Albuquerque

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Nicknamed “Duke City,” Albuquerque beckons visitors with stunning mountain views, a rich multicultural heritage and abundant recreational opportunities.

Sitting about 5,000 feet (1,632 meters) above sea level, Albuquerque benefits from a remarkable natural setting and a mild, dry climate. The peaks of the Sandia Mountains stand on the east and the arid New Mexico mesas (elevated hills with flat tops) stretch out to the west.

The largest city in the state of New Mexico, Albuquerque is best navigated by car. It’s divided into four official quadrants: Northeast, Southeast, Northwest and Southwest, with Central Avenue dividing north from south and Broadway dividing east from west.

To get a sense of Albuquerque’s diverse ethnic heritage, stroll around historic Old Town in the Northwest. This area incorporates the original city of Albuquerque, which was founded in 1706. The narrow streets are dotted with museums, adobe buildings and Hispanic architecture, including the city’s oldest building, the San Felipe de Neri Church.

Discover the region's natural diversity at Old Town’s Albuquerque Biological Park. This complex is home to the Albuquerque Aquarium, Rio Grande Botanic Garden and the Rio Grande Zoo. The BioTrain, which runs from Tuesday to Sunday, carries visitors between the park's facilities.

Native American heritage has a strong influence on Albuquerque, from the presence of more than 15,000 rock carvings at the Petroglyph National Monument, to the pueblo settlements near the city. Learn about the way of life for the descendants of New Mexico’s indigenous peoples at the Indian Pueblo Cultural Center, located in the Northwest.

Outdoor enthusiasts can escape to the rocky cliffs of the Sandia Mountains. In summer, the peaks attract rock climbers, hikers and mountain bikers, while the winter months see skiers and snowboarders flock to the slopes. Step aboard the Sandia Peak Tramway to experience the range in all its scenic glory. This aerial tramway journeys up to the 10,378-foot (3,163-meter) summit, offering panoramic views of the surrounding mountains and the city below.

Albuquerque also boasts a busy events calendar. Highlights include the world-famous International Balloon Fiesta in October and the annual New Mexico State Fair, usually held in September.

La Quinta Inn & Suites by Wyndham Albuquerque West
La Quinta Inn & Suites by Wyndham Albuquerque West
2.5 out of 5
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The price is HK$554 per night from 18 Oct to 18 Oct
Located in Westside, this hotel is within 3 miles (5 km) of ABQ BioPark Botanic Garden, ABQ BioPark Aquarium and Albuquerque Biological Park. Tingley Beach is ...
3.7/5Good! (1,098 reviews)
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Reviewed on 17 Sep 2021

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Isleta Resort and Casino
Isleta Resort and Casino
4 out of 5
The price is HK$1,160 per night from 23 Sep to 23 Sep
Situated near the airport, this romantic resort is 0.1 mi (0.1 km) from Isleta Casino, and within 9 mi (15 km) of Isleta Amphitheater and Albuquerque Dragway. ...
4.4/5Excellent! (1,343 reviews)
"The room was really pretty and clean, the casino was very nice and the restaurant was really good, I guess the only thing that isn’t great is that you have to go in through the casino to check in, and its kind of a long walk."

Reviewed on 12 Sep 2021

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Santa Ana Star Casino Hotel
Santa Ana Star Casino Hotel
3 out of 5
54 Jemez Canyon Dam Rd, Bernalillo, NM
Situated in the historical district, this hotel is within a 15-minute walk of Santa Ana Star Casino and Santa Ana Golf Club. Coronado Historic Site and J&R Vintage ...
4.6/5Exceptional! (2,929 reviews)
"We had a great nite at this hotel. Very new facility."

Reviewed on 17 Sep 2021

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Homewood Suites by Hilton Albuquerque Airport
Homewood Suites by Hilton Albuquerque Airport
3 out of 5
The price is HK$788 per night from 17 Oct to 17 Oct
Situated near the airport, this aparthotel is 1.4 mi (2.2 km) from Championship Golf Course at the University of New Mexico and 2.5 mi (4 km) from University ...
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"Had 24 hr shuttle"

Reviewed on 16 Sep 2021

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Home2 Suites by Hilton Albuquerque/Downtown-University
Home2 Suites by Hilton Albuquerque/Downtown-University
3 out of 5
1660 University Boulevard NE, Albuquerque, NM
The price is HK$973 per night from 21 Oct to 21 Oct
Located in the heart of Albuquerque, this aparthotel is within 1 mi (2 km) of Maxwell Museum of Anthropology and University of New Mexico. Albuquerque Convention ...
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"Great place for an extended stay if you have a loved one at UNM."

Reviewed on 11 Sep 2021

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Homewood Suites by Hilton Albuquerque Uptown
Homewood Suites by Hilton Albuquerque Uptown
3 out of 5
7101 Arvada Ave NE, Albuquerque, NM
The price is HK$1,053 per night from 27 Sep to 27 Sep
Located in Uptown, this aparthotel is within 1 mi (2 km) of Winrock Shopping Center and ABQ Uptown. Tingley Coliseum is 2.8 mi (4.5 km) away.
4.3/5Excellent! (868 reviews)
"Very friendly staff."

Reviewed on 11 Sep 2021

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