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Albuquerque Travel Guide


Exploring Albuquerque's history is like reading the rings on a tree trunk: The city has expanded outward over time. At its heart is Old Town, the site where the original city was founded in 1706. Cobblestone streets and adobe walls characterize this neighborhood where Native American and Spanish cultures still mingle. You'll also find a certain level of kitsch, deposited from the hey-day of the bona fide Route 66 that runs through the ... continue» Read More

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When to Visit Albuquerque

The best time to visit Albuquerque is from September to November. The fall season sees pleasantly warm temperatures (ideal for a stroll on the Paseo del Bosque) and many a party as festival season goes into full swing. Skiers flock to town in the winter months, hitting the slopes of the Sandia Mountains and contributing to the raised hotel rates. However, tourists often overlook spring and summer, meaning hotel deals are plentiful at those times.

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Getting Around Albuquerque

The best way to get around Albuquerque is by bus. ABQ Ride operates bus routes throughout the city, making it easy and affordable to get from one neighborhood to another. Once you've reached a specific district, you'll find it fairly easy to explore on foot. ABQ Ride also offers transportation to and from Albuquerque International Sunport (ABQ), which is located less than five miles south of the downtown area. However, if you're looking to take a daytrip into the mountains, a rental car will come in handy. Rental agencies are available at the airport and in town.

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