Why We Dig It: For the adobe-style architecture and the southwestern cooking. Embrace the chili pepper!
Cool Hotel: The Inn and Spa at Loretto's heated outdoor pool is a quiet, couples-friendly oasis. Doubles from $229 (low season) and $379 (high season); innatloretto.com.
—Cathay Che and Chanize Thorpe, BRIDES magazinePhotograph Courtesy of Inn at Loretto