Canyon Road
Canyon Road
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Over 80 art galleries line this charming Santa Fe street. Make sure you set aside a few hours of your stay to walk down Canyon Road and see the world-class art on display here, which ranges in style from historic Native American art to contemporary painting. In addition to art galleries, you'll also find boutiques and restaurants along Canyon Road. Be sure to take note of the adobe architecture in this atmospheric arts district. Canyon Road has a very long history, and many of today's galleries and shops are located historic buildings that were once homes, schools, or grocery stores. You can wander Canyon Road on your own, or for more insight on the history of the area and the artwork on view, guided tours are available.
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  • PAboyinFL
    Ocala, Florida1,252 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    Not into art, but found it interesting anyway
    Canyon Road is lined with gallery after gallery of the artworks of local Santa Fe artists. It’s easy to spend a few hours walking and viewing all the outdoor displays. Finding parking on the narrow, busy road will be the difficult part Use a side street as your parking solution.
    Visited March 2023
    Traveled as a couple
    Written March 15, 2023
  • Tom H
    Santa Cruz, California383 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    An Incredible Amount of Art
    Make time to take a walk up Canyon Road. The sheer number of interesting looking art studios is amazing. They say there are more than 100 along this short stretch of road. Canyon Road itself is a pleasant walk with big trees and a bit cooler than town. We were there after 5:00 pm so only a few studios were open but there were enough art objects on display outside of closed shops - and in peaking into the windows - to make the trip worthwhile. We did walk through one of the bigger studios and marveled at the art (and the prices) and chatted with the staff. In this welcoming setting, I didn't feel burdened to buy something and enjoyed myself.
    Visited June 2023
    Written June 19, 2023
  • Debra C
    2 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Art in historical pueblo galleries
    The #3 art district in the U.S. behind New York City & LA. Plus, Santa Fe is America's oldest state capitol. So the galleries are housed in historical pueblo buildings along a narrow street that also includes outdoor art. Such a cool, authentic setting for all that incredible art! Definitely not a Rodeo Drive shopping spree experience! You'll see amazing works that may have taken an artist a year or more to complete. Sometimes quite passionate, the gallery people are engaging even when they know most of us can't afford to make purchases. Walk thru galleries, then have lunch at the Tea House or margaritas at El Farol, then walk thru more galleries. Besides Canyon Rd. the side streets also have galleries. So pace yourself, you'll need all day to get through every shop.
    Visited June 2023
    Traveled as a couple
    Written July 10, 2023
  • Dottie B
    New York City, New York100 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    What is There Not to Love!
    Love Canyon Road, love the art, love being in Santa Fe. The air is so uplifting and feminine, nourishing and enlightening. As we strolled from gallery to gallery, we became more and more engaged in the world of art, prices, and Adobe architecture. The gallery owners or gallery sitters were more than happy to chat about the pieces and the artist.
    Visited March 2023
    Traveled as a couple
    Written July 10, 2023
  • Christina B
    Louisiana2,712 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    Take the drive or Walk to See
    I knew ahead that prices were high .. putting it nicely. I still enjoy seeing peoples art work. We did not go to them all. Knee was not up for the long walk each way. We parked and caught a number of shops. Moved up to were there were others that caught my eye and saw those all those shops as well. Such creativity and craftsmanship put into so much here. I enjoyed walking along and admiring their works of Art !!
    Visited October 2023
    Traveled as a couple
    Written October 1, 2023
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authored
Springfield, VA1,130 contributions
2.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2021 • Friends
We walked the entire length,but found most shops to have severely overpriced art with rather snooty shop keepers. However, we did find a great Thai restaurant near the upper end of Canyon Road. It is not worth the walk.
Written June 12, 2021
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Gail Goldman
Hartsdale, NY1,109 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2021
You just walk from gallery to gallery looking at unaffordable pieces of art. The best were the ones with outdoor displays and sculptures.
Good place for a long walk. Since it is well known it was worth the visit to satisfy our curiosity.
Written March 28, 2022
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Chuckmidwest
Omaha, NE265 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2020
if your into art then drive up this road. its about 8 blocks of none stop art galleries of all types and sizes. sprinkled in are a few bars and restaurants. find parking on the street and walk as the public sites charge an hourly rate. this is a four hour destination
Written March 14, 2020
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SnowyShasta
Portland, OR2,151 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2020
We walked along much of Canyon Road during our self-guided walk of downtown Santa Fe. The road was pretty quiet on a Monday afternoon in October; some galleries were open but others were closed thanks to Covid. We appreciated seeing some of the outdoor art installations, but overall we are not big art aficionados so we didn't take more time to stop and browse. Others who are serious shoppers could I'm sure spend much more time there, but we spent about 30 minutes strolling the road and a couple others nearby and found that to be plenty of time.
Written December 6, 2020
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Frederick G
Weatherford, OK162 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2021
We love Santa Fe and Canyon Road in particular. Though difficult to navigate and park, walking from gallery to gallery is a treat. Artists generally are in residence and you can discuss their work with them. Prices can range from a few hundred to several thousand dollars for artwork but you are guaranteed to find an original piece that can fit your budget. There are also a few restaurants and tea shops for a bite or drink.
Written August 10, 2021
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houstontravelingfool
Houston, TX3,662 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2021 • Couples
Yes, it’s filled with artists of varying degrees of resources and talents but it’s also a BEAUTIFUL area to just wander through for the gardens. Just a lovely place to wander around in. Parking’s not easy unless you get there early-ish. We got there about 10:30 and found ample parking on the street. Then we started ambling along and it was wonderful. We found the shopkeepers/artists to be friendly and welcoming and their wares both interesting and pricey. Definitely worth a look though. Especially to wander through their outdoor spaces.
Written June 23, 2021
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Grish240
Dallas, TX196 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2020 • Couples
There is a lot to take in so give yourself plenty of time. We found the proprietors and staff people at every stop to be willing to take the time to educate us about the artist and the art. The road gains elevation and is a decent length so wear your walking shoes or rent a bike. Food choices are pretty limited but the Tea House near the top provides a good place to chill and refuel.
Written March 7, 2020
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bennyjenks
Denton, TX1,225 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2020 • Solo
I always take an evening walk on Canyon road just to view the wonderful sculptures. There is a pay to park area. I walked to the end and discovered a couple of galleries that blew my mind with their windmills, stone furniture and my favorite, chunks of opalized petrified wood. Beautiful works of art for the eyes to feast on in gallery yards. Some whimsical some downright mesmerizing. If you have a free evening and want a great casual stroll, I recommend Canyon Road
Written June 25, 2020
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kathyp686
Anchorage, AK1,355 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2020 • Couples
If you want to see art of all kinds, bronze statues and store after store of beautiful galleries and unique buildings as well as restaurants and cafes this is a place to go. There are several parking lots but be prepared to walk. The multiple galleries can be overwhelming but the work is amazing! In the summer months and fall I understand this road is very very busy.
Written February 19, 2020
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Debra C
2 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2023 • Couples
The #3 art district in the U.S. behind New York City & LA. Plus, Santa Fe is America's oldest state capitol. So the galleries are housed in historical pueblo buildings along a narrow street that also includes outdoor art. Such a cool, authentic setting for all that incredible art! Definitely not a Rodeo Drive shopping spree experience! You'll see amazing works that may have taken an artist a year or more to complete. Sometimes quite passionate, the gallery people are engaging even when they know most of us can't afford to make purchases. Walk thru galleries, then have lunch at the Tea House or margaritas at El Farol, then walk thru more galleries. Besides Canyon Rd. the side streets also have galleries. So pace yourself, you'll need all day to get through every shop.
Written July 10, 2023
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