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A perfect trip to Albuquerque is one filled with discoveries. You’ll find ancient artifacts showcased with visions of tomorrow and window shopping that gives you glimpses into centuries past. Here, our spices and stories enliven your taste buds alike. But the best part of Albuquerque still has yet to be discovered: a side of yourself you’ve never met.

The Ultimate Weekend of Art & Shopping in Albuquerque

Day One


Enjoy an incredible brunch in Nob Hill at Zinc Wine and Bistro, where you’ll find flavors like Chocolate Peach Melba Crêpes and Green Chile Chicken Omelets.


Take a tour of the many varied art galleries and unique shops Downtown Albuquerque and the Nob Hill neighborhood have to offer, like the contemporary 516 Arts, locally made crafts at The Octopus and the Fox, authentic New Mexican wares at Gertrude Zachary Jewelry.


Stop by the historic Kimo Theatre for a theatrical performance, a unique movie or a live concert, or catch a musical a Popejoy Hall or interactive play at Tricklock Company.


Relax in your room at Nativo Lodge, where hand-painted murals by contemporary Native American artists adorn the walls, expressing deeply-rooted traditions in visually surprising ways.

Day Two


Wake early to drive up to Santa Fe, where you’ll see iconic works at the Georgia O’Keeffe Museum and the local galleries of the Plaza, and tour the beautiful Cathedral Basilica of St. Francis of Assisi.


Head back to Albuquerque for lunch at Church Street Café in Historic Old Town, in one of the city’s oldest buildings.


Learn about the city of Albuquerque’s 300-year-old past on a guided tour with High Noon History Tours.


Take in room after room of art both centuries-old and contemporary at the Albuquerque Museum, then head over to the Indian Pueblo Cultural Center to learn about Native-made art and Pueblo culture, and pick up some beautiful hand-made jewelry and gifts to take home.


Visit the National Hispanic Cultural Center to learn about Albuquerque’s Latin American heritages, and end the day taking in a live concert at their state-of-the-art performing arts complex.


Imagine the perfect trip to Albuquerque. Then plan it.