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If You Go – Albuquerque, Santa Fe & Taos, New Mexico

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Adapting to high altitude can take several days. You may find that you run out of breath easily, so don’t overdo it with strenuous activity at the outset of your stay. Drink extra water to stay hydrated.

ALBUQUERQUE

Where2Stay

Hotel Albuquerque
800 Rio Grande Blvd. NW
Albuquerque, NM 87104
505.843.6300
http://hhandr.com/albuquerque.php?src=gl_albuquerque

Rates from $115. Located an easy walk from the Historic Old Town Plaza and the museum district.

What2Do

American International Rattlesnake Museum
202 San Felipe St. NW
Albuquerque, NM 87104
505.242.6569
www.rattlesnakes.com

Located in Old Town, this museum boasts the world’s largest collection of rattlesnakes.

Anderson-Abruzzo Albuquerque International Balloon Museum
9201 Balloon Museum Drive NE
Albuquerque, NM 87113
505.768.6020
www.cabq.gov/balloon

Exhibits celebrate hot air ballooning history, technology, festivals and pilot accomplishments. Hands-on activities include a virtual balloon pilot experience.

Casa Rondeña Winery
733 Chavez Rd. NW
Los Ranchos de Albuquerque, NM 87107
505.344.5911
www.casarondena.com

Tasty wines and spectacular grounds are two reasons to visit.

Coronado State Monument
485 Kuaua Rd.
Bernalillo, NM 87004
505.867.5351
www.nmmonuments.org/inst.php?inst=4

Exhibits include an earthen pueblo excavated in the 1930s, prehistoric and historic Indian and Spanish colonial artifacts.

Indian Pueblo Cultural Center
2401 12th St. NW
Albuquerque, NM 87104
505.843.7270
www.indianpueblo.org

Exhibits, demonstrations and performances celebrate the history, culture and traditions of 19 Native American Pueblos.

New Mexico Museum of Natural History & Science
1801 Mountain Rd.
Albuquerque, NM 87104
505.841.2800
www.nmnaturalhistory.org

From a wooly mammoth skeleton to a simulated active volcano and a Planetarium, the exhibits at this museum seek to explain the world and universe, past and present.

Old Town Plaza
Visitors Center: 303 Romero NW
Albuquerque, NM 87104
www.AlbuquerqueOldTown.com

The city’s “cultural heart” is surrounded by boutiques, galleries, restaurants and museums.

Petroglyph National Monument
6001 Unser Blvd. NW
Albuquerque, NM 87120
505.899.0205
www.nps.gov/petr/

These volcanic rocks were carved with an estimated 24,000 different images centuries ago.

Sandia Peak Aerial Tramway
#10 Tramway Loop NE
Albuquerque, NM 87122
505.856.7325
www.sandiapeak.com

The world’s longest aerial tramway travels 2.7 miles above deep canyons and rocky terrain. The view at the 10,400-foot peak encompasses up to 11,000 square miles.

Turquoise Museum
2107 Central Ave. NW
Albuquerque, NM 87104
505.247.8650
www.turquoisemuseum.com

A stop here to learn about turquoise before shopping means you’ll make jewelry purchases with informed confidence.

Turquoise Trail National Scenic Byway
www.turquoisetrail.org

Encompassing a historic 15,000-square-mile area in the heart of central New Mexico, this route combines scenic views, historic stops, outdoor adventure opportunities and Southwestern art galleries and boutiques.

Where2Eat

Chama River Brewing Co.
4939 Pan American W Freeway NE
Albuquerque, NM 87109
505.342.1800
www.chamariverbrewery.com

Upscale microbrewery boasts some of the tastiest sips and bites in town.

El Pinto Authentic New Mexican Restaurant
10500 4th St. NW
Albuquerque, NM 87114
505.898.1771
www.elpinto.com

Recently rated as runner-up to the best restaurant in New Mexico, El Pinto specializes in traditional recipes and flame-roasted chiles.

Flying Star Café
3416 Central Ave. SE*
Albuquerque, NM 87106
505.255.6633
www.flyingstarcafe.com

While ordering at the counter, don’t overlook the value-priced daily specials. *This fast-casual chain boasts multiple locations.

Pueblo Harvest Café
2401 12th St. NW
Albuquerque, NM 87104
505.843.7270
www.indianpueblo.org/visit/cafe.html

The only restaurant in Albuquerque owned by Native Americans, the menu boasts traditional native dishes plus contemporary creations that utilize traditional ingredients in innovative ways.

St. Clair Winery & Bistro
901 Rio Grande Blvd. NW
Albuquerque, NM 87104
505.243.9916
www.stclairvineyards.com

Diverse wine selections and an eclectic menu are served inside this comfortable bistro.

4MoreInfo

Albuquerque Convention & Visitors Bureau
505.842.9918 or 800.284.2282
www.itsatrip.org

SANTA FE

Where2Stay

Inn on the Alameda
303 East Alameda
Santa Fe, NM 87501
888.984.2121
www.innonthealameda.com

Rates from $125/night. Located three blocks from the Historic Plaza and one block from Canyon Road art district.

What2Do

Bandelier National Monument
Los Alamos, NM 87544
505.672.3861
www.nps.gov/band/index.htm

The Main Loop trail is the most popular and offers ladder access into some historic cliff dwellings.

Georgia O’Keeffe Museum
217 Johnson St.
Santa Fe, NM 87501
505.946.1000
www.okeeffemuseum.org

The only museum in the world dedicated to an internationally known American woman artist.

Museum of Contemporary Native Arts
108 Cathedral Place
Santa Fe, NM 87501
505.983.8900
www.iaiamuseum.org

Showcases Native art.

New Mexico History Museum
113 Lincoln Ave.
Santa Fe, NM 87501
505.476.5200
www.nmhistorymuseum.org

Exhibits state history from the early history of indigenous people, Spanish colonization and the Mexican Period.

Rio Grande Gorge Visitor Center
575.751.4899

Santa Fe School of Cooking
505-983-4511
www.santafeschoolofcooking.com

Learn secrets of New Mexican cooking and purchase ingredients to recreate the flavors at home.

Where2Eat

The Anasazi Restaurant & Bar
113 Washington Ave.
Santa Fe, NM 87501
505-988-3030
www.innoftheanasazi.com
The atmosphere as well as the food preparations by Executive Chef Oliver Ridgeway are elegant yet rustic.

Las Fuentes Restaurant & Bar
1297 Bishop’s Lodge Rd.
Santa Fe, NM 87501
505-983-6377
www.bishopslodge.com
Executive Chef Carmen Rodriguez describes his creations as “Nuevo Rancho,” showcasing flavors that are natural to the New Mexican environment with French and Spanish influences.

The Burrito Co. Café
111 Washington Ave.
Santa Fe, NM 87501
505-982-4453
http://theburritocompanycafe.com/
Serves fresh, authentic Mexican food in a casual setting.

Café Pasqual’s
121 Don Gaspar
Santa Fe, NM 87501
505-983-9340
www.pasquals.com
This award-winning café has attracted fans for 31 years.

Galisteo Bistro
227 Galisteo St.
Santa Fe, NM 87501
505-982-3700
www.galisteobistro.com
Chef/Owner Robert Chickering says that he “believes in minimal processing and creating flavor layers.” His upscale menu features local organic fare seasoned to perfection.

La Boca
72 W. Marcy St.
Santa Fe, NM 87501
505-982-3433
www.labocasf.com
Chef James Campbell Caruso, a James Beard Award nominee for Best Chef Southwest, says that his menu at La Boca “features a lot of bold flavors with Spanish and Moroccan influences.”

Mucho Gusto Mexican Restaurant
839 Paseo de Peralta
Santa Fe, NM 87501
505-955-8402
Excellent Mexican fare at prices that are more than fair. I still daydream about the blue corn enchiladas with shrimp and green chile sauce.

Restaurant Martin
526 Galisteo St.
Santa Fe, NM 87501
505-820-0919
www.restaurantmartinsantafe.com
Chef Martín Rios serves innovative, finely crafted dishes that catapult New Mexican food traditions to creative heights.

Santacafé
231 Washington Ave.
Santa Fe, NM 87501
505-984-1788
www.santacafe.com
This favorite among locals since 1983 serves unique dishes with Southwestern flair.

4MoreInfo

Santa Fe Convention & Visitors Bureau
800-777-2489
www.santafe.org

TAOS

Where2Stay

Historic Taos Inn
125 Paseo Del Pueblo Norte
Taos, NM 87571
575-758-2233
www.taosinn.com
Rates from $75/night. The Inn is comprised of several adobe houses dating from the 1800s, updated with modern conveniences.

Hotel La Fonda de Taos
108 S. Plaza
Taos, NM 87571
800-833-2211
www.lafondataos.com
Rates from $119/night. The only hotel on Taos Plaza. Recently renovated.

What2Do

Ojo Caliente Mineral Springs Resort & Spa
50 Los Baños Drive
Ojo Caliente, NM 87549
www.ojocalientesprings.com
Relax in mineral pools, steam, sauna and mud pools. Rates from $16/day. Spa services, private pools, restaurant, overnight accommodations and more also available.

Taos Pueblo
Taos, NM 87571
575-758-1028
www.taospueblo.com
The only living Native American community designated as both a World Heritage Site and a National Historic Landmark. Adult admission $10/person; students $5; children age 10 and younger are free. Camera fees from $5. Familiarize yourself with guest regulations before entering.

Museum Association of Taos
www.TaosMuseums.org
Offers a combination admission ticket good at all five Taos museums. Valid for a year from purchase, it’s available at all the museums as well as the Taos Visitor Center for $25, a 40% savings.

Where2Eat

Doc Martin’s Restaurant
125 Paseo Del Pueblo Norte
Taos, NM 87571
575-758-2233
www.taosinn.com/restaurant.html
Local, seasonal ingredients transformed into award-winning Southwestern cuisine at this legendary dining establishment.

Joseph’s Table
108 S. Plaza
Taos, NM 87571
575-751-4512
www.josephstable.com
Chef Joseph Wrede brings French, Italian and Asian influences to Southwestern ingredients with results that earn raves.

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Taos Visitor Center
1139 Paseo del Pueblo Sur
Taos, NM 87571
575-758-3873 or 800-348-0696
www.taosvacationguide.com

New Mexico Tourism Department
491 Old Santa Fe Trail
Santa Fe, NM 87501
505-827-7400
www.newmexico.org

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