- Posted April 6, 2012 by
West Palm Beach,, Florida
This iReport is part of an assignment:
Destination U.S.A.: Santa Fe
Santa Fe or Bust!
My mom, my 23 year old brother Zack and I made a road trip from San Antonio, TX to Santa Fe, NM in February '12 to visit a good friend, see Eric Bibb perform and get a taste of the old town of Santa Fe!
Santa Fe embraces spirituality of any kind: the smell of sage burning abounds, images of saints and medicine men are visable in plain view and in tucked away sacred corners of the city, native american totems and dream catchers make their mark in every shop. Whatever your religiosity - you are sure to find something to speak to your soul in this old, quiet town in the mountains.
Good Eats! Pasquale's cafe right near the square has an excellent breakfast selection, my Mom raved about the Pink Adobe and there are plenty of street vendors on every corner for a quick, cheap bite.
Santa Fe on a budget is do-able, but tough. Some of the menu's looked incredible but were out of our price range. The shops will make you drool. You can find everything from high-end cowboy boots to beautiful Iranian rugs - but for a price! The Inn of the Five Graces is a beautiful, quaint hotel and the spa's are supposed to be some of the best. With skiing in Taos an hour's drive up the mountain, Santa Fe would be a great honeymoon destination. And a drive just outside the city is wide open spaces with beautiful, beautiful sky.