Roadtrip to Phoenix
Collected by Holli Marie
1120 E 2nd St, Roswell, NM 88201, USA
Just happened upon this diner in Roswell. We were looking for something Alien themed but this kitschy little Cowboy themed cafe did not disappoint. The owner and staff showed great pride in their fresh local ingredients and the food was the best...
7701 Interstate 40 Access Rd, Amarillo, TX 79118, USA
The Big Texan Steak Ranch in Amarillo Texas is just way too much fun. Live music, a labyrinth maze out back, locally made beer that is very good, flash fried jalapenos, and delicious aged steaks, what else could a guy want ? And if you dare, you...
E-Way, 4341 Canyon Dr, Amarillo, TX 79110, USA
When pulling that travel trailer through Amarillo, be sure to visit the Jack Sisemore RV museum. This is the perfect stop for all of you hard core road trippers. Free and open to the public, this collection of Rv's goes back to the 1930's and the...
Tent Rocks, New Mexico 87025, USA
Forty miles southwest of Santa Fe, you find the awesome, magical Kasha-Katuwe Tent Rocks National Monument, a series of mind-blowing, conical sandstone formations that resemble indented ocean waves. Chose from one of two trails—one on ground...
200 N Plaza St NW, Albuquerque, NM 87104, USA
Like most top tourist destinations, Old Town has a commercial veneer, but beneath this layer of tchotchkes lies a roadmap through Albuquerque's history. The plaza has been the town's focal point since its 1706 founding. San Felipe de Neri Church...
1000 E Hwy 66, Gallup, NM 87301, USA
On Route 66. Do stop in to see this place- stars of yesteryear stayed here when the location for the western films of their era were nearby. A good mexican cafe is located in what would be the coffee shop and they offer a credible lunch. The rooms...
406 W Coal Ave, Gallup, NM 87301, USA
Yes, New Mexico actually has an official "state question"--since 1996, referring to the ubiquitous chile sauce, it's "red or green?" Fortunately you don't have to choose just one; the local way to say 'can I have both' is just one word:...
105 W Palace Ave, Santa Fe, NM 87501, USA
The entire north side of Santa Fe's downtown plaza is taken up by the 1610 Palace of the Governors, the oldest continually occupied public building in the United States. Its front adobe facade is completely shaded, and in this "portal," the Native...
228 Old Santa Fe Trail #10, Santa Fe, NM 87501, USA
The Turquoise Trail is a National Scenic Byway in New Mexico linking Albuquerque and Santa Fe. If you plan to drive to Santa Fe from Albuquerque, avoid the interstate and take this well beaten path instead. You will be rewarded with majestic...
125 Washington Ave Suite A, Santa Fe, NM 87501, USA
While sitting among treetops on a second-floor deck overlooking the colonial streets of Santa Fe, this menu description captivated me: "Made in the traditional style of Chimayó [a village in the foothills of the Sangre de Cristo Mountains, about a...
15 Entrance Rd, Los Alamos, NM 87544, USA
I’m not sure at what age humans develop the skill to stand still and appreciate scenery, but based on a scientific survey of kids who live in my house, it’s not age seven. (On a trip to the Canadian Rockies, as my wife and I snapped photos of the...
121 Don Gaspar Ave, Santa Fe, NM 87501, USA
The Chez Panisse of Santa Fe has been helmed by the same Berkeley-bred chef-owner since the 1970s. While the restaurant isn’t for New Mexican food purists, the local dishes are solid and range from classic renditions to enchiladas gussied up with...
The Hotel St. Francis lays claim to being Santa Fe’s oldest hotel. Rebuilt in its current location in 1924, after a fire left its predecessor completely ravaged (save the brick chimney), the property formerly known as the De Vargas Hotel...
Santa Fe, NM, USA
When I say "chocolate tourism", a large number of destinations come to mind. France, Belgium, Switzerland. Britain. South America. Chocolatiers from numerous places around the globe often lay claim to producing the best, the richest, the most...
929 E Pierce St, Phoenix, AZ 85006, USA
Welcome Diner may be new to downtown Phoenix but it has quite a history. Built in the 1940's in Kansas, it was trucked over to Arizona where it operated on Route 66 for 25 years before it moved to its current location on Roosevelt. By partnering...
623 E Adams St, Phoenix, AZ 85004, USA
This place always has a wait (though reservations are available for a party of six or more). Thankfully, the bar across the street makes waiting a little easier, and when you taste the pizza, you'll know why Pizzeria Bianco has...
2400 E Missouri Ave, Phoenix, AZ 85016, USA
The Arizona Biltmore resort was built in 1929. One of the first and still one of the finest resorts in Phoenix, it remains a unique architectural gem. Frank Lloyd Wright was the consulting architect, and his work has been well maintained. The...
6335 N 16th St, Phoenix, AZ 85016, USA
I've been going to Richardson's as my favorite neighborhood local since they opened over 20 years ago. Great southwestern food, seafood and margaritas. They opened a sister restaurant a few blocks away called Rokerij a few years ago. It was really...
810 N 2nd St, Phoenix, AZ 85004, USA
Angels Trumpet Ale House boasts a rotating roster of 36 beers and 6 wines on tap. Their building design is centered around beer, so patrons are served only the freshest, coolest beer. Committed to encouraging craft brewing, their beer knowledge...
Phoenix, AZ, USA
There are few places where you can better learn about the beauty and complexity of desert ecology than the Desert Botanical Garden, not far from downtown Phoenix. Check out the Desert Discovery Loop Trail for a look at local flora, go for a...
501 E Camelback Rd, Phoenix, AZ 85012, USA
I've been coming to this local restaurant for four years now and it never fails to satisfy my craving for tacos. I usually order three at a time at $2 each and have at least one left over for lunch the next day. They are huge tacos that look like...
1916 E Camelback Rd, Phoenix, AZ 85016, USA
Located in the Valley, The Parlor boasts recognitions like Food Network’s “Best 50 Pizzas” and NewTimes’ “Best of Phoenix,” and for good reason. With pizzas made with fresh items like mushrooms, goat cheese, truffle oil, and chives (as seen on the...
6106 S 32nd St, Phoenix, AZ 85042, USA
An oasis sits under a canopy of pecan trees in the heart of Phoenix: the Farm at South Mountain. Arrive for a home-style breakfast at the farm's Morning Glory Café, and hang around all day until it's time for a rustic,...
Camelback, Phoenix, AZ 85016, USA
I decided to try this challenging hike upon arrival in Phoenix on a 90F+ day. It's a beautiful hike with tons of desert flora and interesting creatures along the trail. The views of the valley below are incredible! I was huffing and puffing,...
7677 N 16th St, Phoenix, AZ 85020, USA
The first course is a four-course luncheon that was under 1,000 calories. Most of the ingredients are fresh from Chef Ken Arneson's garden. This was a tomato carpaccio with garlic olive oil from Queen Creek Olive Mill, local goat's cheese,...
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