Midtown and Siler Rufina

In Midtown, explore a variety of brewpubs, coffee shops, performance spaces and galleries, nestled within the bustling area between St. Michael’s Drive and Cerrillos Road. Lena Street is home to shops and studios, while the Second Street area, near bustling St. Michael's Drive, is home to coffee shops and bistros.

From industrial roots still visible today, the Siler Rufina Nexus has grown into a hub of art, theater, tech, and design. Burgeoning as a place to play night and day, this ‘hood is dynamic, always changing. Check out the casual restaurants, the emerging theatre district, and Meow Wolf’s House of Eternal Return.

Just a Few Sees & Dos

Coe Center: The legacy of Ralph T. Coe, an exceptional curator and collector, as well as museum director, this organization showcases a diverse and eclectic collection of 2,500 objects of Indigenous Art that supports community narratives. Visit on the First Friday of each month or by appointment.

Rockin’ Rollers Event Arenas: As if the fad never ended, roller skating enthusiasts and other playful folk love this destination for its quirky alien-focused decor, great music, and light display. Renting rollers for public skates, private parties, and gatherings for 23 years.

Wise Fool New Mexico: Enjoy performances and hands-on experiences in the arts of circus, puppetry, and theater.

Santa Fe River Trail: From Patrick Smith Park on the eastside to Siler Road on the southside, you can bike or walk this very well-maintained and beautiful trail. Stop at Frenchy’s Field Park along the way to use the play equipment or walk the maze. Soon the trail will stretch 10 miles, connecting the city to Highway 599.  

Teatro Paraguas: This 55-seat theater is on a mission to support community performing and literary arts with bilingual productions for and by adults and children