This is Why You Need to Explore Canyon Road in Santa Fe

Entryway near Canyon Road in Santa Fe, New Mexico

What if we told you that there was one street filled with more than one hundred galleries, shops, and restaurants? There is! You can spend the entire day exploring Canyon Road in Santa Fe. Stroll through the magical half-mile of the adobe-lined street to find unique crafts you won’t find anywhere else. Get our complimentary Vacation Guide for the inside scoop on planning your Santa Fe getaway!

About Canyon Road

Canyon Road is the epitome of what Santa Fe is all about. History and culture from Native American and Spanish roots collide to create a unique experience unlike any other. The land was originally used for farming, then became an art colony. Now, it is one of the country’s top shopping destinations. You can find everything from paintings to furniture, all created by local artists and artisans. Not only is Canyon Road known for its shopping, its atmosphere draws thousands of visitors. Take the time to discover hidden courtyards, fountains, blooming flowers, and shady trees throughout.

What You’ll Find at Canyon Road in Santa Fe


When you want a unique souvenir or gift for a loved one back home, we recommend heading to a gallery. Local artists use modern and traditional techniques to create pieces you can’t find anywhere else. Browse more than 100 shops and studios to see work by both emerging and established artists. You’ll find gallery after gallery filled with paintings, photography, engravings, sculptures, and more.


Scattered among the stunning artwork, you will find a variety of boutiques and shops. These are some of the best places to get designer jewelry, apparel, local crafts, and home decor. Items can include anything from hand-dyed silks to designer handbags!


While you are doing your shopping and exploring, you are sure to get hungry. Santa Fe is known for its classic New Mexican fare at the amazing restaurants in the city, and that doesn’t stop once you reach Canyon Road. Try El Farol, Santa Fe’s oldest restaurant, for traditional cuisine. If you’re craving something different than the usual tacos and enchiladas, head to Café des Artistes for a taste of France. The owner, a Paris native, has made this little café fit perfectly into the creative atmosphere of Canyon Road.

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Is Canyon Road in Santa Fe calling your name? We know you want to experience the wonders of this old art colony. There’s nothing better than strolling from building to building, the aroma of fresh pastries and blooming flowers in the air, as you see the work from some of the country’s best artists. Start planning your stay by browsing our rooms at El FarolitoEach of our accommodations represents the city with authentic art and decor.

If you love the arts, consider a room like our Santa Fe Suite. This room features custom fabrics, furniture, and original regional art. The skylight above illuminates the hand-plastered walls and king size bed. Designed to be a true representation of the beauty of our city, this elegant suite will be the perfect home base for your adventures.

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