Best Places to Live

Santa Fe, NM

Population: 83,008

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Why You Should Honeymoon Here: With art galleries galore, adobe architecture, a designated Margarita Trail and stunning views showing off the Sangre de Cristo Mountains, Santa Fe has helped earn New Mexico its “Land of Enchantment” nickname.

Go Here Instead Of: Japan. This southwestern gem certainly preserves and celebrates Hispanic culture. But there’s also a can’t-miss spa reminiscent of Japanese onsens.

Average Nightly Hotel Price: $119

Where to Stay: Book an adobe casita at La Posada de Santa Fe. This resort is set on six beautifully landscaped acres just steps from Santa Fe's beautiful and bustling historic Plaza. Make sure to mention you’re there on your honeymoon: Newlyweds are treated to flowers, chocolate-dipped strawberries and champagne.

What to Pack: Out-of-town visitors are often surprised that it does indeed snow in Santa Fe. (You can even go skiing!) Be sure to pack plenty of warm-weather accessories if you’re traveling in the winter.

Romantic Date Night Spot: Take a class at the Santa Fe School of Cooking, which are taught by some of Santa Fe’s special chefs. If you’re feeling spicy, opt for a chile workshop.

Can't-Miss Experience: Set aside an afternoon for Ten Thousand Waves, which is inspired by Japanese mountain hot springs. To really get this right, book a private tub and spa treatments.

Sweet Spot: Sip chocolate elixirs and sample chili chocolates at the adorable Kakawa Chocolate House.