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Things to do in Albuquerque

Top recommendations from locals

From sightseeing to hidden gems, find out what makes the city unique with the help of the locals who know it best.
Cable Car
“A wonderful way to get the vistas of Albuquerque. Go at sunset for the best experience. There’s also a restaurant at the the top called Ten300. ”
  • 202 locals recommend
Zoo
“Come check out our well put together Zoo. The aquarium tunnel is pretty cool. ”
  • 79 locals recommend
Museum
“Local art museum with an impressive permanent collection and incredible rotating exhibits.”
  • 85 locals recommend
Clothes Shop
“Old Town is the historic original town site of Albuquerque laid out by Spanish colonists in the 1700s. Learn about the shops, restaurants and seasonal events at: www.albuquerqueoldtown.com/”
  • 91 locals recommend
Brewery
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“Best local downtown brewery in Albuquerque . Enjoy a “double white” and some local music on the balcony or by the stage. ”
  • 94 locals recommend
Neighbourhood
“Funky area of town with cool shops to walk through. Great place to stroll and people watch. Kelly's brew pub has outdoor seating. Funky stores, interesting restaurants and artsy people makes for a fun time. The Co OP is a great health food market and there is a great spice/tea shop around the corner.”
  • 81 locals recommend
Casino
“On the north end of Albuquerque, this great looking casino has fine dining, a bar with live band and of course...gambling. Oh...and golf!”
  • 41 locals recommend
Science Museum
“Fun local science and dinosaur museum in Albuquerque, educating and delighting adults and kids of all ages for over 30 years.”
  • 63 locals recommend
Science Museum
“Interactive museum with dozens of fun and educational exhibits. The whole family will enjoy it!”
  • 79 locals recommend
State / Provincial Park
“A beautiful wildlife preserve along the banks of the Rio Grande! A great introduction to the Bosque - the forest that follows the river all the way through New Mexico.”
  • 73 locals recommend
History Museum
“Learn about the 19 tribes of New Mexico! Fascinating place and their restaurant has Native food.”
  • 58 locals recommend
Mexican Restaurant
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“Fancier New Mexican restaurant with a beautiful patio and ambiance. Tourists really like this one!”
  • 72 locals recommend
Historic Site
“Shop and eat during the day, dance with weekend entertainment or ghost hunt at night. ”
  • 60 locals recommend
Restaurant
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“Their cinnamon rolls are unique, huge, and to die for. Order one and try it. This is a place I take first timers. You can also buy ones that are frozen to take home, but you have to buy a tray of them to do this. You can also go to Golden Pride Drive up for the same menu.”
  • 61 locals recommend
American Restaurant
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“For those interested in fresh, local products and a “farm to table” approach, this is a must try for breakfast and lunch. Not the cheapest breakfast, but a great quality establishment.”
  • 37 locals recommend
Shopping Centre
“300+ year old adobe buildings, the original city plaza, great southwestern shopping and restaurants to discover!”
  • 64 locals recommend

Top restaurants

Casino
“On the north end of Albuquerque, this great looking casino has fine dining, a bar with live band and of course...gambling. Oh...and golf!”
  • 41 locals recommend
Mexican Restaurant
“Fancier New Mexican restaurant with a beautiful patio and ambiance. Tourists really like this one!”
  • 72 locals recommend
Restaurant
“Their cinnamon rolls are unique, huge, and to die for. Order one and try it. This is a place I take first timers. You can also buy ones that are frozen to take home, but you have to buy a tray of them to do this. You can also go to Golden Pride Drive up for the same menu.”
  • 61 locals recommend
American Restaurant
“For those interested in fresh, local products and a “farm to table” approach, this is a must try for breakfast and lunch. Not the cheapest breakfast, but a great quality establishment.”
  • 37 locals recommend
Salad Place
“Design-your-own salads, plus soup & sandwiches, served in a modern, colorful space with a wine bar.”
  • 48 locals recommend
Pizza Place
“Great modern eatery with amazing menu. They have some of the best oven fired pizza in town, with gluten free options. Have a drink, try the chopped salad, and the carne pizza, and finish it off with their famous budino dessert. A local favorite!”
  • 36 locals recommend
Mexican Restaurant
“Delicious New Mexican and Mexican food. Try the red chile, green chile, or both (Christmas), and make sure and get the sopapaillas! Johnny's favorite: Red Enchiladas; Aja's favorite: Creamy Chicken Enchilada Plate. 6 minute drive; 27 minute walk; 8 minute bike ride”
  • 48 locals recommend
Bar
“Hipster arcade bar on Route 66 with the largest beer tap selection in the city. Open for brunch on Sundays and two dollar tacos on Tuesdays. Johnny's favorite: anything on the menu; Aja's favorite: Brisket Taco. 6 minute drive; 31 minute walk; 10 minute bike ride; $5 uber/lyft”
  • 41 locals recommend

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