Tango Diva : Travel Stories for Women, by Women

February 4th, 2009
Santa Fe: Valentine’s in the Romance Capital of the U.S.

The view from the top of a run at Ski Santa Fe

The view from the top of a run at Ski Santa Fe

I’m delighted to share these amazing tips for a trip to my hometown, Santa Fe, New Mexico! Apparently, Santa Fe is considered one of the most romantic destinations in the U.S. and couples flock here for Valentine’s Day. Frankly, my memories of dating in Santa Fe are less “romantic” and more, say, “mortifying” (hey, I was a teenager). But with breathtakingly beautiful scenery, delicious food, and incredible arts and culture, I’m sure it would make for an unforgettable vacation destination with the one you love.

For the adventurous and outdoorsy Divas among us, check out Ski Santa Fe, which sits 10,000 feet up in the gorgeous Sangre de Cristo Mountains. It’s an amazing ski resort without all the hype and hubbub of Taos. Or if careening down an ice-covered hill attached to two wooden boards isn’t your thing, try the Santa Fe Mountain Adventures, which have a whole bunch of fun activities, like star-gazing parties and tours of the world-famous Santa Fe art galleries.

Now, I’ll be the first to admit that these ideas aren’t exactly romantic in the traditional sense. But be honest: doesn’t a day of skiing or a night of gallery-hopping sound a lot better than exchanging uncomfortably sappy Hallmark cards and pricking your thumbs on some thorny, cliched dead flowers? That’s what I thought. And for more great ideas for things to do while you’re in the City Different, check out fellow Santa Fe native Madeleine Zinn’s in-depth article right here on Tango Diva.

One thought on “Santa Fe: Valentine’s in the Romance Capital of the U.S.

  1. Great popst. If anyone is staying there La Fonda Hotel is kinda cool. Completely surrounded by shops – I dropped a pretty penny in the upscale shoe boutique! Check out the rooftop party space – great views!

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