When you go on business trips, sure, you have to do work, but that’s not to say that you’re spending every waking moment burning the midnight oil. At the same time, however, business trips are generally not ideal times for things like sightseeing or checking out the local nightlife—you work during the day, and night time is spent relaxing and unwinding (hopefully). So what do you do during the downtime? If you’re like a lot of people, you venture out of the hotel and get some serious shopping done. So where’s the best place to do that in Albuquerque?
Coronado Mall, Cottonwood Mall
The Coronado and Cottonwood Malls offer shoppers everything they could want. Coronado features over 150 store and is the biggest shopping mall in not just Albuquerque, but all of New Mexico. Visit popular department stores or smaller boutiques that sell a certain product. Cottonwood Mall offers all your favorite stores as well, and from Thanksgiving to New Year’s every year, the mall features the New Mexico Book Co-Op, a book shop whose initiative is to feature local authors.
Nob Hill Shopping District, Downtown District
The Nob Hill neighborhood is home to plenty of shops and boutiques, with wares ranging from photography equipment to locally made jewelry to antiques. It’s located on historic Route 66, and you can find whatever your heart desires in this area. As for the Downtown district, here you’ll find various shops that sell a plethora of different things. The downtown area just underwent a major beautification project, as well, so it’s a very beautiful part of the city.
If you’re staying at the Barcelona Suites, you’re in luck. ABQ Uptown is an upscale shopping center surrounded by ultramodern looking apartment complexes. Here, you’ll find high-end retailers as well as beautiful stone courtyards and foliage, as well as music playing outdoors to really complete the wonderful atmosphere. Whatever strikes your fancy, you’ll be able to find plenty of shopping options in Albuquerque.