Spend A Day In Albuquerque’s Old Town

Spend A Day In Albuquerque’s Old Town

Albuquerque is a multicultural metropolis in New Mexico that offers visitors so much to explore. Relish in architectural and cultural delights from both Native Americans and original Spanish explorers who helped build the city.

Tour the City
There are too many sights to take in all around the city, but there are a variety of ways to do so. You can hop aboard your own roboscooter to check out Old Town and area historic homes. Albuquerque Glide Tours hosts tours with local experts as your guide.

Want a different view? Rainbow Ryders gives daily scenic hot air balloon rides to check out the city from above. See breathtaking sunrise and sunset views of the city and the Sonoran Desert, or enjoy a private ride complete with a champagne toast.

Grab a Bite to Eat
The restaurants in Albuquerque are a great example of the cultures that influence the city. They boast New Mexican cuisine, a fusion of New Mexican produce with Native American and Spanish flavors. Almost everything is flavored with chiles – red or green – depending on how hot you can handle.

El Pinto is a popular choice. The recipes in the restaurant all came from the owner’s grandmother, one of the first to establish their recipes as New Mexican cuisine. They also have over 140 flavors of tequila, making them the largest tequila bar in New Mexico, and a favorite for hand-made margaritas.

Another popular choice is El Patio de Albuquerque. They are open every day and serve breakfast, lunch, and dinner. They also have a beautiful patio to enjoy a fabulous meal and scenery all at once. They are best known for their stuffed sopapilla and hot salsa.

Not your cup of tea? Don’t fret. They also have a huge variety of other options: including Mexican, Italian, and Mediterranean food. They also have options for sushi, steakhouses, barbecue, pizzerias, and much more. Or skip the tea completely and grab a brew at one of the many breweries or a delicious glass of Spanish wine at a local winery.

Enjoy a Vintage Escape
Check out a variety of vintage signs along Route 66 to see another historic favorite in Albuquerque. The route travels through most of the city’s favorites: Old Town, the Rio Grande Botanical Garden, the Albuquerque Aquarium, Nob Hill, and much more. This is a great start to make the most of a fun, and definitely unique, trip.

Stay in Old Town
One of our favorite places to stay in Old Town is Bottger Mansion of Old Town. The bed and breakfast is conveniently located downtown Albuquerque and has a fabulous home cooked breakfast every morning.