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Surrounding the University of New Mexico, this walkable and historic district contains more than the bustling UNM campus, New Mexico’s largest university. The Brick Light District boasts shops, restaurants and bars along its tree-lined streets. Several restaurants feature a variety of ethnic cuisine, and there are trendy bars and galleries in the area.

The university is one of Albuquerque’s main cultural centers, with art exhibits, major sports events and live performances. The campus is also home to the renowned Maxwell Museum of Anthropology, featuring an impressive collection of Southwest artifacts, and the University Art Museum, which holds the largest fine art collection in the state.

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Zinc Wine Bar & Bistro

3009 Central Ave NE, Albuquerque, NM 87106

Californian, French. Zinc Wine Bar & Bistro is a slice of heaven for lovers of fine dining, fresh fusion cuisine and incredible wines. This three-level bistro is alive with a playfully sophisticated ambiance, and the prices aren’t anything that will break


Howard Johnson Albuquerque Midtown

900 Medical Arts Ave Ne, Albuquerque, NM 87102

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Clubhouse Inn Albuquerque

1315 Menaul Blvd Ne, Albuquerque, NM 87107

The beautifully landscaped, recently renovated Clubhouse Inn Albuquerque is a 3-diamond AAA property located near some of the city's finest attractions, including Old Town and the Rio Grande Zoo. This green hotel boasts 137 oversized guestrooms and 17 sui

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Standard Diner

320 Central Ave SE, Albuquerque, NM 87102

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Motel 6 Albuquerque - Midtown

1701 University Boulevard Northeast, Albuquerque, NM 87102

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Tucanos Brazilian Grill

110 Central Ave SW, Albuquerque, NM 87102

Tucanos Brazilian Grill is a vibrant Brazilian restaurant where freshly grilled meats and vegetables are brought directly to your table for your selection.


Crowne Plaza Albuquerque

1901 University Blvd NE, Albuquerque, NM 87102

From the Hilton's smooth Pueblo-inspired walls, the high desert, rugged mesas, and the Sandia Mountains are all in clear view, just a scant five minutes from downtown. Southwest to the core, the Hilton's interior and guestrooms revolve around Native art a



3503 Central Ave NE, Albuquerque, NM 87106

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