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Uptown

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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
Attractions
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, but it is also home to EXPO NM, Home of the State Fairgrounds. Here you’ll find 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.

EXPO NM Home of the State Fairgrounds is located in the Uptown area and is home to one of the nation’s largest state fairs 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.

EXPO NM Home of the State Fairgrounds is located in the Uptown area and is home to one of the nation’s largest state fairs 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.