Tired of the same Las Vegas girlfriend getaway? Skip it this year and let The City Different offer you an alternative experience this time around. Spontaneous fun and adventure, gourmet cuisine, spas and galleries await you and your girl posse. So grab your mom, your sister, and your BFF and check out these girlfriend Santa Fe getaway hot tips…
Hey Girls! Satisfy That Chocolate Craving
Yes, Santa Fe’s relationship with chocolate is older than the city itself. Need proof? A 1,000-year-old pottery shard, unearthed from the Chaco Canyon, was found to have traces of theobroma (chocolate’s scientific name). In 1600, Don Juan de Oñate himself noted an inventory to the “Crown” of Spain of “eighty small boxes of chocolate”. And in 1661, then Governor, Lopez de Mendizabal, spoke of time spent sipping chocolate with his wife, Dona Teresa, at the Governor’s Palace. Fast forward to the present and discover an array of chocolatiers to astound your palate! Todos Santos Chocolates and Confections, Kakawa Chocolate House, The Chocolate Smith, Señor Murphy, C.G. Higgins Confections, Cacao Santa Fe, Ohori’s Coffee Roasters are all on the Chocolate Trail. Satisfy your sweet tooth and explore the trail!
All Aboard! Welcome to the Santa Fe Margarita Trail!
They say “All Trails Lead to Santa Fe” but are you aware that Santa Fe is known to be the one of the first places in the world where tequila was exported from Mexico? The Santa Fe Margarita Trail is only the latest in centuries of Santa Fe trail tradition.
Your trail adventure starts with the Margarita Trail Passport. The Passport is your invitation to explore Santa Fe’s love and connection to the margarita. There are 31 amazing margaritas on the trail to tantalize your taste buds so you’re sure to find a favorite or two! Collect stamps in your Passport along the way and win fun prizes. As an added bonus, your Passport contains a collection of recipes for each signature margarita. The Margarita Trail promises to be one of your most memorable Santa Fe culinary adventures. Your girlfriends will agree!
Girls! Pamper Yourselves The Santa Fe Way
Women have been traveling to Santa Fe for many centuries to enjoy its rare beauty and climate, but also to refresh and renew themselves in a wide variety of health and wellness traditions created by the native inhabitants long ago. Santa Fe can be your great escape for you and your girlfriends to rest, relax and take advantage of a wide spectrum of spa treatments.
Japanese-inspired spa, Ten Thousand Waves, is only minutes from the historic downtown Plaza. Among piñons and junipers are beautiful outdoor hot tubs and spa suites, world-class bodywork & skin care, and the heralded Japanese-style Izanami restaurant.
See for yourself why Ten Thousand Waves was named Best Girlfriends’ Getaway Destination/Spa by Sunset Magazine.
If you need some further relief, The Spa at Loretto, the Spa at the Four Seasons Rancho Encantado and La Posada de Santa Fe were also recognized as one of the "Best Hotel Spas in the U.S." by USA Today readers.
But that’s not all. There are more ways to pamper yourself in The City Different. Check this page out!
Shopping Is The Best Girlfriend Medicine
Santa Fe's distinctive mix of small, entrepreneurially driven shops and the convenient, walkable nature of the city's shopping districts has long been a notable plus for locals and visitors alike.
For a truly wonderful art and shopping experience you should not miss historic Canyon Road. It has been named one of the most iconic streets in America by readers of USA Today. The magical half-mile in the Historic District of Santa Fe is a picturesque trail to experience shopping, along with great fine art and exquisite dining any day of the week.
Sena Plaza located just one block of the Santa Fe Plaza contains an interesting collection of specialty shops. All unique and interesting in their own way you can find an eclectic collection of local and imported goods.
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Your Girl Group Will Be Singing Culinary Praises!
Santa Fe has so many restaurants to choose from that we wouldn’t be surprised if you spend an hour deciding where to eat. 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 great restaurant options such as Santacafé, Radish and Rye and Bouche. Bring your appetites and start your girlfriend getaway culinary adventure!
The trend of women going on vacation together has proven its staying power through the years and why not? Even if the catchphrase make you cringe, you will agree that the appeal of having quality time with your besties is a wonderful and welcome idea.
So start planning your girlfriend getaway. When your flights are booked, check out where to stay in Santa Fe. If you’re the captain of your girlfriend group, we know they will be thankful for you choosing Santa Fe to create your next epic memory.