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Visiting Albuquerque

Whether you arrive in ABQ on Route 66 or on a more modern flight to Albuquerque, the largest city in the Land of Enchantment is a vision: Sandia Mountains rise above a colorful Southwest landscape and, if you time your trip for October, hot-air balloons float above it all during the eye-popping Albuquerque International Balloon Fiesta.

Being both naturally beautiful and fully cosmopolitan, there are plenty of things to do in Albuquerque, from ambling in the Old Town to gambling at Sandia Resort and Casino. And don’t miss Albuquerque’s restaurants; for a Western breakfast, try Frontier Restaurant, a local institution for generations.

You can also go old-world Western with your choice of ... Read More
Whether you arrive in ABQ on Route 66 or on a more modern flight to Albuquerque, the largest city in the Land of Enchantment is a vision: Sandia Mountains rise above a colorful Southwest landscape and, if you time your trip for October, hot-air balloons float above it all during the eye-popping Albuquerque International Balloon Fiesta.

Being both naturally beautiful and fully cosmopolitan, there are plenty of things to do in Albuquerque, from ambling in the Old Town to gambling at Sandia Resort and Casino. And don’t miss Albuquerque’s restaurants; for a Western breakfast, try Frontier Restaurant, a local institution for generations.

You can also go old-world Western with your choice of Albuquerque hotels by checking into the Casa de Suenos—or you can go upscale with a room at the Hyatt Regency Albuquerque.

However you design your trip, the Duke City will hardly disappoint. Need more convincing? Browse IgoUgo members’ photos of Albuquerque for inspiration.    Close

Stories and Tips Albuquerque

Old Town

Written by Andiamo on 19 Oct, 2000

A treaure of Albuquerque which few locals fully appreciate, Old Town is home to quaint restaurants, first class art galleries (including R.C. Gorman), and several museums. For the adventurous, check out the Rattlesnake Museum (yes they are alive!). For a history of our…Read More


Why the Duke City?

Written by Peregrine on 11 Aug, 2002

It’s simple, really. The city was named for the Don Francisco Fernandez de la Cueva Enrique, Duke of Alburquerque (Alburquerque (spelled with an extra “r”) is a small town in the Badajoz region of Spain, and in 1706, the year the New Mexican town…Read More


The Volcanos

Written by Peregrine on 14 Mar, 2002

The volcanos stand like beacons on the mesa west of Albuquerque. There are five, more or less lined up north to south and worn with millennia of weather and wind. They look less like volcanoes up close, and more like piles of sharp…Read More


The Bosque

Written by Peregrine on 14 Mar, 2002

The Bosque has a whole different feel to it. Bosque, which means forest in Spanish, is a crowd of stately cottonwoods and bushy chamisa hugging the edges of the Rio Grande. Again, the narrow strip of Open Space, this time on both sides…Read More


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The Wild Open Spaces

Written by Peregrine on 14 Mar, 2002

I’m sitting on a pile of boulders 1000 feet above the city as I write this. Looking west, I can see perhaps 70 miles, not quite the Arizona border, but close. Below, the city sprawl is sliced in two by the green (or…Read More


Fat Boys Wings & Things

Written by allenk_007 on 17 May, 2006

This is the best wings place I have ever been to. It beats the chains hands down, with 28-30 flavors from mild to the knock your socks off X-rated and XXX. I also LOVE the curry wings. Others are good too. And the wings are…Read More


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Dust Storm in New Mexico

Written by txtraveler on 14 Jul, 2002

We had a couple of hours before we needed to dress for dinner at the Corn Maiden restaurant, so we decided to take a nice walk on the walking trail. As we went out the door of the resort, the wind was really blowing.…Read More


New Mexico is more fun !

Written by derek_jbj on 14 Jan, 2001

New Mexico is a fun place to be in, in contrary to the popular belief of it being an US Defense State. Yes, it has a few Research labs, and the Wen Ho Lee famous Los Alamos (home to the Manhattan project of the 1940s).Actually,…Read More


GrandLuxe Train National Parks of the West

Written by brknhrt on 28 Jul, 2007

Our trip aboard the Grand Luxe (formerly American Orient Express) was a very big and expensive disappointment. Our trip cost over $12,000 and, in my opinion, was nothing like it was described on their website. Our trip was not luxurious in any way and really…Read More


India Palace

Written by allenk_007 on 17 May, 2006

I love the India Palace. A buffet, yes, but much more (menu ordering as well), and not a cheap buffet kind of place. Excellent selections so the Indian food novice can try several things. Many vegetarian selections for those folks. Great quality. Clean, friendly!…Read More


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