Put a Little Romance in Your Santa Fe Lovers' Getaway

Romance is alive and well in Santa Fe. This Old World city beckons lovers with its picturesque architecture, narrow streets, mountain views and fabulous sunsets. But the truth is, when you’re with the right person, anyplace you go can give you that dizzy feeling and make those bells ring. Treat yourselves to room or suite in one of the city’s romantic hotels or inns such as the over-the-top Inn of the Five Graces. Book spa treatments and a private soak. Both Ojo Caliente Mineral Resort & Spa and Ten Thousand Waves have uber romantic options. Explore some of the romantic dining destinations such as Geronimo or the Anasazi Restaurant. Sip signature cocktails in a dimly lit lounge. Take a city tour snuggled up next to each other in a pedicab. Arrange for a private cooking class. Hire a mariachi group to serenade your sweetheart. Take a walk in the woods. Santa Fe is surrounded by National Forests and other public lands. Watch the sunset from a mountain top, a balcony or a cozy lounge. Book a private float trip on the Rio Grande with a picnic or take a ride in a hot air balloon. Get away from town a bit and stargaze. The high desert skies are crystal clear. The possibilities for romantic moments in The City Different are only limited by your imagination. Want to romance your sweetheart to the nth degree and propose. If your beloved says yes, Santa Fe will be a city you’ll never forget.

Santa Fe Botanical Garden
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Ever since Adam and Eve, gardens have been places for romance. The Santa Fe Botanical Garden on Camino Lejo (Museum Hill), is a romantic setting for lovers. The Orchard Garden, opened in July 2013, has romantic spots throughout. Bring a picnic...  Read More

Jean Cocteau Cinema
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For many people of a certain age, their first romantic encounter was a furtive arm over the back of the seat at the local movie house. The intimate Jean Cocteau Cinema takes it one step further. One of the most romantic ways to watch a film in...  Read More

Amelia E. White Park
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There's something very romantic about parks. They're popular trysting places in real life, books and films. Amelia E. White Park on Santa Fe's historic Eastside, is a romantic oasis minutes from downtown Santa Fe. It's probably the most intimate...  Read More

Hyde Memorial State Park
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Hyde Memorial State Park (dubbed Hyde Park), just a short ride from downtown Santa Fe, is a great place to spend a romantic day or evening. One local young woman said that it was her make-out spot of choice when she was in high school. Bet she...  Read More

Terra Bar, Four Seasons Resort Rancho Encantado Santa Fe
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There's nothing more romantic than a sunset. Santa Fe's high desert ones are spectacular. The show is different every night running from reds, to oranges, to pinks and even purples. The Terra Bar at the Four Seasons Resort Rancho Encantado...  Read More

Ten Thousand Waves Spa & Resort
Photo courtesy of Deborah Fleig


Spa time can be very romantic. Couple it with private Japanese-style soaking tubs and you're onto something. Ten Thousand Waves sitting on the mountainside minutes from Santa Fe is a great option for romance. Book early! Tubs and treatments at...  Read More

Ojo Caliente Mineral Springs Resort & Spa
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Looking for something uber-romantic and unique? Book one of the private outdoor soaking pools at Ojo Caliente Mineral Springs Resort & Spa, a little under an hour north of Santa Fe. A relaxing soak in the naturally hot mineral springs is...  Read More

Estrella Del Norte Vineyard


Wine and romance go hand and hand. In the 12th century, Persian poet Omar Khayyam wrote, "A loaf of bread, a jug of wine, and thou." Walk the beautiful grounds of Estrella del Norte Vineyards through grapevines, past artist studios into the...  Read More

Canyon Road
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Santa Fe is a walking city. Historic Canyon Road is the perfect choice. Hold hands as you walk the narrow sidewalks past old houses that are now galleries and wonder what secrets lie beyond picturesque adobe walls. Most romantic times: at sunset...  Read More


Meet Billie Frank

Billie Frank is a freelance travel, food and feature writer based in Santa Fe New Mexico. Her blog, Santa Fe Travelers, is a treasure trove of information on the oldest capital city in the...  More About Billie