The bustling Southside is the residential side of Santa Fe where many locals live, shop and dine. Cerrillos Road is the main corridor, with easy access northward to the Plaza, and southbound access to Tent Rocks and Albuquerque. Here you’ll find older pocket neighborhoods, fashion outlets, major grocery chains, national brand lodging and an array of unique and family-friendly restaurants. Tucked amid the hustle and bustle of the Southside is Marty Sanchez Links de Santa Fe and neighborhood parks with plenty of biking and walking trails that wind along the Santa Fe River. The Santa Fe Regional Airport is also located in the southwest corner of the city and offers daily, nonstop flights from Denver, Dallas, and Phoenix.
Just a Few Sees & Dos
SWAN Park: Relish in a lot of green space, a paved walking trail, a baseball field, basketball courts, and a playground. SWAN Park features a special addition only 10 other cities nationwide have received—a Keith Haring Outdoor Fitness Court. An 18-hole disc golf course coming soon.
Artisan: Even if you would not call yourself an artist, this chock-full-of-materials shop may inspire you to be one. Supplies, classes, and a resident Burmese python—really!
Jackalope: Established in 1976, and one of only two like it, this vast open air marketplace of eclectic rugs, home decor, pottery, fountains, novelties, and more is worth a visit! Don’t miss Prairie Dog Glass, where you can create your very own glass art.
Santa Fe Climbing Center: Come one, come all to Northern New Mexico’s only indoor rock climbing gym. Handy to know a thing or two, but not necessary. Rent shoes or wear your own closed-toe ones.
El Paisano Supermarkets: This is an edible museum, offering a variety of Latin American groceries, a full service carniceria, fresh, onsite-made tortillas and homestyle tamales. During the fall, this is the spot to go for your roasted green chile.