The literal and figurative spine of Santa Fe, the roadway that's pinned at one end in downtown and shoots straight through the city until it's known as state Hwy. 14, mispronounced by Siri and many a visitor— locals all have their own strategy for negotiating Cerrillos Road. Neighborhoods with their own identities branch away from its sturdy trunk: Baca Street, Maez Road, St. Mike's, Siler, then Airport and Rodeo. It used to be that as you get further away from the historic core, there was less and less to see and do. Not so, as Cerrillos is almost a nonstop stream of stuff clear to the city limits. It's where you find almost all of Santa Fe's national brand chains, but also where lots of small businesses take advantage of prime-time storefronts.
Undisputed Fitness: Drop in for hardcore classes in CrossFit, Strongman, 10th Planet Jiu Jitsu, lifting and more. Then, keep getting pumped at the killer coffee shop attached.
1221 Flagman Way, 992-2677
Franklin Miles Park: There are skate and bike tricks in the bowls and ramps, plus plenty of room for running, pick-up games, playground antics and picnic gatherings at this centrally located feature.
Camino Carlos Rey and Siringo Road
Santa Fe Climbing Center: Get all the safety harnesses and training you need to let indoor climbing lay the foundations for real rocks for all ages. Plus, it's dry, not too hot and not too cold all the time.
3008 Cielo Court, 986-8944
Stephen's A Consignment Gallery: See furniture trends from throughout time and places alongside wall art and objets d'art.
2701 Cerrillos Road, 471-0802
ART.i.factory: A small room off the back of this quirky clothing store is a proper art gallery managed by Curate Santa Fe, featuring rotating exhibitions. Other nearby neighbors have open studios and galleries, too.
930 Baca St., Ste. C, 982-5000
Yares Art Project: One of the artsy destinations in the Baca Street Railyard, Yares features abstract impressionism.
1222 Flagman Way, 984-0044
Voted Best Business …
Jambo Café: Chef Ahmed Obo has been packing them in from day one with beyond-delicious Afro-Caribbean cuisine done fresh and sans snootiness.
2010 Cerrillos Road, 473-1269
Artisan Santa Fe: The city's definitive stop for art supplies in every medium also offers demos and workshops.
2601 Cerrillos Road, 954-4179
Del Norte Credit Union: Use CU debit cards of all kinds, and check in with banking professionals about how the credit union can fulfill any financial need you may have.
3286 Cerrillos Road, 988-3628