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Public Transit

ABQ Ride, City of Albuquerque Transit Department, is the local transit agency serving Albuquerque, New Mexico.  For more information, call (505) 724-3100 or visit ABQ Ride online at



Albuquerque’s premier shuttle service, Sunport Shuttle, provides convenient shuttle services to/from Albuquerque International Sunport, all hotels, motels, convention halls, residences, and other locations. For more information or to make a reservation, call (505) 883-4966 or visit them online at


Taxi Services

Several taxi services are available for your transportation needs.

Albuquerque Cab Company - (505) 883-4888,

Yellow Cab Company - (505) 247-8888,

ABQ Green Cab Co. - (505) 243-6800,


Driving Directions

From Airport:  Albuquerque International Sunport (8.6 miles via I-25N)

  • Get on I-25 from Sunport Blvd, Sunport Loop SE and Sunport Blvd
  • Continue on I-25N. Take I-40W to Rio Grande Blvd NW. Take exit  157A from I-40W
  • Turn left onto Rio Grande Blvd NW.  The destination will be on the left.

For more comprehensive directions, use Google Maps Directions.



The New Mexico Rail Runner Express is a high speed rail train servicing Albuquerque, Santa Fe, Bernalillo, Los Lunas, and Belen.  The Rail Runner provides a convenient and cost effective link between Albuquerque and Santa Fe.  For more information, call (866) 795-RAIL or visit them online at


Limousine Services


American Limousine Inc. serves the Albuquerque Metro and surrounding areas. This company provides limousines, sedans, SUVs and vans for any occasion 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.  For more information call (505) 877-7576 or visit them online at


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Hotel Albuquerque at Old Town is located amongst some of the best Albuquerque restaurants in Old Town while, at the same time, hosting some of the city's most celebrated dining and nightlife spots. From casual dining at Garduño's at Old Town Restaurant & Cantina at Old Town, to the sophisticated nightlife offerings of both QBar Lounge and Casa Esencia, guests will find that Hotel Albuquerque is a spectacular home base for great dining and nightlife.

Garduño’s at Old Town Restaurant & Cantina

Enjoy authentic regional New Mexico and Mexican cuisine at this brand new Albuquerque restaurant and bar, whether in the inviting hacienda-style interior or the lush outdoor garden patio. Garduño's serves breakfast, lunch, and dinner, and offers an extensive selection of tequila, wine, liqueurs, and world-class margaritas.

For more information visit: or call (505)843-6300.



A sophisticated, posh ultra-lounge dressed with lush furnishings and beautiful clientele. This perfect social venue is located at the Hotel Albuquerque at Old Town. QBar features of a variety of scintillating entertainment, palatable cocktails and an exquisite array of exotic appetizers poised and awaiting your indulgence.

For more information visit: or call (505)843-6300.


Casa Esencia

Surrounded by the rich history of Albuquerque’s Old Town, one of the most historic buildings in New Mexico has been transformed into a sophisticated contemporary event venue with a design scheme that marries contemporary style with its Spanish Territorial origins making Casa Escencia the ultimate venue for a glamorous evening with exceptional food and beverage, entertainment and ambiance.

For more information visit: or call (505)843-6300.


For more dining options within walking distance, visit the Map of Old Town Dining.


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Within walking distance of Hotel Albuquerque:

Historic Old Town

The historic heart of Albuquerque is Old Town Plaza, where the pace slows and pedestrians find refuge from fast traffic. Old Town's official beginning was April 23, 1706, when Francisco Cuervo y Valdes, Spanish Governor of New Mexico, certified the founding of the Villa de Albuquerque. Spain's Laws of the Indies, in effect at the time, required setting a plaza at the center of any villa. Known as the city’s cultural center, Old Town provides five museums and over 100 shops, galleries, and restaurants for visitors to explore.

For more information visit:


San Felipe de Neri Parish

For more than 300 years, San Felipe de Neri Parish has been the spiritual heart of Albuquerque, New Mexico. That heart is still beating strong, offering liturgical, pastoral, and educational services to parishioners and visitors. The present church building, constructed in 1793, is listed on the National Register of Historic Places. The community worships in this "crown jewel" of New Mexico each day and invites visitors to join, especially in the celebration of the Mass.


For more information visit:


New Mexico Museum of Natural History and Science

Visitors can explore the origins and geological history of the American Southwest through vivid displays including dinosaur models, ice-age cave replicas, a naturalist center and a walk-through volcano.

For more information visit: or call (505)841-2800.


Albuquerque Museum of Art and History           

The Albuquerque Museum is a must-see destination. Whether you're a local seeking to be immersed in art or history, or a visitor wanting to experience Albuquerque's premier cultural institution, be sure to include a visit to the Museum.


For more information visit: or call (505)242-4600.


American International Rattlesnake Museum

The Rattlesnake Museum is an exciting and educational experience for the entire family. This animal conservation museum reveals the hundreds of ways that rattlesnakes and other "less desirable" animals have influenced our lives. Examples are given through artifacts, memorabilia, and the largest collection of different species of live rattlesnakes in the world. In fact, the Rattlesnake Museum hosts more different species than the Bronx Zoo, the Philadelphia Zoo, the National Zoo, the Denver Zoo, the San Francisco Zoo, and the San Diego Zoo, all combined! Species from North, Central, and South America are presented in beautifully recreated habitats. Myths are explored, phobias cured, and mysteries revealed at this must-see Museum of the Southwest.


For more information visit: or call (505)242-6569.


Turquoise Museum

The Turquoise Museum and its collection of turquoise have been used as a source of information and pictures for over 40 years. Uncover the mystery of turquoise, delve into its’ rich history, learn about the different mines, specimens, and stories of colorful characters at The Turquoise Museum in Albuquerque, New Mexico.


For more information visit: or call (505)247-8650.


Tiguex Park

Walk two loop paths at Tiguex Park, starting at 19th Street. The outer loop and inner loop connect at several points, adding variety. The park is visible from the street, and many people visit it.

For more information visit: or call (505)261-1028.



Other attractions & cultural points of interest:

ABQ BioPark

Enjoy fun, educational experiences at the Zoo, Botanic Garden, Tingley Beach, and Aquarium. Nestled next to the Rio Grande, minutes from downtown Albuquerque, the ABQ BioPark offers an oasis in the city. Join them for relaxation and recreation, and learn how ABQ BioPark supports conservation in New Mexico and around the world.

For more information visit: or call (505)768-2000.

Route 66 Tours

The famous Route 66 continues to guide visitors through Albuquerque, from the volcanoes on the city's far west side past the Rio Grande Botanical Garden and the Albuquerque Aquarium, through historic Old Town and the Downtown business district, and continuing eastward through the University of New Mexico and the trendy Nob Hill area, where you'll find many of the city's best restaurants, distinctive shops and boutiques.  Take the Route 66 tour!

For more information visit:


Indian Pueblo Cultural Center

Visit the Indian Pueblo Cultural Center and see if you can find all 19 of our murals (more than any other building in New Mexico) or join our Mural Discovery Tour, offered every Friday at 1 pm for a moving introduction to nine of these spectacular murals.  The vibrant murals at the Indian Pueblo Cultural Center (IPCC) tell a story about the role of the seasons, dance, harvest, agriculture and animals in Pueblo life and are a can’t-miss part of your visit.

For more information visit: or call (505)843-7270.


National Hispanic Cultural Center

The National Hispanic Cultural Center (NHCC), located along the banks of the Rio Grande in the historic Albuquerque neighborhood of Barelas, is dedicated to the preservation, promotion, and advancement of Hispanic culture, arts, and humanities. Since its grand opening in 2000, it has staged over 50 art exhibitions and 500 programs in the visual, performing, and literary arts. The NHCC provide venues for visitors to learn about Hispanic culture throughout the world.

For more information visit: or call (505)246-2261.


Sky City Cultural Center & Haak’u Museum

Voted #1 Best Native American Experience by the readers of USA Today and 10 Best,  Acoma Pueblo “Sky City” is the oldest continuously inhabited community in North America, dating back to as early as 1100 A.D.  Located 50 miles west of Albuquerque, “Sky City” sits atop a sandstone mesa 367 feet above the desert floor and is known as the physical and spiritual homeland to the Acoma people.  The Pueblo of Acoma is the 28th National Trust Historic Site designated by the National Trust for Historic Preservation, the first Native American site to be designated.

For more information visit: or call (505)552-7861.


Sandia Peak Tramway

Located on the eastern edge of Albuquerque in the Sandia Foothills at the end of Tramway Road, a trip on the Sandia Peak Aerial Tramway transports you above deep canyons and breathtaking terrain a distance of 2.7 miles. See some of nature’s more dramatic beauty unfold before you. At sunset the desert skies produce a spectacular array of color, and your vantage point from the observation deck atop 10,378 foot Sandia Peak in the Cibola National Forest affords an 11,000 square-mile panoramic view of the Rio Grande Valley and the Land of Enchantment.

For more information visit: or call (505)856-7325.


Nob Hill

Nob Hill is a vibrant district bursting with eclectic shops, swank dining, and chic nightspots. Route 66 neon signs and architecture combined with predominantly locally-owned shops, galleries and restaurants make Nob Hill a hip and fashionable area located just east of the University.

For more information visit:


Hot Air Ballooning Capital of the World

The “Hot Air Ballooning Capital of the World,” Albuquerque, offers superb year-round ballooning conditions. It’s the perfect place to embark on truly memorable balloon rides or attend hot air balloon events. Find a hot air balloon ride company to take you on an experience of a lifetime.

For more information visit:


Safe States has negotiated a discounted rate with Rainbow Ryder hot air ballooning company. For more information on that experience, click here.


Casa Rondena Winery

Enjoy the best wine experience Albuquerque has to offer with family and friends at Casa Rondena Winery. Enjoy Casa Rondena Winery’s gracious hospitality in the midst of Iberian/Moorish architecture and tranquil gardens as you relax with a glass of your favorite wine by the pond or stroll through its vineyard bursting with grapes ready for harvest. With the stunning Sandia Mountains as your backdrop, bring your family and lose yourself in the timelessness that is Casa Rodena Winery!

For more information visit: or call (505)344-5911.


If you would like to explore more of Albuquerque, the following links have been provided for your convenience:


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