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.
Bit of a broad question, we are travelling from Flagstaff to Santa fe. Think doing it in one day is a bit to much.
Thinking of stopping in Albuquerque to get up early and go along the Turquoise Trail. Thats still a big drive between Flagstaff and Albuquerque. Any other sugestions for somewhere to stay enroute so we are not driving miles and will we be missing lots of interest on the way?
Sorry for broad question but just worried about driving 400 miles Flagstaff to Santa Fe in one go.
Hope to ask more specific questions later so please be patient!
I want to travel by bus to Taos from Santa Fe, NM. What is the nearest bus station and the name of the bus from Santa Fe that goes to Taos? What bus to take going there? I need more information about bus travel from Santa Fe to Taos or vice versa. Thanks.
I would like to know if it is permitted to photograph museums and churches, and local people in Santa Fe, NM.
Any sights that are forbidden to take pictures? Thanks.
Hi! Any solo female attending this year's Balloon Fiesta? If so contact me I will be there on the 11th until the 14th.
Hi everyone, i've planned to go travel to Vietnam over coming time and my friends recommended me moving by train to enjoy beautiful landscapes of the country. They suggested i could book ticket online via official website of Vietnam raiway industry but i haven't sure about its safety. If you could possibly give me more advice, thank you website : http://www.vietnamrailways.com
Wishing to do a Hoover Dam tour in a Hummer from Vegas. A few companies to choose from it seems. Anyone got any experiences / recommendations please ?
My husband and I are contemplating a two-week vacation in September – likely starting in Albuquerque and driving counter-clockwise through Colorado, Utah, and Arizona before returning to Albuquerque. We would appreciate any tips, warnings, recommendations, etc., anyone could offer us. Such as: What weather can we anticipate during that time? Are there some roads we should avoid (we’ll be renting a medium size sedan – not an SUV)? Anything in that general area which is considered a must-see/must-do (keeping in mind I’m 55 and my husband is 65)? Or anything else you’d deem that we should know before we go. Thanks for your help!
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.?
We love nature and history and haven't been to NM before. If u had 7 days how would u divide your time in northern NM ending up back in Albuquerque? Thx.
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? Thank you
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 Chimayo Taos Santa fe
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
My husband and I will be traveling to Santa Fe and staying Christmas week...we will have our 21 yr old and 15 yr old with us...we need ideas on a basic plan of things to do...they are interested in sledding or snowmobiling...other events or things to do...suggestions? Thanks We are also thinking of a vacation rental instead of a hotel
Okay... My plan is to go to Santa Fe, NM September 2012, but am trying to figure out what I need to plan for (I'm a freak about writing and rewriting and rewriting lists, ect)... My main reason for going is Georgia O'Keeffe. I'm hoping to be able to go on the tour of her home/studio. The problem is that I don't drive because of a vision problem.. Is there a way to get from Santa Fe to Abiquiu relatively simply without personally driving there?
Looking to fly from east coast then drive to Silver City, NM to hike a couple weeks. Is there transport (bus, etc.) from any area airport (Tucson, Albuquerque, Phoenix) or cost-efficient 1-way rental from airports with drop in Silver City. (A 1-day rental to drive from Tucson to LasCruces (where I STILL need a ride) was215!!!
I'd appreciate advice on where to visit late March/early April '12. Two adult couples; guys like golf and the ladies like the pool and spa. Shopping not important. We'd like a "home base" where we could also enjoy day trips for sightseeing. We are concerned about the weather as we are coming form the cold north and want warmth. Thanks for your help.
Hello Albuquerque!! 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
We attended the Santa Fe Opera 4 years ago. I was surprised last time to see that the dress was pretty casual, and I remember it being cold at the end of the evening. I am wanting to find out if anyone knows what is/ isn't appropriate dress. I will also be bringing my oldest daughter for the first time, so want to make sure to guide her in "what-to-wear".
I'm flying in to SAF Municipal in September, a solo trip, no car and I'm getting so upset because I'm reading that there is absolutely no way to get to my hotel which is near the Plaza. Does anyone have a roundabout idea how much a cab would cost from SAF to the Plaza? OR is there an alternative way of just getting to the plaza with out renting a car? I thought it would be easier to do it this way than to go into ABQ, now I see I'm wrong. Didn't really want to spend a fortune getting to my hotel. Too late to change plans now. Thanks so much for any help.
Hey fellow VTers! Hope you're all having a good day out there. Wondering if anyone is local to Gallup and can tell me anything about the above. Not a single review to be found anywhere on the internet. Looking to know whether its in an OK part of town and any other useful information.
Hi all - just a head's up to travelers to northern New Mexico that there's a large wildfire burning in the Los Alamos/Bandelier National Monument area. Los Alamos is being evacuated and the park has been closed until further notice. From the NPS website: "Update: June 26, 2011 Bandelier NM has closed due to a large wildfire that ignited today west of the park. The fire behavior is extreme and poses a danger to the park. The park will be closed until conditions are safe. The park website won't be updated again until the park reopens." Area road closures and other updates can be monitored here: http://nmfireinfo.wordpress.com/ Park information can be found here: http://www.nps.gov/band/index.htm
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 ?
I was wondering if the caves were open to people with baby strollers. Not sure how the navigation is down there so any help would be appreciated.
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 Econo Lodge Stardust 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 Mats, Sweden a tourist from europe coming to abq in july
My husband and I (retired but young at heart) are interested in relocating. With the following criteria in mind, I’m grateful for any suggestions of where we might look. ANY and all suggestions welcome, even if they are outside of New Mexico. 1. Year around pleasant weather 60-80 degrees 2. Small town feel & friendly residents 3. Easily and safely accessible town by Bike/walk 4. outdoor markets with fresh fruits and veggies 5. frequent street performers or free outdoor concerts 6. reasonably safe environment (assuming one uses common sense)