"Albuquerque is magical and I am glad I found Casas de Suenos..."  Mary Daniels, Chicago Tribune, Chicago, IL.

Casas de Suenos Old Town Historic Inn.

Albuquerque, New Mexico 

Albuquerque Tourist Attractions, Restaurants & Shopping


 

Our friendly front desk staff can assist with planning and information on a variety of activities in Albuquerque and throughout the state of New Mexico. Call 800-665-7002

It' just a short walk  from the Casas de Suenos Hotel to the Albuquerque  Old Town Historic District, best museums, local shops, restaurants, The Albuquerque Botanic Gardens, Aquarium, Rio Grande Zoo and much more!  Park  your car and visit the best of what Albuquerque has to offer just a short distance from our hotel.

  

Albuquerque Old Town Indian

Old Town Historic District: Old Town has been the heart of Albuquerque since the city was founded here in 1706. Today, historic Old Town is our cultural center, with seven museums and more than 300 shops, galleries and restaurants...            

 

Albuquerque Museum Old Town

 

Albuquerque Museum of Art and History. Explore local and international exhibitions for Art, Education Culture and local history...

 

 

 

Coelophysis Sculpture

Albuquerque Museum of Natural History:Includes a planetarium, The Dynamiter, Shops and Cafe...

 

 

 

Expora Museum Albuqueruqe

Explora, Children's Museum: Interactive adventures in science technology and art. Fun for all ages...

 

 

Albuquerque Zoo Polar Bear

Albuquerque Bio Park Zoo: Founded in 1927, the 64-acre Rio Grande Zoo offers visitors close encounters with more than 250 species of exotic and native animals...

 

Albuquerque Aquarium

Albuquerque Bio Park Aquarium:The Albuquerque Aquarium takes visitors on a journey down the Rio Grande from Albuquerque to it's mouth in the Gulf of Mexico...


Shopping in Albuquerque's is always a treat and some of Albuquerque best shopping is withing walking distance of the Casas de Suenos Old Town Historic Hotel.  Shop till you drop for local art, clothing, wine, Indian jewelry, Indian pottery and more.

 

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Artist of New Mexico & Beyond Gallery: (ANMA)    This is one of our favorite  galleries. AONM represents almost sixty local artists. Find Jewelry, ceramics, hand blown glass and more.  AONM is an excellent place to find pieces for your collection or a special gift for your family or friends. convienently located on the corner of Rio Grande Blvd., & Mountain Road,  we highly recommend you make a stop at this great facility...more

Rio Grande Trading Company

Rio Grand Trading Post: The perfect place to buy your Indian Jewelry, Pottery and other New Mexico collectibles. With wholesale prices on  authentic Native American collectibles   offered to our guests, Rio Grand Trading post is sure to be the  best deal you can find.   Located on the corner of Central and San Pasquale Avenue... 

 

 

 

St Clairs Wine Bistro Albuquerque

St. Claire Winery and Bistro:  Offering the best selection of the Southern New Mexico's highly popular wines, only blocks from our hotel!  The St. Claire Winery features a great wine tasting bar and wine package store. Located on Rio Grande Blvd., one block from the I-40 Old Town Exit ramp:

Weems Gallery and Framing Store

Weems Gallery and Framing: Mary Weems is the owner of the Weems Gallery and Framing Store. Mary is also the organizer of the annual "Weems International Art Festival!" held every  November at the  "Expo New Mexico Fairground. The fest is a favorite of our guests at the Casas de Suenos.  Visit the Weems Gallery Located at 303 Romero Street NW in Old Town...

 

The Candy Lady Old Town Albuquerque

The Candy Lady: Satisfy you sweet tooth at "The Candy Lady" located in Old Town. For over thirty years, the Candy Lady has been offering Albuquerque finest selection of home made fudge (over 20 flavors) black licorice, fresh dipped glazed fruit, hand made chocolates and more.  Located on the SE corner of Rio Grande and Mountain Road...

Tanner Chaney Gallery

The Tanner Chaney Gallery located in Old Town is "Highly Recommended" by Frommer's for authentic & unique Native American historic & contemporary jewelry & pottery; Mata Ortiz, Zapotec rugs & Oxacan Folk art.  Located in Old Town at 323 Romero Street NW...


 

Hint: Walk to the Aquarium and take the Bio Park Train from

the Aquarium to Tingley Beach, the Rio Grande Zoo and back. Albuquerque Bio Park Train

 

Please Note, Train does not run on Mondays.  You must buy your combo tickets at the aquarium ticket office by 12:00pm each day to be able to ride from eh Aquarium to the Zoo and return.

 

 

 

Albuquerque Tingley Beach

Tingley Beach: Features three fishing lakes, a model boating pond and a train station with gift shop and food service... 

 

 

Rio Grande Nature Center by BobWeber.

Rio Grande Nature Center: This State park offers opportunities to experience 270 acres of woods, meadows and farmland flourishing with native grasses, wildflowers, willows and cottonwoods...

Albuquerque Botanic Gardens

Albuquerque Botanic Gardens: Located across the plaza from the Albuquerque Aquarium and bordered on the west by the famed Rio Grande and the largest cottonwood gallery forest in the world, the lush and peaceful Rio Grande Botanic Garden is an oasis in the desert... 

Indian Pueblo Cultural Center

Indian Pueblo Cultural Center Museum: Beginning with the Emergence stories of the Pueblos, visitors are led through a brief history and background of what now comprise the 19 Pueblos of New Mexico...

 

 

  

 

Albuquerque International Balloon Museum

Albuquerque International Balloon Museum: The Anderson-Abruzzo Albuquerque International Balloon Museum presents the development of ballooning through historic, scientific and artistic objects reflecting worldwide achievements in this field...

 

Hispanic Cultural Center

Albuquerque National Hispanic Cultural Center:  The National Hispanic Cultural Center (NHCC) is dedicated to the preservation, promotion, and advancement of Hispanic culture, arts, and humanities. Since our grand opening in 2000, we have staged over 25 art exhibitions and 500 programs in the visual, performing, and literary arts...

 

 


 

 Hint: Take the New Mexico Rail Runner from Albuquerque to the  Santa Fe Plaza and enjoy a day in Santa Fe shopping, sightseeing, dining and more!

Rail Runner New Mexico**The Train runs from the Downtown Alvarado Transportation Center Albuquerque, to the Santa Fe Rail Depot. There are several Santa Fe attractions such as museums, restaurants, galleries, shops, and the famous Santa Fe Plaza within easy walking distance of the Santa FeRail yard Station.  There are also shuttles leaving from that station that will take you to area destinations. Those shuttles are free withe a Rail Runner ticket.  Use the ABQ RIDE bus transportation system once you get to Santa Fe to access the Santa Fe Plaza, Canyon Road, Museums, Capital Buiding and other parts of Santa Fe. Visit the New Mexico Rail Runner Site for more information and to purchase ticket.

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  Coma Sky City:  The Coma Sky City Pueblo is considered to be the oldest continuously inhabited city in the US.  Located 65 miles west of Albuquerque off of I-40, Sky City offers spectacular scenery and Vistas.  Your visit to Acoma includes the Cultural Center and Museum and an up close and personal tour of the Pueblo on top of 367 foot Sandstone Mesa...   
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Bandalier National Monument

Bandalier National Monument: 1 Hour from Albuquerque off the Spectacular Jemez Trail, Bandalier's human history extends back for over 10,000 years when nomadic hunter-gatherers followed migrating wildlife across the mesas and canyons. By 1150 CE Ancestral Pueblo people began to build more permanent settlements. Reminders of these past times are still evident in the park as are the strong ties of the modern Pueblo people...

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Salinas Mission Trail Pueblo:

Once, thriving American Indian trade communities of Tiwa and Tompiro speaking Puebloans inhabited this remote area of central New Mexico. Early in the 17the-century Spanish Franciscans visited the area and found it ripe for their missionary efforts...

Chaco Canyon

Chaco Canyon National Monument:

Between AD 900 and 1150, Chaco Canyon was a major center of culture for the Ancient Pueblo people.  Chacoans quarried sandstone blocks and hauled timber from great distances, assembling 15 major complexes which remained the largest buildings in North America until the 19th century...

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Puye Cliff Dwellings

The Puye Cliff Dwellings are the ruins of an abandoned            pueblo, located in Santa Clara Canyon on Santa Clara Pueblo land near Española, New Mexico. The site was declared a National Historic Landmark in 1966. Between AD 900 and 1580 up to 1500 Indians lived in the area where they hunted game and cultivated food. Native people Peoples first settled in the area in the late AD 900s...

 

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Taos Pueblo

 Taos Pueblo (or Pueblo de Taos) is an ancient pueblo belonging to a Taos (Northern Tiwa) speaking Native American tribe of Pueblo people. It is approximately 1000 years old and lies about 1-mile north of the modern city of Taos, New Mexico, USA. The Red Willow Creek, or Rio Pueblo de Taos (also called Rio Pueblo), is a small stream which flows through the middle of the pueblo from its source in the Sangre de Cristo Range. A reservation of 95,000 acres is attached to the pueblo, and about 1,900 people live in this area...

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Hint: Walk to Albuquerque "Old Town Plaza" and Take the Albuqueruqe Trolley on a 66 Minute "Best of Albuquerque Tour"...

 

Albuquerque Trolley**An approximately 66-minute, 18-mile introduction to Albuquerque.  ABQ Trolley Co. provides regular service from April 1st – October 31st.