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Weekend Plans: Exploring the Santa Fe Margarita Trail

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Who says hitting the trail has to involve a grueling hike? This summer, head to Santa Fe to trek along a different kind of trail — one that involves salted rims, fresh squeezed lime juice and tequila. Here’s where to go along the Santa Fe Margarita Trail and what to drink
Margarita's al fresco at La Fonda on the Plaza.
Margaritas al fresco at La Fonda on the Plaza.
Stop 1: The Bell Tower Bar at La Fonda on the Plaza

Start your day at this boutique hotel in the center of town and enjoy a Bell Ringer Margarita, made with Tanteo Jalapeño tequila, Cointreau, a splash of jalapeño juice and homemade lime/lemon juice (click here for the recipe). Bonus: In honor of the city’s new Margarita Trail, La Fonda is offering a Book, Lime and Shaker accommodation package, so you can imbibe without worrying about driving. Click here to learn more.

Stop 2: Maria’s New Mexican Kitchen

A Santa Fe tradition since 1950, Maria’s has become known not only for its typical New Mexican cuisine, but for its list of over 180 100 percent agave margaritas. The 180 unique margaritas at Maria’s have received numerous awards and world-renowned recognition. Order up the Los Lucero’s Margarita, featuring Cien Anos Anejo Tequila. Visit marias-santafe.org to learn more.

Stop 3: The Shed

The Shed is a local treasure and tradition among generations living in and visiting Santa Fe. The restaurant is located just a half-block from the Plaza in a hacienda that dates back to the 17th century. Try to score a seat on the patio and enjoy the Roca Coin Margarita, made with Roca Patron Silver Tequila. Visit sfshed.com to learn more.

Stop 4: Coyote Rooftop Cantina

Enjoy a Santa Fe sunset at this rooftop bar with a drink in hand. Their Norteno Margarita, made with Patron Silver, is the perfect way to end the day. Visit coyotecafe.com to learn more.

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