Santa Fe has its share of quaint adobe hobbit holes, perfect for cold winter nights. But when the days grow warm with sunshine, it's a shame to hide from the fresh mountain air, sweet scent of lilacs and green oases of mountain aspens and river-lining cottonwoods.

La Casa Sena (125 E Palace Ave., 988-9232), with one of Santa Fe's oldest and most magical courtyards, is the perfect place to enjoy a glass of wine among flowers, vines and venerable old trees. For an elevated perspective on the heart of Santa Fe, Marble Tap Room (60 E San Francisco St., 989-3565) offers a variety of local brews and a balcony view of the summertime festivities on the Plaza below. And if, on a stroll with your four-legged friend, you grow parched, both Cowgirl BBQ (319 S Guadalupe St., 982-2565)—where the music blasts and the margaritas flow—and Upper Crust Pizza (329 Old Santa Fe Trail, 982-0000)—with its beer garden nestled among both the nation's oldest church and house—have dog-friendly outdoor seating.

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