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Sustainability may be a trend, but it has long been in the fabric of Albuquerque. Here, restaurants aren't just seed to spoon, they're located on the very farms from which they draw their ingredients. Green hotels are effortlessly classy, and the open, southwest landscape is a boon to outdoor adventurers.
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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...
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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...
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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,...
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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...
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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...
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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...
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600 Central Ave SE A, Albuquerque, NM 87102, USA
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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...
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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...
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8917 4th St NW, Albuquerque, NM 87114, USA
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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....
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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...