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O ld Town Albuquerque continually makes headlines as a richly authentic, culturally significant, nationally designated historic site home to more than 150 independent restaurants and boutiques alongside world-class museums and historic lodging. Check out the latest chatter in the media:

Splurge Frugal, February 2023
Things to do In Old Town Albuquerque
Some of the best photographs of Old Town Albuquerque across all seasons. Don Peterson (photographer) has some simply stunning images of Old Town Albuquerque highlighting the nooks and crannies. He has effectively captured moments frozen in time, preserving the essence of Old Town; a person, or a feeling. His photography has become a means of exploring the rich history and culture of this enchanting place. Every photograph taken in this unique neighborhood tells a story of its own, revealing the intricate details and nuances of the past and present.

Bon Appétit, February 2023
Where to Eat in Albuquerque
Old Town’s own Antiquity Restaurant and close neighbor Duran’s Central Pharmacy are featured. Excerpt about Antiquity Restaurant “When I was 19, I was fired for the only time in my life, from Applebee’s. It ended up being one of the most important moments of my career because I found my way to my first fine dining job at Antiquity Restaurant (112 Romero St NW). It was this job that sent me down a career path in food 20 years ago. Antiquity is the only restaurant I know of in the city where you can get a charcoal-grilled steak. The husband-and-wife owners Steve and Amy haven’t changed the tenets of the menu since I worked there, and you can still get their signature steak au poivre or chateaubriand—a center-cut beef tenderloin—for two. It’s a quaint and romantic restaurant, as the name suggests.”

Couple Travel the World, March 2022
Albuquerque Date Ideas: Romantic Things to do for Couples
Old Town is featured as a delightful place to wander the charming streets, have a romantic dinner, and so much more.

US News, May 2022
14 Best Things To Do in Albuquerque
“Start your visit off with a tour of Old Town, the epicenter of Albuquerque. This 10-block neighborhood is a living tribute to the city’s Native American and Spanish heritage. Explore the Southwestern art galleries housed in ancient adobe structures and stop by the stunning San Felipe de Neri Parish, the city’s oldest building. If your history quota isn’t filled, spend some time at the Albuquerque Museum of Art and History or the Indian Pueblo Cultural Center.”

Travel + Leisure, January 2022
Where to Eat, Shop, and Stay in Albuquerque’s Old Town and Sawmill Districts
Here, T+L’s picks for an afternoon in Old Town — the city’s historic adobe heart — and the new Sawmill District development next door.

Urban Bliss Life
Top 12 Things to Do in the ABQ (Albuquerque, New Mexico)
Old Town Albuquerque is featured as the #2 top thing to do when visiting Albuquerque, NM. “Historic Old Town is a great place to spend a morning or afternoon and experience the heart of the city’s original center. Most of the buildings here retain the original Pueblo-Spanish style architecture, and it’s a beautiful area to walk around, shop, and eat. Be sure to stop in to the oldest church in Albuquerque, San Felipe de Neri Church, located right across from Old Town’s center park.”

U.S. New Travel Guides
Best Things to do in Albuquerque, NM
Old Town Albuquerque is featured as the best thing to do in Albuquerque, NM

USA Today – 10Best
10 Best Things to do in Albuquerque
Visiting Old Town Albuquerque is once again the #1 thing to do in Albuquerque.

Visit Albuquerque
Historic Old Town Albuquerque – Plan Your Visit
A guide to where to stay, what to do, events, and more from Visit Albuquerque.