Everyone started calling my daughter a "daddy's girl" as soon as she was born. And while I'm aware of the special relationship between fathers and daughters, I'm planning to rewrite the script. See, I'm more into girl talk and girls trips than the average guy quordle. She's only six months old, but I already have a long list of things I want to do with her. It is important to me that I instill in her a sense of self-care and appreciation for her physical well-being, as well as the sense of adventure that comes with exploring new places.
This has led me to plan some mother-daughter getaways, and one of my top choices is a trip to Santa Fe, New Mexico!
It's surprising that Santa Fe, despite its many accolades, is often overlooked as a vacation spot. First, it is the oldest capital city in the United States, having been inhabited by Native Americans long before it was "founded." San Miguel Chapel, the country's oldest church, is located in the city's adobe architecture. Santa Fe is the highest capital city in the United States, at a height of 7,000 feet in the Sangre de Cristo Mountains' foothills. I'm a big fan of the desert-and-mountain mix in the landscape.
It's at the top of my list for a number of reasons. The most important of which is its suitability as a destination for a mother-daughter getaway (at least for me). Campgrounds and whitewater rafting are available for our enjoyment, and the mild climate means we can go hiking and biking all year round, unlike in most mountain regions (plus, Santa Fe gets 320 days of sun a year). Ten Thousand Waves, a spa in Santa Fe that I've been dying to try since I first visited the city more than a decade ago, is a must for any mother-daughter getaway. Spa and hotel guests can enjoy a Japanese-style thermal water resort, complete with private hot tubs, saunas, and cold plunge pools.