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Albuquerque Outdoor Adventure and Nature Lovers

The Sandia Mountains and Rio Grande River are Albuquerque's natural playground and easily accessible within 10 minutes of Nativo Lodge. From leisurely walks to extreme sports, there is no shortage of outdoor activities including:
  • Horseback Riding
  • Rock Climbing
  • Bouldering
  • Geocaching
  • Hang Gliding
  • Albuquerque Bio Park (Aquarium, Botanic Gardens, Zoo)
  • Rio Grande Nature Center
Local Treasures Discount Coupon Card
When you stay at the locally-owned Nativo Lodge, you'll receive 15% off at over 80 locally owned and operated restaurants, bars, shops, galleries and attractions in Albuquerque and Santa Fe. Choose from our list of participants including, Cliffs Amusement Park, Museums, Dining and more. Once you check in, you will receive your Local Treasures card that is good for the dates of your stay with us. Show your room key and Local Treasures card and receive the exclusive 15% discount at wonderful local merchants. With the Local Treasures discount, Nativo Lodge wants you to keep it local and keep it lively.
See List and Map of Local Treasures Participants 
Albuquerque Culture and History Buffs
Free Guided Walking Tours of Historic Old Town- Heritage Hotels & Resorts guests at Nativo Lodge and Hotel Albuquerque can take a complimentary walking tour of Historic Old Town Plaza every Saturday at 10am with professional tour guides Tours of Old Town (seasonally available). Tour departs from Hotel Albuquerque at Old Town. For details see our Services page.

Discover Albuquerque's ancient Native American, Spanish Colonial and recent history at these museums and cultural centers:
  • Albuquerque Museum of Art & History
  • Indian Pueblo Cultural Center
  • National Hispanic Cultural Center
  • National Museum of Nuclear Science
    and History
  • Petroglyph National Monument

Albuquerque Family Fun Activities

Kids of all ages are sure to love these family attractions, watch out- some of them disguise learning as having fun too!
  • Albuquerque International Balloon Museum
  • Cliff's Amusement Park
  • New Mexico Museum of Natural History
    and Science
  • National Museum of Nuclear Science
    and History
  • Explora Science Center
  • Rattlesnake Museum
  • Albuquerque Aquarium
  • Children's Fantasy Garden
  • Rio Grande Zoo
  • Sandia Peak Aerial Tramway

Essential Albuquerque - the Top Tourist Attractions

Here's a list of Albuquerque's must-see things to do, if you've never been here before check off this list
  • National Hispanic Cultural Center
  • Historic Nob Hill
  • Albuquerque International Balloon Museum
  • New Mexico Museum of Natural History
    and Science
  • Albuquerque Bio Park (Aquarium, Botanic Gardens, Zoo)

Albuquerque Urbanite Adventurer

Albuquerque has a bustling modern arts scene that includes amazing theatre performances, live music and local contemoporary art.
  • Nob Hill Shopping
  • 516 Arts Gallery
  • Artscrawl Contemporary Gallery Tour
  • QBar Lounge
  • Casa Esencia Friday Night Exclusive Club

Funky Albuquerque

Looking for something out of the ordinary, check out these places that are very different
  • Tinkertown Museum
  • Rattlesnake Museum
  • Explora Science Center
  • National Museum of Nuclear Science & Histroy
  • Nob Hill Shopping Area
Nativo Lodge is honored to support rising Native American contemporary artists through our partnership with the Southwest Institute for American Indian Arts (SWAIA). In addition to Indian Market in Santa Fe, SWAIA has a variety of events and programs throughout the year and some are at the Nativo Lodge. Learn more about SWAIA and our Community Partnership. 
Check out more things to do in Albuquerque and day trip ideas at: