Albuquerque Vacations

Warner Bros. fans may recall Bugs Bunny's "left toin at Albakoikee" schtick when thinking of Albuquerque, but would do well to stop over for a few days as well. This quickly growing city is New Mexico's main metropolis, but features a diverse population centered around its core Hispanic settlement, and a stunning natural landscape owing to its ... Read more
position between the Rio Grande and the Sandia Mountains. Albuquerque is also on Route 66, which makes it a great place to get your kicks, perhaps at the yearly hot air balloon rally.

Albuquerque places to stay and top hotels

Albuquerque things to do and experiences

  • Albuquerque Old Town
    9.062 reviews
    Sights and Museums, Outdoors, Historic Site, Landmark, Plaza
    Popular withHistoryFamilies
  • Sandia Peak Tramway
    9.646 reviews
    Outdoors, Ski Area, Scenic Lookout, Trams & Gondolas
    Popular withAdventureOutdoorsy
  • Albuquerque Biological Park
    9.438 reviews
    Outdoors, Park
    Popular withFamiliesOutdoorsy
  • Albuquerque Museum
    9.722 reviews
    Sights and Museums, Art Museum, History Museum, Children's Museum
    Popular withHistoryArtsy




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Top Albuquerque restaurants

  • Frontier Restaurant
    9.428 reviews
    American, Southern / Soul, Diners
    Popular withFoodiesStudents
  • El Pinto
    9.023 reviews
    Popular withFamiliesFoodies
  • Artichoke Cafe
    9.516 reviews
    American, Cafe
    Popular withFoodiesVegetarian
  • Church Street Cafe
    8.915 reviews
    American, Southwestern, Cafe
    Popular withFamiliesFoodies

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Albuquerque reviews & trip reports

  • 9.8
    Outdoor Enthusiasts
  • 9.2
    Adventure Travelers
  • 7.4
  • 7.2
    Family Travelers
  • 7.2

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Overland Park

This city is one of my favorite across the nation. The homes are different looking than any other place in the US and you’re living in a city just below a huge mountain that sits right at the edge of town. The sunsets and sunrises are incredible as you can imagine it being the land of enchantment and shopping is great too! The art and history are incredible so make sure and explore downtown as well. There’s plenty of places to stay and there’s a lot to do. You can even drive up to the top of the mountain and overlook all of abq or watch the sunrise up there. Wherever you go just remember you’re in the desert so it will get chilly at night! It’s also not a crazy expensive city.

Recommended for:Outdoor EnthusiastsBudget TravelersBusiness Travelers
St. Petersburg, Florida, USA

Very nice town with some cool districts. We drove the Route 66 portion of town and it is great. Lots to see. Plenty to stop and do.

Recommended for:LGBTQHistory BuffsNightlife Lovers
Rio Rancho

Have lived here all my life and I don't mind it.. downtown is a great place to check out.Old town is fun as well.

Recommended for:History BuffsArt & Design Lovers
Atlanta, Georgia

Surprised to see snow in this part of the world. This view from 10,000 feet above it made me want to go snowboarding or hiking.

Recommended for:Outdoor EnthusiastsFamily TravelersSpiritual SeekersTrendsters
Benton, Kansas, USA

I lived in Albuquerque for a brief period of time. The best view of the city is from the rest area at the too of the hill on the West side of town.

Recommended for:Business TravelersFamily TravelersAdventure Travelers
Schenectady, New York State, USA

Albuquerque is historical city on the famous Route 66 and on the crossroad of Interstate 40 and 35. Albuquerque has a rich history of mix cultures of human development. Disability access and disability parking is limited in some areas. You need about 3 days to see and get a feel for the city.

Recommended for:Outdoor EnthusiastsBudget TravelersHistory Buffs
New York City, New York State, USA

The New Mexico city made the top five for its distinctive local flavor. Case in point: the New Mexico Piñon Coffee Company, offering blends made with local pine nuts, which fans say add a vaguely cocoa or hazelnut flavor. On Saturdays, the roaster offers a short coffee history class with a roasting demo and cupping. Ask Albuquerqueans for their other favorite local coffee drink, and they may send you to Golden Crown Panaderia, where you can indulge in the signature Coffee Milkshake with vanilla ice cream, chocolate syrup, and a generous dousing of espresso.

Denver, Colorado, USA

I passed through Albuquerque while traveling on Amtrak's Southwest Chief Train Number 4 from Los Angeles to Chicago.


You either love or hate the place you grew up... I hated it for a long time, but in recent years, Albuquerque has become a city I really love to visit! Great hiking nearby, some funky artsy neighborhoods, excellent day trips by car (Acoma Pueblo) or by commuter train (Santa Fe) and it's all cheap, cheap, cheap!

Recommended for:Budget TravelersFoodiesOutdoor Enthusiasts
San Luis Obispo

Some people would say to skip over Albu-quirky while you're driving through New Mexico in favor of more scenic towns like Santa Fe and Taos. But I always have a blast in this gritty, artistically inspired and down-to-earth town. Go hike around Sandia mountain, have enchiladas with Christmas (red + green) sauce, photograph mid-20th-century relics along Route 66, and catch an Isotopes minor-league baseball game. Then try and tell me you don't love Albuquerque as much as I do!

Recommended for:BackpackersBudget TravelersFoodiesHistory Buffs