Things to do Albuquerque

Explore things to do near our Albuquerque Airport hotel.

Less than a mile from and offering free airport transportation to New Mexico’s largest airport, our hotel is also close to downtown and convenient to dozens of central Albuquerque attractions, from the outstanding Maxwell Museum of Anthropology at the University of New Mexico to the several museums and historic sites in both Old Town. Head to nearby Nob Hill to check out the many distinctive restaurants, fine galleries, and craft breweries. Outdoors enthusiasts can enjoy test their golfing skills nearby and acclaimed UNM Golf Course, or explore the ancient drawings and symbols carved into volcanic rocks at Petroglyph National Monument.

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University of New Mexico

The University of New Mexico just minutes away where you can watch a football game, visit the museum or any of the major events held at the university.

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Nob Hill

Nob Hill is a vibrant district with eclectic shops, swanky dining and chic nightspots. Its Route 66 architecture and neon signs, combined with predominantly locally owned shops, galleries and restaurants, make Nob Hill a hip and fashionable area.

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Downtown Albuquerque

Downtown Albuquerque where neon still buzzes along Route 66 and drivers cruise past craft breweries and art galleries. A mix of both modern and ancient, Downtown is the vibrant heart of the city. The old Town marked the city's beginnings, Downtown grew up around the railroads, providing a transportation and commerce hub. Downtown Albuquerque has a bustling nightlife along Central Avenue and many events in the Albuquerque Civic Center.

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Kirtland Air Force Base

Kirtland Air Force Base is a United States Air Force base located in the southeast quadrant of the Albuquerque, New Mexico urban area, adjacent to the Albuquerque International Sun port. The base was named for the early Army aviator Col. Roy C. Kirtland.

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Rio Grande Zoo

Located next to the Rio Grande in Albuquerque, New Mexico, the 64-acre Zoo has been offering guests close encounters with exotic and native animals since 1927. Some of the most popular of the over 200 species are seals and sea lions, chimpanzees, gorillas, orangutans, elephants, polar bears, giraffes, hippos, camels, tamarins, koalas, Mexican wolves, cougars, monkeys, jaguars, zebras, and rhinos.