Albuquerque’s ornate beauty and enchanted outdoors have a solo traveler’s heart in mind. Nestled at the base of the Sandia Mountains and centered around a slew of outdoor activities and a unique culture, Albuquerque is the perfect place for an amazing solo adventure.
As a solo traveler, the experience is yours to create. Explore local favorites with our locals' guide, or embrace the city as the ultimate tourist. Albuquerque offers things to do for every travel style and budget. Did we mention how friendly our locals are?
20 Great Things for Solo Travelers to do in Albuquerque
1. Hike the Sandia Mountain foothills, or enjoy the city's fantastic trails and open space preserves. Learn more about Albuquerque hiking here.
2. Learn about the city’s unique history and culture at one of the many museums and cultural centers.
3. Go on a themed bike tour with Routes Bicycle Tours & Rentals, or rent a bike and explore Albuquerque on two wheels on your own.
5. Relax and enjoy a local brew at Marble Brewery, or plan an evening of brewery hopping. With over 40 local breweries and taprooms, Albuquerque offers a brewery experience like no other. Get home safely by finding a rideshare or taxi.
7. Pick and roast your own green chile at Big Jim Farms – a U-PICK farm and farm market.
9. Embrace the public art scene with a Downtown mural mosey, ABQ Artwalk (the first Friday of each month) or ArtsCrawl.
10. Take in some of Albuquerque’s most picturesque spots and snap a few photos to light up your social media feed. Don’t forget to use #TrueABQ.
11. Grab a table for one and try one of the many unique chile dishes you’ll only find here in Albuquerque.
12. Depending on the season, float down the Rio Grande River or snowshoe your way through the Sandia Mountains with guided tours from MST Adventures.
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15. Embrace the ultimate foodie experience at Sawmill Market and Tin Can Alley.
16. See a traditional flamenco show at Casa Flamenca or Tablao Flamenco in Hotel Albuquerque.
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18. Have a night out, and meet locals at bars you’ll only find in Albuquerque.
20. During the spring and summer, stroll through one of the city’s various growers’ markets for fresh local produce and goodies.