For members wanting to avoid venturing to San Jose to experience the Art Walk, Cabo San Lucas has added its version of the Art Walk. Plaza Amelia Wilkes, located downtown in Cabo, becomes an incredible scene of artists, vendors, and fun every Friday evening. Viva La Plaza is held every Friday evening, and several streets are closed down, and artists set up their stands and showcase their art throughout the plaza and on the roads. Surrounding the plaza are several incredible restaurants and bars, the perfect place to enjoy a meal, cocktail, and people-watch.
Keep Friday nights open on your next visit to Grand Solmar at Ranch San Lucas, either a short drive or a shuttle to Grand Solmar Land’s End and a 10-minute walk, and you can be in the heart of the event. From 5 pm to 10 pm every Friday, the newly-renovated Plaza Amelia Wilkes is vibrant and fun and the place to be in Cabo!
Rancho San Lucas also Recommends Spending a Day at The Art Walk as a great way to spend an evening or a short day trip.
Rancho San Lucas Spends a Day Todos Santos Art Walk
This is a fun trip. You will be satisfied. Todos Santos is so worth seeing when in Cabo because it is close to the new highway to La Paz. So take a little journey a visit this quaint small town. The legendary Guitarist Carlos Santana owns one of the Restaurants there.
So this is a must-see spot if you have yet to go. If you have, it is always worth seeing again for its charm, fabulous boutiques, and fantastic art on display in the little shops.
Todos Santos has the distinction of Pueblo Magico, or Magic Town. The Mexican Tourism Ministry has designated over 100 towns across Mexico as being Magic Towns, as they are rich in history and culture and are accurate, authentic representations of colonial towns.
Located about a 35 minutes drive from the entrance of Grand Solmar at Rancho San Lucas, Todos Santos is on the Pacific Coast of Southern Baja. The ride is scenic and beautiful and hugs the coast almost north. While there are a few fun places to stop along the way, the main attraction on weekends is the Art Walk!
The downtown avenue is famous for being the site of the mission, the Hotel California and other fun bars, and Shoppe’s line the streets. Traffic is slow here as the streets are pretty narrow, but on the weekend, the avenue is closed to vehicles, and artists and artisans set up stands and showcase their work for the town and visitors to see in the street.
Hand-painted portraits, landscapes, photography, sculptures, jewelry, and crafts are on display and can be purchased from the creator, which is a fun experience.
Those interested can speak to the artists and learn about a piece they may be interested in before purchasing, or peruse the stands, relax, and look at all the creations.
Rancho San Lucas recommends visiting Hotel California
It is a relaxed environment, usually in the early morning and then again in the early evening and late evening hours when the temperatures cool. Live music can be enjoyed, and when visitors tire of walking, they can pop into a local bar or restraint and enjoy one of Todos Santos’s famous farm-to-table style dining options.
Seafood is a focal point in many restaurants in Todos Santos. Being on the Pacific coast, locally sourced seafood is plentiful, and chefs create fantastic dishes with these fresh ingredients. Pacific shrimp and scallops are a few favorites, and of course, freshly caught fish, sea bass, or Dorado is often on the menu.
In Todos Santos, by Rnacho San Lucas, a few sites to see are the small missions and the Teatro, the small city theater in the central plaza; this is a charming little plaza surrounded by blocks of cobblestone streets.
Drive safe and enjoy the day trip in which Grand Solmar at Rancho San Lucas members can beat all the Cabo traffic and get to quickly, being so close on the Pacific Side.