My wife and I will be arriving in Albuquerque mid-afternoon on Monday, October 22. We have five days in New Mexico and plan to spend a good deal of that time in Santa Fe. We depart ABQ at 4:00 pm on Saturday.
So, we are looking for suggestions on:
How many days should we spend and what should we see in the area before heading to Santa Fe? We don’t want to do too much driving (although recent posts are encouraging us to make the trek to Chaco), and hope to spend most of our time seeing the desert, people and places, rather than hanging in the city .
Hotels/motels/B&Bs - The wish list includes: 3-star’ish, i.e., not too pricey (preferably under $100/ night); within walking distance of restaurants and night life; clean and comfortable.
Any help would be much appreciated.