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Albuquerque Questions and Answers


Albuquerque Restaurants, Cuisine and Local Food

Trying to find a restaurant with the right mood for the occasion? Looking for the best pizza in Albuquerque? Wondering if there are any 24-hour diners? Craving cuisine for vegetarians and vegans?
  1. What’s the best street or neighborhood for dining in the Albuquerque area?

    Central Avenue has the places to eat that are open late,... Read more
  2. What are the best restaurants in Albuquerque?

    Lots of great places to eat in ABQ -   Mykonos... Read more
  3. Does Albuquerque have any good family style restaurants?

    Yes, one of my favorites is Bucca di Beppo - 6520 Americas... Read more
  4. Who has the best burger in Albuquerque?

    Many good burgers in the Q but my favorite quick and easy... Read more
  5. Are there any 24-hour diners?


Albuquerque Arts and Entertainment

Hoping to catch a movie near Albuquerque this evening? Scoping out the night life for live music and dancing? Interested in the latest art exhibitions at Albuquerque area museums and galleries?
  1. Is there a movie theater in Albuquerque?

    There are alot of movie places in ABQ!  Cinemark... Read more
  2. Does Albuquerque have a drive-in movie theater?

    Sadly no - the one I remember was on Central Avenue NE, and... Read more
  3. Where are the nearest venues for live music?

    One of the best is Corrales Bistro Brewery - 4908 Corrales... Read more
  4. Are there comedy clubs in Albuquerque?

    Burt's Tiki Lounge!  313 Gold Avenue SW - great place,... Read more
  5. Where can I catch a play in the Albuquerque area?

    Hands down - Albuquerque Theatre Guild - 712 Vista Grande... Read more


Albuquerque Sports, Nature & Recreation

Are you a weekend warrior in need of companions? Looking for the right place to get some exercise in the Albuquerque area? Want to find a park or playground where your kids can play?
  1. What parks are there in Albuquerque or in the neighboring areas?

    Rio Grande Nature Center State Park - located at the end of... Read more
  2. Are there bike paths or trails around?

    Yes, Albuquerque is full of bike paths and trails.... Read more
  3. Are there any good places to go hiking around Albuquerque?

    Great hiking areas all along the foothills to the east, as... Read more
  4. Is there a boating club?

    Check with Taylor Marine at 4908 Hawkins NE - for... Read more
  5. Can I join a hiking club?

    To join a hiking club, or starting one, check with some of... Read more


Where to go Shopping in Albuquerque

On the hunt for a mall in the Albuquerque area? Searching for Albuquerque boutiques that carry the latest in fashion trends? Want to save money with coupons to local Albuquerque retailers and grocery stores?
  1. Where can I go grocery shopping?

    Albertson's are everywhere!  The favorite store for me... Read more
  2. Where is the nearest farmers' market?

    Sichler Farms - a great place on 820 San Mateo NE ... Read more
  3. Are there any stores in (or close to) Albuquerque that are open 24 hours?

    There are 24 Walmart stores, as well as some locations of... Read more
  4. Is there a liquor store or package store in Albuquerque?

    Kelly Liquors is the hometown favorite - at 6300 San Mateo... Read more
  5. Where can I go to get an ice cream?

    Cold Stone Creamery - yum!  6261 Riverside Plaza NW ... Read more

Public Services

Albuquerque Public Services

Trying to find public transportation in or near Albuquerque? Wondering what day of the week is trash day? Want to learn more about the Albuquerque recycling program? Looking for a public library nearby?
  1. Is there a community center in Albuquerque?

    The Jewish Community Center at Wyoming just south of... Read more
  2. Does Albuquerque have a Park & Rec department?

    Parks and Rec - great group that handles the public pools,... Read more
  3. Where do I find a public library that serves the residents of Albuquerque?

    Great public libraries - lots of special events, weekend... Read more
  4. Is there a Friends of the Library organization and if so, what is their role?

  5. Does Albuquerque have a food bank or any other programs to help homeless and hungry people in the community?


Albuquerque Children

Looking for after school programs and activities for your children? Having trouble choosing a reputable Albuquerque day care? Want to sign your children up for summer camp or find some fun activities in Albuquerque for kids?
  1. Does New Mexico offer an official child care or day care resource?

  2. What day care options are there in the Albuquerque area?

  3. Is there a youth center?

  4. What sports programs can my child take part in?

  5. Are there any summer camps for kids in Albuquerque?


Albuquerque Clubs and Organizations

Organizing a new civic club in Albuquerque? Trying to find local Lions or Toastmasters? Want to get involved in a community project?
  1. How can I find volunteer opportunities in Albuquerque?

  2. How can I get involved with a political party in Albuquerque?

  3. Does Albuquerque have an organization dedicated to the arts?

  4. Is there a Women’s club?

  5. Is there a Men's Club?

Emergency Services

Albuquerque Emergency Services

Need to contact the police department or fire department serving Albuquerque? Want advice on how to prepare for emergency situations? Interested in joining a Albuquerque area volunteer ambulance corps?
  1. Is there a volunteer ambulance corps in Albuquerque?

  2. Who answers the line when I call 9-1-1?

  3. What fire department serves Albuquerque?

  4. What police department serves Albuquerque?

  5. What extra services do police offer to Albuquerque residents?

Animals, Pets and Critters

Albuquerque Animals, Pets and Critters Questions

Curious about Albuquerque wildlife? Got a question about the municipal policy on vaccines and dog licenses? Not sure what to do about the raccoon who lives in your trash?
  1. How do I get a dog license in Albuquerque?

  2. What are the local requirements for rabies shots?

  3. Who administers rabies shots in the Albuquerque area?

  4. Why might my dog be impounded?

  5. Is there a Albuquerque dog pound or another location where seized animals are taken?

Business and Commerce

Albuquerque Business and Commerce

Interested in joining a chamber of commerce in the Albuquerque area? Want to increase revenues by networking? Wondering who to bank with? Want to know your rights as a consumer in Albuquerque?
  1. Is there a Albuquerque Chamber of Commerce?

  2. Is there a Business Council?

  3. Is there an organization dedicated to consumer protection?

  4. Where is the post office?

  5. What banks can I choose from in Albuquerque?


Albuquerque's Local Government

Trying to find out who your elected officials are in Albuquerque? Think you ought to know what voting district you live in? Need to obtain a permit or license, but unsure where to turn? Ready to get involved in local decision making?
  1. Is there a directory of town officials?

  2. Who are Albuquerque's chief governing officials?

  3. What does the Albuquerque clerk do?

  4. Where are the municipal offices located?

  5. How do I find out when municipal meetings are held?


Albuquerque Health

Wondering where you can pick up medicine late at night in Albuquerque? Trying to decide which pediatrician is best for your child? Searching for a local blood drive where you can donate?
  1. Is there a health department in Albuquerque?

  2. What Albuquerque area hospitals can I go to?

  3. What local hospitals and practitioners specialize in pediatric medicine?

  4. What emergency room is closest to Albuquerque?

  5. What are my options for nursing homes near Albuquerque?


History of Albuquerque

Ever wonder brought people to Albuquerque? Wonder why they settled and what made them stay? Wish you could find a local historian who knows?
  1. What is the history of Albuquerque?

  2. What is the significance of the town name?

  3. Is there a historical society in Albuquerque?

  4. Is there a town archive in Albuquerque?


Albuquerque's Local Media

Looking for media publications or online news journals that report on Albuquerque? Trying to get get some media attention for a story of article or your own? Curious about whether there's local television programming in Albuquerque?
  1. What media publications cover Albuquerque?

  2. What public radio stations are accessible in Albuquerque?

  3. What television channel airs local Albuquerque programming?


Religion in Albuquerque

In search of a place to worship in Albuquerque? Looking for a community of shared faith and values? Need a schedule of service hours?
  1. What places of worship do we have in Albuquerque?


Schools in Albuquerque

Want to explore Albuquerque public and private education? Need to locate a public school close to home? Unfamiliar with the Albuquerque Board of Education and want to learn more?
  1. What public school district serves Albuquerque?

  2. Where is each school located?

  3. How is the board of education composed?

  4. What does the Board of Education do?

  5. When does the Board of Education hold meetings?


Information for Seniors in Albuquerque

Concerned about finding reliable care and housing for senior citizens in the Albuquerque area? Searching for fun events and activities for seniors? Want to know what senior transportation services are available?
  1. What retirement communities are in the area?

  2. Is there a senior center?

  3. Is there special transportation for senior citizens?

  4. Are there any clubs, recreational programs or social groups for seniors?

  5. Is there any senior housing in Albuquerque?


Utilities Services in Albuquerque

Do you need to contact Albuquerque gas and electricity providers? Need to get an internet connection? Curious about where the water supply comes from?
  1. Who provides electricity?

  2. Who provides gas?

  3. Where does our water come from?

  4. What cable television and internet service is available?