The district that used to be a collection of old warehouses and industrial areas is now hip, edgy and art-focused. Baca Street is home to shops and studios, while the Second Street area, near bustling St. Michael's Drive, is home to taprooms, coffee shops and bistros. The mind-bending Meow Wolf art collective's interactive House of Eternal Return is a one-of-a-kind experience and Meow Wolf encourages experimentation and education through its on-site workshops.

Midtown is an emerging theater district, with companies such as Teatro Paraguas and The Adobe Rose Theatre offering plays and theater workshops. After taking in a show, grab a bite at one of the area's newest restaurants.

MAKE Santa Fe, a community makerspace, photo-eye Bookstore/Project Space, several art studios, galleries and music and performance venues make this a favorite destination for those seeking to experience the edgy side of Santa Fe.