Get your Route 66 kicks as you drive through Albuquerque along the Mother Road. Follow the red tour on the Albuquerque Self-Guided Tours Map (PDF). Depending on your pace, the tour may take about four hours. It covers 4.2 miles/6.7 kilometers.
Include Nob Hill in your historic Route 66 travel plans. One of the first centralized shopping areas west of the Mississippi River, Nob Hill is now a thriving residential and commercial district, housing boutiques, art galleries and restaurants. See Nob Hill for more information.
Founded in 1889, UNM is the state's largest university. The campus features Pueblo Revival architecture, relaxing ponds and Southwestern landscaping and includes several museums, among them the University Art Museum, Maxwell Museum of Anthropology, and Museum of Southwestern Biology. See Midtown/University for more information.
With Central Avenue at its core, Downtown Albuquerque is vivacious and getting even more bustling. New restaurants, upscale retail stores, a 14-screen movie theater, and dynamic arts and music scenes make Downtown Albuquerque a great place to dine and be entertained.
Built on the grounds of, and in the style of, the majestic Alvarado Hotel, the Alvarado Transportation Center, at First Street and Central Avenue, is Albuquerque's hub for ground transportation. The passenger intermodal facility also features transportation memorabilia.
This beautiful historic theater was originally built to showcase vaudeville acts. It is famous for its Pueblo Deco architecture, which is particularly evident in the theater's murals and plaster ceilings. See the KiMo Theatre for more information.
The center of the original village of Albuquerque, Old Town has quaint streets that now accommodate a variety of Southwestern shops, restaurants and art galleries.