Multiple years in a row from various publications such as TravelAdvisor, OpenTable, and Travel Magazine, Santa Fe, NM has been voted one of the country’s most romantic cities, even coming in at the #1 spot in many of them! With some of the most eclectic flavors in the country, there are many date spots to start you and your sweetheart out with the perfect dinner.
Dinner for Two has been locally owned and operated in Santa Fe for the last seventeen years. Known fondly by locals and visitors alike as one of the best steakhouses in the city. Located in downtown, this intimate spot is the perfect place to have dinner before strolling through the plaza with your sweetheart. Make sure to book a reservation ahead of time, though! They’re sure to be busy for Valentine’s Day!
With a contemporary style dining room to teleport you to San Francisco or the pizza capital of America, New York City, Rooftop Pizzeria in Downtown Santa Fe is one of our personal favorite date spots in the city. With a quiet patio perfectly positioned to watch the setting sun or overlook the Historic Plaza, we highly recommend this Downtown spot! Loved by locals for their selection of New Mexico brewed beers and delicious thin-crust pizza, this beautiful Italian restaurant is sure to take you and your dearest back to basics in what makes a date so special — pizza, beer, and time spent with your favorite person.
After enjoying dinner at one of Santa Fe’s most romantic restaurants, continue the evening with an event sure to make any date memorable.
Just a short 15-minute drive north of Santa Fe lies a gorgeous vineyard just waiting to be explored by you and your special someone. With wine tasting rooms available at Estrella del Norte Vineyard, you can taste the difference in Santa Fe winemaking. Vinted from New Mexico grown grapes, the Santa Fe sun shines on each grape, delivering that quintessential southwester sun-kissed taste with every drop. Offering over 65 different wines, you’re sure to find a memorable vintage that you and your darling will forever remember as the taste of Santa Fe romance.
What could be more romantic than walking hand in hand with your loved one, looking at artwork as beautiful as the love you share? Well, if this sounds like the perfect date, book a Canyon Road Art Tour with Santa Fe Art Tours. Spanning a half-mile distance, this walking tour will take you through the history behind the masterpieces, as well as offer you an opportunity to discuss local art with the artists in the galleries! From 10am – 12pm at $35 a person, this visit to four different galleries will surely be worth both your time and money this Valentine’s Day. Make sure to book in advance, however!
If there’s anything New Mexico is known for, it’s the deliciously varied cuisine. Warm spicy tastes and fragrant aromas entice anyone to pull up a chair and stay awhile at your table when you’re serving enchiladas, posole, or homemade corn tortillas. Lucky for you, there’s a class at the Santa Fe School of Cooking that will teach you how to make all of these amazing dishes! Traditional New Mexican I is a three-hour class offered on Valentine’s Day at 10:00 AM. Priced at $82.00 a person, this unique class will not only offer a 3-course meal complete with sides and dessert but will also teach you the history and technique behind some of New Mexico’s most treasured dishes. After all, what’s more romantic than preparing a warm meal to share with the person you love? Register ahead of time to reserve your spot!
For those of us lucky enough to have kiddos joining us this year, some events to spark their interest as well!
With art programs in schools dwindling by the day, it’s more important than ever to engage children in creative activities and encourage their artistic spirits. This is the driving motivation behind Oceanna Holton’s Dragonfly Art Studio in Santa Fe. In her private classes, she offers kids and parents/guardians an opportunity to create a memory together with their own hands. Starting at $50 for the class fee, plus the cost of materials, Oceanna strives to help your family create the artwork of their dreams. Working in every medium from fabric to paints to photography, she has the skills and tools necessary to turn your family’s Valentine’s Day into an artistic journey you’ll never forget! Make sure to book ahead of time, though, spots are filling up quickly!
The oldest state capital city in America, where history and art abound. In a city as diverse and famed as Santa Fe, it can feel impossible to see all the City Different has to offer. This scavenger hunt through historic Downtown is just the answer. Spanning a mile and a half and lasting on average 2 hours, you’ll explore everything from legendary chapels to mystifying art exhibits. Not to mention, a great mental challenge for adults and kids alike! Bring your camera, this scavenger hunt won’t be one you’ll want to forget anytime soon. Tickets are on sale for Valentine’s Day at only $13 per person, with an option to turn your scavenger hunt romantic for only $10 more. Start exploring today!
When Mom and Dad need to get away and relax…
Santa Fe has been a respite site for centuries, with doctors even prescribing their patients to visit or relocate to that unique little city in the Sangre de Cristo mountains. At Sunrise Springs in Santa Fe, they take this respite to the next level. Offering spring-fed Repose Pools, steam rooms, private steam showers, and private outdoor tubs it’s the perfect place to get away from the chaos of the world and reconnect with your partner and renew the bond you have together in the waters of the spa. With their Couples R&R Package, you and your partner will enjoy deluxe accommodations, fully inclusive culinary excellence, $150 in spa credit per person (equivalent to a one-hour massage in any deluxe treatment), 50 minutes in a private outdoor pool, and a complimentary bottle of sparkling wine. Book now for only $500 for two nights at Santa Fe’s premier resort and spa!