Explore Route 66 in Albuquerque New Mexico

Taking a road trip on Route 66?  Then that means you will be passing directly through Albuquerque. That particular section of Route 66 is known as Central Avenue to those who live there, and everyone can see the neon signs that still line the street from businesses both old and new who support the historical style and want to keep the classic traditions alive.

There are all sorts of nifty things to see as you cruise down Route 66 through Albuquerque. You’ll drive past the Rio Grande Botanical Garden, the Albuquerque Aquarium, through Old Town for a glimpse at Albuquerque’s historical side, the Downtown business district, the more modern Nob Hill, and all sorts of unique little shops, stops, and places to eat. Stop at any one of these locations for a bit of a side adventure. You never know what you might learn, discover, eat, or decide to take home with you.

Feel free to take your own tour by using one of the many maps that showcase Route 66 in self-guided tour style. There’s plenty to see, and you can always take a few nights off from your road trip to check out all the delights that Albuquerque has to offer, from the Sandia Mountains outside the city to the Rio Grande Zoo. Try some local cuisine, which will have distinct flavors of Mexico, along with a dash of old world Spain from which the city’s roots originate.

Albuquerque is always happy to welcome travelers of Route 66 to the city! If you are looking for a place to stay while exploring Route 66 in Albuquerque, try one of our rooms in our historic hotel located downtown.

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