Quality Inn University
2015 Menaul Blvd. N.E.
Albuquerque, NM 87107
Phone: (505) 881-3210
Fax: (505) 888-1196
Check-out this golf course that wraps around the UNM Law School and faces many well known research and medical centers. Since 1942, golfers have enjoyed this first-class, 9-hole course. One of the major attractions of this course is its central location. A snack bar is available and the pro shop staff is helpful and friendly.
This fenced dog park is the perfect place to take your dog off leash and let him play. Take a seat on one of the benches or picnic tables and watch as the dogs run around. With a mixture of trees and lawns, there's plenty of shade as well as space to explore. Whether you have the large park just for yourselves or other dogs are frolicking around, this is the perfect spot to bring your animal friend.
This beautiful park was named "Bataan Memorial Park " in 1943 after the 200th and 515th Coast Artillery (AA) Regiments that fought in WWII. In 2002, a walkway with granite pillars carved with veterans names was also added to the park. Today, the park remains a fitting tribute to the soldiers as well as a relaxing park with plenty of trees and wide grassy fields. This is the perfect spot for a picnic, as well as the ideal spot to remember those who served America.
Get away from the hustle and bustle of the city with a visit to McDuffie Park. Through it can be tough to find (and even find the entrance to), once inside it is the perfect place to take a walk, ride a bike, or even take a quick nap. Many locals also enjoy a picnic lunch here on sunny afternoons.
Route 66 was commissioned in 1926 and was finished just before World War II. Only parts of the original highway still exist, but there is a great trend to restore and maintain sections of this historic road. In Albuquerque, remnants of an age gone by still cling to life on what is now Central Avenue. Here, you will find the Route 66 Diner, the Duran Drugstore, and the newly restored KiMo Theater.
Valley is one of several pools managed by the City of Albuquerque. Attached to public high schools, their access hours are shared between students and the general public. Valley is rarely busy, so you will usually get a lane to yourself. A "Water Exercise" class, in which an instructor leads the group, is offered for a low cost on Mondays, Wednesdays and Thursdays. There are also periodic swimming lessons, aquatic team meetings, scuba lessons and socials. In warm weather, the sides of the building are opened to the air, and there is an outdoor wading pool. – Pip Lustgarten
This 13-acre park was built during the Great Depression with funding from then Mayor Clyde Tingley's close friend, President Franklin Roosevelt. Located just east of I-25 and close to the University of New Mexico, the giant trees in this long standing park offer a well-shaded place to run or walk the trails. There are plenty of meandering hills present and an outstanding playground. In the winter, this is an ideal place to go sledding.
Montgomery is one of several public pools managed by the City of Albuquerque and available for use by the general public at subsidized, affordable prices. An outdoor facility, it is open during school summer vacations only. The pool is long enough for laps, but unfortunately for those seeking serious exercise above and beyond a cooling dip, Montgomery does not operate the dedicated lap swim hours that most of the other city facilities do. The wading pool will keep those with small kids happy, in addition to the fact that on Sundays admission is free of charge for children under 18 years of age. - Pip Lustgarten
Inside this brand-new, high-tech, high-definition video planetarium, you will feel like you are actually beneath the stars as starscapes wheel around you. A motion simulation theater whisks passengers into space on educational journeys to the moon, the planets and beyond. If you want a real look at the stars, a 16-inch telescope housed in a 22-foot dome. Using the telescope, you can photograph the stars, and print your shots to take home.
Once upon a time, human beings lived life without the aid of computers. Then came folks like Bill Gates. STARTUP, a permanent gallery exhibition located inside the New Mexico Museum of Natural History & Science, chronicles the fits and starts with which the microcomputing revolution began, right here in Albuquerque. Spearheaded by Gates and his compadres, this revolution gave birth to new ways of thinking and living, as well as a cavalcade of compelling new technological toys. Many of them are on display here, including early hardware prototypes, crude video games and even a dupe of nerd king Steve Wozniak's first desk. Entry is included with regular museum admission.
After a long day of walking around Old Town, touring the New Mexico Museum of Natural History or attending meetings downtown, find a quiet spot under a massive cedar tree in this old park. Sitting between the New Mexico Museum of Natural History and the Albuquerque Museum, Tiguex Park is spacious enough to host soccer and a friendly game of neighborhood football. There always seems to be a game of hoops taking place on one of the park's four basketball courts.
Funded by the city of Albuquerque, the Columbus tennis facility has four courts, two of which are lit to enable evening play. They are available to the public free of charge, are without staff, do not take reservations, and have a Laykold playing surface and metal nets. The North Valley is a beautiful neighborhood, semi-rural in places: if you're feeling really fit, ride a bike to the courts so you can explore the acequia (ditch) trails that crisscross the entire North Valley, and that additionally connect to the trail running the length of the Rio Grande's trajectory through town. - Pip Lustgarten