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post #1 of 7 Old 09-24-2012, 11:18 AM Thread Starter
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Santa Fe and Taos

The wife and I are driving to Santa Fe and Taos this weekend for a get-a-way anniversary trip...coming from Durango, CO.

Any recomendations on places to stay, things to do, and where to eat? Probably won't be taking the Jeep this time.

Anyhow, thanks!

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post #2 of 7 Old 09-26-2012, 09:39 AM
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This is a great time to be coming this way as the aspens are peaking and most of the tourists are leaving Probably very similar to Durango though. PM me if you want some ideas of places to go in Santa Fe. There are a ton of great restaurants and quite a few nice things to do around town. I don't know if there is too much going on here this weekend though.
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Of course the Taos Pueblo is nice to see if you haven't been before.


rynomar, I've heard Santa Fe is a really happening place. We were visiting family in Albuquerque at the time and on our way back from Taos so only got to see it from the freeway.

Not sure if it's too late in the season for a Cumbres & Toltec Scenic Railroad trip but we did that a few years back and it was a really neat day trip. They take you up into Colorado with a stop for lunch and bus you back at the end of the line.

http://www.cumbrestoltec.com/

Edit> just looked at a map and didn't realize Chama was quite that far north of Taos. But it looks like it might be right on your way from Durango.

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post #4 of 7 Old 09-26-2012, 11:20 AM
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Taos Pueblo and The Gorge are cool. The Cumbres Toltec railroad is a lot of fun and basically on the way from Durango. Speaking of, it takes almost the same amount of time to Santa Fe from Durango going through Pagosa Springs or Bloomfield and Bernalillo, so I usually opt for the Pagosa route, which is much more scenic.

Santa Fe is a cool town and there is a lot to do, but nightlife is pretty minimal. There is a ton of great outdoor stuff to do around here though and there are generally a lot of activities going on around town, especially in the summer.
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Thanks for the information guys! We will be in Santa Fe tomorrow for 2 night and then off to Taos for 1 night. Should be a good time.

And restaurant recommendations in Santa Fe? Price isn't a big deal since it will be for our anniversary tomorrow.

Thanks again!

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The Wine and Chile Festival is going on this weekend, so it is going to be busy around town. If you want something nice that is on the pricey side, look at The Compound or Geronimo for mixed American and the Shed for good New Mexican. All will require a reservation, but are really good.

These are personal preferences, but moderately priced places:

Best Burger - Rio Chama or Mucho Gusto
Best New Mexican - Guadalupe Cafe, Tia Sophias
Best Huevos Rancheros - Tune Up Cafe, Tia Sophias
Best Pancakes - Counter Culture
Best Burritos - Horseman's Haven
Sushi - Kohnami
BBQ - Whole Hog Cafe

There is a ton of good food in town. Let me know what you guys like and I can narrow it down for you a bit. If it is an anniversary, check out 10,000 Waves Spa too. It is a cool Japanese Style Spa with awesome hot tubs, but make sure to get a private pool or you will have to deal with a sausage fest!
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Thanks for the info, I am sure we will try a few of these!

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