Albuquerque Itinerary 2 Days

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Recent Itineraries for 2 Days in Albuquerque

Here are the recent itineraries by tourists who have visited Albuquerque. Stop wondering what to do for 2 days in Albuquerque as these trip plans will help you decide easily. Select any of the customised itineraries and modify it according to your preference to have a great weekend in Albuquerque.

2 Days in Albuquerque - Perfect Weekend Guide

Albuquerque is the largest city of New Mexico. It is also one of the most populous cities of the USA. While the heart of the city presents everything a modern city comprises of, the Downtown Albuquerque is the perfect place to explore its cultural heritage. The city is dotted with a number of historical buildings, churches, museums, and shopping streets. On the other hand, it is also enveloped by breathtaking natural landscapes. Out of a plethora of activities the city offers, this Albuquerque Itinerary of 2 days will help you discover the best.

How to spend 2 days in Albuquerque?

Day 1: The Old Town and Nearby Places

Begin the day with delicious breakfast

The Old Town area of Albuquerque not only houses old buildings but also the authentic Mexican taste that you can enjoy at one of the restaurants located here. Enjoy your Mexican favorites at Los Compadres or discover some regional specialties at El Charritos. Capo's Italian Restaurant is also a great place to enjoy some Italian classics while you are spending 48 hours in Albuquerque.

Walk through the streets of Old Town

A stroll through the narrow streets of Old Town will make you familiar with the roots of Mexican culture. While there are plenty of restaurants offering mouthwatering pastries and Mexican varieties, you can spend some time shopping the antique jewelry and pottery from the artisan shops. Stop at Old Town Plaza, the historic square of the town and visit the 18th-century San Felipe de Neri Church.

Museums, Parks, and Sunset at Sandia Peak

The old town is also home to the New Mexico Museum of Natural History where you can see the Dinosaur skeletons. If there is an artist in you, you should not miss visiting the Albuquerque Museum where you will get a glimpse of Mexican art. Once you are done with these, you can take a tramway to Sandia Peak to gaze at the panoramic views of the city and Sandia Peak. Reach here before sunset as the setting sun looks breathtakingly beautiful. Enjoy your dinner with few drinks here.

Day 2: Natural Treasures and Aquariums

Morning ride to the Volcano

As the second day of your 2 days in Albuquerque begins, head to the famous Petroglyph National Monument. This volcanic basalt escarpment is located 17 miles from Albuquerque. Apart from being a natural wonder, this place will also give you information about the life of native Americans who lived here centuries ago with the help of paintings they made on the stone walls. You can spend 3-4 hours exploring the picturesque surroundings.

An afternoon at the Botanical Garden

As you will be a little tired after hiking to the volcano, it would be a good idea to relax at the Botanical Garden of BioPark. Adjacent to the garden is Albuquerque Aquarium where you can know about various aquatic animals. Take a subway from the Botanical Garden and reach the Rio Grande Zoo. You can also spend some time at Albuquerque Biological Park.

Take the Rio Grande River Trail

Before your day ends, you should not miss the Rio Grande River Trail that will not only let you soak into the fresh atmosphere over the Rio Grande River but also make you feel the fresh aroma of locally grown spices. This will surely increase your appetite.

2 days/ 1 night in Albuquerque is truly not enough to explore the plethora of things it offers. But when you have limited time or just a weekend in Albuquerque, this itinerary might help you.

Tours and Activities in Albuquerque for 2 Days

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Best Hotels in Albuquerque for 2 Day Trip

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