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Gathering of Nations Pow Wow

Held each year in 'The Pit' at the University of New Mexico Arena, the Gathering of Nations is one of the biggest celebrations of Native American culture anywhere in the world and each year it attracts thousands of visitors. Visitors to the event can enjoy a packed schedule that includes traditional song and dance performances, storytelling, cultural shows, historic displays, food and drinks tents and a large Indian Trader's Market.

Date: 25 April 2019 - 27 April 2019
Venue: University of New Mexico Arena (The Pit)

Route 66 Summerfest

Route 66 (along Central Avenue) is filled with live entertainment, car shows, historic Nob Hill tours, kids’ events, arts, pavement stalls plus local wine, beer and culinary events.

Date: 20 July 2019 - 20 July 2019
Venue: Central Avenue.


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Featured Hotels


Hotel Andaluz

Built just before World War II by local-born Conrad Hilton, as the flagship property for his new hotel chain, this magnificently restored downtown gem is a delightful place to stay. Guest rooms are beautifully furnished and very comfortable, while the public spaces are superb, and include an excellent Spanish restaurant.

Hotel Blue

Just west of downtown along legendary Route 66, this four-storey 1960s hotel has spacious, airy rooms at reasonable rates, decorated with a certain Art Deco flair. The rooms are on the small side, but there's complimentary breakfast, coffee, and a free shuttle service to and from the airport, bus or train station.

Hotel Albuquerque at Old Town

A short walk north of Old Town, this 11-storey hotel blends Native American, Mexican, Spanish and Western cultural traditions and includes a fitness centre, two well-respected restaurants and bars, and an Olympic-size outdoor swimming pool. There's even a wedding chapel, should you decide to get hitched.

Embassy Suites Hotel Albuquerque

One of the city's most attractive hotels, on the northeast edge of downtown, this all-suite property features a full-service day spa and a lovely open atrium with a cascade and meandering water trails. Each of its sizeable suites features a separate living area with sofa bed, armchair and well-lit work/dining table, wet bar, refrigerator, microwave and coffeemaker.

Sandia Resort & Casino

Showcasing the native American heritage of the Southwest this swanky Pueblo-owned hotel occupies a dramatic mesa-top location in the city's northeastern quadrant. Amenities include a full gaming casino championship golf course full-service spa and several outstanding restaurants. Some of the fanciest rooms in the state boast lavish bathrooms and enjoy breathtaking views of the Sandia Mountains and Rio Grande Valley.

Econo Lodge Old Town

It's hard to find cheap rooms near the Old Town, so this attractive, well-kept chain motel, just a couple of minutes' walk west towards the river, is a real boon. Features include free breakfasts and wi-fi, and a heated indoor pool.