My daughter and I will be traveling through New Mexico next month. Albuquerque is our half way point of the trip and would like to stay overnight. The last time I stayed there, my son and I just picked a convenient motel off the interstate. BIG MISTAKE! Hotel had several rooms with crack heads. The neighborhood was scary - lots of homeless and other types wandering around. We even had a stranger come into our room because the desk clerk did not recode the key card!!! Please let me know which area convenient to I40 would be safe for two ladies.
We are from rural Nebraska and would like to come and see Albuquerque. Any sights we should in no way miss? And can two old ranchers from Nebraska handle the traffic in Albuquerque?
I will be arriving at the airport, and need to get to Las Vegas, NM do you have an airport suttle service?
And what would be the cost.
Hi, I have been to Albuquerque 3 times in the past year to visit my daughter and family. They moved there a little over a year ago. Two times we have driven there and in August I flew there. Every single time I've gone there I get very sick with diarrhea and vomiting. I mean REALLY sick. I had to go to the hospital in August due to being so dehydrated. No one can tell me why I keep getting sick. I don't get sick at home or anywhere else we travel to. If anyone has any idea please post and let me know. We are going to be going again Oct 5 and I am scared to death to go. Please help if you can. Thank you, Donna
I'll be in Albuquerque area from June 3 - June 7, 2013, just wondering if there are any special festivals, parades, etc. during this time period. I already have a balloon ride scheduled, can hardly wait.
Arriving in ABQ towards late afternoon, with the next full day to stay there, but actually don't want to miss out on Santa Fe before moving on. Staying at Best Western Rio Grande. We'll probably go into the Old town after our arrival in the late afternoon; any ideas where to eat some good NM chow? Better to stay in the center or is there anywhere decent near the hotel? And on day 2: is it realistic to travel to Santa Fe via the Turquoise Trail, coming back via El Camino Real? What's parking like in Santa Fe? Is it better to eat somewhere on the road before getting there? We also want to visit a pueblo but they all look as if the journey north of SF would add on miles/time to our day, taking away from the time spent in SF. Are there any interesting pueblos west of ABQ which we could visit on our way out on day 3? Not ones with guided tours.
Hi! Any solo female attending this year's Balloon Fiesta? If so contact me I will be there on the 11th until the 14th.
I recently graceless to Colorado and was looking for some horse hail pottery. The pottery in Colorado was very expensive. My dad always brought me back a piece of horse hair pottery when he went elk hunting in new Mexico and I know he didn't pay much for them. Can anyone tell me where at in new Mexico I can get some that is not so expensive.?
I will be travelling to Albuquerque and intent to do a touring along the Historical Route 66. I read that there are 3 section to the central ave, namely nob hill, downtown and old town.
1. May i know which section has the neon light along Central Avenue?
2. May I know what is the best time of the day to do each section?
I have plans for traveling to below places: I will be reaching on 26th Feb noon and leaving on 29th noon so almost have 3 clear days. I am even willing to leave local sight seeing in Albuquerque. I would like to know how to cover these places economically like bus and train and how much time it will take
Would love to know the following:
What are the safe areas to stay and average hotel cost for a budget traveler like me
How many days are required to cover Albuquerque, Santa Fe and any other interesting place nearby
What is the economical way to cover all this ( rail, bus , local traveling etc)
Where to eat authentic good food
I am from the BAY AREA and will be in your
city from 08/10/2011 to 08/15/2011 and I
would like to go to a club that has a DJ
that spins HOUSE MUSIC.Please send me
in the right direction
I'm visiting ABQ in early November. Looking for accommodation which will give reasonably easy access to eateries, Downtown and Old Town as I am a non-driver (will use public transport and some tours).
Please comment on the following with regards to location and access to Alvarado Transportation Centre :
1 Embassy Suites, 1000 Woodward Place NE
2 Hote Blue, 717 Central Ave NW
3 Econo Lodge Downtown, 817 Central Ave NE
4 Doubletree Hotel, 201 Marquette Ave NW
5 Silver Moon Lodge, 918 Central SW
Looking forward to reading your replies!
Closest water hole from ABQ ?
im planning to arrive next few weeks. this is very last minute .. can anyone suggest any tours that i can sign up to?
i prefer to tour by myself without a tour, but i cant drive..
Do you have advices/directions for me to visit some of the places stated below:
1. White sands
2. Ice caves.
3. Aztec ruins
Really appreciate your replies..
Im thing of staying at one of these 3 motels:
Americas Best Value Inn
All at Central Ave (close to Miltons Restaurant).
one week early july, im a tourist from sweden.
Do you know if this hotel is a ok place to stay at, and do you know if they have water in the pool in july?
Thank you so much
a tourist from europe coming to abq in july
On our trip next September, Albuquerque looks like the only area to stay in while crossing thru on I-40. I figured there would be no problem finding accommodations, but from the reviews and other research so far, most of the ones I've found have signs of somewhat unsafe surroundings, cars broken into, etc.
We really want to stay in a place where we're comfortable about the surroundings and not have to worry about our car overnight, etc. So where are the nicer areas with modern hotels that would be suitable for us for a night? Even the name-brand chains in the city have some pretty scary reviews.
I did make a (cancelable) reservation at the Hilton Garden Inn Uptown. Seems OK, but again some questionable reviews (although from 2008) and the low price for the room is almost suspicious. Also right next to I-40.
So, any suggestions?
Hi -- I just decided to do a long week-end in the Albuquerque/Sante Fe area in a couple of weeks. This will be my first time visiting, so a couple of questions:
Should I stay in Albuquerque or Sante Fe? I'll have a car, but I'd like something in a safe, walkable area close to restaurants, galleries, shops, etc. (not a top priority, but would be nice)
I'm thinking of visiting the Petroglyphs, Sandia Peak and Old Town....any other recommendations?
If time permits, I was thinking of driving up to Taos. Is it worth the the drive or should I just spend my time between SF and Albuquerque?
Thanks in advance!
Is Acoma wheelchair accessible? We are planning a family trip for next year and need to know if my daughter would be able to manuever Acoma.
Thank you, Kathy Hoppe
Has anyone taken the Albuquerque Trolley Balloon glow tour?
THey say it includes admission to the chaser's club tent. We are wondering if it is worth the extra money, and if you can see all you need to see from that spot. DO they stay late enough to see the fire works?
We are attending for the first time. We have a room and car booked. What else would you recommend reserving in advance. Do we need to buy tickets ahead of time? Do they sell out? What should we take in? We will be there for 5 days. 4 adults 50+ so still very able to walk about. How about some good restaurants off the beaten path (if there is such a thing that week). Anyone ever take a ride with Balloon Ryders? Any pilots we should ask for?
thanks for your help.
We are planning a trip to Albuquerque, and were planning on spending one night and about 1 and a half days.
Mt first question: We are planning on taking the Sandia tram, the Petroglyph national park, a visit to old town, and nob hill. I was wondering if that's too much for the time we are spending there, or not enough. If too much, what should we pass on, and if not enough, what should we add?
And my second question, we are looking at staying at the LaQuinta on I25 and San Antonio Drive I believe. I was wondering if that's a decent enough hotel in a decent enough neighborhood, and if not, where should we stay?
We hope to attend the Balloon Fiesta for a few days this year. Does anyone know if you need a rental car, or are there shuttle busses and public transportation that we can use? Can you recommend a hotel that would be near the launch sites? What else do we need to know and plan for for this?
Thanks in advance for your help!
Would like to take a motorcoach tour of seniors up the Sandia Crest Scenic Byway
Is Hiway 536 Ok for a motorcoach? Would like to go up and then come back down the same way. Thanks for your help.
Thanks for the info onmy previous post. One more. Our senior motorcoach will be traveling from ABQ to farmington via 550. If we can only make one stop should we stop at Jemez Pueblo or some other enroute? Also could I get a brief explanation on what aPueblo is and we can expect to see? Should we go if some are somewhat mobility limited? (not seriously) Thanks for your help.
can you drive up to the peak? (where the tram goes?)Is there a gift shop etc at the peak and/or bottom where the tram leaves from?
Are the park and rides worth the money?
Is the cost 15 dollars each day? Can you ride all day?
Suggestions to drive into the park if the ParkNRide is not
What if the balloons are grounded for weather- how does that
affect your purchased ParkNRide ticket?
I am planning 2009 attendance and would appreciate any TIPS!
I'll be visiting to watch UNM Volleyball, and am staying near the airport. Is it safe to walk the 1.5 miles up Yale to Central to the vb venue at Johnson Center?
What are your suggestions for places to visit for someone who has no car and relies on public transport? Are there many places of attraction that are easy to get to? Also, I would like any recommendations of anyone's favourite places to visit, acommodation and eating, as I am a student so need to keep costs to a minimum.