Santa Fe has more art galleries per capita that any where in the US.
It is Full of art. You could spend months there.
The best flea market is on the road to Taos from Santa Fe. Great
stones and beads. Not so expensive as the places in the city. There
used to be a kiosk vendor outside the store named Jackalope that had
great prices on beads and things. The store is huge and full of things
from around the world.
There are three small towns you should go to, Galisteo, Lamy and
Madrid these places are charming and have some really interesting
people in them. Galisteo has a shop where the guy mines his own
turquoise cuts the stones and makes his own jewelry also has a wife,
8 kids, wild west museum and a petting zoo. He sells loose stones
also. It’s GREAT! The roads leading to them are dotted with the most
interesting abodes you have ever laid eyes on. Be sure to take a
camera with PLENTY of memory or of lots of film.
There are many books about places off the beatten track. I suggest
checking out some of the rock drawings, they are everywhere and so
I could go on and on. I live in TN now, but someday Northern NM is
going to be my home. There is no place like it. Can you tell how much
I love it?