Albuquerque: Places to Explore


  • Barelas/South Valley

    The historic Barelas neighborhood, to the south of Old Town and Downtown, features the must-see National Hispanic Cultural Center. Otherwise it's mostly a residential neighborhood that gradually gives way... Read more

  • Downtown

    Although Downtown doesn't have many formal attractions short of its anchor (and destination-worthy) art gallery scene, this bustling neighborhood is one of the West's developing urban-comeback stories... Read more

  • Los Ranchos/North Valley

    Many attractions lie north of Downtown, Old Town, and the University of New Mexico. Quite a few, including the Anderson and Casa Rodeña wineries and the Rio Grande Nature Center, are clustered in two of... Read more

  • Northeast Heights

    In Northeast Heights you are in the foothills of the Sandia Mountains, in upscale neighborhoods that surprise you with the sudden appearance of piñon and ponderosa. Trips to this area can easily be combined... Read more

  • Old Town

    Albuquerque's social and commercial anchor since the settlement was established in 1706. Old Town and the surrounding blocks contain the wealth of the city's top cultural attractions, including several... Read more

  • Side Trips from Albuquerque

    It takes only a few minutes of driving in any direction to leave urban Albuquerque behind and experience some of New Mexico's natural and small-town beauty. Rivers, valleys, canyons, and peaks are just... Read more

  • UNM/Nob Hill

    Established in 1889, the University of New Mexico (UNM) is the state's leading institution of higher education, with internationally recognized programs in anthropology, biology, Latin American studies... Read more

  • Uptown/East Side

    Just east of Nob Hill and south of Northeast Heights, Uptown and the East Side bridge the older and historic parts of Route 66 with the newer, somewhat suburban-looking parts of the city. The only attraction... Read more


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