Lone Meow Wolf
June 27, 2017 11:10 AM   Subscribe

I'm contemplating driving from Denver to Santa Fe in a few weeks to check out Meow Wolf by myself (as part of an extended Artist's Date/Artist's Way weekend, if it matters). Will I regret not going with my husband or someone I know? I feel silly asking this question, as I am perfectly capable of having a good time on my own, but I wonder how much of it is about experiencing/discussing/absorbing it WITH someone else?

And, any tips about best time of day to visit or anything else? I plan to drive down on a Friday and back on Sunday or Monday, possibly July 21-23. Santa Fe travel recommendations for solo travelers also appreciated! Thanks!
posted by GoldenEel to Travel & Transportation around Santa Fe, NM (9 answers total) 2 users marked this as a favorite
Any trip to Meow Wolf is a good trip to Meow Wolf. It's fun with others, but it's also awesome alone. You should have a breakfast burrito at The Pantry (with carne adovada and red chile) while you're there.
posted by heurtebise at 11:23 AM on June 27, 2017 [3 favorites]

I've been there by myself and it's beautiful. the best thing I did was a tour at Georgia o'keefe's house. the only unpleasant thing I remember was being catcalled by a busboy at Telocote (which did have good food).
posted by brujita at 11:42 AM on June 27, 2017

you'll want sunscreen and lotion.
posted by brujita at 11:43 AM on June 27, 2017 [1 favorite]

I'm heading out on a solo trip to Santa Fe on Friday!

I'm staying with my mother on this trip, but I've stayed here in the past and it was lovely: https://santafemotel.com/
posted by hrj at 11:49 AM on June 27, 2017 [2 favorites]

It's fun and immersive all by itself, and can be appreciated just fine alone.
posted by nickggully at 12:18 PM on June 27, 2017

I think it depends on how you prefer to experience things like this. I usually go to museums alone because I like to have my own, unpolluted, experience of the art, plus I want to spend as much or as little time at particular things as I feel like at the time. I was at Meow Wolf two weeks ago with someone else and I was often thinking about going back later by myself (because it's really cool and worth an extended look). Of course, YMMV.

Also, seconding Tecolote for breakfast. So good.
posted by overhauser at 12:43 PM on June 27, 2017

This probably depends a lot on personality, but I think Meow Wolf is GREAT alone. There are a huge number of interactive things, but many of them are best experienced alone- books to flip through, mail to read, files to examine- so that you can take your time and not feel like you need to accommodate someone else.
posted by Missense Mutation at 12:56 PM on June 27, 2017 [1 favorite]

Experiencing something with someone can be more external, while experiencing something alone can be more internal. Which sounds like a pretty awesome way to connect with your personal, artistic self.

Beinng alone is quiet enough to connect to your artistic expression.
posted by Vaike at 2:36 PM on June 27, 2017

I loved exploring Meow Wolf with my partner, but have no doubt I would have enjoyed being able to do it at my own pace. Go for it!
posted by SpiffyRob at 8:43 AM on June 28, 2017 [1 favorite]

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