How To Get Around Albuquerque
Where am I and how did I get here? Only you can answer the latter, but as to the former, the contents herein are designed to highlight various aspects of life in Albuquerque. Goods and services are, for the most part, local to the UNM area. Where are all these places?
Restaurants Close By
- Frontier – 2400 Central, You’re not a real Lobo until you’ve consumed an enchilada plate at 1:00 am here!
- Olympia – 2210 Central, Consistently good Greek.
- Yasmine’s Cafe – 1600 Central, Middle Eastern, fast and good.
- The Cube – 1520 Central, Barbecue, hot dogs, fries.
- 66 Diner - 1405 Central, Whimsical, retro diner featuring traditional diner fare amid a vintage jukebox & soda fountain.
- Gyro’s Mediterranean – Greek, popular, nice lunch with outside tables.
- Saggios – Pizza and beer, frenetic energy along with good pizza.
- Which Wich – your combinatorics problem while you eat: how many different sandwiches are possible?
- Cheba Hut - excellent sandwiches!
- Kai’s Chinese – standard American Chinese, can get very full at noon.
- El Patio – New Mexican, fantastic green and red chile, nice patio in front and now offers breakfast!
- Times Square Deli Mart – yes, it really is a New York deli, try to resist the cream-filled canneloni innocently sitting on the counter.
- Maurya Cuisine of India- Indian, kind staff, good food and relaxing surroundings.
- Annapurna World Cafe – all vegetarian, great chai.
- Chillz – 2720 Central – Estancia grown raspberries atop custard ice cream and the ever reliable funnel cake!
- Flying Star Cafe - 3416 Central, great for dessert and coffee; serves a full menu also.
- Il Vicino – 3403 Central, brew pub, pizza, sandwiches, typically loud and fun, great for people watching.
- Quarters BBQ – 801 Yale SE, go here when you are really hungry and not on a diet.
- Chen’s Chinese Food – 235 Juan Tabo NE, great little Mom and Pop place (Thanks, Joe!).
- India Kitchen – 6910 Montgomery NE, great Indian food near the corner of Montgomery and Louisiana.
- Pho Nguyen – 7202 Menaul NE, Vietnamese, quite good, excellent service.
- El Pinto - 10500 4th NW, huge, beautiful Hacienda style Mexican restaurant, in warm months the large outside patio is a great place to take out of town visitors.
- Farm & Table - 8917 4th St NW, Upscale, regionally inspired cuisine made from local & seasonal ingredients amid Southwestern decor.
- R.B. Winning Coffee Co – 111 Harvard SE, good coffee, fast for lunch, lots of attitude.
- Satellite Coffee - Central and Harvard SE, high quality fully leaded caffeine delivery food and beverage options, all in a smooth/cool/tech atmosphere complete with big chairs and small soft lights, go here to start your tech blog rather than get any real work done.
- Alpine Sausage Kitchen – 2800 Indian School NE, traditional German meats and small selection of imported items, Vera may bite your head off so take a number and shut up!
- La Montanita Coop – 3500 Central, everything organic, beautiful fruits and vegetables, bulk foods.
- Smiths - 2620 Carlisle NE or 320 Yale SE, standard grocery store: nothing spectacular, but has a lot of everything.
- Sprouts Farmers Market- 5112 Lomas Blvd. NE, has organic and natural food products.
- Talin Market- 88 Louisiana Blvd SE, has a variety of international foods.
- Whole Foods- 2103 Carlisle Boulevard NE, carries organic fruits, vegetables and meats.
- Student Pharmacy - on campus, located at Student Health Center and Undergraduate Studies ( Bldg. 73 on central campus map).
- Walgreens – 2950 Central, a standard pharmacy and variety store, includes liquor sales, go figure…
- Walgreens - 3501 Lomas NE, ditto the above as well, although this location has the distinction of not including liquor.
- Wal-Mart – 2701 Carlisle NE, everything you could possibly think of for under $100.
- Wal-Mart – 301 San Mateo SE, same thing, alternate location.
Near the airport
- AmericInn Hotel & Suites Albuquerque Airport (2.3 miles from campus)
- Comfort Inn Albuquerque Airport (1.6 miles from campus)
- Courtyard Albuquerque Airport (1.9 miles from campus)
- Days Inn and Suites Airport Albuquerque (2.1 miles from campus)
- Sheraton Albuquerque Airport Hotel (2.6 miles from campus)
Near the University
- Crowne Plaza Albuquerque (1.7 miles from campus)
- Fairfield Inn Albuquerque University Area (1.9 miles from campus)
- Hampton Inn Albuquerue-University/Midtown (3.2 miles from campus)
- Holiday Inn Express& Suites Albuquerque Midtown (2.3 miles from campus)
- Residence Inn Albuquerque (2.8 miles from campus)
Movies and Video Stores
- Movie Guide and Showtimes
- Century 14 Downtown Albuquerque Theater – Central and 1st Street
- Century Rio 24 Plex and XD Theater – Take the Jefferson exit from I-25
- Cinemark Movies 8 – 4591 San Mateo NE, second run moves for $1.50
- Regal Winrock Stadium 16 IMAX & RPX,2100 Louisiana Blvd. N.E.
- The Guild – 3405 Central, maybe the last remaining independent movie house in the city, shows off-beat, fun stuff.
- Hastings-6001 Lomas Blvd NE, offers a variety of movies to rent along with books, music and movies available for purchase.
- Bicycling Trail Map
- Albuquerque Road Runners
- Ski Sandia Peak
- Ski Santa Fe
- Ski Taos
- Hiking/Exploring New Mexico
City Attractions and Fun Stuff
- New Mexico Rio Grande Zoo, 903 10th Street SW, 764-6200: See the polar bears!
- Albuquerque Aquarium, Rio Granda Botanical Garden, 2601 Central NW, 764-6200: See the sharks!
- National Hispanic Cultural Center of New Mexico, 1701 4th Street SW, 246-2261: Un punto de partida para arte, cultura, y baile!
- New Mexico Museum of Natural History and Dynamax Theater, 1801 Mountain NW, 841-2800: See the dinosaurs!
- National Museum of Nuclear Science and History, 601 Eubank SE, 245-2137: Oppenheimer, Fermi, Enola Gay: Learn about 1940s New Mexico!
- Indian Pueblo Cultural Center, 2401 2nd NW, 843-7270: Broaden your knowledge!
- Old Town, Central at Rio Grande: It all started in 1706!
- Sandia Peak and Tramway, 10 Tramway Loop, 856-6419: A ride you won’t forget!
- New Mexico Philharmonic Orchestra, 3301 Menaul NE, 881-9590: Impress your date!
- Popejoy Hall, UNM Campus, 277-3824: There is life beyond Farris!
- Albuquerque Museum, 2000 Mountain NW, 243-7255: Appreciate something different!
- Albuquerque Indoor Karting, 5110 Copper NE, 265-7223: Show off your driving skills!
- The New Mexico Veterans’ Memorial, 1100 Louisiana Blvd. SE, 256-2042: Give your thanks to a NM Vet!
- American International Rattlesnake Museum, 202 San Felipe NW, 242-6569: Check out the rattlers!
Albuquerque Data Compendiums
- Albuquerque Detailed Profile
- Albuquerque on Wikipedia
- Albuquerque on Yelp (Visitor Reviews, Locals Too Busy Eating and Skiing)
- Duke City Fix
- Henry Shapiro’s Culture Finder
Clear your Head: Great Day Trips
- Santa Fe - Rich in art, culture, food, and history. Santa Fe is located about one hour north of Albuquerque.
- Acoma Pueblo – Discover the centuries-old history of New Mexico’s southwest Indians. Acoma Pueblo offers a window in time where Native people carry on the customary traditions of their ancestors through Native American pottery making and tribal celebrations.
- Cochiti Lake – A large campground with easy access to the lake and its associated watersports. If you enjoy the water, this is a good campground to visit.
- El Morro – Ancestral Puebloans, Spanish and American travelers carved over 2,000 signatures, dates, messages, and petroglyphs.
- Gran Quivira – Ancient stone houses built by early American Indians who inhabited central New Mexico.
- Hiking the Sandias – Offers over 60 different trails totaling over 150 miles.
- Mount Taylor -Built from many successive lava flows followed by ask flows and erupted repeatedly for two million years.
- Petroglyph National Monument – protects one of the largest petroglyph sites in North America, featuring designs and symbols carved onto volcanic rocks by Native Americans and Spanish settlers 400 to 700 years ago.
- U-Mound Bouldering – Guide and instructions on bouldering.
- The Very Large Array – The world’s premier astronomical radio observatories, consists of 27 radio antennas in a Y-shaped configuration on the Plains of San Agustin fifty miles west of Socorro, New Mexico.
- Que Freaky! Channel Tesla in Quemado – Land art work consisting of 400 stainless steel poles with solid, pointed tips, arranged in a rectangular 1 mile by 1 kilometer grid array.
- State of New Mexico Information – Statistics of New Mexico along with history, map, and geography.
- New Mexico Culture – information on all cultures of New Mexico, includes important cultural sites and information about preservation.
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