Any time is the right time to visit The City Different, but a few times of the year can be more highly recommended than others. Santa Fe is a hugely popular destination, so it is recommended that you contact a first-class hotel such as our Santa Fe Inn early to ensure that dates are still available. Also keep in mind – the closest major airline hub to Santa Fe is in Albuquerque, 1 hour to the South, so make sure you have made arrangements for getting from the airport to your accommodations.
We wanted to share our top 3 recommendations for times to visit:
(Serves 8 -10)
- 1 1/2 cups POM juice
- 1 1/2 cups of water
- 1 1/2 cups of sugar
- 1 cinnamon stick (2 inches)
- 6 whole cloves
- 1/4 cup corn starch
- 2 tablespoons lemon juice
- 2 cups sliced fresh strawberries
- 2 medium bananas, sliced
- 2 cups halved green grapes
- 2 cups of fresh blueberries
1. In a large saucepan, mix POM juice with water. Remove 1/2 cup of juice; set aside.
2. Add sugar, cinnamon stick and cloves to saucepan; bring to a boil. Reduce heat and simmer for 5 minutes.
3. Combine cornstarch and reserved POM juice until smooth; stir into pan. bring to a boil; cook and stir for 2 minutes or until thickened. Remove from the heat and stir in lemon juice.
4. Pour into a large bowl; cover and chill.
5. Just before serving, remove the spices and stir in fruit.
Yield: 8-10 servings (about 2-1/2 quarts)
Christmas in Santa Fe is magical for all ages. Families of all sizes can enjoy viewing the lights in Santa Fe Plaza in the heart of the city. There are interesting and beautiful cultural traditions in many places in the Southwest, but the events in Santa Fe are certainly worth seeing.
If you enjoy to travel then one of the best things about being in a new city or country is experiencing a home-like atmosphere. That’s why bed and breakfasts provide a better experience than a standard hotels or motels. Because they are much smaller and more intimate, staying at a B&B adds an additional charming element to a vacation.
The Southwest is the perfect place to enjoy the fall and winter seasons. With a moderate climate and an active calendar of events, New Mexico is always ready to welcome guests to our beautiful state. As blustery temperatures begin to fall in the rest of the country, our Santa Fe bed and breakfast is gearing up to invite guests from across the globe.
When traveling, you want your place to stay to be as comfortable and affordable as possible. After all, there’s no place like home, but you can find an atmosphere that is as close to home as you can get. When staying at a hotel, you have many visitors in and out all of the time and many rooms to fill. All of the rooms are basically the same and tend to be a bit formal. At a bed and breakfast, there are much fewer rooms, and the rooms are quaint and different. They feel more like you are in your bedroom at home.
In modern day traveling, there are many different choices when it comes to accommodations. With the rise of technology, we now have the opportunity to find the very best hotels or inns for our traveling needs. When it comes to bed and breakfasts, there are many reviews online that can help you during your booking process.
Bed and breakfasts can seem intimidating to those who have never stayed in them before. When you ask a lot of people about why they avoid staying in bed and breakfasts, their answers tend to be very similar. People tend to use reasons like “it feels like I’m intruding in someone’s home” or “I prefer the traditional hotel experience” as reasons to avoid bed and breakfasts.
Staying in a bed and breakfast is an entirely different experience than staying in a hotel, but if you’ve never stayed in a B&B in Santa Fe before, you’re in for a real treat. As you prepare for your trip, we’ve compiled a list of eight things that you should look forward to when staying in your next bed and breakfast.
BLT Breakfast Salad (Serves 2)
- 1 bag mixed greens or Romaine hearts
- 1/4 red onion, diced
- 1 large tomato, seeded and diced
- 1/3 cup roasted sunflower seeds
- 6 pieces of bacon, cooked and chopped
- 1 ripe avocado, thinly sliced
- 2 eggs, soft boiled
- salt & pepper to taste
- 1/4 cup olive oil
- 3 tbs apple cider vinegar
- 1 tbs dijon mustard
- Juice of 1 lemon
- In a large bowl combine your greens, onlon, tomato, sunflower seeds and chopped up crispy bacon.
- Place all of your salad dressing ingredients together in a mason jar or small bowl..
- Whisk or shake until the dressing has completely come together. Pour the dressing over your salad and work it into the leaves. Use your hands if necessary. Set the salad aside.
- Soft boil your eggs, usually 5 to 6 minutes, peel & slice in half lengthwise.
PLEASE NOTE: At the Inn we poach the eggs instead of boil because it is easier for large number of servings & we serve the poached egg whole.
5. Add avocado slices & serve immediately
If you choose to poach your eggs:
Fill a pan half full with water, add pinch of salt and bring to gentle simmer.
Crack one of your eggs into a cup and gently pour it into the water in one fluid movement. Repeat with the rest of the eggs. You’ll see them begin to cook immediately – don’t worry if the edges look a little scruffy. Depending on your pan, a really soft poached egg should take around 2 minutes and a soft to firm one will need 4 minutes. Gently remove eggs from water with slotted spoon & place on salad.
Recipe adapted from So… Let’s Hang Out.