We traveled to Taos, New Mexico last year over Spring Break to celebrate our second anniversary. Neither of us are skiers, but we found plenty of other things to do. Read on for my recommendations!
Where to Stay
We stayed in the Adobe de Artista in El Prado, New Mexico. It is located a little farther out of town in El Prado and had breathtaking views of the mountains.
Where to Eat
Our first food stop was a French/Latin restaurant called Gutiz. I had the Taoseño bowl (pictured below) and it was sooo good and filling, especially on a windy, chilly day!
The Love Apple (above) came highly recommended to us for dinner, but definitely make a reservation, because when we got there, it was full! So we snapped a quick pic and left 🙂
We ended up eating at Quechua Peruvian Restaurant instead and it was very good as well! The owners were very nice.
Where to Hike
Rio Grande Gorge is an easy hike with amazing views! We found the trailhead using the AllTrails App, which I now use all the time to find good hiking spots. The trail itself is pretty flat and makes for an easy walk.
Where to Shop
The Taos Plaza is home to lots of shops and restaurants, including a a shop full of handmade textiles. I can’t remember the name right now, but the square is really small, so it’s easy to find!
There’s also a really cool Japanese store called Wabi Sabi up the main road! I loved this place and bought a small vase, but I had my eye on some of their beautiful blue Japanese dishes.
Philip and I always say we’d rather travel somewhere we’ve never been, but we both agree that we would LOVE to go back to Taos. It has such a beautiful landscape and a really cool artistic community. There’s a great mix of active things to do like skiing and hiking, plus if you just want to relax, shop, and enjoy the breathtaking mountains, you can do that, too!
Have you ever been to Taos? What are your recommendations for us? Let me know in the comments!