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Things To Do

Welcome to the Duke City and the Land of Enchantment! We invite you to explore the city and surrounding areas with its rich cultural and historical offerings, all set against the amazing high-desert landscape of the Rio Grande, Sandia Mountains, and West Mesa. There are multiple online tools and digital publications available to help you plan your visit. We recommend starting with the following websites to help you get oriented and excited:

· Visit Albuquerque

· Tourism Santa Fe

· New Mexico True

The list below is a curated list of recommendations, rather than a definitive list of all possibilities. We like to think it is an insiders view! Feel to reach out to members of the Local Arrangements Committee if you have further questions.

Within a 20-minute walk of the Hotel Albuquerque.




Special Offer

Albuquerque is known for its annual hot air balloon festival each fall – but you can take a SUNRISE HOT AIR BALLOON RIDE with Rainbowryders April 23-30, 2023.  If you book using the Discount Code: SSWA, you will be eligible for a flight at the terrific price of $169! Call directly, 505-823-1111, to book or visit the website at


Food & Drink

· Drink

o Bow & Arrow Brewing

o D.H. Lescombes Winery & Bistro

o La Cumbre Brewing Company

o Level 5

o Marble Brewery

o Ponderosa Brewing 

· Food

o Blakes Lotaburger

o Church Street Café

o Garduño’s at Old Town

o Indian Pueblo Kitchen

o Monroe’s New Mexican Food

o Sawmill Market   

o Seasons Rotisserie & Grill 

o Tin Can Alley

· Grocery/Drug

o Duran Central Pharmacy

o Tiny Grocer   – be sure to pick up some Zia soda or tea


Culture & Entertainment

· Culture

o Albuquerque Museum  ♦   

o Gathering of Nations Pow Wow (April 27-29)

o Indian Pueblo Cultural Center

o National Hispanic Cultural Center

o San Felipe de Neri Church  ♦   

· Science & Nature

o ABQ BioPark

o Balloon Museum

o ¡Explora! ♦  

o National Museum of Nuclear Science & History

o New Mexico Museum of Natural History & Science  ♦    

· Entertainment

o Albuquerque Trolley Co  ♦   

o Cliff’s Amusement Park

o El Rey Theater

o Historic Route 66

o Lobo Theater

o Nob Hill

o Old Town Albuquerque  ♦  



· Antiques

o Antique Specialty Mall

o Antiques & Things

o Cowboys & Indians

o Old Town Antiques  ♦     

· Art & Jewelry

o Bien Mur Indian Market Center

o Indian Pueblo Store

o Lapis Room  ♦   

o Mama’s Minerals  ♦   

o Rio Grande Trading

· Bookstores

o Bookcase (Used)

o Bookworks (New)

o Downtown Books (New & Used)

o Organic Books (New & Used)

o Page 1 Books (New & Used)

o Treasure House Books & Gifts (New)  ♦       

o Astro-Zombies (New & Used)

· Vintage & Used Clothing

o Avenger’s Vintage

o Off Broadway

o Outdoor ReGear

o Swan Song

· Vinyl Music

o Charley’s Records & CDs (New & Used)

o Longhair Records (New & Used)

o Mecca Music & Books (New & Used)

o Nob Hill Music (New & Used)

o We Buy Music (Used)


Spectator Sports & Outdoor Activities

· Sports

o New Mexico Ice Wolves of the North American Hockey League (Ice Hockey) PLAYOFFS TBA

o New Mexico United of the USL Championship (Soccer) April 29 vs. Orange County SC

· Outdoor

o Paseo del Bosque Trail

o Petroglyph National Monument

o Rio Grande Nature Center State Park

o Sandia Peak Tramway

o Sandia Mountain Trails & Sandia Crest Trails

o Tingley Beach


Day Trip

· Bandelier National Monument

· Española Lowrider Museum

· Meow Wolf

· Pueblos & Reservations

· Valles Caldera National Preserve

· Take The Rail Runner!

                North to Santa Fe Railyard 

                Or South to Belen and the Belen Harvey House Museum 

                                And Judy Chicago’s & Donald Woodman’s Through the Flower art space 


Within a 20-minute walk of the Hotel Albuquerque.