New Mexico is not only enchanting; it is enchantingly romantic for couples. The list of romantic to-dos 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.
There is nowhere better for gazing at the stars. We have narrowed the list 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. Try VisitAlbuquerque.org for excellent information on providers.
A Couples Massage at One of Santa Fe’s Finest Spas
There can be no doubt: some couples adore the experience of being pampered together by a skilled masseuse. A New Mexico spa is the perfect backdrop for this experience — whether candlelit serenity or warm-water pool massages are your thing — New Mexico has an option. Visit SantaFe.org to choose the right one among options for your romantic experience.
Soak in one of the State’s Many Hot Springs
New Mexico offers a wide variety of private and public hot springs. Policies vary from location to location and some operate on a clothing-optional basis. Make sure you check ahead to avoid any surprises!
Natural warm springs are one of New Mexico’s most prized and beautiful assets. There is scarcely anything in the world more relaxing and romantic than enjoying the hot springs with your partner or loved one.
For a complete list of New Mexico’s hot springs, visit our hot springs listings.
Take a Sunset Stroll at White Sands National Monument
Organized nature walks offer an easy sunset stroll through the dunes to take in the diverse geological features, fauna, and animals of the dunes. Visitors can also enjoy climbing walks on the dunes. These walks are generally timed to conclude at sunset in order to offer stunning scenery and photo opportunities! The National Park Service maintains a page with excellent information on White Sands.
Have a Sunset Dinner Two Miles High at the Ten3 Restaurant at Sandia Peak
If you want to have a romantic dinner, ride the tram or take the scenic mountain drive to the recently opened Ten3 restaurant. They serve great dinner and drinks to make your Valentine’s Day or getaway unforgettable. Reservations are recommended. Interestingly, the aerial tramway to Sandia Peak offers thrilling views, not surprising given that it is the longest aerial tram anywhere in North or South America.
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!
The state may not be the first on many people’s lips when it comes to defining ‘romance’. Instead, they may envisage the Empire State Building or the Golden Gate Bridge. However, New Mexico connects with the soul in ways that iconic but cliched landmarks often cannot.
Sometimes being in a new and exciting location with a loved one can both galvanize a relationship and enhance the enjoyment of beautiful surroundings. So, take a chance and find out whether the stunning sights and experiences of the southwest have what it takes to bring the best out of both you and your partner.