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Drink Up on the Santa Fe Margarita Trail

Two Margaritas - classics on the Santa Fe Margarita Trail

There are, of course, plenty of things to do in Santa Fe – even in the middle of winter. In fact, winter in New Mexico is a delightful time to visit. Though there are always great outdoor pursuits, plenty of fantastic art galleries and museums to see, and unrivaled shopping, have you ever considered sipping your way along the Santa Fe Margarita Trail?

Santa Fe isn’t exactly a city known for its nightlife – but if you know where to look, you will most certainly find a thriving scene filled with fantastic bars, live music, and entertainment. If you follow the trail of tequila on the Santa Fe Margarita Trail, you’ll find more than just some of the best drinks in the city – you’ll find a unique fusion of flavors and personalities that underpin what this city is all about. It’s a unique and fun way to explore the city – and perhaps the best part about it is that most of the venues along the Santa Fe Margarita Trail are within walking distance of our Bed and Breakfast in Santa Fe

Whether your upcoming trip to Santa Fe involves drinks on the Santa Fe Margarita Trail or long soaks in the top Santa Fe hot springs, only one place offers uncompromising luxury near the heart of downtown Santa Fe. We’ve designed our Inn with the guest experience in mind and have crafted the perfect oasis for your upcoming getaways. Our Bed and Breakfast in Santa Fe is the ideal place to kick back, relax, and enjoy the best of The City Different. Book your room today!

Two women enjoying drinks on the Santa Fe Margarita Trail

Find the Best Drinks on the Santa Fe Margarita Trail

For some, the ideal time to sip your way from one destination to the next on the Santa Fe Margarita Trail is in the heat of the summer. And while it’s hard to argue with a delicious fruit-forward margarita on a hot summer day, there’s also something to be said about warming yourself from the inside out with Tequila’s favorite cocktail. 

Whenever you visit Santa Fe is a great time to try out a few of the concoctions on the Santa Fe Margarita Trail. The Santa Fe Margarita Trail was dreamed up in 2016 and now has around 50 unique margarita stops. It certainly promises to be one of your most unique and memorable adventures while you’re in Santa Fe!

Though each of the drinks on the Santa Fe Margarita Trail is unique and worth trying, we’ve listed ten of our favorite stops below. 

  1. Izanami Restaurant at Ten Thousand Waves Japanese Spa, which also happens to be one of our favorite Santa Fe restaurants, makes a delicious stop along the Santa Fe Margarita Trail. Their menu features traditional Japanese Izakaya, but the real star is the sudachi margarita.
  2. Enjoy an authentic New Mexican meal at the historic Rancho de Chimayo Restaurant, and while there, savor their delicious prickly pear margarita. 
  3. Skyfire, the signature restaurant at Bishop’s Lodge, is an upscale stop on the Santa Fe Margarita Trail. They have many great cocktails on their menu, but the holy margarita is the one to try here. 
  4. AGAVE Lounge at the Eldorado Hotel is another excellent upscale venue. Here, don’t miss the Eldorado oro margarita. 
  5. For your next stop on the Santa Fe Margarita Trail, head to the Anasazi Restaurant, Bar, and Lounge and try the Sandia y Pepino margarita. 
  6. One of our favorite Santa Fe restaurants is the Coyote Cafe & Rooftop Cantina, where they serve up a popular Norteño margarita. 
  7. It’s hard to argue with a great  Italian restaurant and piano bar, especially when they serve up a delicious margarita as Osteria D’Assisi Ristorante Italiano & Piano Lounge does. Try their margarita L’Amante. 
  8. At the Secreto Lounge, the best margarita to get is the smoked sage margarita. 
  9. The Compound Restaurant, one of the many world-class restaurants in Santa Fe, is also well-known for its margaritas, especially its poblanito margarita. 
  10. Finally, head to The Shed Restaurant, where you’ll find our final stop on the Santa Fe Margarita Trail. The featured concoction here is the Codigo coin margarita. 
Farolitos on the Loretto Hotel, a great thing to see this winter in New Mexico, after enjoying drinks on the Santa Fe Margarita Trail

More Ways to Enjoy Winter in New Mexico

It’s hard to argue with great drinks along the Santa Fe Margarita Trail as your winter recreation. However, that really is just a small part of what’s waiting for you when you visit us this winter in New Mexico. There are many fantastic things to do in Santa Fe throughout the year. Your getaways can be filled with outdoor adventures, thrilling culture, delicious food and drinks, and plenty of relaxation and wellness. Below, we’ve compiled a list of some of our favorite ways to enjoy winter in New Mexico. 

  1. Enjoy shopping around the historic Santa Fe Plaza. You’ll find an incredible variety of shops selling just about everything, including handmade jewelry, ceramics, art, consigned goods, home goods, and so much more.
  2. Stroll along Canyon Road and visit any number of the 100+ art galleries installed along this stretch of road. It’s a world-class art destination that has an incredible influence on the culture in Santa Fe and represents one of the best things to do this winter in New Mexico.
  3. Santa Fe Ski is only 16 miles from the city center and is the closest place for downhill skiing, cross-country skiing, and snowshoeing.
  4. Enjoy a day of pampering at spas in Santa Fe, such as Ten Thousand Waves. This Japanese-style spa is located in the foothills outside Santa Fe and offers relaxing soaking tubs, massage therapy, and other spa treatments for complete wellness for the mind, body, and soul. 
  5. The Santa Fe Farmer’s Market is open year-round, so it remains one of our favorite things to do each winter in New Mexico. 
  6. Winter in New Mexico is the perfect time to dine out at the best restaurants in Santa Fe. With far fewer crowds in town at this time of year, you can get coveted reservations that are otherwise hard to get 
  7. How about visiting one of the many great Santa Fe museums, such as The Georgia O’Keefe Museum? With fewer people in town, there will be more time and space to enjoy the magnificent exhibits around town. Another great museum to visit is the Museum of International Folk Art, home to the world’s largest collection of international folk art.
  8. Go wine tasting at one of New Mexico’s top wineries, such as Gruet Winery. They are best known for their delicious sparkling wine and have a gorgeous downtown tasting room within walking distance of our Bed and Breakfast in Santa Fe. 

With so many fun and exciting things to do this winter in New Mexico, why wait to visit? There’s never been a better time to experience our excellent Bed and Breakfast in Santa Fe. We offer luxury lodging with unbeatable hospitality. Treat yourself to something special and book your room at our Bed and Breakfast in Santa Fe today! 

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