I LOVE a good road trip, and New Mexico is such a great spot to head if you live in Denver. Taos is only a four and half hour drive and it is absolutely beautiful. Santa Fe is a bit further, but also easy enough to do for a quick weekend. I was lucky enough to tag along with some amazing creatives and we spent two nights at the epic Hotel Luna Mystica (thank you so much for hosting us!). I can’t wait for my next New Mexico adventure in June!
Where to Stay
Renovated air streams, desert stars, and a brewery on the same property? Sold! HLM has themed trailers perfect for two people to ten people (bachelorette party idea!!) It was so nice to experience the beautiful outdoors but then snuggle into a warm bed at night.
Where to Eat + Drink
Manzanita Market - Great vibes, great breakfast!
Ham Deep Dish Quiche // Tasso ham, caramelized onion, roasted potato, italian fontanel cheese. **** I am a quiche snob and this was honestly one of the best I have ever had.
The Local // Bowl of Beans + Rice, pinto beans with red chili, sprouted brown basmati rice, tucumcari cheddar, pipettes, spicy green sauce.
French press coffee + house made biscuit.
Taos Mesa Brewing - Fun energy, great brews!
On the same property as HLM, Taos Mesa Brewing was a great option for us. We happened to end up there on trivia night so it was a lively crowd and there was live music and dancing. We snacked on burgers and sipped on tasty brews!
Orlando’s New Mexican Cafe - Authentic food + tasty sangria!
I had the chicken enchiladas and a few sangrias, left satisfied!
The walls are colorful and it is a great space for an authentic New Mexican experience.
I actually didn’t get the opportunity to go here and I was so so sad. I ate breakfast right across the way but Chokola wasn’t open and we had to head out. But definitely check it out if you are in Taos!
What to Do
Honestly the the most pleasant experience. I bought the day pass for the pools and spent hours floating around and enjoying the beautiful surroundings. 100% worth it if you are in the area. I also grabbed a prickly pear marg and some chips and guac after my day of relaxation.
Afraid of heights? Skip it. Want epic views and photos? Do it.
There are a TON more things I wish I could have done including visits to galleries, shopping and obviously more eating. Taos is the perfect spot for a visit and I am so thankful to Hotel Luna Mystica for letting me experience the beauty!