There is so much to love about Old Town Albuquerque, which is within easy walking distance of our Albuquerque Bed and Breakfast. However, there are other great neighborhoods to explore in town, like the historic Nob Hill neighborhood. Historic Nob Hill was named after the fashionable Nob Hill in San Franciso, when, after building a water tower in the area, developers wanted to promote the area.
The area continued to develop between the 1920s and 1950s, and today is home to many historic places on the National Register. Central Avenue of the famed historic Route 66 also runs through the heart of historic Nob Hill, lending the area an undeniable charm and energy. It’s less than 15 minutes from our Old Town Bed and Breakfast, too.
Our Bed and Breakfast is so centrally located in Albuquerque that it’s easy to explore all of the top attractions in the city from here. Whether you’re here to explore Route 66 attractions, enjoy a bit of hot air ballooning, or otherwise get outside and explore the beautiful landscapes of New Mexico, you’ll find there’s no better place to stay in Albuquerque. Book a room at our Old Town Bed and Breakfast today!
Things to do on Historic Nob Hill in Albuquerque
Albuquerque’s historic Nob Hill Neighborhood is a hip, trendy, and fun place to explore. There’s so much to do in historic Nob Hill, too, that you can easily spend an entire day there. The main thoroughfare in the historic Nob Hill neighborhood is Central Avenue, which you can see from our Bed and Breakfast.
The historic Nob Hill neighborhood is a great place to experience the fusion of old and new, between what Albuquerque used to be like in the heyday of travel along Route 66 to the eclectic, vibrant neighborhood it is today. Whether you’ve come to shop, sample the many excellent Nob Hill restaurants, or experience some of the best nightlife in the city, we think you’ll love spending a day in the historic Nob Hill neighborhood.
Here are some of the “don’t-miss” attractions and activities in the area:
- Shop your way up and down Central Avenue, taking in the neon glow of the lights from this historic part of Route 66 as you go. This is one of the longest urban corridors along the entire route. There are plenty of Instagram-able photos to take here!
- Dig into the artsy vibe of this part of town and take a class at Creative Culture ABQ.
- Stop in and play a board game at Empire Board Game Library.
- Watch a movie at Albuquerque’s only independent art cinema, Guild Cinema.
- Visit the art galleries, attend art events and exhibits in local shops, and otherwise enjoy the artsy side of Albuquerque. Don’t miss the fabulous murals in this area of town, either.
- The historic Nob Hill neighborhood is also a great place to go dancing. Whether you take a class or hit one of the many restaurants that offer dancing throughout the week, it’s a great way to spend time in this part of the city. Great places to check out include Imbibe, Canvas Artistry, or upstairs at Monte Vista Fire Station.
- Have a cold pint of beer at local breweries in the historic Nob Hill neighborhood. Favorites include Bosque Brewing Co., Hops Brewery, High and Dry Brewing, and Tractor Brewing Company Tap Room.
The Best Nob Hill Restaurants
Just as there’s a wonderful collection of shops and attractions along this historic route 66, Albuquerque’s historic Nob Hill neighborhood is also home to some of the best Albuquerque restaurants. There are more than 50 restaurants to choose from in historic Nob Hill, all within a 1 mile stretch of road. Here are just a few of our favorites:
- Zinc Wine Bar & Bistro is a great place to grab a glass of wine, and they also offer upscale eats made with seasonal ingredients.
- Grab some wood-fired pizza at Il Vicino Wood Oven Pizza.
- On a hot summer day, stop in at El Cotorro Taqueria and Heladeria for some delicious tacos and some handmade ice cream.
- Vegetarians won’t want to miss Mata G Vegetarian Kitchen.
- Farmacy is a great place to stop in for lunch.
- Grab some delicious pastries or a bite to eat at Flying Star Cafe.
- Locals and foodies love the tapas and drinks at Gecko’s Bar + Tapas.
- Enjoy Columbian cuisine and small plates at Ajiaco Columbian Bistro.
- Frenchish is an excellent stop for delicious fresh cuisine.
Whether you stop in to peruse the shops or spend an entire day here, we know you’re going to love visiting the historic Nob Hill neighborhood of Albuquerque. At the end of the day, the sumptuous accommodations at our Bed and Breakfast will be waiting – the perfect place to rest your head! Now’s the ideal time to visit Albuquerque. Book your room today!