Take a Relaxing Vacation In Albuquerque’s Old Town
If you’re looking for a unique vacation, don’t miss Albuquerque’s historic Old Town district. Featuring lodging, dining, tours, a museum and cultural attractions, shopping, and more, it’s got everything you’re looking for in a getaway. Located in the heart of Albuquerque, Old Town is the perfect spot to get a taste of the city. There’s something for everyone here.
Shopping and Dining
No matter what your preferences are in terms of shopping and eating, Old Town has all of the bases covered. With regard to shopping, Old Town is home to many local merchants, including art galleries, antiques, clothing and accessories, gift and souvenir shops, jewelry stores, and many other specialty shops that you’ll love. Here you can visit the open-year-round Christmas Shop, check out the Southwest Barter store, where visitors can actually barter their products and services, rent bicycles, and experience so much more. Once you’ve worked up an appetite after all that shopping, stop by one of the many restaurants, such as authentic Mexican at Garduno’s at Old Town or Hacienda Del Rio Cantina, New Mexican Fare at La Placita Dining Rooms and High Noon Restaurant & Saloon, or sweets at Rolling in Dough Bakery-Caffe.
Culture and Tours
Take in some of the sights in Old Town while you’re here as well. There are a few different attractions, perfect for the whole family. Enjoy the ABQ Bio Park, which includes an aquarium, zoo, and botanical gardens, or visit one of the museums, such as the Albuquerque Museum of Art & History, the New Mexico Museum of Natural History and Science, or the Turquoise Museum, which showcases more than 80 mines in its collection.
If you prefer a guided tour rather than exploring on your own, you’re in luck. There are Pedi Cab tours, trolley tours, history tours, rent-a-bike tours, and perhaps two of the more unique options, the Ghost Tour of Old Town and the Candy Lady Tour, which takes visitors to different locations featured in the TV show “Breaking Bad.”
Ready to explore Old Town for yourself? Book a hotel room at Barcelona Suites in Albuquerque for your stay.