We were passing through Albuquerque on a cross-country move, and we had a little time to take in something fun and local--so we went down to Old Town Albq. I am such a sucker for artsy shopping areas, so I really enjoyed looking around at all of the local artisan shops. Items weren't nearly as pricey as I thought they'd be, and we ended up taking home a few pieces that I'm really thrilled with. There were plenty of knick-knack shops mixed in, but I think that the reason to visit this place is really to get a look at local artists' work.
A lot of people seem to be talking about how crowded the place is, but we went there on a Monday night in January so I can't really relate. It was very sparsely populated, which made for a really great shopping experience. In fact, we'd only gotten there at 5pm and some things were already closing up shop. We ended up eating dinner at Church Street Cafe, which was one of the few restaurants still opened, and it was really delicious!
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