Albuquerque New Mexico

Albuquerque

When Spanish settlers put down roots in 1706 they chose this river-adjacent swath for the city’s founding neighborhood. Presided over by the Spanish, Mexican, territorial, United States, and even the Confederacy for a time, this storied neighborhood has been the city’s cultural heart for more than 300 years. Today’s visitors can still experience that old-world vibe, frozen in time thanks …

Albuquerque Classics

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Albuquerque Attractions

Homegrown Albuquerque

Photo by Gabriella Marks Jennifer James is one of Albuquerque’s star chefs with multiple James Beard Award nominations under her belt. In 2017, she and partner Nelle Bauer opened Frenchish (frenchish.co) in Nob Hill, a nod to her love of French cuisine and her self-trained culinary prowess. Here are a few of her favorite Duke City activities: “Go for a …

Albuquerque Craft Breweries

Brewbuquerque

With 67 breweries (and counting), New Mexico ranks 12th in the country for the number of beer makers per capita. With more than 50 breweries and taprooms, Albuquerque has an outsized portion. For two years running, the city has made Travelocity’s top 10 list of beer destinations. Visitors can taste the craft culture at staples of the decade-old microbrewery boom …

Santa Fe New Mexico

Santa Fe

Chris Cloud is the marketing creative director for Meow Wolf, a homegrown art collective that’s about to take over the world. Its Santa Fe art complex, with the immersive installation The House of Eternal Return, took the City Different by storm, and now that model is set to launch from the city’s southside to Denver, Las Vegas, and Washington, D.C. …

Santa Fe Culture

Local Culture – Santa Fe

Photo courtsey Restaurant Martin Photo courtesy SITE Santa Fe / Jeff Goldberg Santa Fe is an overachiever when it comes to the performing arts. The Santa Fe Symphony Orchestra & Chorus marked its 35th anniversary during the 2018–19 season with professional local musicians and award-winning visiting soloists. Since 1937, Performance Santa Fe has brought world-class music, dance, and theater to …

Spa Meditations – The Spa at Loretto

Photo courtesy The Spa at Loretto With its stacked-adobe architecture, the Inn and Spa at Loretto is one of the most photographed buildings in New Mexico. But there’s more to this hotel than the exterior. This boutique hotel is part of the Heritage Hotels and Resorts collection. It sits on the former site of the historic Our Lady of Loretto …