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Popular Attractions in Albuquerque

If you're a first time visitor to Albuquerque, you might prefer a more touristy area, but if you're a solo traveler, a local neighborhood could be more interesting. Some areas have lots of things to do within walking distance, but it may be more expensive. To give you a starting point for your trip research, we looked at what people say about attractions in Albuquerque.

What are some good attractions in Albuquerque?

Here are some of the most recommended attractions in Albuquerque.

Old Town Albuquerque
Mountain Road and Central Avenue Albuquerque, NM
New Mexico Museum of Natural History and Science
1801 Mountain Rd NW Albuquerque, NM

(505) 841-2800
1701 Mountain Rd NW Albuquerque, NM
Nob Hill
Albuquerque, NM
Petroglyph National Monument
6001 Unser Blvd NW Albuquerque, NM

(505) 899-0205
Albuquerque International Balloon Fiesta
4401 Alameda Blvd NE Albuquerque, NM

(505) 821-1000
Albuquerque Museum
2000 Mountain Rd NW Albuquerque, NM

(505) 243-7255
Balloon Fiesta Park
4401 Alameda Blvd NE Albuquerque, NM

(505) 821-1000
St. Clair Winery & Bistro
901 Rio Grande Blvd NW Albuquerque, NM
Rio Grande
Albuquerque, NM
Effex Night Club
100 5th St. NW Albuquerque, NM
3101 Central Ave NE Albuquerque, NM
Two Fools Tavern
3211 Central Ave NE Albuquerque, NM
Monte Vista
3201 Central Ave NE Albuquerque, NM
Central Ave
Albuquerque, NM


Here's what Trippy members had to say about attractions:

"Visit Old Town Albuquerque, taking a ride on the the Sandia Peak Tramway, eat at El Pinto Restaurant."  See More

"The Explora! and the New Mexico Museum of Natural History and Science are nearby and it's also not far from the Zoo, Aquarium, the Botanical Gardens, and the downtown area."  See More

"Nob Hill has lots of shops and restaurants."  See More

"A must see in Albuquerque is the Petroglyph National Monument."  See More

"On most days at the Albuquerque International Balloon Fiesta you will be free to explore after about 9:00AM unless you plan to come back for the evening events."  See More

"As far as where you should stay, I don't think you need to stay near the Balloon Fiesta Park because you're not going to walk to it anyway."  See More

"Old town has several great places; Restaurant Antiquity [link], Church Street Cafe , St. Clair Winery & Bistro [link] Hope that gets you started ;) Here are a few 'eating in NM tips': Chile comes on everything - we tell folks to ask for 'Christmas on the side'."  See More

"Hi Jillian, Central Ave in Albuquerque has a lot to offer."  See More

"Hi Yili, Albuquerque doesn't have that much to offer in terms of NightLife, but what we do have is Effex Night Club (gay, but great music, and a lot of people like to hang there Thur/Fri/Sat) Monte Vista, Imbibe, Zinc Wine Bar & Bistro and Two Fools Tavern are located in Nob Hill (off Central near the University of New Mexico) While you're in ABQ, you might as well visit Santa Fe during the day and check out the shopping, Santa Fe Plaza, Canyon Road Galleries (a road with 75+ galleries), and delicious eateries ( Blue Corn Cafe And Brewery, The Shed, and Tomasita's are good places to start)."  See More

Where can I find out more about Albuquerque?

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