I love wandering around Old Town as there is always so much to experience, from shops to museums to live music to festivals.
The museums are exceptional. Explora is a hands on science exploratation place for children. It is so popular with adults that they also offer adult nights.
The Natural History Museum and Planetarium has fun and unusual shores in addition to all those cool dinosaur skeletons. A recent exhibit brought all of Leonardo day Vinci’s inventions to life by making full sized working models. It was extraordinary.
Tiguex Park is a fun place for a picnic and includes some interesting public art.
If you’re interested in Zuni fetishes, New Mexico Bead and Fetish has a great collection.
And while you are in Old Town, stop in for some fun candy at Old Town Candy & Sweets.
San Felipe de Neri is an iconic Southwestern church. It is also still actively used for services, including both traditional and vampire weddings.
Most weekends, this gazebo is filled with entertainers playing music or demonstrating tango.
The entrance to the Albuquerque art museum sculpture garden hints at the delights inside. Its a great place to relax with a coffee and a sketchbook.
Many of the Albuquerque Museum’s sculptures are in front of the facility.
A recent sculptural addition (about border crossing) in front of the museum needs to be seen from all sides to be fully appreciated.
Wouldn’t you like to wander through Old Town with me?