Valentine's Day is just around the corner––it is time to start planning that perfect romantic Santa Fe getaway. Santa Fe is the perfect destination. We have been warming hearts and stirring passions for more than 400 years with breathtaking sunsets, picturesque mountain vistas, old world charm, cozy adobe kiva fireplaces, and delicious cuisine…love is always in the air.
What better way to reignite a romance or show your love than by spending a few days in Santa Fe indulging in fine art, rich chocolate, a movie, a romantic dinner for two, and dancing.
Now’s your chance to see why USA Today’s 10Best recognized Santa Fe as one of the most romantic cities in North America. Treat yourself to a lover’s holiday in Santa Fe!
The Love Drug
Make your way to Kakawa Chocolate House for some midday sweetness. Share a cup of Kakawa’s “Tonantzin” chocolate elixir, an herbal aphrodisiac said to flame the passions within. While you’re there, purchase a box of Aphrodite Truffles, which were inspired by the Love Goddess herself. Your senses are sure to be aroused. Santa Fe offers a variety of artisanal chocolates that are made locally. Be sure to check out the Chocolate Trail during your stay.
Stroll the Museums
A stroll through history in one of the many museums can stimulate your desires. The time is perfect to head to Museum Hill to explore the romance of dance at “Flamenco: From Spain to New Mexico” at the Museum of International Folk Art. Then, make your way to the legendary Canyon Road where you’ll discover vibrant international art galleries. Stroll the intimate adobe walled streets as you treasure hunt for the perfect piece of original artwork to complete the Santa Fe experience.
Candlelit Dinner for Two
The City Different is home to an unrivaled collection of James Beard recognized culinary gourmands and local farm-to-table food artisans. Whether you’re looking for elegant sophistication or something a little more laid back, Santa Fe is teeming with romantic restaurant options such as Santacafé which was just named the “most romantic restaurant in New Mexico” by House Beautiful.
A Movie for Two
By now, you two should be in the mood for a classic couple’s movie… right? In celebration of The Lensic’s 15th Anniversary, they will be showing Dirty Dancing, starring Patrick Swayze and Jennifer Grey. This FREE event is on Saturday, February 13. Tickets are limited. Reserve your tickets online.
Dancing is a Romantic Contact Sport
Feeling inspired by the dance moves in Dirty Dancing? Have fun with your significant other at El Farol on Saturday, tearing up the dance floor or return on Sunday to listen to romantic songs of Latin America performed by local favorite musician, Nacha Mendez .
Romance is found everywhere in Santa Fe. Wherever you go, you’ll be smitten by the city’s charm, sophistication, and ever-present beauty. As your love for Santa Fe grows, so will your love for one another. See why Travel + Leisure named Santa Fe as one of the World’s Best Cities for Romance.
Apart from the traditional bouquet of roses and box of heart shaped chocolates, order two Santa Fe travel guides so the both of you may plan your Santa Fe getaway. Cupid may even have some deals and specials to shower on the two of you.