Albuquerque, New Mexico
Collected by Mario Alberto Anaya
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...
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...
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...
2601 Central Ave NW, Albuquerque, NM 87104, USA
The BioPark in Albuquerque, NM houses large ponds and gardens, a rose garden, an impressive aquarium, "homestead" farm, areas for children to play and a couple bio-spheres: glass covered jungle plus a hot desert. Artwork is around every corner as...
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...
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...
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,...
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...
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...
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...
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...
303 Romero St NW, Albuquerque, NM 87104, USA
The Albuquerque Photographer's Gallery is located in historic downtown Albuquerque. It is a cooperative gallery consisting of nine local photographers and their work. One of the best features of this gallery is that the gallery attendant is always...
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...
1701 4th St SW, Albuquerque, NM 87102, USA
Set in the historic Barelas neighborhood off Fourth St., the National Hispanic Cultural Center features three noteworthy items. First, the torreón (watchtower) is home to the largest concave fresco in the North America. The monumental work covers...
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...
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...
2000 Mountain Rd NW, Albuquerque, NM 87104, USA
Home to both art and history exhibits, this museum, set in Old Town, is a great jumping-off point to visit the Duke City. The history collection includes more than 26,000 artifacts and images documenting the evolution of the Rio Grande Valley and...
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....
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...
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