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Nob Hill is a vibrant district with eclectic shops, swanky dining and chic nightspots. Its Route 66 architecture and neon signs, combined with predominantly locally owned shops, galleries and restaurants, make Nob Hill a hip and fashionable area.
Distance from Airport: 4.1 miles/6.6 kilometers
Activities: Boutique & upscale shopping, dining, art galleries, nightlife
Highlights: Historic Route 66
Central Avenue became part of Route 66 in 1937, along the trajectory from Chicago to Los Angeles. Back then, Nob Hill was a burgeoning suburb of Albuquerque's downtown area, which was only a few miles west. Located just east of the University of New Mexico, Nob Hill spans a mile-long stretch of Central Avenue and is marked on either end by neon arches. This lively district is bursting with activity, from food to arts to nightlife and student life.
With its historic buildings, abundant neon and high style, Nob Hill is Albuquerque's premier district for unique shopping, dining and entertainment. It's a place that locals frequent and visitors love.
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