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Uptown Albuquerque 

The Uptown area encompasses a major business center as well as EXPO NM, and two of Albuquerque’s major shopping malls. EXPO NM is the home to the New Mexico State Fair, one of the largest State Fairs in the country, and during the year it is a major venue for sporting events, festivals and concerts. Coronado Center and ABQ Uptown feature national department stores with nationally recognized brands.

At a Glance: Uptown
Distance from Airport 9.8 Miles/15.77 KM
Activities Extensive Shopping, Dining, Rodeo, Performing Arts, Weekly Flea Market
Highlights Annual State Fair; Upscale Shopping, Mall Shopping & Dining Area

The Uptown area is the heart of the city’s modern shopping and business district, including the 222,000 square foot retail center ABQ Uptown, where you'll find a mix of big national brands as well as local specialty shops. The neighborhood is home to a wide variety of shopping, dining and lodging options, from boutique clothing shops to well-known New Mexican restaurants, high-rise hotels and mom ‘n’ pop motels. 

This part of the city is also home to EXPO NM, home of the State Fairgrounds and host to major events throughout the year. The New Mexico State Fair is one of the nation’s largest state fairs in the country, and is held here each September. EXPO NM hosts a popular flea market every weekend, as well as regular arts and crafts shows, horse shows, concerts and sporting events at Tingley Coliseum.