Day Trips around Santa Fe are highly recommended to guests of Pueblo Bonito bed and breakfast inn Santa Fe. We emphasize the need for new comers to first to explore and acclimate themselves to the City Different (Santa Fe). It’s history rich museums and cultural sites, beautiful art, world class galleries and shops, interesting people and of course the uniquely distinctive cuisine are what make Santa Fe, New Mexico’s travel destination. Guests of Pueblo Bonito bed and breakfast inn Santa Fe can occupy vacation time for 3 months straight with suggestions by our staff to see and experience inside the City and outside by use of day trips around Santa Fe. As I write this, we are in mid-winter with Spring travel just around the corner. This sequence of day trips around Santa Fe blogs are perfect for anytime of year. This particular writing was meant for suggestions on cold day to encourage driving exploration but also great for spring break and spring break family travelers! So please don’t limit your day trip fun in and around Santa Fe New Mexico to just Santa Fe Winter Travel or New Mexico Spring Break travel- enjoy any time of year!
Santa Fe Trail– Leave Pueblo Bonito bed and breakfast inn, travel south on historic Old Santa Fe trail (turns into Old Pecos trail) to I-25. Head North and exit at “Pecos” then go northeast through Glorietta pass (NOTE: civil war battle fought here- marker and historic adobe fort viewable along route). Follow signage to Pecos National Historical park to view Pecos Pueblo ruins and Spanish mission church along with some spectacular New Mexico natural beauty. The Pecos wilderness is a fun addition to this day trip as fishing is
ideal. If you head north toward Cowels NM you’ll pass a fish hatchery as well as Dalton Canyon (remember that name? Dalton- the gang of outlaws associated with Billy the kid.) Going to Cowels will take you off Santa Fe Trail, but is an alternative day trip to broadened the adventure travel experience we offer to guests of Pueblo Bonito bed and breakfast Santa Fe. Leaving Pecos National Historical park, if you follow I-25 to Las Vegas (NM) you’ll find Old West attractions to include period architecture, antique stores, restaurants and services, as well as the Rough Rider Museum. Las Vegas, NM is the epitome of the old west. The “Santa Fe ring” was a group of powerful attorneys and land speculators in this area of the United States during the late 19th century and into the early 20th century. It amassed a fortune through political corruption and fraudulent land deals. Hangings were commonly held on the historic Las Vegas plaza which is today conveniently located across from the historic Plaza hotel. We suggest stopping for an afternoon refreshment in the bar at the plaza or having a bite to eat at the nearby El Rillito salon on main street! Take NM 518
north to Storrie Lake which offers fishing, boating, and windsurfing- not a real scenic lake but water in New Mexico is precious and we’re always grateful for it- anyway we can get it. NM 518 winds into tall mountains and has plenty of interesting stops in villages to take advantage of. La Cueva, NM is one of our favorites as it’s home to Salmon Raspberry Ranch. The
Old La Cueva Mill is viewable with a maze of sandstone walls on the land behind the mill which once housed mill workers and their families. NM 75 descends into the village of Penasco- an area rich in wildlife, vegetation and beauty. Take NM 76 back to US 85/285 and South to Santa Fe. This day trip as described above is a “Day” trip, but can be dissected and enjoyed many an afternoon to completely enjoy all the elements available to the Santa Fe day trip traveler!
Each year on February 14th, many people envision an exchange of cards, candy, gifts or flowers with their specially loved “valentine” in celebration of Valentine’s Day. But did you know that the day of romance we refer to as Valentine’s Day is named for a Christian martyr and dates back to the 5th century? Or did you know that it’s origin is in the Roman holiday Lupercalia? Possibly not. What you probably did know is it’s a special day you set aside to let those we care for in an extra special way know they are …. well, “special”, “loved”, “cared for”! The means in which we show this sincere gesture of affection comes in many different forms. Maybe a card! Did you know that nearly 150 million cards are exchanged each Valentine’s Day? Doesn’t sound so special when you know that now – does it? How about chocolates?
Did you know more than 40,000 American are employed at chocolate companies? Well, that’s a good reason to buy you sweetheart sweets … or is that the sentiment you want to convey? How about a poem that helps describe how you really feel? Did you know authors, poets and playwrights have been trying to capture love in words for thousands of years? Their work speaks to the enduring power of love across the ages of human history! Quotes about love come from some of the world’s most famous romantics like Shakespeare, who wrote 154 sonnets dealing with love, time, beauty and mortality, to famed Chilean poet and diplomat Pablo Neruda. So how are you going top that? Well, maybe you can’t, but you do need to try – don’t let this opportunity, this special day set aside to specifically say what you want to say pass you by. Pick a card, chocolates, a poem or whatever – just make sure this special opportunity doesn’t go without notice – Valentine’s Day!
Things To Do For Valentine’s Day In Santa Fe
We welcome all romantics, non-romantics and just plain nice folks to Pueblo Bonito b&b for Valentine’s Day. Doesn’t matter if it’s the 14th or 12th or 18th of February – give the gift of yourself! Take time to be! Take time to be with that special someone – walk the historic streets of Santa Fe; take a ski day at Ski Santa Fe; climb into a cliff dwelling at Bandelier National Monument; hike the slot canyon of Tent Rocks National Monument; explore Meow Wolf’s exhibit or the Georgia O’Keeffe museum or whatever you want while taking time to be together in romantic Santa Fe! Cuddle up and watch the romantic flickering glow of your own in-room wood burning kiva fireplace at a 156 yr old historic adobe pueblo b&b- Pueblo Bonito b&b inn- in downtown Santa Fe! After all, there are so many things to do in Santa Fe, there’s got to be something each of you would enjoy! Give us a call – let us help make your Valentine’s Day memorable and fun – enjoy a night away at Pueblo Bonito b&b inn! +1 (800) 461-4599
February is traditionally a slower time for Santa Fe travelers. Values are exceptional for February Santa Fe travel as deals, bargains and special are abundant! However travel to Santa Fe in February also brings three distinct events to mind: a groundhog that is hoped not to see his own shadow February 2nd, Presidents day on February 24 and of course that celebration of love- Valentines Day! Not s bad set for a short month. February in Santa Fe means also highlights three special events: Santa Fe Restaurant Week, ARTFeast, and Art of Home Tour.
Santa Fe Restaurant Week begins Sunday, February 19th and continues through Sunday, February 26th. Marking it’s 8th season, Santa Fe Restaurant Week 2017 features 47 restaurants- the biggest Santa Fe Restaurant Week to date! Perfect opportunity for February Santa Fe travelers to expand tasting of popular Santa Fe restaurants – trying a new one or stay true to your old favorite- and take advantage of special prix fixe meal pricing. Additionally, Restaurant Week offers special culinary events including: Tequila Experience, Pie Making, Culiary Cocktails, even Cooking with Kids! Participating restaurants and events are listed on Santa Fe Restaurant Week Event page website.
Santa Fe ARTFeast celebrates 20 years on Saturday, February 25th and goes thru Sunday, February 26th . ARTsmart is the non-profit funding organization for Santa Fe ARTFeast who sponsors this wonderful food-centric weekend. Proceeds go to Santa Fe public schools art programs as they have for the past 26 years! You Will Be Served is title for main foodie event- a gala dinner and auction on February 27th at 6:00 pm. Location of You Will Be Served will be at Old House Restaurant – easy walk from Pueblo Bonito bed and breakfast inn. Discount lodging available to attendees by Pueblo Bonito bed and breakfast inn in support of local Santa Fe youth and arts. BOOK DIRECT for best pricing. NOTE: Anne Hillerman author of the Joe Leaphorn series, daughter to Tony Hillerman, is Honorary Chair with Melinda K. Hall as Honorary Artist. Local chefs represent two of Santa Fe finest restaurants: the Santacafe and the Old House. The evening feast will begin with hors d’oeuvres, followed by a three entrée choice course, with dessert course prepared and served by Santa Fe High School Culinary Arts Students. One highlight fundraising event is an auction of dishes and placemats made by Santa Fe Public School fifth graders. This event is appropriately titled I Made It! The Auction competition for these whimsical plates is very fun and popular. Vases are to be added this year as well and made by Santa Fe students. Tickets prices for this fun February Travel event are $200.
Art of Home Tour takes place Saturday & Sunday, February 25-26, 2017, 12-4 pm at locations throughout Santa Fe and Santa Fe County. Admission is free! 15 REMARKABLE RESIDENCES are on tour for 2017. This is an ARTsmart fundraising event and thus supporters are treated to houses that cover the gamut of artful living in the City Different and Santa Fe county. If you’re a February Santa Fe traveler and interested in Santa Fe Real Estate or Homes, this might be a fun, stressful event to participate in while supporting the local youth of Santa Fe
Discounts on February Santa Fe Travel available at Pueblo Bonito bed and breakfast inn Santa Fe! Click here.
Valentines Day and President Day Special Pricing for Direct Bookings too! 1-800-461-4599
Ever thought about Solo travel? Might be something to consider. Are you an individual who would enjoy a great historic Santa Fe New Mexico leisure travel experience? One that caters exclusively to your own personal indulgences, curiosity, needs of enrichment in New Mexico cultural experiences? Might be something to consider!
Destination -Santa Fe! Combine this ever popular Southwest solo travel destination with a one of kind historic Santa Fe lodging experience like Inn at Pueblo Bonito! After all Santa Fe provides the perfect opportunity for solo travel be it spring, summer, fall, or winter! Pueblo Bonito Inn- Santa Fe provides uniquely reflective historic New Mexico accommodations highlighting native architecture and culture, diverse history (156 years to be exact) with each guest room’s décor individualized. A stellar downtown Santa Fe location convenient to walking historic streets like the Old Santa Fe trail, visit major historic sites like Loretto Chapel, dine in top Santa Fe restaurants like Restaurant Martin or Pink Adobe, immerse oneself in the uniqueness only Santa Fe offers to all travelers but is accentuated for the solo traveler! Whether visiting one day or several – Santa Fe, New Mexico is THE southwest destination solo travelers want to experience.
Like art, opera, history? Like skiing, hiking, exploring areas you’ve never been before? How about shopping, browsing, wine tasting or exploring the beauty of nature? Santa Fe, New Mexico and Pueblo Bonito bed and breakfast Santa Fe are a solo traveler dream! So, how do you know solo travel might be for you? Well, do you like to travel? If so, are you a traveler who’s yearned to simply get away, spend quiet time alone, break the monotony of daily tasks- even for a short time- just to rest, relax, recreate and be yourself at your own pace? Sound inviting? The lure of noone else to consider or need to accommodate within a schedule- just your personal preferences! Choosing the food you’d like savor, the museum you want to spend hours in, making up the time frame to retire or rise up in the morning! Sound selfish? Actually, solo travel has shown to be very beneficial –even therapeutic to an person’s soul, mind, body and emotional health- benefits those close to you would appreciate! The following is a quote by author Kristen Tice who wrote “Traveling Alone Does Not Make You Sad or Lonely”:
“I travel solo several months out of the year, and I am of the firm belief that you truly have not lived if you have not been out on the road alone. It is life altering, educational and enriching, and wildly freeing.”
Karen writes of her experiences traveling solo and offers honest, useful insight for solo women travel.
For decades bed and breakfasts have been a choice for solo travelers on business. We believe bed and breakfasts are also wonderful choices for the adventurous, confident and independent solo traveler- whether woman or man! We as innkeepers for the past 32 years feel best equipped to offer a variety of informed choices for dining, shopping, entertainment, historical places and sites, day trips and outdoor activities in and around Northern New Mexico- especially Santa Fe. We are THE BEST at making travel experiences personalized and easily accessible for all our guests. We know the hidden gems of Santa Fe and Northern New Mexico!” says Amy Behm of Pueblo Bonito bed and breakfast Santa Fe.
Santa Fe offers 400+ years of rich southwestern USA history for solo travelers and provides a smaller city atmosphere with a safer, welcoming environment to experience. Santa Fe New Mexico is the perfect walking city too! Well known for it’s friendly and welcoming locals it’s no wonder Santa Fe New Mexico is consistently in the top of multiple USA travel rankings. A leader in southwest USA destination popularity, Santa Fe always has a deep and diverse pool of people to meet and encounter- always a fun experience for a solo traveler!
Whatever reason one chooses solo travel to New Mexico, Santa Fe- it’s highly recommend to compliment your travel experience with authentic historic accommodations that are unique and memorable. Pueblo Bonito bed and breakfast has been voted Santa Fe guest’s favorite by over 18,000 visitors and 2,800+ properties in the US and Canada! We welcome all our guests, strive to take good care of you, help make the most out of your travel time, and provided real authentic historic adobe pueblo-style accommodations in downtown Santa Fe! Great value. Great people. Great accommodations! Let us help you make the most our of your New Mexico travel.