The Uptown area encompasses a major business center as well as EXPO New Mexico and two of Albuquerque’s main shopping malls. EXPO New Mexico is home to the New Mexico State Fair, one of the largest state fairs in the country. During the year it is a popular venue for sporting events, festivals and concerts. Coronado Center, Winrock Town Center and ABQ Uptown feature a wide range of shopping opportunities, including local shops and national department stores.
Distance from Airport: 9.8 miles/15.77 kilometers
Activities: Shopping, dining, rodeo, performing arts, weekly flea market
Highlights: Annual New Mexico State Fair, upscale shopping, mall shopping, dining
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 will find a mix of big national brands and local specialty and boutique shops. The neighborhood is home to a wide variety of shopping, dining and lodging options. Uptown offers everything from high-rise hotels to smaller, mid-range hotels, and its dining includes well-known national and New Mexican restaurants.
EXPO New Mexico hosts the New Mexico State Fair every September and major events throughout the year. The New Mexico State Fair is one of the nation’s largest state fairs. EXPO New Mexico also hosts a popular flea market every weekend, as well as regular arts and crafts shows, horse shows, concerts and sporting events at Tingley Coliseum.
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