Where are you going?
Or, let us surprise youSpin the Globe ®

Albuquerque

List View
Map View
Save Place
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...
Save Place
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,...
Save Place
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)....
Save Place
8400 Pan American Fwy NE, Albuquerque, NM 87113, USA
Experience the tasting room of Gruet Winery, founded by Gilbert Gruet, whose family originally hailed from the Champagne region of France. The stately winery is a perfect venue for serious sipping of the label's sparkling wines (popular in both...
Save Place
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...
Save Place
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...
Save Place
Francisco - Armijo - Otero Addition, Albuquerque, NM 87102, USA
For the countless road-trippers who still follow the old 'Mother Road' through the western U.S., Albuquerque is one of the highlights. Much of the modern city might seem indistinguishable from suburban anywhere, but if you're on your way to the...
Save Place
2711 4th St NW, Albuquerque, NM 87107, USA
A modest, friendly family establishment (serving since 1963) where locals and visitors-in-the-know visit for flavorful James Beard award-winning New Mexican cuisine including carne adovada with warm, marinated roast cubed pork in a brick red chile...
Save Place
806 Central Ave SE, Albuquerque, NM 87102, USA
It's sunsets galore at the roof of Albuquerque's newly renovated Hotel Parq Central. Soak in the stunning views as the city lights shine atop the Apothecary Lounge. There's a hearty sampling of jazz-age and prohibition cocktails a la the Sazerac...
Save Place
Albuquerque, NM, USA
One of the most memorable ways to experience New Mexico’s spectacular landscapes is by floating high above it all in a hot air balloon. Opportunities abound across the entire state, from soaring over the stunning Rio Grande Gorge in Taos to...
Save Place
5000 Balloon Fiesta Pkwy NE, Albuquerque, NM 87113, USA
Every year in October, Albuquerque, New Mexico hosts the biggest hot air balloon race and fiesta. It is a must see for travellers and photography buffs alike. Every day for a week, hundreds of hot air balloonists fly in the Balloon Fiesta Park. In...
Save Place
7600 Jefferson St NE #21, Albuquerque, NM 87109, USA
Albuquerque isn't just the town you (and I) drove through on Route 66 over the years. And, its not just the town you fly to just to drive to Santa Fe. Restaurants like Torinos at Home are sprouting up both within the city, and along the I-35...
Save Place
1828 Central Ave SW, Albuquerque, NM 87104, USA
I love ordering fancy salads at restaurants, primarily because they're way more interesting than what I make at home, and Vinaigrette does not disappoint. The menu offers a broad range of signature and seasonal salads made with fresh,...
Save Place
125 2nd St NW, Albuquerque, NM 87102, USA
Hotel Andaluz, Albuquerque’s downtown boutique hotel is literally in the center of it all. Sitting just feet from the downtown strip, you wouldn’t know it from the tranquility of the hotel’s interior. The grand two-story lobby takes nods from...
Save Place
5601 Eagle Rock Ave NE, Albuquerque, NM 87113, USA
Matthew, my son and I arrived in Albequerque after a 5 hour delay from Philadelphia and a missed connection in Phoenix for another 4 1/2 hours. We checked into our hotel after 1 AM and were met at 5:15AM by the friendliest representative from...
Save Place
Plaza Don Luis #N120, 303 Romero St NW, Albuquerque, NM 87104, USA
Wandering Old Town Albuquerque may fall into the 'touristy' category. Souvenir shops and t-shirt emporiums are pressed up against Mexican restaurants and parking is a chore, but I found one window that made it worth the hassle.
Save Place
800 Eubank Blvd NE, Albuquerque, NM 87123, USA
One of Albuquerque's culinary claims to fame is the green chili. Locals put it on their breakfast burritos, in their huevos rancheros, and your neighbors will even come over to teach you how to prepare them at home. One of the popular applications...
Save Place
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...
Save Place
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.
Save Place
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...
Save Place
5000 Balloon Fiesta Pkwy NE, Albuquerque, NM 87113, USA
It was 30 degrees with 10 mile an hour winds, and roughly 6am. My mother, daughter and I were waiting and watching for the weather balloons to take off, to then wait for the okay for our flight. Just before 7am, we got the go-ahead!
Save Place
5000 Balloon Fiesta Pkwy NE, Albuquerque, NM 87113, USA
After the sunrise, you could see the bright colors of out hot air balloon, which looked like the Arizona state flag.
Save Place
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...
Save Place
3600 Cutler Ave NE #3, Albuquerque, NM 87110, USA
Albuquerque has a handful of brick-oven pizza joints (many of them quite tasty), but there's a certain credibility that comes from having a brick oven imported from Italy—as is Amore's. Too, Amore's chefs, Kimberly and Gabriel Amador, trained with...
Save Place
3500 Central Ave SE, Albuquerque, NM 87106, USA
This Nob Hill neighborhood shop vends all the items you never knew you needed, but upon seeing them, wonder how you've been living with out. Locals love the quirky shop for ironic t-shirts, mustache stickers, hilarious birthday cards, and other...
Save Place
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,...
Save Place
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...
Save Place
1701 Mountain Rd NW, Albuquerque, NM 87104, USA
Here's one for your Albuquerque bucket list: riding the aerial bike along a second-story wire at Explora. This science center dishes up hands-on learning exhibits in art, science, and math that encourage entertainment—and will occupy your brood...
Save Place
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...
Save Place
1124 Major Ave NW, Albuquerque, NM 87107, USA
Nestled in the North Valley neighborhood, 2.5 miles from Old Town and Downtown Albuquerque, hides a friendly place to start and end your day. Adobe Nido's two owners are exactly the epitome of the friendly locals you'll meet in town. Provided are...
Save Place
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...
Save Place
949 Montoya St NW, Albuquerque, NM 87104, USA
Eating local doesn't get much more local than this: breakfasting on the same field where the ingredients for your quiche, salad, and green-machine smoothie were grown. There's one catch. You have to do a little work to get there. Old Town Farm...
Save Place
4201 Menaul Blvd NE, Albuquerque, NM 87110, USA
Nearly all the talk of New Mexico surrounds what? . . . Chile! Red or Green is the state motto and no one quite understands the difference between Mexican and New Mexican food (unless you're from New Mexico). It's my hometown so naturally my...
Save Place
Bear Canyon, Albuquerque, NM, USA
The City of Albuquerque preserves more than 28,000 acres as open space, including the lands that encompass Bear Canyon. Set in the foothills of the Sandia Mountains (which earn their name from the Spanish word for "watermelon," which describes the...
Save Place
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....
Save Place
11110 San Rafael Ave NE, Albuquerque, NM 87122, USA
Being from Abq myself, the balloon fiesta holds a special place in my heart so I always make a point to return home with friends for the balloon fiesta to see the spectacle of 500+ balloons taking off into the clear blue sky!
Save Place
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...
Save Place
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...
Save Place
Taos Ski Valley holds a reputation as one of the most challenging mountains in the west, and the pinnacle of the valley's double-blacks resides atop Kachina Peak. It's about a 45-minute hike to the peak but at the top you can surely see the...
Save Place
4803 Rio Grande Blvd NW, Los Ranchos De Albuquerque, NM 87107, USA

The Spanish-style bed and breakfast is famous for lavender, the focus of lectures, festivals, cooking classes, and a line of spa products distilled on-site. Rooms feature beehive-shaped kiva fireplaces, wood floors, and traditional New Mexican...