Shopping in Santa Fe, Santa Fe (Self Guided)

Santa Fe has a wide range of shops where you can find unique gifts, including local handicrafts. Much of the city’s shopping consists of independent retailers. Take this walking tour to find a souvenir to remember your trip to Santa Fe.
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Shopping in Santa Fe Map

Guide Name: Shopping in Santa Fe
Guide Location: USA » Santa Fe (See other walking tours in Santa Fe)
Guide Type: Self-guided Walking Tour (Sightseeing)
# of Attractions: 7
Tour Duration: 1 hour(s)
Travel Distance: 0.9 km
Author: sabrina
Todos Santos Chocolates

1) Todos Santos Chocolates

If you love chocolate then Todos Santos Chocolates‎ is the right place for you. Visit the chocolate capital of the city to enjoy handmade Milagros, a variety of truffles with rose, grapefruit or caramel filling, and much more.
LewAllen & LewAllen Jewelry

2) LewAllen & LewAllen Jewelry

This exclusive shop sells innovative jewelry inspired by nature, including bracelets, collars, medallions and chains. This unique shop offers a wide variety of options for customers to have a special custom-made piece of their very own.

3) Shiprock

A store with a century of history, Shiprock is conveniently located on Central Plaza. It has a great collection of Navajo tapestries. If you are interested in quality, vintage Native American jewelry, furniture and pottery, be sure to visit Shiprock.

Operation hours: Monday - Friday: 10 am - 5 pm; Saturday: 12 pm - 5 pm
The Chile Shop

4) The Chile Shop

An important ingredient of Southwestern and Mexican cuisine are chilies. The Chile Shop offers a wide variety of red and green chilies, salsas, jams and jellies, Mimbreno China, popular Southwestern Crystal, Petroglyph Pottery and many other unique gift ideas.

Operation hours: Monday - Sunday: 9:30 am – 6 pm
Doodlet's Shop

5) Doodlet's Shop

Doodlet’s is a lovely shop located near Central Plaza in the heart of the city. This shop sells stationary, candy, toys, posters, books, cards, knickknacks, antiques, colorful pottery and other handicrafts. It is a great place to buy a souvenir.

Operation hours: Monday - Sunday: 10 am - 5 pm
The Original Trading Post

6) The Original Trading Post

The Original Trading Post is definitely worth a visit. This spacious shop offers a variety of handmade crafts and souvenirs, shot glasses, postcards, key chains, leather jackets, belts and jewelry. Pop in for a funky T-shirt or any other souvenir to remember your trip to Santa Fe.
Patina Gallery

7) Patina Gallery

Patina Gallery is a spacious shop that offers artistic jewelry, sculpture, textiles and pottery. Its collection of handmade jewelry and other visual arts is an international destination for collectors and enthusiasts. The Barnett family opened this lovely shop in 1999 that today features the fine art and crafts of over one hundred artists.

Operation hours: Monday - Thursday: 11 am – 5 pm; Friday - Saturday: 11 am – 5:30 pm

Walking Tours in Santa Fe, New Mexico

Create Your Own Walk in Santa Fe

Create Your Own Walk in Santa Fe

Creating your own self-guided walk in Santa Fe is easy and fun. Choose the city attractions that you want to see and a walk route map will be created just for you. You can even set your hotel as the start point of the walk.
Santa Fe Art Museums and Galleries Walking Tour

Santa Fe Art Museums and Galleries Walking Tour

As the oldest capital city in the United States, Santa Fe contains a lot of historical architecture, some dating back to the Spanish Colonial era. It also has many fine museums and galleries, most of them located near the historic downtown plaza. Take this self-guided tour to see Santa Fe’s best museums and galleries.

Tour Duration: 1 hour(s)
Travel Distance: 1.2 km
City Orientation Walk

City Orientation Walk

With the Sangre de Cristo mountains at the backdrop, Santa Fe, the capital of New Mexico, has long been a place attracting creative minds. The latter is obvious in the signature local Pueblo-style architecture. Founded by the Spanish back in the early 17th century, the city has traditional Plaza at its center surrounded by crooked streets and plethora of historic buildings, such as the Palace of...  view more

Tour Duration: 3 hour(s)
Travel Distance: 4.9 km
Santa Fe Nightlife Walking Tour

Santa Fe Nightlife Walking Tour

Santa Fe nightlife features a variety of great bars, many of which offer live music performances. Take this self-guided tour to discover the jewels of Santa Fe’s vibrant nightlife.

Tour Duration: 1 hour(s)
Travel Distance: 1.3 km
Religious Walking Tour in Santa Fe

Religious Walking Tour in Santa Fe

Santa Fe has many beautiful churches, some of them dating back to the foundation of the city. Take this self-guided tour to discover the Archdiocese of Santa Fe’s artifacts, see the oldest church in the country and enjoy collections of Italian Renaissance and Mexican Baroque paintings.

Tour Duration: 2 hour(s)
Travel Distance: 2.8 km
Museums of Santa Fe Walking Tour

Museums of Santa Fe Walking Tour

Museum Hill, on the southeast side of the city, contains several museums devoted to Native American and international folk art. Take this self-guided tour to discover the culture and traditions of Native Americans.

Tour Duration: 1 hour(s)
Travel Distance: 2.0 km
Canyon Road Cultural Walk, Santa Fe

Canyon Road Cultural Walk, Santa Fe

Canyon Road, Santa Fe’s richest historical street, houses exclusive galleries, museums and specialty shops. Take a walk in this area to discover Native American and modern art, historical architecture, sculpture and gorgeous gardens.

Tour Duration: 1 hour(s)
Travel Distance: 0.7 km

Tips for Exploring City on Foot at Your Own Pace

Whether you are in Santa Fe for a quick stopover or have a few days to see the city in more detail, exploring it on foot, at your own pace, is definitely the way to go. Here are some tips for you to save money, see the best Santa Fe has to offer, take good care of your feet while walking, and keep your mobile device – your ultimate "work horse" on this trip - well fed and safe.

Taking Care of Your Feet

To ensure ultimate satisfaction from a day of walking around the city as big as Santa Fe, it is imperative to take good care of your feet so as to avoid unpleasant things like blisters, cold or overheated soles, itchy, irritated or otherwise damaged (cracked) skin, etc. Luckily, these days there is no shortage of remedies to address (and, ideally, to prevent) these and other potential problems with feet. Among them: Compression Socks, Rechargeable Battery-Powered Thermo Socks for Cold Weather, Foot Repair Cream, Deodorant Powder, Shoes UV Sterilizer, and many more that you may wish to find a place in your travel kit for.

Travel Gadgets for Your Mobile Device

Your mobile phone or tablet will be your work horse on a self-guided walk. They offer tour map, guide you from one attraction to another, and provide informative background for the sights you wish to visit. Therefore it is absolutely essential to plan against unexpected power outages in the wrong place at the wrong time, much as to ensure the safety of your device.

For these and other contingencies, here's the list of useful appliances: Portable Charger/External Battery Pack, Worldwide Travel Charger Adapter, Power Converter for International Travel Adapter, and Mobile Device Leash.