Guided Tours

ABQ Trolley Co.. These narrated rides on open-air trolleys go to unique areas—join them on a Best of ABQ City Tour, or one that hits only Breaking Bad shooting locations. There are brew cruise trolley tours too, or try the pedal-it-yourself version. Tour trollies depart year-round from Hotel Albuquerque (Old Town); brew excursions start from Downtown (219 Central Ave. NW). Hotel Albuquerque, 800 Rio Grande NW, Albuquerque, New Mexico, 87104. 505/200–2642; www.abqtrolley.com.

Albuquerque Historical Society. Downtown architecture—the full gamut from the railroad era to mission to modernist—is the focus of these free Saturday morning tours (10 am–11:30 am) run by the Albuquerque Historical Society; they depart from in front of Tucanos restaurant at the corner of 1st Street and Central Avenue SW. Call to confirm or arrange an alternate time. 505/289–0586 ; albuqhistsoc.org.

Albuquerque Museum of Art and History. With paid museum admission, the Albuquerque Museum of Art and History leads free, hour-long historical walks through Old Town, beginning at 11 am Tuesday through Sunday, mid-March through November. They also offer excellent tours of Casa San Ysidro in Corrales (February–November; call for info). 2000 Mountain Rd. NW , Albuquerque, New Mexico, 87104. 505/243–7255; albuquerquemuseum.org.

NM Jeep Tours. Respected backcountry and local-history experts, NM Jeep Tours offers guided trips that start from Albuquerque and go as far as time and permits allow. Itineraries (ruins, ghost towns, rock formations, petroglyphs) are tailored to your interests and time frame. 505/633–0383; nmjeeptours.com.

Public Art. Albuquerque's Public Art program, started in 1978, is one of the oldest in the country, and the city is strewn with its wonders. Download a growing stock of self-guided brochures and apps for locating the 650-piece collection. Albuquerque Convention Center, 2 Civic Plaza NW, West Lobby foyer, Albuquerque, New Mexico. 505/768–3833; www.cabq.gov/publicart.

Tours of Old Town. Tours of Old Town offers guided walking strolls around Old Town. The standard tour lasts about 75 minutes and is offered Friday through Wednesday, four times daily. Longer ghost-hunting and moonlight tours are also offered on occasion—check for times. 303 Romero St. NW, Plaza Don Luis N-120, Albuquerque, New Mexico, 87104. 505/246–8687; www.toursofoldtown.com.

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