Since Valentine's Day is just a few days away, I thought I'd put together a list of some romantic activities to do in Santa Fe, just in case you're lucky enough to be spending the weekend here! In compiling this list, I focused on unique activities that you might not think of immediately when planning a date night, but that provide a shared experience that can only bring you closer and create some awesome memories.
While this list was created with romance in mind, these activities would also be fun to do with friends or family, anytime of the year – not just during Valentine's Day weekend.
Learn How To Paint...
...Or just have fun exploring the medium! At Santa Fe Art Classes, Robbi Firestone leads fun and intuitive two-hour paint sessions that include all materials. You can join a group class, or if you're wanting some extra attention, book a private class. For a more in-depth exploration of various materials and media, Lauren Mantecon offers private art two-hour workshops that include wine and chocolate.
Play With Clay
Getting your hands a little dirty can be super sexy, especially when you're with your special someone. (Ghost, anyone?) There's something about playing with clay and learning to guide and shape it that is incredibly grounding and sensuous. It's also a ton of fun! Local clay artist Ginny Zipperer offers private pottery workshops that include instruction, all materials, and shipping of your fired and finished work.
Tour Canyon Road Galleries
Looking at art can be such a meaningful and memorable experience. Our gallery tours make use of conversation and close-looking activities to encourage participants to discover more about art and connect with each other. If you're here on February 13, check out our special Canyon Road tour and wine tasting – a fun and cultured way to spend the afternoon before heading out to a romantic dinner.
Connect In Mind, Body, & Spirit
So many possibilities here! Couples tarot, astrology, and intuitive readings – Santa Fe's got 'em all, plus life coaches, breath and movement masters, meditation retreats, and incredible experiential art installations. For an especially romantic experience to help you feel connected to your partner, Joshua Fabia at School of Self can create a guided meditation and (strictly professional) partnered massage session just for you – so you'll learn skills and techniques that will help you connect with each other even after your Santa Fe experience ends.
Santa Fe has a lot to offer if you're looking for a little adventure – hiking, skiing, snowshoeing (although the temperatures are on the rise – at least this week!) – but the one adventure outing I would love to take with my significant other is a tour of New Mexico's beautiful scenery in a Pinzgauer. Santa Fe Walkabouts offers several tour options in these unique military vehicles. Just make sure to bundle up and cuddle up while you're on (or off) the road!
Have fun and enjoy!