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Best things to do in Albuquerque

Discover the city according to locals. Find the best things to do, places to eat, and get priceless advice from the people who live here.

Cable Car
“Take a little jacket or sweater as the top of the peak can be breezy. Take the day to hike and take photos.”
175 locals recommend
Zoo
“The local zoo often hosts fun events, especially during Christmas where the lights are incredible. Acquarium next door.”
74 locals recommend
Clothing Store
“Old Town is Albuquerque's humble beginnings. If you want to get a feel for Albuquerque's Spanish Settlement history, Old Town is a wonderful place to begin. ”
95 locals recommend
Museum
“Be sure to check out the permanent exhibit, Only in Albuquerque. Museum is free on Sundays from 9am - 1pm. ”
81 locals recommend
Brewery
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“Great selection of craft style beers. Local bands play regularly on weekend nights in the summertime. A few food trucks offer food for those staying for longer than just a quick beer.”
84 locals recommend
Neighborhood
“Summer Fest on Route 66 in Nob Hill This free event features fun for the whole family including the Old Route 66 Car Show, Mother Road Art Market, Kids Zone & Youth Central, food trucks and live entertainment in Nob Hill on Central Ave. from Girard Blvd. to Washington St. Join us! ”
68 locals recommend
Science Museum
“This is an amazing museum with a Dynamax theater, cafe and wonderful gift shop. Tiguex park is across the street for jogging, walking and exercise path.”
55 locals recommend
Science Museum
“Located directly across from the Museum of Natural History, this place gives visitors the opportunity to “explore” and experience science!”
68 locals recommend
History Museum
“This is a MUST SEE! Learn about the 19 Pueblos of NM, see some gorgeous Native Art and enjoy a 5 star meal! In the Summer they offer weekly live music at night! Tons of fun!”
54 locals recommend
Mexican Restaurant
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“El Pinto is an iconic place to visit in Albuquerque. It's located in one of the most beautiful places in the city and the food is incredible. Sit on the patio in the warmer months...you won't regret your choice to try this one!”
61 locals recommend
State / Provincial Park
“Beautiful trails through the Bosque and an informative Visitor's Center where you can sit in comfort while viewing and listening to the animals living in the area via microphones placed discretely in their habitat. Don't forget to visit the gift shop!”
70 locals recommend
Historic Site
“Lots of touristy gift shops and a few nice arts shops, some cute unique clothing stores. Indigenous folks selling handmade jewelry. A fun snake museum for the kids.”
50 locals recommend
Park
“Botanical Garden + Aquarium. If you want to make a whole day of it you can take the train from the Zoo to the Gardens! ”
52 locals recommend
Restaurant
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“This is an Albuquerque tradition since 1971! Frontier is located across from the University of New Mexico and there is always a line, but it moves quickly. This is a must visit!! They serve a variety of food burritos, roasted green chili, burgers, sweet rolls, homemade tortillas (and you can buy a package to go), and fresh squeezed orange juice. Definitely unique we love almost everything on the menu. www.frontierrestaurant.com”
57 locals recommend
Casino
“There is a rooftop restaurant and bar with great views of the Golf Course and Sandias. Try to be there at sunset. Parking is best in the parking garage.”
36 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.”
41 locals recommend