Albuquerque: Places to Explore

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  • 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; bounded by the...

  • Downtown

    Although Downtown doesn't have many formal attractions short of its anchoring arts scene, this neighborhood rewards those who take a closer look. Along Central Avenue the parallel Gold Street...

  • East Side

    South of I–40 and the Northeast Heights, the East Side bridges the older and historic parts of Route 66 with pockets of newer development of an upscale nature. Bicyclists frequent the nearby...

  • Los Ranchos-North Valley

    Many attractions lie north of Downtown, Old Town, and the University of New Mexico. Quite a few, including the Casa Rondeña winery and the Rio Grande Nature Center, are clustered in a contiguous...

  • Northeast Heights

    In the Northeast Heights you are approaching the foothills of the Sandia Mountains, in upscale neighborhoods that surprise you with the sudden appearance of piñon and ponderosa. Trips to this...

  • 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...

  • UNM-Nob Hill

    Established in 1889, the University of New Mexico (UNM) is the state's leading institution of higher education. Its many outstanding galleries and museums are open to the public free of charge....

  • West Side

    The fastest-growing part of Albuquerque lies on a broad mesa high above the Rio Grande Valley. The West Side is primarily the domain of new suburban housing developments and strip malls, some...

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