The 2023 Team Science Workshop will be held at Hotel Albuquerque at Old Town. The address is 800 Rio Grande Boulevard NW, Albuquerque, New Mexico, 87104.
Lodging at Hotel Albuquerque is not included with registration, however, the hotel is giving our guests a 25% discount on lodging. Use this link for discounted lodging.
Alternatively, here are a few other nearby accommodations:
- Best Western Plus Rio Grande Inn (0.3 miles away): comfortable lodging within a short walk
- The Desert Compass (0.4 miles away): a boutique rental property of historic adobe buildings
- Hotel Chaco (0.1 miles away): sister hotel to Hotel Albuquerque and located right next door
Located in the sunny, Southwestern United States, Albuquerque has a rich multicultural history, which is showcased throughout town. With Native American, Hispanic, and Latino influences, Albuquerque features delicious food, world-class art exhibits, mountainscapes, and more. For up-to-date information on everything Albuquerque, learn more on the Visit ABQ website.
Historic Old Town Albuquerque
The workshop will be located in the historic Old Town district, which is home to plenty of shops, sights, and restaurants. Here are some of our recommendations that are close to the hotel.
See the Sights
- According to the Albuquerque locals, the Sandia Peak Tram is a must-do while in town. It takes you to the top of the Sandia Mountains which are about 10,500 feet above sea level and offer incredible views of the surrounding area.
- Nob Hill, an eclectic artsy neighborhood offers shopping and dining along historic Route 66 and is reachable by car or Albuquerque Rapid Transit (ART).
- Old Town Albuquerque, located just south of Hotel Albuquerque, offers shopping and dining in and around the historic plaza where Albuquerque got its start.
- The ABQ BioPark, which has a zoo, aquarium, and botanic garden, is just 5-10 minutes away by car.
- Take a tour with the ABQ Trolley Co.
- Slow down and relax at the Old Town Plaza.
- Visit one of the many museums, including the Albuquerque Museum, Explora, and the New Mexico Museum of Natural History and Science.
- Albuquerque being the Hot Air Ballooning Capital of the World, there are a bunch of companies that offer rides. The largest and most popular is Rainbow Ryders.
- You cant visit Albuquerque without thinking of Breaking Bad. There is a company that offers tours in a replica RV!
- For other activities or ideas, visit TripAdvisor or ask your cohosts for suggestions.
Experience New Mexican Cuisine
- Golden Crown Panaderia is a neighborhood bakery you don’t want to miss.
- Church Street Cafe features classic Nex Mexican cuisine, and is a staple of the Albuquerque community.
- Another traditional staple in Old Town is Monica’s El Portal Restaurant.
- For a French twist, try the D.H. Lescombes Winery & Bistro.
- The Sawmill Market brings a modern flare to New Mexican dishes and more.
- For a more upscale meal, visit Antiquity Steak House.
- If you enjoy a cold beer after a long day, Downshift Brewing may be the spot for you.
This Old Town Dining Guide shows you these restaurants and more in the area.
Shop the Local Stores
- Blue Portal sells items hand-crafted by seniors, with all proceeds going directly to the makers.
- If you’re looking for quality leather goods, the Old Town Hat Shop has you covered.
- The Blue Moon Marketplace features fair trade, handmade gifts from vendors in New Mexico.
- Whether you want local salsa or plush stuffed animals, visit the Old Town Emporium as your one-stop shop.
- PDL ABQ is a collection of local vendors showcased under one roof.
- Take a little bit of New Mexico home with you from the Genuine Southwest art shop.
- Whimsy Tea & Gifts is a unique store filled with tea, tea accessories, and fun.
If you need any specific recommendations, we’re happy to answer any questions!