Top 10 Romantic Cities
5. Santa Fe, NM
Artists come to Santa Fe, NM, to capture the beauty of a city soaked in sunshine, while lovers come to bask and play. A spicy palette of colors extends from the skyline to the city's cuisine. Adobe buildings that date back to the late 1600s and architecture influenced by Hispanic, Anglo, and Native American cultures create one of the most unique settings in the United States. Not far from the city are red mountains and green valleys, which contain vineyards, ancient Indian ruins and traditional pueblos to explore.
Santa Fe's many museums and festivals reflect the city's rich traditions. The city's climate makes it ripe for recreation, including many parks and golf courses. When it comes to dining options, fresh takes on traditional foods and inventive uses of the chile pepper landed Santa Fe among the country's Best Food Cities according to voters in the Rand McNally/USA Today Best of the Road Rally.
Where to Stay: Four Seasons Resort Rancho Encantado's deep soaking tubs, heated floors, wood-burning fireplaces and balconies draw lovers looking for luxury.
Hot Spot: The Japanese-style spa Ten Thousand Waves offers private outdoor hot baths and his-and-hers massages.