This is the page for Santa Fe, which is in New Mexico about an hour north of Albuquerque.
I've eaten at:
- El Parasol
- Cafe Castro
- La Choza (The Shed's sister restaurant)
- Cafe Pasquals
Other possible places to eat:
- The Shed
- Atrisco Cafe
- Coyote Cafe
- Piccolo Cafe
- Whole Hog Cafe
- Maria's New Mexican Kitchen
- El Merendero
- Miklo's Coffee House
- Lion and Honey
I've been to:
- Santa Fe Farmer's Market -- Every Tuesdays and Saturdays from 8am-1pm
- Georgia O'Keeffe Museum
- Upaya Zen Center
Other things to do:
- El Rancho de las Golondrinas -- Living Museum
- Glorieta Battlefield. Also see Wikipedia:Glorieta Pass Battlefield
- Movie sets:
- Bonanza Creek Ranch. Working cattle ranch. Been around since the 1950s. Several movies have been shot here
- Garson Studios. Filmed a bunch of movies here
The Inn of the Governors is right downtown. A lot of local people have their relatives/guests stay there. It's pretty affordable and very accommodating. You'd be able to walk to dinner, etc. Stayed here and at Santa Fe Suites on my Santa Fe (May 2011) trip.
Ten Thousand Waves is awesome. It is about a 10 minute drive from town. You would probably need a car if you stay at the Waves. Especially, if you wanted to see the area at all.
You have three choices for transportation from the Sunport :) 1. rent a car -- pretty inexpensive, most convenient and a time-saver. 2. take the Sandia Shuttle -- somewhat convenient and probably for two the same as a car rental. 3. Ride the Rail Runner -- It's no BART -- so not sure that the times/connecting shuttles would work. It's the cheapest, most enviro friendly and, if you stay at the Inn of the Governors, you wouldn't need a car.