(Closed) New Mexico Bees – help us with our honeymoon!

posted 6 years ago in Honeymoons
Post # 3
13015 posts
Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: November 1999

I was going to suggest White Sands National Park, but I’m pretty sure it’s about four hours from Albuquerque and Santa Fe.  My sister lives out by White Sands and always raves about how cool it is.  You can go sledding through the dunes, which was basically my selling point for getting tickets out there for the fall!

So, this post is probably no help.  Sorry!

Post # 5
3241 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: May 2011

Gah….I lost my first attempt at this. We go into Abq more often than Sante Fe, but I have recommendations for both! *waves from NM*

For Abq B&B: (we haven’t stayed at either though)

Los Pablanos is supposed to be beautiful and is a few miles north of Old Town: http://www.lospoblanos.com/

There is also a B&B in old town, but old town will be more touristy: http://www.inn-new-mexico.com/

For food in Abq, my hubby and I eat every week at The Flying Star-I’ve never had a bad dessert there (and there is one near Los Pablanos). http://www.flyingstarcafe.com/

We had my birthday dinner here: http://www.standarddiner.com/

Both of these in Old town are good, but the ambiance is better and I like Church St Cafe better personally.



Link to old town info: there is an old church there worth seeing.


 In Sante Fe you will really want to try and eat at Cafe Pasquals. It will be a long wait in line, but worth it! And they do have huevos rancheros along with a ton of other great breakfast and lunch options (dinner there is pricier) http://www.pasquals.com/

The Tecolote cafe doesn’t look like much, but is really good and believe them about the spice level! http://www.tecolotecafe.com/

Taos Pueblo is supposed to be worth a visit (although we haven’t gone yet). All we’ve eaten in Taos is icecream, but we love this place. They don’t have a big selection but what they do have is wonderful! http://taoscow.com/


Post # 7
907 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: March 2011

Oooh–I LOVE New Mexico!  I haven’t lived there, but I’ve been there twice (once on vacation and once passing through.

I’ve been to Ojo Caliente!  I didn’t stay the night at the spa, but I did stay in another little inn in the town. I did go to the hot springs and loved it. 

I love all the places you are going to. @mousegirl has great recommendations.  I did visit the Taos peublo and absolutely loved it.  It’s very informative and fascinating and beautiful.

I LOVE New Mexican food.  It’s different than Mexican food (although there are many similarities).  Savor the sopapillas.  Mmmm…

Another place I recommend visiting is Bandelier National Monument.  It looks like there were some damages to the park after some fires last summer, but, according to the website, it’s still a great place to visit.  It’s in the general Taos/Santa Fe area.http://www.nps.gov/band/index.htm

Did anyone mention the Georgia O’Keefe museum in Santa Fe? 

Have a great time!  I think New Mexicco is so magical. 

Post # 8
3241 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: May 2011

@mandypop:  Los Poblanos is supposed to be great, I included the link in the above list, but miss-typed the name. Sorry about that I used an ‘a’ instead of an ‘o’. We’ve never stayed there, but it looks pretty the times we’ve driven by. I have no idea if it’s worth the extra $$$, you’d have to decide on that. πŸ™‚

The weather in September should be pleasant (60s-70s) and sunny during the days. It is in a desert region, so the temps can drop 15-20 degrees at night. And Santa Fe/Taos will be a little bit cooler because of the higher elevation. As long as you have a sweater or light jacket for the evenings, you’ll be fine in short sleeves and pants during the day, probably ok with short sleeves and shorts if you are hiking. There shouldn’t be much rain that time of year, and the winds blow through in the spring, so overall it should be nice weather!  Bring sunscreen and chapstick! Hats and sunglasses too!

Bandelier National Monument was also going to be a recommendation, but I couldn’t remember the name and I had to get off weddingbee to go to an appointment, but I second @cafegirl: , it’s beautiful!

@cafegirl:  I went to graduate school at Vandy, so I lived in Nashville for 5 years. πŸ™‚

Post # 10
3241 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: May 2011

@mandypop:  πŸ™‚ They have peacocks too! The area of Abq where Los Poblanos is located has a different feel than the rest of the city. It’s almost rural, but very peaceful and there are some beautiful homes out that way. It would be where I’d choose to stay too!

Let me know if you have any other questions.

Post # 11
5096 posts
Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: June 2011

Tent Rocks!!  It’s off the highway between ABQ and SF.  As far as I’m concerned, it’s one of the best scenic-bang-for-your-hiking-buck that you can get. It’s a very short hike (like less than an hour, with only a little bit that’s uphill) and STUNNING views.


ETA: I second the recommendations for Pasqual’s, Bandelier, and the Georgia O’Keefe museum. Also, for a fun local bar in Santa Fe, try the Cowgirl.

This is bringing back memories! (I lived there from 2002-2003, after I graduated from college, and my dad lives there now so I sometimes go back to visit.)

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