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Top Five Albuquerque Shopping Destinations

Find the best in Albuquerque shopping! Albuquerque boasts of several unique, trendy shopping districts as well as historic plazas and upscale centers. There is truly something for everyone in this mish-mesh city famous for its jewelry, art, and local crafts. First: decide how much you want to spend. The various shopping areas in Albuquerque run from affordable to expensive. Do not fear: there is something for everyone’s budget! Following is an in-depth description of five of Albuquerque’s most distinct shopping centers: Read the rest of this entry »

Top Ten Historical Destinations in and around Albuquerque

Albuquerque and its surrounding desert towns and pueblos offer centuries of history. For those history buffs among you, learn more about Albuquerque’s role in Spanish conquest, early pueblo battles and sieges, and the hordes of travelers who took to the Mother Road – Route 66 – in the early 20th century in the promise of a better life out west! These and more Albuquerque historical sites will pique your interest as you stroll the historic halls of Albuquerque’s missions and walk the stone sidewalks of its historic Old Town. Read on for more about the top Albuquerque historical attractions! Read the rest of this entry »

Top Ten Outdoor Activities in Albuquerque

Albuquerque’s 300 days of sunshine should not go to waste! Get out there and enjoy the amazing high desert weather! Tour Albuquerque by bike, ride horseback along the Rio Grande trails, even trick out your ride – or watch a drag race. You will find that Albuquerque’s weather and 400+ miles of trails is a perfect destination for the outdoor enthusiast in us all. Read more to discover more outdoor activities in Albuquerque: Read the rest of this entry »

Top Ten Museums in Albuquerque

You will find that Albuquerque has a host of interesting and interactive museums to teach you about the areas’ various cultural traditions, history and wildlife. What do you want to know? You will find it in one of these and other Albuquerque museums. Albuquerque’s unique position as a cultural mix of Anglo, Hispanic, Mexican and Native American culture lends it authority to speak about all of these cultures and how they have weaved their way into the fabric of New Mexican – and American – life. Read on to discover everything you didn’t know but always wanted to: Read the rest of this entry »

Top Ten Things to Do in Albuquerque

Albuquerque is a thriving metropolitan hodgepodge of local cultures and customs. Founded in 1706, Albuquerque is steeped in history – but still has a modern edge. Nestled at the base of the Sandia and Manzano Mountain ranges, Albuquerque stretches out into the desert reaching a population of 500,000+. This high desert locale is said to be the land of 360 days of sunshine. But bring a sweater because it gets cold at night when the wind blows in from the mountains and the cold air rests on the dry ground. Read on for a breakdown of top Albuquerque attractions: Read the rest of this entry »

Top Ten Best Places to Eat in Albuquerque

Albuquerque restaurants are a mixed bag: you will find many New Mexican and Mexican restaurants on this list as well as French, Mediterranean and other ethnic cuisine. Here is a list of our picks for the top Albuquerque restaurants. Read the rest of this entry »

Top Ten Historical Facts/Trivia about Albuquerque

Albuquerque is a quirky place that has its own unique contribution to history. This culturally rich, booming metropolis is ready for anyone with a healthy dose of curiosity and a little time on their hands. Read on to discover the origin of the city’s name, the answer to the local question “red or green,” and Albuquerque’s role in the atomic age – among other cool facts. Read the rest of this entry »