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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
“This will certainly get your senses lit up. I think this is one of the longest trams in the world with spectacular views. The new restaurant at the top is now open. Truly a ride for the ages.”
177 locals recommend
Zoo
“I've been here many times and each time it is enjoyable for the whole family. Now that the new Penguin exhibit I open there is more to see.”
70 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. ”
92 locals recommend
Museum
“Learn about NM’s rich history and admire beautiful artwork in this amazing museum”
79 locals recommend
Casino
“Local casino with slots, table games, and the largest poker room in the state. Beautiful views from Bien Shur restaurant.”
35 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.”
82 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
“Awesome museum that kids and parents LOVE. Located next to Old Town and Natural History Museum. If interested I can try and check out a family pass for you from our local library. ”
68 locals recommend
Neighborhood
“Cruise down old Route 66. Many of the old stores are going away and being replaced by more restaurants and breweries. Still a great piece of Albuquerque's history and worth visiting.”
69 locals recommend
History Museum
“Learn all about the surrounding Pueblos. Try the restaurant. Attend native dance and music concerts.”
51 locals recommend
Mexican Restaurant
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“Magical spot for dinner any season. Classic New Mexican food, cocktails and beautiful historic atmosphere. ”
59 locals recommend
Park
“The ABQ Biopark Botanic Garden is a 36-acre botanical garden located beside the Rio Grande. The garden showcases plants of the Southwest and other arid climates, and includes a 10,000-square-foot conservatory, formal themed gardens, and a demonstration garden.”
50 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!”
65 locals recommend
Restaurant
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“Local favorite - across the street from The University of New Mexico has arguably the best flour tortillas in town. A great restaurant with a huge variety of delicious food for all tastes.”
54 locals recommend
Historic Site
“All the rustic charm of the Santa Fe plaza with a fraction of the commute. You can purchase Native American jewelry from street vendors, try some of the new restaurants/coffee shops popping up in the plaza, and visit some of the iconic institutions within the surrounding area (Rattlesnake museum).”
49 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.”
38 locals recommend