24 Hours in Santa Fe, New Mexico
Where to Stay
It is no secret that I’m in love with Drury hotels and will stay every chance I get. That being said, the Santa Fe location absolutely blew me away. Located in the downtown area, it is walking distance from major attractions, restaurants and art galleries. The atmosphere of this location screams sophistication while keeping true to the Santa Fe city vibe. There is an onsite restaurant and bar to enjoy as well as plenty of options in the surrounding area. The Drury includes a delicious, free breakfast and their famous 5:30 Kickback which includes free dinner and drink coupons. Fun fact, these coupons do include alcohol. The staff is efficient, friendly and there for anything you need any time of the day. Some additional freebies include popcorn, soda and WiFi. Valet is $22/per night with the garage located on property. Make sure to take some time to enjoy the gym or the heated rooftop pool. We stayed in the spacious King room which included a separate bedroom, fold out couch, television, fireplace and luxurious bathroom that included a jet tub. I can’t imagine traveling to Santa Fe and not coming home to the Drury every night.
What to do
The Santa Fe Plaza – A National Historic Landmark, this is the city square of Santa Fe and was established in 1610. Head down to the Plaza to check out art, music, historical monuments and the Cathedral Basilica of St. Francis of Assisi.
Downtown Santa Fe – Adjacent to the Santa Fe Plaza, the downtown area of the city will whisk you away with it’s enchanting atmosphere. With an overwhelming amount of restaurants, boutiques and art galleries you will find yourself entertained for hours. Take in the classic adobe architecture that this city is famous for and enjoy the unique culture it has to offer you.
The New Mexico History Museum – Dive into the history of the state of New Mexico and discover it’s impact on the United States as a whole. Explore the exhibitions and artifacts unique to New Mexican history from the days of the indigenous people up through the present day.
Where to Eat
While visiting Santa Fe, we were only able to dine out one time since the wonderful Drury provides dinner and breakfast. So, I will share with you the delightful place we had the pleasure to eat at.
La Fogata Grill – Do you crave authentic Mexican food? The La Fogata Grill is the place for you. In 2015, the owner took authentic Mexican recipes and the experience that his mother taught him to open this restaurant. Family owned and operated, you will find the staff friendly and catering. We ordered some tacos, a quesadilla and chicken fajitas….none of which were a disappointment! Full of flavor and authenticity we couldn’t help but tune the rest of the world around us out while we indulged in our food. The atmosphere is cozy and modern with an old world twist. On Tuesdays and Sundays they have live entertainment, which we were lucky enough to enjoy.
Our time in Santa Fe was short, but will be with me forever. I crave the day when I can go back and really indulge in and explore the local culture. The people were friendly, the atmosphere charming and the culture so vibrant. What have you discovered in New Mexico?