Top Five Most Romantic Things to Do In New Mexico
New Mexico is not only enchanting; it is enchantingly romantic for couples. The list of romantic to-do’s is endless, from cozy log cabins for two to world-renown spas, or just taking a nature hike or standing atop one of its many amazing vistas alone together in the vast spacious beauty, and there is nowhere better for gazing at the stars. We have narrowed the list though to the top five most romantic things to do. Start with these, then come back each year and make your own!
Hot Air Ballooning
Hot air ballooning is one of New Mexico’s hottest activities and it’s even hotter for lovers. Imagine drifting across the eternally blue skies of New Mexico with that special someone, making a memory that will last a lifetime. Visit www.ItsATrip.org to find a balloon ride in the Albuquerque area.
A Couples Massage at One of Santa Fe’s Finest Spas
According to the Santa Fe CVB, “There's no end to the spa possibilities in Santa Fe, from a candlelight massage for couples to a warm water massage in an outdoor pool to an ancient Indonesian ritual for royalty.” See our article on Santa Fe Spas or visit http://santafe.org/Visiting_Santa_Fe/Spa/ to choose the right one for your romantic experience.
Soak in One of the State’s Many Hot Springs
New Mexico offers an array of both public and secluded hot springs. If you really want to add to the romance and go clothing-optional, try San Antonio Hot Springs, located west of Santa Fe, north of the town of Jemez Springs. It is about a 10 minute walk from where you can park. Ask locals for directions. A series of rock pools built along the hillside of San Diego Canyon. The hottest pool is about 105 F with the lower ones progressively cooler. Clothing optional. For a complete list of New Mexico’s hot springs, visit our hot springs listings
Take a Sunset Stroll at White Sands National Monument
The Sunset Stroll Nature Walk is an easy (less than one mile) stroll through the dunes to look at the geology, plants and animals of the dune field. Some climbing on the dunes is involved. The walk is timed to end at sunset in order to provide good photographic opportunities. 4:45 p.m. February 14 (Sunset: 5:39 – 5:51).
Have a Sunset Dinner Two Miles High at the High Finance Restaurant at Sandia Peak
Hours Open Daily, 11:00AM – 3:00PM & 4:30PM – 9:00PM
If you want to have a romantic dinner ride the tram or take the scenic mountain drive to the High Finance Restuarant. They will be having great dinner and drinks specials to make your Valentine’s Day or any getaway unforgettable. Please make reservations.
Whether you and your partner are nature lovers or looking to be poshly pampered, whichever activity you choose to do in New Mexico, it can be one of the most romantic getaways that you have ever experienced. If you are together, and you are in New Mexico, odds are, romance is in your favor!