City Guide: Albuquerque

     Albuquerque is a city off the beaten track.

     Unlike its sister cities of Santa Fe and Taos, which are also Mexican in origin, Albuquerque is distinctly chic. It may not have the same quantity of Santa Fe galleries and give way to spectacular views caught in Taos, but beats both with its hot welcome and no less hot-air balloons concentrated in the sky right above the city. This is not a magic, but evidence of the Albuquerque International Balloon Fiesta held every October.

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City Guide: Albuquerque

     Albuquerque is a city off the beaten track.

     Unlike its sister cities of Santa Fe and Taos, which are also Mexican in origin, Albuquerque is distinctly chic. It may not have the same quantity of Santa Fe galleries and give way to spectacular views caught in Taos, but beats both with its hot welcome and no less hot-air balloons concentrated in the sky right above the city. This is not a magic, but evidence of the Albuquerque International Balloon Fiesta held every October.

     The event is a perfect way to start your visit.

     What's more? You can find it out on your own with Booked.net from cheap hotels in Albuquerque to those packed with luxuries all available with maps, photos and secure forms to complete your stay in Albuquerque – a city where locals drink tequila instead of water.

     In this bustling New Mexico city all cultures from Spanish, Mexican, Native American, Anglo, and Asian find time to drink tequila in warm evenings as soon as sunset comes. It is the time when ethnic differences vanish and give way to the unique whole - 448,607 residents all ''authentic Mexicans'' love Albuquerque as if it was their motherland.

     You will like as well this typical Sun Belt City with the highest elevations in the United States ranging from 1490m above sea level near the Rio Grande to 1950m in the foothill areas of Sandia Heights and Glenwood Hills. The entire area offers comprehensive selection of things to do and places to see. Attractions include;

- Rio Grande Zoo with polar bears, lions, zebras, tigers, giraffes, and elephants to be met there

- Anderson-Abruzzo Albuquerque International Balloon Museum traces a history of ballooning

- Albuquerque Museum of Art and History preserves artifacts from the rich past of New Mexico

     In this museum you hardly at first recognize relicts of the small settlement that Albuquerque once was in 1706. Named after Spain's duke of Albuquerque the city thrived on its strategic location on a trade route and also farming became dominant from the start in the fertile Rio Grande Valley. A huge growth came with the turn of the 20th century, as railroad workers boosted the city. In 1926 they established Route 66 nicknamed as "The Mother Road" that contributed much to the modern economy of the city.

     Today Albuquerque has moved towards hi-tech achievements, gradually building a reputation of the leading cost-effective computer maker and gained attention for its progress in filmmaking with Albuquerque "Q" Studios and Sony Pictures Imageworks.

     Whatever interests you have be it film industry or groovy festivals, Albuquerque will keep you occupied during your stay there, but first consider booking in advance a hotel in Albuquerque at Booked.net – a website with discount hotel offers.

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    1920 Yale Boulevard South East, Albuquerque, NM, United States, 87106 (Map)
    Average rating: 3.7Very good

    The affordable 3-star Courtyard By Marriott Albuquerque... More details

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    1921 Yale Blvd Se, Albuquerque, NM, United States, 87106 (Map)
    Average rating: 4.6Exceptional

    The grand Holiday Inn Express Hotel & Suites... More details

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    2500 Menaul Boulevard, Albuquerque, NM, United States, 87107 (Map)
    Average rating: 4.5Exceptional

    The comfortable Holiday Inn Express Hotel & Suites... More details

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    5817 Signal Avenue, Albuquerque, NM, United States, 87113 (Map)
    Average rating: 3.9Excellent

    Staybridge Suites Albuquerque North is a 3-star... More details

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    Holiday Inn Express

    3 star hotel
    10330 Hotel Ave Ne, Albuquerque, NM, United States, 87123 (Map)
    Average rating: 3.8Excellent

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    1501 Sunport Place, Albuquerque, NM, United States, 87106 (Map)
    Average rating: 4.0Excellent

    The business Holiday Inn Hotel & Suites Albuquerque... More details

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    Hotel Parq Central

    3 star hotel
    806 Central Ave Se, Albuquerque, NM, United States (Map)
    Average rating: 4.8Superb

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    2910 Yale Boulevard S.E., Albuquerque, NM, United States, 87106 (Map)
    Average rating: 2.6Above average

    Sheraton Albuquerque Airport Hotel is a 2-star... More details

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    2300 Carlisle Ne, Albuquerque, NM, United States, 87110 (Map)
    Average rating: 4.4Exceptional

    Opposite to Vortex Theatre, Foul Play Cafe and Duck... More details

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    2300 12Th Street Nw, Albuquerque, NM, United States, 87104 (Map)
    Average rating: 4.5Exceptional

    The hotel H.I Exp & Suite Abq Historic provides good... More details

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    1000 Woodward Place Ne, Albuquerque, NM, United States, 87102 (Map)
    Average rating: 4.0Excellent

    Embassy Suites Albuquerque - Hotel & Spa is a 3-star... More details

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    5050 Jefferson St. Ne, Albuquerque, NM, United States, 87109 (Map)
    Average rating: 3.2Good

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    2300 Centre Avenue Se, Albuquerque, NM, United States, 87106 (Map)
    Average rating: 3.9Excellent

    The business 3-star Fairfield Inn & Suites Albuquerque... More details

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    7101 Arvada Ave Ne, Albuquerque, NM, United States, 87110 (Map)
    Average rating: 4.3Exceptional

    The 3-star Homewood Suites By Hilton Albuquerque Uptown... More details

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    1350 Sunport Place Se, Albuquerque, NM, United States, 87106 (Map)
    Average rating: 3.8Excellent

    The excellent 3-star Staybridge Suites Albuquerque... More details

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    5101 Ellison Ne, Albuquerque, NM, United States, 87109 (Map)
    Average rating: 3.7Very good

    The classic Hampton Inn Albuquerque-North is a 3-star... More details

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    6150 Iliff Road Nw, Albuquerque, NM, United States, 87121 (Map)
    Average rating: 4.3Exceptional

    Hampton Inn & Suites Albuquerque-Coors Road Nm is... More details

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    4331 The Lane At 25 Ne, Albuquerque, NM, United States, 87109 (Map)
    Average rating: 4.3Exceptional

    Residence Inn Albuquerque North is a 3-star business... More details

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    The Hotel Cascada

    3 star hotel
    2500 Carlisle Northeast, Albuquerque, NM, United States, 87110 (Map)
    Average rating: 3.0Good

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    1760 Menual Road Northeast, Albuquerque, NM, United States, 87102 (Map)
    Average rating: 3.5Very good

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    2601 Mulberry Southeast, Albuquerque, NM, United States, 87106 (Map)
    Average rating: 4.1Excellent

    The 3-star Country Inn & Suites By Carlson, Albuquerque... More details

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    201 Marquette Avenue Nw, Albuquerque, NM, United States, 87102 (Map)
    Average rating: 3.3Good

    Opposite to Old Town Albuquerque, Twin Warriors Golf... More details

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    5151 San Francisco Road Ne, Albuquerque, NM, United States, 87109 (Map)
    Average rating: 3.8Excellent

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    30 Rainbow Road Ne, Albuquerque, NM, United States, 87113 (Map)
    Average rating: 4.4Exceptional

    The 3-star Sandia Resort And Casino provides panoramic... More details

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    Courtyard Albuquerque

    3 star hotel
    5151 Journal Center Boulevard, Albuquerque, NM, United States, 87109 (Map)
    Average rating: 4.0Excellent

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