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Food

Cheap and delicious. You can call ahead, too. Great for breakfast.
Acapulco Tacos & Burritos
840 San Mateo Boulevard Southeast
Cheap and delicious. You can call ahead, too. Great for breakfast.
Classic, large portions. Great for breakfast or lunch.
Weck's
933 San Mateo Blvd NE # 100
Classic, large portions. Great for breakfast or lunch.
Iconic Albuquerque restaurant. Weekends have long breakfast lines, but they move super fast.
78 locals recommend
Frontier Restaurant
2400 Central Ave SE
78 locals recommend
Iconic Albuquerque restaurant. Weekends have long breakfast lines, but they move super fast.
Downtown location, for a change of scene. Good food.
8 locals recommend
cafe lush
700 Tijeras Avenue Northwest
8 locals recommend
Downtown location, for a change of scene. Good food.
Walking distance, good food. I love the large wonton soup with a side of eggrolls. They package things securely to go, also.
Le Bistro Vietnamese Restaurant
1313 San Pedro Dr NE
Walking distance, good food. I love the large wonton soup with a side of eggrolls. They package things securely to go, also.
There are many locations. This is not the closest, but it's the most atmospheric. Closer one on San Mateo and Candelaria.
15 locals recommend
Garcia's Kitchen - The Original
1736 Central Avenue Southwest
15 locals recommend
There are many locations. This is not the closest, but it's the most atmospheric. Closer one on San Mateo and Candelaria.
Delicious, and atmospheric. Especially at Christmas-time.
6 locals recommend
Cervantes Restaurant & Lounge
5801 Gibson Blvd SE
6 locals recommend
Delicious, and atmospheric. Especially at Christmas-time.
Breaking Bad filmed here.
Loyola's Family Restaurant
4500 Central Avenue Southeast
Breaking Bad filmed here.
Mario's Pizza & Ristorante San Pedro and Uptown
2401 San Pedro Drive Northeast
Really good Chinese food. Try the Spicy Eggplant with Garlic Sauce and the Sesame Tofu with Broccoli.
East Ocean Restaurant
3601 Carlisle Blvd NE
Really good Chinese food. Try the Spicy Eggplant with Garlic Sauce and the Sesame Tofu with Broccoli.
Gourmet Chinese.
Budai
6300 San Mateo Boulevard Northeast
Gourmet Chinese.
MIddle Eastern food - so good. Make sure you try appetizers and their chicken soup, too.
Yasmine's Cafe
1600 Central Avenue Southeast
MIddle Eastern food - so good. Make sure you try appetizers and their chicken soup, too.
Close by in Nob Hill. Inexpensive lunch specials. Good food.
9 locals recommend
Orchid Thai Cuisine
4300 Central Avenue Southeast
9 locals recommend
Close by in Nob Hill. Inexpensive lunch specials. Good food.
23 locals recommend
Slate Street Cafe
515 Slate Avenue Northwest
23 locals recommend
Fresh seafood, lots of varieties every day. 2 for 1 street tacos on Tuesdays. Delicious!
Slapfish Winrock
2100 Louisiana Blvd NE
Fresh seafood, lots of varieties every day. 2 for 1 street tacos on Tuesdays. Delicious!
16 locals recommend
Standard Diner
320 Central Avenue Southeast
16 locals recommend
A short drive South - organic, delicious coffee, quite a surprising find in the middle of no where.
Europa Coffee. Tea. Bakery
2105 NM-314
A short drive South - organic, delicious coffee, quite a surprising find in the middle of no where.
Breaking Bad filming site.
Los Pollos Hermanos
4257 Isleta Boulevard Southwest
Breaking Bad filming site.

Theater

In North Valley - lots of sightseeing and restaurants. Tiny theater - no bad seats. Book in advance if you can.
Adobe Theater
9813 4th St NW
In North Valley - lots of sightseeing and restaurants. Tiny theater - no bad seats. Book in advance if you can.
Tiny theater in UNM area. No bad seats. Productions are usually unusual and excellent!
Aux Dog Theatre Nob Hill
3011 Monte Vista Boulevard Northeast
Tiny theater in UNM area. No bad seats. Productions are usually unusual and excellent!
Never seen anything less than excellent here!
The Vortex Theatre
2900 Carlisle Blvd NE
Never seen anything less than excellent here!
Travelling Broadway shows, and other shows. Large venue, very good acoustics. Probably need advance tickets for larger shows like Book of Mormon, Rent, etc. Right across the street from some great restaurants, and on the UNM campus, which is beautiful. Recommend walking the campus!
Popejoy Hall
1 University of New Mexico
Travelling Broadway shows, and other shows. Large venue, very good acoustics. Probably need advance tickets for larger shows like Book of Mormon, Rent, etc. Right across the street from some great restaurants, and on the UNM campus, which is beautiful. Recommend walking the campus!
In its 80th season! Medium-sized, not too hard to get last minute tickets. Quality usually good to excellent.
Albuquerque Little Theatre
224 San Pasquale Ave SW
In its 80th season! Medium-sized, not too hard to get last minute tickets. Quality usually good to excellent.

Brewpub

Locally owned, within walking distance, outside patio, dog-friendly, good Irish food.
6 locals recommend
Quarter Celtic Brewpub
1100 San Mateo Blvd NE
6 locals recommend
Locally owned, within walking distance, outside patio, dog-friendly, good Irish food.
Nearby location, outside patio, food trucks, music.
9 locals recommend
High and Dry Brewing
529 Adams St NE
9 locals recommend
Nearby location, outside patio, food trucks, music.
Just get the Pink Elephants on Parade - don't even ask, just get it. A wheat beer with cranberry flavor. OMG! Food is good too! They sell growlers to go, too.
27 locals recommend
Bosque Brewing Co. Public House - Nob Hill
106 Girard Boulevard Southeast
27 locals recommend
Just get the Pink Elephants on Parade - don't even ask, just get it. A wheat beer with cranberry flavor. OMG! Food is good too! They sell growlers to go, too.

Groceries

Literally in backyard of the apartment complex. Full grocery store, with beer/wine.
Smith's Food and Drug
6001 Lomas Blvd NE
Literally in backyard of the apartment complex. Full grocery store, with beer/wine.
If you have never been to a Trader Joe's, this is a treat. Inexpensive and lots of interesting items. Beer/wine. The Lecheteau Vouvray is a steal if you like whites that are not really dry.
21 locals recommend
Trader Joe's
2200 Uptown Loop Road Northeast
21 locals recommend
If you have never been to a Trader Joe's, this is a treat. Inexpensive and lots of interesting items. Beer/wine. The Lecheteau Vouvray is a steal if you like whites that are not really dry.
Very close by, great produce.
25 locals recommend
Sprouts Farmers Market
5112 Lomas Boulevard Northeast
25 locals recommend
Very close by, great produce.

Activities for Kids of all Ages

99 locals recommend
ABQ BioPark - Zoo
903 10th Street Southwest
99 locals recommend
Aquarium & Botanic Garden Station
Paseo del Bosque Trail
16 locals recommend
Nice walks around the ponds, feed the ducks, take a paddle boat ride. It's really nice there.
7 locals recommend
Tingley Beach
1800 Tingley Dr SW
7 locals recommend
Nice walks around the ponds, feed the ducks, take a paddle boat ride. It's really nice there.
Rotating exhibits. Right near the Natural History Museum, also.
102 locals recommend
Albuquerque Museum
2000 Mountain Road Northwest
102 locals recommend
Rotating exhibits. Right near the Natural History Museum, also.
McCalls Pumpkin Patch is great for kids. Take a hay ride, pick out pumpkins, pat bunnies, and walk through corn maze. They have a scary corn field also.
Pumpkin Patch Road
McCalls Pumpkin Patch is great for kids. Take a hay ride, pick out pumpkins, pat bunnies, and walk through corn maze. They have a scary corn field also.
Every October - not to be missed. Mass ascensions in the mornings, balloon glows at night.
28 locals recommend
Balloon festia Park
28 locals recommend
Every October - not to be missed. Mass ascensions in the mornings, balloon glows at night.
Annual New Mexico State fair. Not fantastic, but the petting zoo is nice, and the home made pies are to die for and the proceeds go to charity.
7 locals recommend
Expo New Mexico
300 San Pedro Dr NE
7 locals recommend
Annual New Mexico State fair. Not fantastic, but the petting zoo is nice, and the home made pies are to die for and the proceeds go to charity.
A must visit if you have kids. Has a planetarium as well. Great gift shop. Near other museums. Check out First Friday Fractal show if you are here - this is spectacular.
75 locals recommend
New Mexico Museum of Natural History and Science
1801 Mountain Road Northwest
75 locals recommend
A must visit if you have kids. Has a planetarium as well. Great gift shop. Near other museums. Check out First Friday Fractal show if you are here - this is spectacular.

Sightseeing

Beautiful ride up Sandia Mountain. Breath-taking views up top.
255 locals recommend
Sandia Peak Tramway
30 Tramway Road Northeast
255 locals recommend
Beautiful ride up Sandia Mountain. Breath-taking views up top.
Saturdays - take the Rail Runner train up!
124 locals recommend
Santa Fe Farmers Market
1607 Paseo De Peralta
124 locals recommend
Saturdays - take the Rail Runner train up!
37 locals recommend
Rail Yards Market
777 1st Street Northwest
37 locals recommend
Breath-taking. A little steep in one part, but worth the climb. Suitable for families.
56 locals recommend
Tent Rocks
56 locals recommend
Breath-taking. A little steep in one part, but worth the climb. Suitable for families.
Mostly flat terrain - good for little ones
19 locals recommend
Elena Gallegos Open Space
7100 Tramway Boulevard Northeast
19 locals recommend
Mostly flat terrain - good for little ones
Just totally amazing. If you can fit this in, it's a must! Get the headphones for the basic tour, and try to add in the King's Palace tour.
50 locals recommend
Carlsbad Caverns National Park
50 locals recommend
Just totally amazing. If you can fit this in, it's a must! Get the headphones for the basic tour, and try to add in the King's Palace tour.
Fun, and kind of silly! Good food in Roswell too. Roswell is on the way to Carlsbad. Try to go see the Caverns. This would be an overnight away from Albuquerque, maybe even 2 nights.
8 locals recommend
International UFO Museum And Research Center
114 North Main Street
8 locals recommend
Fun, and kind of silly! Good food in Roswell too. Roswell is on the way to Carlsbad. Try to go see the Caverns. This would be an overnight away from Albuquerque, maybe even 2 nights.
Like a beach in the middle of the desert. Great for kids. Bring sliding toys (like saucers).
117 locals recommend
White Sands National Monument
117 locals recommend
Like a beach in the middle of the desert. Great for kids. Bring sliding toys (like saucers).
Less than an hour away, scenic views and springs.
33 locals recommend
Jemez Springs
33 locals recommend
Less than an hour away, scenic views and springs.
A one hour scenic drive to an old fashioned town with some interesting galleries, shops, and food.
Mountainair
A one hour scenic drive to an old fashioned town with some interesting galleries, shops, and food.
2 hour drive south - hot springs for soaking (try Riverbend or Pelican). Amazing food in this tiny town. Try Latitude 23, Passion Pie, Pacific Grille.
9 locals recommend
Truth or Consequences
9 locals recommend
2 hour drive south - hot springs for soaking (try Riverbend or Pelican). Amazing food in this tiny town. Try Latitude 23, Passion Pie, Pacific Grille.
19 locals recommend
Breaking Bad RV Tours
1919 Old Town Rd NW
19 locals recommend

Sports

New Mexico United soccer team plays here. Extremely popular! Also, on no-soccer nights, Albuquerque Isotopes baseball team plays, with lots of inter-inning fun for kids.
20 locals recommend
Isotopes Park
1601 Avenida Cesar Chavez Southeast
20 locals recommend
New Mexico United soccer team plays here. Extremely popular! Also, on no-soccer nights, Albuquerque Isotopes baseball team plays, with lots of inter-inning fun for kids.
New Mexico United Shop
3500 Central Avenue Southeast