Part 2 of my across America road trip was absolutely STUNNING. We drove through the Rockies + the beautiful desert to Santa Fe. What a beautiful transition from the mountains to red rock mountains + desert. Lovelies, you have to go to the Rockies, they are stunning. Although my little mini coop could barely handle the up + down hills + turns, it was simply glorious just driving. Here are my fav to do's in this part of the country!
CARHENGE-Sorry to all my Nebraska folks, but there was not a whole lot to see here in Nebraska. About the best thing we found was something called CAR HENGE, a replica of Stonehenge but made with, CARS?!
ROCKIES- The rockies are glorious. Whether in the summer or winter, they are a must see. Try out Breckenridge for a small town cute feel or step on over to Vail. You will be stunned! Also, please rent a car + just take in all the scenery as you drive along the mountainsides. This was one of my favorite parts of the entire trip.
16th STREET MALL- This adorable outdoor mall strip is so cute + charming right in downtown Denver. Grab a yummy coffee [iced in the summer, hot in the winter] + walk down the beautiful quaint streets.
TAKE A BREWERY TOUR- Although I didn't get the chance to go on a brewery tour, I have heard this is a MUST in Denver. There are so many great breweries
LITTLE MAN ICE CREAM- They make their OWN waffle cones on site...+ it is housed in what looks like a gigantic old milk bottle. I mean, if that isn't enough? They also have vegan!
THE SOURCE- A really incredibly cool concept of collective food + artisans in a beautiful old brick building.
LA POSADA DE FANTA FE-This INCREDIBLE boutique style hotel was the perfect setting for a night in Santa Fe. It was gorgeous + with tons of little Santa Fe apartment style homes covering the grounds + beautiful pottery + gardens all mixed in. I have to say, after a long day of driving this hotel was magnificent to come home to. Shoutout to this beautiful spot + the wonderful people at this hotel that made us feel right at home!
HISTORIC PLAZA- Walk around this historic plaza filled with gorgeous artisan spots + lovely artwork. Pottery + turquoise galore, there are so many beautiful things to see in the Santa Fe Historic Plaza.
CHEZ MAMOU-This adorable French inspired coffee shop sweetly surprised us the morning of our departure. It was perfectly kept + quaint + had their own freshly made macaroons.
THE SHED- If you visit Santa Fe, you just must eat the Mexican food, you MUST. The Shed was so perfect + delicious. Incredible margaritas of all shapes + sizes plus the most delicious mexican fare.
BREAKING BAD HOUSE- Just an hour South of Santa Fe is Albuquerque home of the INFAMOUS breaking bad house. I am not afraid to admit that I was a HUGE fan + lover of this show... so naturally knowing we were passing it I had to make a very necessary pit stop at this epic location.
Come back for part 3 of my cross country road trip this week!