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Albuquerque
Whether you're into history, culture, outdoor adventures or just in need of some new and unique scenery, Albuquerque offers exciting attractions for all ages and interests, anytime of the year. In the historic section of Old Town, ancient Indian and Spanish cultures come to life through old churches, quaint shops and piazzas, winding brick paths and adobe benches. Browsers can spend a whole day making their way through the more than 100 stores, boutiques and galleries that sell Southwestern goods as well as unique products from around the world. During the winter holiday season, Old Town is adorned with small lit candles and thousands come to stroll through the streets, listen to live music and celebrate. It is... more Whether you're into history, culture, outdoor adventures or just in need of some new and unique scenery, Albuquerque offers exciting attractions for all ages and interests, anytime of the year. In the historic section of Old Town, ancient Indian and Spanish cultures come to life through old churches, quaint shops and piazzas, winding brick paths and adobe benches. Browsers can spend a whole day making their way through the more than 100 stores, boutiques and galleries that sell Southwestern goods as well as unique products from around the world. During the winter holiday season, Old Town is adorned with small lit candles and thousands come to stroll through the streets, listen to live music and celebrate. It is truly a sight to see. But the history doesn't stop there. The Indian Pueblo Cultural Center and the Petroglyph National Monument offer a glimpse of old Indian customs and art. Families will find plenty to do at the Albuquerque Biological Park, which features a zoo, aquarium and botanic garden. Outdoor types will find ample opportunities for hiking, biking and golf. After working up an appetite, head to any number of fine restaurants that serve up a choice of hot or even hotter New Mexican cuisine. To top it all off, take a ride on the Sandia Peak Aerial Tramway for spectacular views of all this vibrant city has to offer. less

All things to do » Things to do

Sandia Peak Tramway
Sandia Peak Tramway
The world's longest aerial tram ride takes visitors 2.7 miles to the 10,000-foot peak of the Sandia Mountains.
Attraction type: Tramways; Mountains
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Explora Science Center and Children's Museum of Albuquerque
Explora Science Center and Children's Museum of Albuquerque
Owner description: Explora is an innovative learning place, part science center, part children's museum, providing fun, truly hands-on activities in science, technology, and art for people of all... more Owner description: Explora is an innovative learning place, part science center, part children's museum, providing fun, truly hands-on activities in science, technology, and art for people of all ages, from toddlers to teens to adults. We have an early childhood learning area, including a special area for toddlers to explore, and children and adults enjoy not only our two main floors of exhibit activities, but our outdoor decks with views, giant building blocks, playground patio, and gift shop filled with entertaining and educational items great for at home or travel fun. We offer after-school, home school, and early childhood classes, plus winter, spring, and summer camps for kids. Located in Albuquerque's historic Old Town, Explora has free parking and is perfectly situated for a walk to the nearby park, shops, and restaurants. We close Jan 1, July 4, the week after labor day, Thanksgiving, Dec. 25. We close early at 2pm Dec. 24 & 31. less
Attraction type: Science Museums; Children's Museums
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Albuquerque Biological Park
Albuquerque Biological Park
Park complex offering three main sections the whole family can enjoy: Albuquerque Aquarium, Rio Grande Botanic Garden and Rio Grande Zoo.
Attraction type: Aquariums; Zoos; Gardens
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ABQ BioPark Botanic Garden
ABQ BioPark Botanic Garden
Attraction type: Gardens
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The National Museum of Nuclear Science & History
The National Museum of Nuclear Science & History
Owner description: The National Museum of Nuclear Science & History is the New Mexico’s only congressionally chartered museum in its field and a Smithsonian affiliate. Visitors can explore how... more Owner description: The National Museum of Nuclear Science & History is the New Mexico’s only congressionally chartered museum in its field and a Smithsonian affiliate. Visitors can explore how nuclear science continues to influence our world. The museum strives to present, through permanent and changing exhibits and displays, the diverse applications of nuclear energy in the past, present and future along with the stories of the field’s pioneers. Originally known as the National Atomic Museum, it was established in 1969 as an intriguing place to learn the story of the Atomic Age, from early research of nuclear development through today’s peaceful uses of nuclear technology. less
Attraction type: Specialty Museums; Science Museums
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All places to eat » Places to eat

Antiquity Restaurant
Antiquity Restaurant
Ranked #1 of 1,720 Restaurants in Albuquerque
Price: $25 - $100
Cuisines: American, International
Good for: Special occasions, Romantic, Business meetings
Dining options: Late Night, Dinner, Private Dining, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
The Grove Cafe & Market
The Grove Cafe & Market
Ranked #2 of 1,720 Restaurants in Albuquerque
Price: $10 - $20
Cuisines: American, Cafe, Vegetarian, Gluten Free
Good for: Local cuisine, Families with children
Dining options: Lunch, Breakfast, Brunch, Highchairs Available, Outdoor Seating, Parking Available, Seating, Takeout, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Mas - Tapas y Vino
Mas - Tapas y Vino
Ranked #3 of 1,720 Restaurants in Albuquerque
Cuisines: Mediterranean, Spanish, Wine Bar, Gluten Free
Good for: Special occasions, Large groups, Bar scene, Business meetings
Dining options: Lunch, Breakfast, Dinner, Free Wifi, Full Bar, Outdoor Seating, Parking Available, Private Dining, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Valet Parking, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
California Pastrami
California Pastrami
Ranked #4 of 1,720 Restaurants in Albuquerque
Price: $6 - $15
Cuisines: Delicatessen, American
Good for: Families with children
Dining options: Lunch, Breakfast, Dinner, Accepts American Express, Accepts Discover, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Delivery, Free Wifi, Parking Available, Reservations, Seating, Takeout, Television, Wheelchair Accessible
Monroe's Restaurant
Monroe's Restaurant
Ranked #5 of 1,720 Restaurants in Albuquerque
Price: $10 - $15
Cuisines: Mexican, American, Southwestern, Soups, Gluten Free
Good for: Large groups, Local cuisine, Families with children, Dining on a budget
Dining options: Lunch, Breakfast, Brunch, Dinner, Accepts American Express, Accepts Discover, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Off-Street Parking, Highchairs Available, Outdoor Seating, Parking Available, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Street Parking, Takeout, Television, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Wine and Beer

All accommodations » Where to stay - Budget

American RV Park
American RV Park
$26 - $26
Casita Chamisa
3.0 of 5
Casita Chamisa
$50 - $95
Ranked #12 of 16 Albuquerque B&B and Inns
Albuquerque North Bernalillo KOA Campground
Albuquerque North Bernalillo KOA Campground
$22 - $48

All accommodations » Where to stay - Midrange

Days Inn & Suites Airport Albuquerque
2.5 of 5
Days Inn & Suites Airport Albuquerque
$73 - $161
Ranked #3 of 144 Hotels in Albuquerque
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Sandia Peak Inn Motel
2.0 of 5
Sandia Peak Inn Motel
$66 - $156
Ranked #5 of 144 Hotels in Albuquerque
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Comfort Inn Albuquerque Airport
2.5 of 5
Comfort Inn Albuquerque Airport
$72 - $95
Ranked #8 of 144 Hotels in Albuquerque
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All accommodations » Where to stay - Luxury

Hotel Andaluz
4.0 of 5
Hotel Andaluz
$176 - $214
Ranked #9 of 144 Hotels in Albuquerque
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Homewood Suites by Hilton Albuquerque - Journal Center
4.0 of 5
Homewood Suites by Hilton Albuquerque - Journal Center
$105 - $174
Ranked #41 of 144 Hotels in Albuquerque
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