A walkable neighborhood, Downtown Albuquerque is known for being family-friendly and economical, while having a great selection of restaurants, bars, and coffee shops. Broaden your horizons with some local theater. Downtown Albuquerque is a great home base for exploring the greater Albuquerque area, especially with so many hotels and hostels to choose from.
Sightseeing around Downtown Albuquerque
The museums and theaters add a sense of refinement, while the historic sites and other landmarks offer local lore. Stroll the halls at Maxwell Museum of Anthropology, University of New Mexico Campus Observatory, or Institute of Meteoritics Meteorite Museum. You can buy tickets to live performances at Tricklock Company, Popejoy Hall, and Vortex Theatre. Swing by Gutierrez-Hubbell House, Casa San Ysidro, and Coronado Historic Site to learn about local history. Some landmarks that can't be missed include Albuquerque Civic Plaza, Casa Rondeña, and San Felipe de Neri Church. ABQ BioPark Zoo, ABQ BioPark Aquarium, and Expo New Mexico are family favorites.
Local parks like Roosevelt Park, Tiguex Park, and Tingley Beach are peaceful spots. At Sandia Lakes Recreation Area, take some time to really appreciate nature. If you have some more time, pay a visit to UNM North Golf Course, Isotopes Park, or University Stadium.
Don't miss some of the area's most popular attractions, such as Indian Pueblo Cultural Center, New Mexico Museum of Natural History and Science, and Old Town Plaza. University of New Mexico Art Museum, Silver Family Geology Museum, and The Cell Theater are other top spots to see.
Getting around Downtown Albuquerque
To venture out of town, take a train from Albuquerque Station - Alvarado Transportation Center.
Albuquerque, NM (ABQ-Albuquerque Intl. Sunport) is the closest major airport, 3.3 miles (5.3 km) from Downtown Albuquerque.