shop & stroll
Made Aquí En Taos. As you browse through our shops, keep an eye out for Taos-made products. Value-priced items run the gamut, from colorful cornbeads to candles and smudge sticks. For the gourmands in your family, we recommend some of our packaged food items, such as spicy noodles, chile powder and piñon nuts.
Take home a chile ristra to hang on your porch. Native American drums and moccasins made in Taos are famous throughout the world. Grandmothers won’t be able to resist our fabulous southwestern children’s clothing. Everyone will appreciate our hand-made clothing and leather work. The jewelry created in Taos satisfies every taste and pocketbook. You’ll find beautiful tin and wood items, pottery, ceramics and much more.
Discover the Shopping Areas in the Historical District of Taos
Kit Carson Road For art collectors or browsers Kit Carson Road is home to some of the finest galleries in Taos offering regular art walks, exhibitions and openings. This historical street is cute beyond belief with traditional adobe stores and accents of Taos blue in the vigas and windows along with abundant flower gardens in the summer months. Step into the home of Kit Carson and the Taos Art Society Founders, Couse-Sharp Historical Site. Discover this lively street and take home a memory of Taos.
Taos Plaza In the center of the Historical District you will discover Taos Plaza surrounded by numerous galleries offering works by renowned Taos Artists from the present and past. Discover stores with southwestern and native american collectibles, mercantiles, award winning chocolate store, cafe’s and restaurants. In summer the plaza offers a farmers market on Saturdays and free entertainment on Thursday’s. Annual events including Fiestas, Yuletide, Halloween and Glam Trash are held in Taos Plaza.
Bent Street and John Dunn Walkway In the heart of the Historical District you will find the Bent Street Shops and John Dunn walkway. This area is well worth exploring for the day with beautiful gardens and shade trees. You will find galleries on-of-a-kind stores, jewelers, clothing boutiques and artists co-operatives. Dining options include a deli, cafe, restaurant and food carts.
Ledoux Street Tucked away behind the plaza is a jewel of Taos. Ledoux Street is possibly one of the most colorful streets in Taos. This street is lined with traditional adobe shops, galleries, museums and studios and framed with established country flower gardens and wall murals. Plan a visit to the Bluemenschein Home and Museum and Harwood Museum of Art when discovering Ledoux Street. During Yuletide Ledoux Street hosts an annual event called The lighting of Ledoux where the streets are lined with glowing Farolitos.
Paseo del Pueblo Norte A fun stroll for the day is to head North from Taos Plaza. Along the main road you will find small colorful plaza’s with stores, clothing boutiques and galleries, sports stores, spice merchants and trendy salon’s. There are many places to eat & Drink including Historical Inn’s, New Mexican favorites, organic cafe’s and coffee spots. Kit Carson Park can be found along Paseo del Pueblo Norte and some notable sites, historical churches and the Taos Art Museum.
Paseo del Pueblo Sur South of Taos Plaza you will discover some fascinating stores with ethnic collectibles, pottery, clothing boutiques, sports stores and galleries. Take a side visit to Quesnel Street also home to a collection of cute cafe’s and shops. To satisfy your appetite or thirst you will find breweries, Vegan and Vegetarian choices, diners and New Mexican cafe’s.
Drive to Surrounding Areas to Shop & Stroll for the day
Arroyo Seco Located 9 miles from Taos and on the way to Taos Ski Valley, this picturesque village is home to a collection of cute stores, jewelers and sculptors, weavers and potters. This small community has a Yoga Studio, organic grocery store, bar, cafes, restaurants and historical sites. Plan a day trip to Arroyo Seco for a relaxing stroll through this charming village.
Ranchos de Taos 4 miles South from Taos Plaza discover Ranchos de Taos with the “not to miss” Landmark site of St Francis de Asis Church, numerous galleries and trading posts, stores with collectibles, cafe’s and some of the best restaurants in Taos. This traditional historic village is a photographers dream anytime of the year whether its with snow capped adobes or tall hollyhock gardens.
This Historical street is lined with traditional adobe shops, galleries, museums and studios and framed with established country flower gardens and wall murals.
A tiny village four miles south of Taos on State Highway 68 (between mile markers 41 & 42), Ranchos de Taos… Read more »
Come spend the day in the heart of historic district and stroll through the John Dunn Shops. This shopping area… Read more »
Arroyo Seco is a quaint village of stores, restaurants and galleries in a picturesque location that has been the home to many interesting people.
The heart of Taos, where locals gather for summer concerts and visitors enjoy the shops and galleries all year long.