Post-Conference Press Trip
Native Flavors of Santa Fe
November 14-17, 2019

Dried red chilies strung in front of a produce market in New Mexico

Spend a few additional days in Santa Fe savoring the Native American culture and indigenous flavors of the city and surrounding Pueblo region. Participants will enjoy a day trip to the Poeh Cultural Center on the Pueblo of Pojoaque and a hike among the 1,000 year old cliff dwellings at Bandelier National Monument.

Meet local farmers at the Santa Fe Farmers Market and learn about specialty products like fresh roasted green chile, chicos and blue corn masa that are commonly sold year-round. Take a Native American cooking class at the Santa Fe School of Cooking for insight on contemporary Native Cuisine and taste your way through the city on a Santa Fe Margarita Trail crawl.


Trip Itinerary

Thursday, November 14

Morning - Afternoon

Depart Santa Fe for a Feast Day experience on the San Ildefonso Pueblo guided by the Passport to Pueblo Country tour company. This experience will include a hike at the Tsankawi ruins area of Bandelier National Monument, a traditional feast day meal, pottery artist demonstration and traditional dance presentation.

Evening

Dinner will be a crawl on the Santa Fe Margarita Trail and taste three signature cocktails found around the city.

Lodging

Hosted by one of Santa Fe’s independent boutique-style properties for the three nights of this tour.


Close up of table filled with glasses filled with classic lime margarita cocktails with tortilla chips, salsa and fresh guacamole


Friday, November 15

Morning

We’ll start the day with one of Santa Fe’s famous chile-smothered breakfast burritos (or blue corn pancakes if you prefer.)

Next, we head out for a morning of museum visits at the IAIA Museum of Contemporary Native Arts, Museum of Indian Arts and Culture and the Wheelwright Museum of the American Indian.

Afternoon - Evening

We will take a Native American cooking class at the Santa Fe School of Cooking.

The day will end with free time to meet Native American artists on the Plaza at the Palace of the Governor.

Lodging

Hosted by one of Santa Fe’s independent boutique-style properties for the three nights of this tour.


orange adobe Santa Fe cottage


Saturday, November 16

Morning

We kick off the weekend with the Santa Fe Farmers Market (the must-visit location every Saturday in Santa Fe) and spend a few hours wandering the Santa Fe Railyard.

Lunch will be at La Choza, one of Santa Fe’s favorite New Mexican restaurants where the owner will share with us what distinguishes New Mexican cuisine from old Mexican cuisine.

Afternoon

Then, we will have one last afternoon of Santa Fe bliss with a visit to Ten Thousand Waves Japanese Spa Resort for a soak in their communal hot tubs.

Evening

Our closing dinner will divert from the traditional New Mexican Flavors but will wrap up the trip in true Santa Fe Style.

Lodging

Hosted by one of Santa Fe’s independent boutique-style properties for the three nights of this tour.


Sunday, November 17

Hotel check out 

Transportation to airport is NOT included. 


Keep in mind that in order to be considered for this media trip:

  1. You must be registered for the 2019 Conference prior to applying for this trip
  2. Your dues must be current at time of application and during the time the trip will take place.
  3. Your IFWTWA website profile must be set for PUBLIC viewing and complete before applying.
  4. Social Media and Media Placements: Applicants selected are required to do social media pre and during the trip, and are required to produce at least one article within three (3) months of the trip.
  5. Travel: No travel reimbursement is included in this press trip unless expressly stated above.
  6. Your Cost: There is no IFWTWA fee associated with this press trip. Activity and restaurant tips are generally paid for by the host, however you may want to bring additional money to tip other entities such as hotel maid service.

Deadline to Apply - August 31, 2019

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Note: IFWTWA vets all applications prior to submittal to the Host. Vetting includes verification of member's association status and member profile. Dues must be current at the time of application and during the time the media trip will take place. Your profile must be complete including Item #6 or 8 article links -- your choice, but at least one must be completed and we recommend both.