Editor's note: Lucchese boasts flagship stores in some of the top travel destinations in the country — Nashville, Houston, Santa Fe, San Antonio and Austin. The home factory and two Lucchese outlet stores also reside in the heart of Texas’s “Sun City,” (El Paso). In addition to being enthusiastic Lucchese brand ambassadors, the managers and staff who work in our stores are also active and engaged members of these unique communities. To highlight their local insight, we're working with the stores to compile their favorite can’t-miss sights, enticing flavors and alluring sounds that showcase the uniqueness of each destination. City Guides for Austin, Houston and Nashville are coming soon.
Onward to Santa Fe!
New Mexico’s capital city, nestled at the base of the Sangre de Cristo Mountains, is one of the most famous tourist destinations in the United States and welcomes millions of visitors each year. With hundreds of world-class art galleries and more than a dozen museums, it’s no wonder art aficionados flock to this flourishing place. True to its nickname, “The City Different,” Santa Fe offers unique sights like the mysterious Loretto Chapel staircase, myriad nooks and crannies crammed with cultural heritage and handmade jewelry crafted by local artisans. This colorful town is certainly famous for its art, but the vast Santa Fe sky may offer the most interesting canvas of all.
To get the outside and inside scoop, we asked our Lucchese store staff to recommend their local favorites.
TAKE IN THE SCENE
- The Rail Runner, a public train that travels through the city, is a hidden gem. It's accessible and easy to use. – Loren Cole, Sales Associate
- The Lensic Theater is a gorgeous and wonderful spot. Check out their array of shows that include everything from modern music and film festivals to ballet and symphony performances. – Robyn Vickers, Store Manager
- History buffs will admire the Spanish Pueblo architecture of De Vargas Street House, one of the oldest buildings in the country that dates back to the 13th century. – Lucchese staff
GET A TASTE OF THE SOUTHWEST
- Second Street Brewery offers delicious locally-brewed beer and well-executed pub food. – Loren
- The Shed is an absolute favorite frequented by both locals and visitors. Enjoy a wide variety of dishes including the wonderful green chili stew. And don’t forget a round of delicious margaritas! – Robyn
KICK UP YOUR LUCCHESE HEELS
- Check out Cowgirl and The Matador – both are good options for the adventurous set. – Loren
- The Skylight always has good live music and space to move. – Lucchese Staff
- Recommended by several staffers, The Palace offers two different dance floors and a true Western vibe; the look resembles a throwback saloon from the Old West.
- Stop by El Farol to sip on one of their famous margaritas as you enjoy flamenco music and dancers! – Lori Croter, Assistant Sales Manager
HANG YOUR HAT AND REST YOUR BOOTS
- Both La Fonda and Inn and Spa at Loretto are two of the larger hotels in town and are located in the historical city center. Both offer gorgeous rooms and are walking distance from the plaza. – Robyn
- The Hotel St. Francis, a Spanish hacienda property, offers a true Santa Fe experience with walking tours and workshops with local artisans. – Lucchese Staff
- Don’t miss the Rosewood Inn on the Anasazi – it’s a modern take on the pueblo life and always offers fun events and activities such as the monthly tequila tasting class. – Lucchese Staff
Finally, be sure to visit Lucchese in historic downtown Santa Fe where you’ll find a wide array of handmade Western and contemporary boots as well as a curated selection of wares crafted by local artisans. Find your next perfect Lucchese pair at 57 Old Santa Fe Trail, Santa Fe, NM. (505) 820-1883.
Nominated for "Best Cowboy Boots" in the Santa Fe Reporter's Best of SF 2016, Lucchese Santa Fe is not to be missed! In fact, you can vote for us HERE. Thanks in advance for the vote - we hope to see y'all in Santa Fe real soon!