Homewood Suites by Hilton Journal Center Albuquerque

5400 San Antonio Avenue, Albuquerque, New Mexico, 87109, United States
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Law student moving to Albuquerque

by Bluevanben

I am going to be attending UNM Law School this fall and am moving from Cincinnati, Ohio. Does anyone have any advice as to what parts of town are active and fun for someone my age (I'm 23 yrs old)? In addition, what areas are popular with students as far as housing is concerned? Also, any thoughts about UNM in general? I am a little stressed out after a recent first-time visit to the city. Any advice in regards to the above matter would be greatly appreciated.

RE: Law student moving to Albuquerque

by kymbanm

And why did a visit to Albuquerque 'stress you out'? You'll be FINE!!! Yes, we are a lot different than Cincinnati, but with nature, relaxed atmosphere, and mostly sunny weather .... you'll learn to love your time here for your education.

If you search these forums, about 3 to 6 months ago we answered a ton of questions about neighborhoods and what to look for .... tuckered us out :) Search that info out and see if you find it helpful.

Downtown is the party zone, there are some clubs in the North East Heights too. Just wander some of our tips and pages to get a feel for some of the stuff to do .... we don't have a lot of nightlife tips compared to other cities - we seem to prefer to write about road trips and day trips into the surrounding region. This doesn't mean that there isn't a night life - this IS a university town ... but we just don't seem to write about it :)

So, take a deep breath, relax and surf VT for a bit -


RE: Law student moving to Albuquerque

by casden

As far as living - I think the downtown or Nob Hill areas would be great for a Grad Student. Great places for coffee, food, drinks, and if you find the time to want to paint the town, there are some kewl clubs downtown. There's a nice movie theater downtown, but unfortunately, I don't think there's many real bookstores in the area, except for the UNM Bookstore.

You'll be fine in Albuquerque, especially after you find your niche. Believe me, I'm from Albuquerque, but I've lived in San Francisco for 5 years, and am now living in Chicago. Albuquerque is much smaller, but it's still alot of fun. Try OPM, Kelly's, Martini Grill for drinks - Satellite for coffee - Gold Street Cafe for great sandwiches - Sadies for good New Mexico food...and don't forget to hang out in Santa Fe.

RE: Law student moving to Albuquerque

by kennydg

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Travel Tips for Albuquerque

Where the Buffalo Roam (Kind of)

by AlbuqRay

The Sandia Pueblo is on the north boundary of Albuquerque. Although they are small in population, they own a large amount of land with spectacular geography. Their casino has been hugely successful for them (but maybe not for the people who lose money there). They have started to raise buffalo on their grasslands. The buffalo would not let me get very close. I hope you can see them in the picture. BTW, it is NOT "gaming;" it is GAMBLING.

El Rancho Hotel

by danmike

This glorious four story ranch style hotel was built in 1937 to accommodate the 100s of movie stars who came to the Gallup area to make the many westerns that Hollywood produce at that time. Along the way it became a trendy getaway and hangout for the Tinsel Town elite. Almost every movie star you can think of from the 30s, 40s and 50s has stayed at the El Rancho. Their autographed photos line the second story mezzanine. You can spend hours reading their "Best Wishes" to the El Rancho and viewing stills from the movies they made in the area.

Each of the rooms has a plaque over the door with the name of a star that stayed there. James Cagney, Errol Flynn, Susan Hayword, the Marx Brothers, William Holden, Tyrone Power, Mae West, Spencer Tracy, Kate Hepburn and Lucille Ball are just a few of the people who have rooms at the El Rancho.

The inexpensive rooms themselves are smallish but very stylish with wagon wheel headboards and heavy western style furniture. Ask for a room with a balcony.

The lobby of the El Rancho is a huge two story room decorated in a kitsch hunting lodge/ranch house style. The walls are covered with Indian rugs and western style art. A split log grand staircase with a beautiful rock fireplace inset at it's base, complete the lobby.

There is also a restaurant in the hotel that serves good Southwestern cuisine. A fun, kitschy gift shop and small lounge/nightclub with deep red stage draps that reminds us of being in a David Lynch movie.

It is a glimpse into movie star glamour of the past that is not to be missed.

While you are on your way to Gallup check out the Ice Cave, Acoma Sky City and glorious Window Rock is only 25 miles from Gallup.

Travel west on route 66 to Gallup, NM.

1000 E. Hwy 66, Gallup, NM, USA 87301

Los Cerrillos - Almost the Capital of New Mexico

by AlbuqRay

Los Cerrillos, which means little hills, is a village located 27 miles south of Santa Fe just to the west of the Turquoise Trail (State Highway 14). Cerrillos was established in the 1870’s during a gold, silver, lead, zinc and turquoise mining boom but only has about 250 residents now. It was once seriously considered for the capital of New Mexico; however, Santa Fe obviously won out. Rio Galisteo and the railroad run through it. The Diamond T Hacienda is a local guesthouse.

Good places to eat in Nob Hill

by prometheus about University area restaurants

1. FLYING STAR...Go here first. coffee, deserts, meals, huge magazine rack...see and be seen, breakfast. At 3 other locations too.
2. SCALO...Northern italian fine dining. One of the best in ABQ.
3. IL VICINO...ovenbaked pizza, salad, microbrews
4. FRONTIER...meeting place for university culture, great mexican and more, breakfast. Across from UNM bookstore. Try the chicken enchiladas.
5. EL PATIO...mexican food in a small patio setting
6. YANNI...fine greek dining. Try the lamb shank.
7. GYROS...greek cafe...nice combos, salads
8. OLYMPIA CAFE...great chicken, Greek combos
9. KELLY'S...pub with large patio, microbrewery, meals

Not in Nob Hill:
10. ROUTE 66 DINER..On Central WEST of UNM. Retro 50's decor and servers, burgers, shakes, blueplate specials, photo op.

Good New Mexican Fare for a Reasonable Price

by AlbuqRay about Santiago's New Mexican Grill

Santiago's New Mexican Grill is a small, family-run restaurant on Eubank Boulevard (don't confuse it with Sandiago's Mexican Grill at the base of the tram). It has tasty food at a reasonable price. The prices on main items are now $0.80 higher than on the web page but still ~$2.00 less than La Salita and Weck's. Santiago's serves breakfast (all day) and lunch only. The service (order at the window and they bring it to your table) is friendly and quick. Besides some pretty standard New Mexican entrees, they have unique items such as caramel iced coffee, root beer and coke floats, raspberry Italian sodas, fried chocolate sundaes for two, and "Sloppy Jims," which are open-faced burgers with taco meat, chopped onion, and red or green chile sauce. There are also daily specials. The restaurant is open Mon-Sat, 08:00 - 14:30. Lunch: Quesadilla De Carne Plate - Deep fried quesadilla filled with cheese, beef, onion, green chile and tomato, and smothered in red or green chile ($6.75). It also comes with a sopaipilla and honey.

Breakfast: Santiago Scramble - two eggs scrambled with potatoes, cheese, onions, and charizo on top of two corn tortillas, and smothered in red or green chile ($6.75).


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Address: 5400 San Antonio Avenue, Albuquerque, New Mexico, 87109, United States