblo on a day with Native ritual dancing. However, photos are not allowed during those times. I also enjoyed the BEST grapefruit margarita of my life.
I’m already planning our next excursion! Here is a sampling of photos (with descriptions) from our trip.