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Romance in New Mexico

Love is in the air in New Mexico — with scenic terrain, crisp mountain air, and warm rays of sun, you and your significant other can fall in love in the Land of Enchantment. February is the month of love and no matter the area of the state you’re interested in visiting, you can celebrate the month with intimacy at New Mexican resorts, restaurants and even the wilderness. Let the bliss begin. 

 Sandia Peak TramwayTake a ride on the aerial tramway and be transported a distance of 2.7 miles, above deep canyons and stunning terrain. Enjoy the spectacular view with your loved one on the 15-minute ride, with an especially beautiful view at sunset. Take in the sunset from the observation deck, located a staggering 10,378 feet atop Sandia Peak.

Walk Along the BosqueThe Paseo del Bosque Trail in Albuquerque winds through the Rio Grande’s cottonwood bosque (forest). Trek through 16 miles of multi-use paved trails and observe public art in several locations along the trail like Tingley Beach and Central Avenue. The trail passes through the Rio Grande Valley State Park, providing a great opportunity to visit the Rio Grande Nature Center, the Albuquerque BioPark and the National Hispanic Cultural Center.

Cimarron Rose Bed & BreakfastNestled amongst 43 forested acres and featuring an authentic, rustic design, the Cimarron Rose B&B offers three spacious suites with fully equipped kitchens, delivered breakfast, fireplaces and patios. The property features a half acre of gardens, soothing fountains and more than 90 species of on-site birds.

Mount Taylor and Sandstone Bluffs Overlook at El MalpaisTake in the spectacular views above the lava flows at El Malpais and look north for a breathtaking view of Mount Taylor. After taking in the view, relax at picnic table and enjoy lunch.

Jemez Hot SpringsThese hot springs find their origin from the super volcano at Valles Caldera National Preserve. Three hot springs (McCauley Warm Springs, Spence Hot Spring, San Antonio Hot Spring) are accessible through hiking trails, or relax at commercial hot springs, spas, and bath houses in Jemez Springs.

Luna Mansion RestaurantEstablished in 1881, this mansion was originally a gift from the Santa Fe Railway to secure rites of passage through the land, but now operates as a restaurant.  Take in the historic charm of the mansion while dining on steak and lobster and sipping some of the finest California wines. Following dinner, make your way upstairs to the Spirit Lounge and enjoy live music on Friday nights.

Hacienda de Mesilla: Inspired by the grand old Haciendas of the Old West, this charming boutique inn features a grill, cantina, and 14 full-featured hotel rooms. Designed to reflect the confluence between Old West and Old Mexico, Hacienda de Mesilla is the perfect place to unwind by the pool, hold special events, and indulge in delicious food while listening to live music.

Ojo Caliente: Cherished for thousands of years by native Puebloans, the naturally occurring hot springs at Ojo Caliente continue to invite visitors into its steamy waters. This, in no small measure, makes it an excellent destinations for couples: The resort sits in the scenic hills west of Taos, and while you float in their array of pools or zen out with a spa treatment, guests can look out onto a desert landscape worthy of a Georgia O’Keeffe painting. The grounds include a historic hotel, charming casitas, and a top-notch restaurant and wine bar for guests' gustatory delight. 

 

Hyatt Regency Tamaya Resort & SpaLocated on the Rio Grande on the Santa Ana Pueblo, the Hyatt Regency Tamaya is the perfect place to relax at the spa or pool, play a round at the Twin Warriors Golf Course, ride horses at the Tamaya Stables, soar the skies in a hot air balloon and spend the night at a variety of rooms with magnificent views of the Sandia Mountains.

Prairie Star Restaurant & Wine BarHoused in a 90+ year-old adobe and nestled within a lush, green golf course, Prairie Star Restaurant offers Contemporary New American cuisine with a global influence and seasonal specialties. Take in the sunset at the wine bar and patio, or enjoy Wine Wednesday, where two dine for $60 with a three course meal and a bottle of wine. Listen to live music every Friday on the patio, with no reservation necessary.

 

El Monte Sagrado: Just a few blocks off the historic Taos Plaza is El Monte Sagrado, a luxury spa and resort that serves up beautiful lodging, excellent local dining, and spa treatments inspired by the Taos region. It’s easy enough to hit the streets or slopes and come back and cuddle up in your room. Be on the lookout for special romance deals, which include champagne and room service.

Riverbend Hot Springs: Relax and rejuvenate while soaking in mineral rich water located on the banks of the Rio Grande River. Riverbend Hot Springs offers both hourly soaking, and the option to spend the night in a variety of room choices. The open-air hot springs allow for glorious views of Turtleback mountain or New Mexico’s signature starry nights.

Sierra Grande Lodge & Spa: Enjoy luxurious accommodations, exquisite amenities, a world-class spa, unique outdoor experiences, and exceptional dining at this Ted Turner Lodge & Spa. Choose from a variety of rooms, or stay in the newly renovated Casita with its own walled garden. Spend the day relaxing in the hot springs or enjoying holistic spa treatments, or partake in an eco-conscious adventure tour that is individually crafted for each customer.