Forty-five minutes to the north of Albuquerque, Santa Fe easily holds claim to New Mexico’s gayest and gay-friendliest city. Although it has no exclusively gay restaurants and bars, this high-elevation arts enclave (it jokingly “looks down on” Denver) is a haven for travelers who are both outdoorsy and artsy.
The tourist office in Santa Fe claims that the percentage of same-sex couples is second only to San Francisco. With many Santa Fe shops dedicated to home decor — gay decorators will not be far away.
What’s more fun than LGBT couples doing what we do best: shopping. With 250 galleries in the LGBT-popular Guadalupe District and on Canyon Road, you’ll be astounded by the variety of items you’ll want to take home. Whether it’s contemporary paintings, photography, pottery, sculpture or locally woven textiles, you’ll find something that opens your wallet. Santa Fe’s Native American and Spanish colonial roots and other global cultures’ influences are on display.