We brought ten of the coolest people from the worlds of art, food, wellness, and culture to the Land of Enchantment and dropped them together on a road trip from Albuquerque to Taos. Along the way, they planned stops at some of New Mexico's hidden treasures, can't-miss spots, and all the places in between that'll make you feel centered, inspired, and rejuvenated.
Watch their journeys unfold below and copy their bohemian itinerary for yourself so that you don't miss a minute of the magic on your trip through Northern New Mexico.
Touch down at the Albuquerque International Sunport and check into the one-of-a-kind Los Poblanos Historic Inn & Organic Farm. Take in 25 acres of lavender fields, gardens, and artwork from New Mexico’s most notable artists before making your way to a private lavender sachet-making class. Enjoy artisan hand-crafted cocktails and a true farm-to-fork dinner featuring seasonal ingredients from the property’s organic farm at CAMPO. Don't leave without visiting the on-site Farm Shop: a fantastic destination for Los Poblanos' iconic lavender products, as well as handmade jewelry and salts, snacks, and other seasonings created from this historic property.
Begin your trek north toward Santa Fe. Indulge in your choice of rejuvenating experiential activities at Sunrise Springs. Hold and pet Silkie chickens and sit in on a variety of classes that will inspire your senses and expand your mind, like art tutorials and cooking demonstrations. Round out the morning by immersing yourself in the raw beauty of the Georgia O'Keeffe Museum. Browse works from O'Keeffe ranging from her earliest work as an artist to her most recognizable paintings, many of which were inspired by her years living in Northern New Mexico.
From traditional art to the hyper-modern: Expand your mind at one of the most talked about art exhibits in the world, Meow Wolf House of Eternal Return. This fully interactive immersive installation takes visitors through a psychedelic multidimensional fun house while inviting them to explore clues and unravel a hidden story while they play. Afterward, fill your belly at the inimitable Cafe Pasqual's, grab cocktails at La Reina, a trendy tequila bar, and get some shut-eye at the Hotel Santa Fe, native-owned by the Picuris Pueblo.
Sleep in and enjoy a lazy morning before heading out shopping on the historic Santa Fe Plaza. Here, you will find a wide array of boutique shops and the Palace of the Governors portal, where top artisans from local pueblos and tribes offer one-of-a-kind handcrafted treasures. You can spend your a.m. hours shopping at only-found-here places like Shiprock Santa Fe, Andrea Fisher Fine Pottery, and Santa Fe Vintage Outpost. Continue your journey north, and relax with a private soak at Ojo Caliente. For many generations, the Native pueblos have sworn to the healing powers of these hot springs, the only location in the world with four different types of sulfur-free pools.
Continue your scenic back-road journey north and check in to Hotel Luna Mystica, a chic hotel on the Taos mesa that allows you to stay in vintage trailers from the 50s & 60s. Dine at Medley and relish in the innovative takes on familiar classics. Find the perfect pairing with the help of the in-house sommelier before browsing the wine shop for the ideal bottle to take back to the trailer.
Sip the house microbrews and get your fill of live music at the Taos Mesa Brewing Mothership next door. The brewery features both an indoor stage and spectacular outdoor amphitheater, and draws regional and national music acts year-round.
Hop aboard the Hotel Luna Mystica’s Wonderbus for a tour of the local hotspots in and around Taos. Don’t miss the incredible Rio Grande Gorge Bridge, spanning 650 feet above the Rio Grande. Just on the other side of the bridge from Hotel Luna Mystica is the Greater World Earthship Community: a collection of self-sustaining homes made from earth and recycled materials. Not only are they green and off-the-grid, but these homes are architected with incredible style that blends them beautifully into the dramatic landscape of the Taos mesa. Back in town, nibble your way through a couple small plates at Parcht while sampling the expertly curated offerings on their wine list. Reminisce on all the great memories you have made before departing back home and planning your next New Mexico adventure!