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4201 Menaul Blvd NE, Albuquerque, NM 87110, USA
Albuquerque, NM, USA
You may have noticed the hanging dried peppers in your travels through New Mexico. These are called ristras (pronounced ree-strah) and are the welcome sign of the Southwest. Ristras are not only decorative but also edible - these hanging chiles...
2435 Wyoming Blvd NE, Albuquerque, NM 87112, USA
Forget those big name chains—local, independent shops serve the tastiest donuts. Rebel Donut has three locations around Albuquerque and offers unique flavors like bacon maple or peanut butter and jelly. I recommend the Azteca or Mocha Loca.
8050 Academy Rd NE #101, Albuquerque, NM 87111, USA
Someone sent me a YouTube of a restaurant called Tim's ,the friendliest restaurant. After watching about Tim and his hugs restaurant I decided my son Matthew should visit it. Thus was the basis for what became a 13 day Mother-Son American South...
3500 Central Ave SE, Albuquerque, NM 87106, USA
This Nob Hill gallery's tag line—curiouser and curiouser since 1974—is well earned in all respects. The contemporary craft gallery is one of the oldest in the country, and it's home to one-of-a-kind finds. Mariposa spotlights local artists,...
2400 Central Ave SE, Albuquerque, NM 87106, USA
Frontier Restaurant is smack in the middle of the University of New Mexico neighborhood with student friendly hours from 5am-1am. It's casual and busy, the food is cheap and good and their green chili cheeseburger was featured on Man V. Food on...
600 Central Ave SE A, Albuquerque, NM 87102, USA
What really drew me to this place was that they serve Intelligentsia Coffee and when you've been driving through desert for a couple days with only Starbucks to fall back on, this was a no brainer. What was even better was that the food was...
511 Central Ave NW, Albuquerque, NM 87102, USA
Caps for sale. Since 1946, The Man's Hat Shop has offered over 4,000 styles of you guessed it, hats. The popular, uber-friendly mainstay caters to a variety of styles (from English barrettes to cowboy hats) and materials (straw to coonskin)....
3045, 906 Park Ave SW, Albuquerque, NM 87102, USA
Follow what used to be Route 66 (now Central Ave) to this little coffee shop and eatery. Java Joe's roasts their beans in house daily so your cup is guaranteed fresh. If you like what you're sipping buy a pound to go. This property was also used...
1114 7th St NW, Albuquerque, NM 87102, USA
The Harwood is a multi-tiered art destination. Artists rent studios here, and their creations—and those of outside exhibitors, too—are displayed in the galleries. The center also presents a full schedule of classes, including those for adults, in...
310 Rio Grande Blvd SW, Albuquerque, NM 87104, USA
Designed by Albuquerque architect Bart Prince who is known for his unusual, sometimes space-age looking designs, the "snail house" is a fascinating structure. It's not used regularly—apparently the conical snail structure gets a little leaky—but...
200 N Plaza St NW, Albuquerque, NM 87104, USA
Like most top tourist destinations, Old Town has a commercial veneer, but beneath this layer of tchotchkes lies a roadmap through Albuquerque's history. The plaza has been the town's focal point since its 1706 founding. San Felipe de Neri Church...
321 Rio Grande Blvd NW, Albuquerque, NM 87104, USA
In Old Town, locals often frequent the inviting, friendly Monica's El Portal, a 36-year-old institution, housed in an unassuming building. There's a range of traditional homemade dishes like blue corn chicken and a hearty green-chile stew. The...
3500 Central Ave SE, Albuquerque, NM 87106, USA
Although travelers won't want to become a member of the 14,000-strong co-op, La Montañita is a great store to purchase local, organic prepared food and ingredients. The store is a go-to spot for purchasing New Mexico food items, from handcrafted...
6500 Coors Blvd NW, Albuquerque, NM 87120, USA
An easy (and easily accessible) hiking spot is the ABQ open space trail. A walk of about 20-30 minutes sets you high above Albuquerque with a vista over town. Mountain bikers will also appreciate this area for its varied trails. Signs near the...
4803 Rio Grande Blvd NW, Los Ranchos De Albuquerque, NM 87107, USA
The charming Farm Shop at Los Poblanos stocks a smart selection of classic, aromatic lavender spa products including soaps, oils and salves, all made locally, on site, along with an excellent array of artisan foods, vinegars, sauces, and gourmet...
Albuquerque, NM 87114, USA
Piedras Marcadas Canyon is part of the Petroglyph National Monument. The trail is fairly short, 1.5 miles and wanders in and around hundreds of petroglyphs. It is a day use area only so make sure you arrive before it closes at 5pm. This part of...
10700 Corrales Road NW A, Albuquerque, NM 87114, USA
Delicious, imaginative cuisine where the ingredients (as local as possible) shine through. Flying Star Cafe is where you go if you want to find a place to sit any time of day, read a book or a magazine and enjoy a variety of great foods. Although...
8917 4th St NW, Albuquerque, NM 87114, USA
Think of Albuquerque and you don't necessarily picture an agrarian utopia. However, the lush lands along the Rio Grande are just that. They've long been cultivated by the Native peoples and settlers who have taken up residence in the high-desert....
100 Bien Mur Dr NE, Albuquerque, NM 87113, USA
Bien Mur Indian Market Center in Sandia Pueblo is an excellent spot to buy a wide range of turquoise jewelry (from Hopi, Navajo, Santo Domingo, and Zuni tribes), handmade Native American rugs, Pendleton blankets, and sand paintings. Not to worry,...
121 Sandia Crest Rd, Sandia Park, NM 87047, USA
This ‘museum’ is one man’s 40-year work of folk art and love. You might need to be surrounded by it to understand, but the layers and layers of collections speak for themselves. Adults and children alike will be charmed by the diversely curated...
New Mexico, USA
White Sands, NM is a place that can't be explained without seeing it for yourself. The park opens at 7am and I would highly suggest you go that early. The sunrise against the white sand dunes is absolutely stunning. Absolutely. There are less...
White Mesa, New Mexico 87053, USA
I love mountain biking! I am basically obsessed with the activity, have been racing for half my life, and spend the majority of my disposable income on bike related activities. I would do it every single day if I could and at times I do. There are...
San Ildefonso Pueblo, NM 87506, USA
La Capilla de la Familia Sagrada sits at the base of Black Mesa, a sacred mountain on the San Ildefonso Pueblo reservation. It is one of the most photographed buildings in New Mexico. The little adobe chapel, against the backdrop of the Sangre de...
15 Entrance Rd, Los Alamos, NM 87544, USA
I’m not sure at what age humans develop the skill to stand still and appreciate scenery, but based on a scientific survey of kids who live in my house, it’s not age seven. (On a trip to the Canadian Rockies, as my wife and I snapped photos of the...
Tent Rocks, New Mexico 87025, USA
Forty miles southwest of Santa Fe, you find the awesome, magical Kasha-Katuwe Tent Rocks National Monument, a series of mind-blowing, conical sandstone formations that resemble indented ocean waves. Chose from one of two trails—one on ground...
30 Tramway Rd NE, Albuquerque, NM 87122, USA
The Sandía Mountains rise to over 10,000 feet behind Albuquerque. From the top, the view over New Mexico is unparalleled: on a clear day, your eyes can take in eleven thousand square miles--almost one-tenth of the state! The quickest way up is the...
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