While the majority of our snacking was done from our vacation rental… we were able to rest our weary legs during a few of our shopping extravaganzas. The Coyote Cafe was perfection. We were able to get out of the heat by visiting their rooftop cafe, where we promptly ordered a few cocktails. We chatted about the sights as we awaited lunch, and oh boy… we were not disappointed. The veggie tacos were my choice, and they were mouthwatering. I may recommend sharing your plate if you still plan to wander the city, because I was really sad not to be able to finish my order (believe me, I tried!!). Another yummie stop is The Pantry, where I ordered the huevos rancheros, Christmas style (that means covered in both red and green chile sauce) and yumtown. Lastly, we ventured to Draft Station for a few local brews. And although we didn't have any, the pizza there looked amazing!!! The upstairs patio gave us a great view of the Santa Fe Plaza, which of course made for great people-watching.
Now if shopping and stuffing your face isn't your thing… the sights are breathtaking of course. We did some running, biking, and even brought back the 90s with a little rollerblading on the nearby local trails. PS, running in the desert is no joke. Overall, we had a wonderful time in the little artsy town of Santa Fe. We witnessed gorgeous sunsets and a storm that was something straight out of Oklahoma!! Stop 1 of our 50 states = success! And because I couldn't decide between filmstrip size (I'm a sucker for anything miniature, you see) or a little bit larger, here's a closer peek you won't need your glasses for… haha, enjoy!