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I enjoyed my brief stay at Hotel La Fonda de Taos and I will be returning. It is a beautiful historic hotel with all the modern conveniences. The location is great for walks around the plaza area and adjoining neighborhoods. The stay was very nice and the coffee shop was a great place for morning coffee and a croissant.

ROBERTA P.

10 Things to do on your Spring Fling in Taos

10 Things to do on your Spring Fling in Taos

Spring in Taos is a great time to visit this colorful city! If you are planning a vacation during this beautiful time of year, then you are in luck. There are so many things to do in Taos that it is hard to narrow it down, but we did our best, so here are some activities that we think you will enjoy!

1.Taos Pueblo

As the city of Taos’ main attraction, Taos Pueblo is one that cannot be missed when planning your trip. With 99,000 acres of land, the entire pueblo is made of adobe material speckled with turquoise doors and windows. A picturesque church welcomes you as you enter the site with an ominous graveyard reminding you of who once occupied this magnificent structure. Note that they will be opening for the season on April 23rd.

2. Shopping in Taos Plaza

Of course staying at Hotel La Fonda de Taos you are right in the heart of Taos historic district, so it goes without saying this will be a great way to spend a nice sunny spring day, shopping in the plaza. Choose from well-crafted jewelry, colorful textiles, gems & minerals and of course southwest spices that can’t be beat!

3. Hot Air Balloon Ride

While the Taos Mountain Balloon Rally isn’t until October, spring is the perfect time to enjoy a hot air balloon ride yourself. Take in 360-degree views of Taos and the colorful New Mexico landscape for an unforgettable day. View our activities page for local companies to book your balloon ride.

4. Village of Arroyo Seco

Take a day trip, just outside of Taos, to the village of Arroyo Seco. This 200-year-old community offers up quaint architecture, with a colorful backdrop that makes this town one of the more picturesque places to visit in New Mexico. Take in the exquisite scenery around you, while taking a stroll through the village admiring art galleries and vibrant textiles and eating at some of the best restaurants this state has to offer.

5. San Francisco de Asis Church

Just minutes from Hotel La Fonda, is the historical landmark, San Francisco de Asis Church. As one of the most photographed and adored churches in the world, San Francisco de Asis was made famous by artists like Georgia O’Keefe and Ansel Adams who were fascinated by its adobe structure. This is an iconic spot that can’t be missed.

6. Taos First Friday

Every first Friday of the month the city hosts Taos First Friday, an event that celebrates and showcases the city’s talented artists all while music and street performers keep attendees entertained. Taos is home to a lively community of brilliant artists and creative thinkers that make up so much of what Taos is known for. So, come out and support the local artists and enjoy an evening full of remarkable artistic flavor.

7. Wild Rivers Recreation Area

Recently added to the Rio Grande Del Norte National Monument, Wild Rivers Recreation Area offers a plethora of hiking trails where two powerful rivers meet, the Rio Grande and Red River. If you are up for it, hike down into the gorge to view these mighty rivers up close and really appreciate Mother Nature at her best.

8. Kit Carson Home and Museum

Built in 1825, this house, now turned museum, was bought by Kit Carson himself as a gift to his wife. Over the years this home has been preserved for visitors to learn about Kit Carson and the historical times for which he made famous. This is a great museum for those looking to learn a little bit more about the history of New Mexico and Kit Carson himself, in a completely unique way.

9. Taos Spring Arts

Spring has sprung in Taos and that means it is time once again for the Taos Spring Arts event. Taos is known for its thriving and vibrant art community, so this is a great chance to see local artists come together and showcase at different events and happenings in the city. Be sure to check their website for a full list of all current events.

10. Taos Lilac Festival

As purple lilacs begin to bloom all over the Taos Valley, everyone knows it’s time for the annual Lilac Festival. Plan for this annual local festival celebrating the aromatic flower for the 6th year in a row. Enjoy live entertainment, arts and crafts, beer and wine festival, and even a pet parade at this weekend-long festival.

With so many things to do this spring in Taos, we hope you take the time to explore these top-rated activities and events and discover many more on your own. Complete your vacation by booking your Taos hotel room with us, at Hotel La Fonda de Taos.

This handsomely updated and elegant historic property (there’s been a hotel on this location since 1820) is ideal if you wish to be in the heart of the action—it’s directly on the plaza. The warm decor, easy proximity to nightlife and dining, and no-children-under-eight policy make this a great choice for a romantic getaway. The rooms are rustic yet elegant and are furnished in neutral colors with luxury linens and hand-tiled bathrooms. A luxury penthouse on the top floor can be joined with other suites into a super-posh four-bedroom retreat. La Fonda also houses Mosaic restaurant, which serves internationally inspired creative fare.

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