What To Do in Santa Fe, NM (If You Feel Like You’ve Done Everything “Touristy” There is To Do)

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About a month ago, my family had a reunion (with the aunts and uncles and all!) in Santa Fe, NM. Because they live in Texas and we live in Colorado, it really is a great half way point! This was our second year in Santa Fe, and if you’ve done it once, you may feel like you’ve already done everything (The Georgia O’Keefe Museum, The many chapels, etc!) BUT there are things to do, I promise!

1. Check out The Loretto Chapel (Even if you’ve done it before!)

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It truly is so beautiful. If you’ve already walked through the inside, walk towards the sides and see the incredible parks and rose gardens. SO peaceful and dreamy!

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2. From the chapel, walk to the Kakawa Chocolate House

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We tasted decadent (and spicy) chocolate ice cream and lounged inside during the warm day.

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This was some of the best chocolate I’ve ever eaten! I’d recommend it to anyone.

3. Hop around galleries on Canyon Road (and conveniently it is close to the chocolate house!)

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This road hosts several houses of beautiful and unique art. It was so fun to spend an afternoon strolling from one gallery to the next. Sometimes, local things like this are some of my favorite ways to spend the day.

Many of the galleries have beautiful patios and gardens with lush greenery (And COLORFUL DOORS!!)IMG_4263IMG_42284. On your way back, stop in at The French Pastry Shop and Creperie

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A favorite place for us to eat. It has some of the most wonderful crepes, sandwiches, and pastries.

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I chose this wonderful coffee caramel ice cream drink. So yummy!

 5. Go on a hike at The Tent Rocks

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Some of the coolest rock formations I have ever seen. The hike was short, and crawling through the winding caves of these incredible rocks was breath taking!

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The view from the top was so beautiful. We could see miles and miles of beautiful Santa Fe space as well as the top of the tent rocks

Some of these things may be somewhat “touristy”, but I did feel like I was wandering through unique and local areas!

I hope you feel inspired if you plan on going to Santa Fe anytime soon! It really is such a wonderful place full of so much history. What a great vacation!

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