Exploring Albuquerque’s Old Town And Beach

Albuquerque’s Old Town Guide:

Whether you’re into history or science, art or food, wildlife or wildflowers, the Old Town vicinity will delight tourists of all ages. Expect to be enchanted!

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Albuquerque’s Old Town; A walk through Old Town Albuquerque evokes a special brand of New Mexican enchantment. You’ll find adobe buildings as old as the city itself, modern museums for science and art, and shops filled with uniquely New Mexican arts, crafts, and gifts. Its nooks and crannies and crooked little lanes will make you wish you lived here. If you have kids in tow, there’s a science center just for them, as well as plenty to explore outdoors at the Albuquerque BioPark. It’s an outing for the curious, for the romantic, for the hungry, and for the adventurous. Expect to be enchanted! Explore these and more with your expert personal guide, available 24/7 on your schedule!

Albuquerque’s Old Town Highlights

  • Albuquerque’s Old Town
  • History & Museums
  • The Plaza & the Church
  • Nooks & Crannies
  • To the BioPark!
Transportation Walking & Driving
Specialty City/Town, Child Friendly
Tour Type Guided Tour – play before & while you tour
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  • Albuquerque's International Balloon Fiesta is held the first week in October. The weather is usually perfect that time of year and there's no better way to bookend your trip to Old Town than to spend the early morning at the mass ascension at the Balloon Park (take the train) and return there in the evening for the balloon glow.
  • With the addition of Rail Runner train service from Santa Fe in the north to Belen in the south, Albuquerque's Old Town is super-easy to reach without worrying about parking. Just get off the train at the main Albuquerque station and use your train ticket to catch the Redline Rapid Ride bus headed for Rio Grande Boulevard.
  • Always carry a bottle of water - and drink it! Albuquerque is in the desert Southwest and humidity is often in the single digits. You can dehydrate quickly without realizing it, so avoid dehydration headaches by drinking plenty of fluids.
  • Consider wearing sunglasses, a hat, and sunscreen, even if it is wintertime. Albuquerque's elevation at 5,312 feet and its low humidity add up to some serious ultra-violet rays year-round. Protect yourself from them.
  • If you have access to a car during your stay, you might consider a longer cruise down Route 66. Albuquerque's Central Avenue runs along the route and many of the old motels and landmarks still exist.

Robyn Harrison

Robyn transplanted to New Mexico a dozen years ago and loves showing her adopted state to others. She has written extensively for New Mexico Magazine and her small-town newspaper, and works in the tourism industry as a festival coordinator. Though she roams the world seeking adventure, she's always happy to return to her desert home 70 miles south of Albuquerque.


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