Desperados in need of a Southwestern siesta: Escape to the Fort Marcy Hotel Suites in la bonita Santa Fe, New Mexico.
This pueblo-style hotel features adobe condominium suites and an indoor pool and hot tub, and the one- to three-bedroom cases contain a full kitchen and separate living area complete with an authentic kiva fireplace.
Just four short blocks beyond the hotel, downtown Santa Fe and its historic Plaza boast celebrated monuments, fine dining, one-of-a-kind shopping, and the world's largest Native American market. For the best authentic comida mexicans, grab a table at The Shed, less than a block east of la plaza. This half-century-old cantina, housed in a hacienda built in 1692, is famous for its picante green chile and blue corn tortillas.
If Fort Marcy’s beautiful nine acres of natural and landscaped grounds and gardens isn’t enough, the Sangre de Cristo Mountains surrounding Santa Fe offer nature-lovers plenty of outdoor activities.
For a south-of-the-border vacation north of the Rio Grande, say "¡hola!" to Fort Marcy before saying "¡adios!" to Santa Fe.