Fabulous food, sprawling scenery, and an easygoing atmosphere make Santa Fe an excellent choice for your spring break getaway. Sample some incredible gourmet bites, indulge in a few locally-crafted spirits, and experience the beauty and majesty of the northern New Mexico landscape. Here are 4 fun ways to spend spring break in Santa Fe, NM!
#1 – Eat Out in Santa Fe
There is no shortage of impressive restaurants around Santa Fe, and you’ll want to sample as many as you can. Here are a few favorites to get you started.
Market Steer Steakhouse
Market Steer is one of the top-rated restaurants in town, cooking up premium steaks and fresh seafood in a chic but inviting atmosphere.
Of course you’ll definitely want to embrace the Southwestern culture in Santa Fe, and there’s no better place than Fiesta Oaxaca. This colorful eatery offers authentic Mexican dishes made from fresh, traditional ingredients bursting with flavor.
For classic Italian flair, Andiamo! is our top-rated Italian dining spot, serving refined classic pasta dishes and sumptuous small bites. This buzzy Italian trattoria near the railyard and also the Inn is located in an atmospheric old adobe home. If you don’t order their Crispy Polenta starter with local pueblo polenta that is pan-seared, with a rosemary gorgonzola sauce…. you’re simply missing out!
Radish & Rye
Radish & Rye gives patrons a chance to sample fresh, regionally sourced food, working with local farmers, ranchers, and food sellers to inspire their ever-changing menu. Great small plates, generous large plates and extensive whiskeymmenu and innovative mixologist specializing in whiskey cocktails. Innkeeper Dan can’t refuse their Abuelito with Buffalo Trace, Smoked Dark Tobacco, Carpano Antica, and Bitters or their 505 Manhattan with Buffalo Trace, Carpano Antica, Ancho Chile Reyes, and Bitters. Just do it! (photo at right)
Bumble Bee’s Baja Grill
For a casual bite, enjoy outdoor seating and counter service at Bumble Bee’s Baja Grill. Experience fun dining, composed of fresh and eco-friendly ingredients.
#2 – Drink Up in Santa Fe
Cocktails, fine wines and beer, oh my! No matter what your drink of choice is, you will find it in Santa Fe.
Although the origin of margarita is a bit uncertain, one thing is for sure – Santa Fe is the place for tasty and eclectic margaritas. Be sure to take a tour on the Margarita Trail, which makes for an excellent spring break activity. Grab your passport and sip your way through 45 signature beverages!
Breweries & Distilleries
Santa Fe is also home to some incredible, locally-crafted beer and distilled spirits that you won’t want to miss.
- Head to Santa Fe Spirits downtown tasting room to sample whiskeys, vodkas, and gins straight from their microdistillery.
- If handcrafted beer is more your thing, Second Street Brewery has a variety of award-winning beers on tap. IPAs, Goses, and Bitters abound at their three locations around town.
- For another pint or two, head to Rowley’s Farmhouse Ales. They offer their own selection of brews to sample, along with a wide selection of New Mexico’s finest pours.
- Of course you can’t sample the local beers without a stop at Santa Fe Brewing, New Mexico’s premiere craft brewery since 1988.
The vineyards and tasting rooms around Santa Fe are another can’t-miss attraction.
- Stop by Herve Wine Bar to sample some exquisite varietals from the award-winning Lescombes Family Vineyard. Beautiful expansive indoor seating with tasty small plates and wine flights. (photo at right)
- A short drive north of Santa Fe will bring you to the Vivac Winery in Dixon, a charming venue with some amazing wines and incredible scenery.
- If you appreciate a good bubbly, stop by the Gruet tasting room downtown. Sip and savor top-quality sparkling wines, sourced from their very own vineyards here in New Mexico.
#3 – Play Hard in Santa Fe
There’s no shortage of fun activities to keep you entertained during spring break in Santa Fe. Our idyllic location along the Sangre De Cristo mountains provides endless opportunities for outdoor recreation.
- For a little adventure, hop on the Blue Bus and hit the slopes at Ski Santa Fe. Boasting 86 runs and a 12,000-foot elevation, Ski Santa Fe is one of the top destinations for downhill skiing and snowboarding in all of New Mexico.
- To take your time appreciating the stunning views in the area, go on a scenic hike around the Canyon Preserve or the Santa Fe National Forest.
- If you’d rather just relax while you take in the scenery, consider jumping in your car to cruise the magnificent High Road to Taos.
#4 – Sleep Well in Santa Fe
Last, but certainly not least, on our list of 4 ways to spend spring break in Santa Fe, is an overnight stay at Santa Fe’s premier bed and breakfast. Our historic adobe B&B is in the heart of this enchanted city, putting you near the best places to dine, drink and play. Wander through our sprawling gardens. Relax by a wood-burning fire. Enjoy the top quality amenities in your one-of-a-kind guest room. Wake up to an exquisite gourmet breakfast served in our dining room, and then head out to experience the magic of a sunny Santa Fe spring. Book a stay with us and experience a fun and memorable spring break getaway!