Low angle shot of a road near Hotel Don Fernando de Taos

Your Perfect 3-Day Itinerary in Taos

Explore the rich history, culture, and nature of beautiful Taos, New Mexio

Embark on an unforgettable journey to Taos, New Mexico, with our meticulously planned three-day itinerary. Staying at the charming Hotel Don Fernando de Taos, you'll enjoy the perfect blend of comfort and culture. Start each day with a delicious breakfast at the Mirabal Morning Cafe before exploring the rich history, vibrant art scene, and breathtaking natural beauty that Taos has to offer. From the ancient adobe structures of Taos Pueblo to the stunning views of the Rio Grande Gorge, and from fine dining at local favorites to relaxing evenings with live music and local brews, this itinerary ensures a well-rounded and memorable Taos adventure.

A couple looking at accessories in a shop at Hotel Don Fernando

Day 1: Exploring Taos Pueblo and Downtown

Morning:

  • Breakfast at Mirabal Morning Cafe: Enjoy a delicious breakfast to start your day.
  • Visit Taos Pueblo: Head to Taos Pueblo, a UNESCO World Heritage site. Explore the ancient adobe structures and learn about the rich cultural history of the Taos people. Allow about 2-3 hours for the visit.

Afternoon:

  • Lunch at The Gorge Bar and Grill: Located in the Taos Plaza, enjoy a meal with a view of the bustling plaza.
  • Explore Taos Plaza and Kit Carson Home and Museum: Stroll around the historic Taos Plaza, visit local shops, and then head to the nearby Kit Carson Home and Museum to learn about the famous frontiersman.
  • Visit Harwood Museum of Art: Discover an impressive collection of Southwestern art, including works by members of the Taos Society of Artists.

Evening:

  • Return to Hotel for Relaxation: Take some time to relax at the hotel before dinner.
  • Dinner at Lambert's of Taos: Enjoy a fine dining experience featuring local ingredients and Southwestern flavors.
  • Stroll Around the Plaza: After dinner, take a leisurely stroll around the Taos Plaza, enjoying the ambiance and perhaps some live music or local entertainment.

Day 2: Art and Nature

Morning:

  • Breakfast at Mirabal Morning Cafe: Fuel up for a day of exploring.
  • Visit Taos Art Museum at Fechin House: Explore the works of Nicolai Fechin and other local artists in this historic home turned museum.

Afternoon:

  • Lunch at El Gamal: Enjoy a healthy and delicious vegetarian meal at this local favorite.
  • Hike at Rio Grande Gorge: Take a short drive to the Rio Grande Gorge Bridge and enjoy a hike along the rim for stunning views of the gorge and river below.
  • Visit Earthship Biotecture: On your way back from the gorge, stop by this unique community of sustainable homes and learn about their innovative designs.

Evening:

  • Return to Hotel for Rest: Relax at the hotel and freshen up for dinner.
  • Dinner at Milicent's (Hotel's Bar and Restaurant): Enjoy a cozy meal at the hotel's own restaurant, savoring their creative dishes and local flavors.
  • Drinks at Milicent's Bar: Cap off the evening with a drink at the bar, soaking in the relaxed atmosphere.

Day 3: Culture and Relaxation

Morning:

  • Breakfast at Mirabal Morning Cafe: Another hearty breakfast to start the day.
  • Visit Millicent Rogers Museum: Spend the morning exploring the museum's impressive collection of Native American jewelry, pottery, and textiles.

Afternoon:

  •  Lunch at The Love Apple: Enjoy a farm-to-table dining experience at this charming restaurant.
  • Visit Taos Ski Valley (Summer Activities): If visiting in summer, take a scenic drive to Taos Ski Valley for hiking, mountain biking, or simply enjoying the beautiful mountain scenery.
  • Relax at the Hotel Pool: Return to the hotel and relax by the pool, soaking up the New Mexico sun.

Evening:

  • Early Dinner at Doc Martin's Restaurant: Located in the Historic Taos Inn, this restaurant offers a blend of traditional and contemporary Southwestern cuisine.
  • Taos Mesa Brewing: End your trip with a visit to Taos Mesa Brewing for some live music and a wide selection of local beers. Enjoy the vibrant atmosphere and the scenic views from their outdoor patio.

 

 

This itinerary offers a mix of cultural, artistic, and natural experiences, ensuring a well-rounded and enjoyable visit to Taos.