Two years ago, for our tenth anniversary, Jon and I wanted to explore a city that we’d never been to. We only had a few days to get away, so we opted for an Arizona destination. Bisbee kept coming up in our discussions, so we set out, just the two of us for this curious little town. Road trip!
What used to be quite a thriving mining town for both silver and copper has become a haven for artists, collectors, history fanatics and tourists alike. It’s charming buildings are nestled upon and between the hills of Bisbee with museums & tours abound.
We stumbled upon this little cafe called The Savory Spot draped in greenery. We enjoyed cups of coffee, orange juice, breakfast burritos and pancakes underneath this canopy of trees. It was a super delightful way to start our day of exploring.
Santiagos seemed like the place to be, and being just beside/underneath our hotel, we popped in for a margarita and a hefty burrito.
Cafe Roka : they boast modern fine dining, a wine bar and live jazz music every Friday. And while we regrettably never made it to eat at Cafe Roka, we did manage to sneak a photo out back.
And they, for sure, win the award for the coolest door.
High Desert Market and Cafe was a great little spot to pop into and grab a quick, fresh snack after our hike up the stairs…more about those in a minute.
Bisbee is FULL of history, and with that, full of tours, trails & museums.
We went 1500 feet deep into mine. My chest felt a bit heavy about 100 feet in, but I willed it away and took some deep breaths. I survived.
The stairs. Oh the stairs. Being on a hill, this little town dons a 1000 Great Stair Climb! It sure does show off the town and allows for some incredible view of the city.
a view from the top of the stairs. And Jon trying to figure out where we are…
The Old Bisbee Brewing Company was a great little stop in our day of antiquing and architecture appreciating. They serve only brews and brats. And both were delicious. It took us a bit to find this one, as we kept getting distracted by all of the signs and grandness of the brewery pictured above. But that one’s vacant.
The OBBC is pretty small and in the heart of the historic brewery gulch, enabling you to enjoy your brew while looking out to the mountain view from the elevated patio. Such great people running this little joint and they offer mini tours of their tap room as well!
The architecture and charm of this little city kept my heart a flutter the entire trip. I couldn’t help myself from snapping image after image of these beautifully old and rundown buildings. And the SIGNS. Oh the signs.
Bisbee is temporary home to some incredible treasures. Jon and I spent the entire afternoon going in and out of shop after shop FULL of antiques and amazing vintage finds.
That little charmer of a city sure does hold some special memories for our anniversary trip. I love being in a city that I’ve never been to and just really taking the time to explore the ins and outs.