Visit Albuquerque, Safely.

Albuquerque is slowly and safely re-opening.

We are moving carefully and thoughtfully to help protect everyone who lives here or visits.

Here in ABQ, we’ve worked hard to flatten the curve and keep our city safe, and now we ask that as we begin to open up and enjoy all that Albuquerque has to offer, you join us in helping to keep everyone healthy. 

The safety and health of Albuquerque residents and those visiting us, are the motivation behind our rules and government guidelines. Join us in making the New Mexico Safe Promise and help keep New Mexico safe and healthy. 

Whether you’re ready to hit the road, get on the trail, or enjoy your favorite Albuquerque flavors, there are many ways to safely explore and enjoy our vibrant city. 

Explore the Great Outdoors

Take a Driving Tour

Dine and Shop Safely

Go on a Self-guided Tour

Safety Guidelines for Businesses, Residents, and Visitors

In reference to CDC guidance and Governor Lujan Grisham’s Executive Orders, safety guidelines have been put into place for reopening businesses.  

Visit Albuquerque has been keeping an updated record of  the most recent guidelines for you to see and use. Learn more about Albuquerque and New Mexico’s COVID-19 guidelines and restrictions here

We ask that our visitors and residents help us keep our community safe follow these key safety guidelines:

  • Stay home if you are sick or have been in contact with a sick person
  • Wash your hands often with soap and water for at least 20 seconds
  • Avoid touching your eyes, nose, and mouth
  • Maintain 6 feet of distance from others
  • Wear a protective face covering in public 
  • Limit contact with others
  • Avoid congregating in public areas
  • Stay on trails except to let people pass (maintain 6 feet of distance)
  • Call ahead to confirm if an attraction or park is open and under what conditions
  • Avoid high-risk activities like rock climbing or backcountry activities, as law enforcement and rescue operations may be limited
  • Select low-traffic locations and times. Whenever possible, travel less-traveled locations during off-peak hours to avoid potential crowding
     

Explore the Great Outdoors

Albuquerque is home to the gorgeous Sandia mountains to the east and the Rio Grande running right through the city. Our scenery combined with hundreds of miles of bike paths, hiking trails, and walking paths makes up the natural beauty and exhilaration of our city.

Find some of Albuquerque's best hiking trails

Get outside with our guide to Albuquerque's walking paths

Explore the city on two wheels on Albuquerque's many bike paths

Start looking up, and check out our guide to bird watching in and around Albuquerque 

Learn more about Albuquerque's outdoors adventures 

Explore Safely: Current outdoor guidelines and restrictions  
 

Take a Driving Tour

With Route 66 running through the heart of the city along Central Avenue Albuquerque travelers can explore some of the city’s most beloved neighborhoods right from their cars. The historic highway is adorned with buzzing neon signs, vintage artifacts, and epitomizes the unique retro influence on our city’s local culture. During a drive through Albuquerque, you can experience an authentic fusion of old and new along Route 66 or check out some of the city’s most authentic works of art on a self-guided mural driving tour. 

Discover Albuquerque's street art and many murals

Take a driving tour of Historic Route 66 through Albuquerque 
 

Dine and Shop Safely

Albuquerque is known for its bold flavors, craft beers and wines and unique shopping. While restrictions are in place throughout the city to keep everyone safe and healthy, it’s still easy to explore the flavors or the city while also supporting local restaurants and shops. 

Restaurants in Albuquerque are currently operating indoor and patio dine-in service at 50% of maximum occupancy in accordance with COVID-Safe Practices. Bar and counter seating is prohibited and no standing service is allowed. Breweries are also operating at 50% maximum occupancy for indoor and outdoor seating. Breweries must adhere to COVID-Safe Practices for restaurants. No more than six people may be seated at any single table. Not all restaurants are offering the same services, so please call the restaurant before arriving. Food service establishments can still operate through take-out and home delivery service. All retailers and most non-essential businesses are operating at 25% capacity. We encourage that you contact any retailers individually before visiting to confirm hours of operation, closures or changes in services. 

Find restaurants in Albuquerque offering takeout and delivery options 

Find stores in Albuquerque offering online sales and services and shop ABQ online  

Learn more about shopping in Albuquerque 

Learn more about dining in Albuquerque  
 

Go on a Self-guided Tour

With more than 310 days of sunshine each year, Albuquerque makes it easy to spend more time outside. Whether you want to take your family on a downtown walking tour to see local street art and murals, explore one of our unique neighborhoods on foot, or just get out on one of the city’s many walking paths, a self-guided walking tour through Albuquerque is a great way to take in the sights. 

Explore one of Albuquerque's many walking paths

Explore one of Albuquerque's unique neighborhoods with our neighborhood guide

Go on a self-guided Downtown mural mosey 

Explore Albuquerque on two wheels. Learn more about the city's bike paths and rentals