Albuquerque is home to a number of popular universities, including the University of New Mexico and Southwestern Indian Polytechnic Institute. Top employers include these schools, Sandia National Labs, Lovelace Women’s Hospital, Kirtland Air Force Base, as well as companies like the Bank of Albuquerque, Bank of the West, and businesses in the uptown and downtown employment corridors. Albuquerque offers plenty of green spaces and parks. Take in top-notch traveling bands at venues like the ABQ BioPark and the Isleta Amphitheater, or catch a movie at the historic KiMo Theatre.
Nearby hidden gems include breakfasts at Weck’s, fresh-roasted coffee at Red Rock Roasters, and delicious pastries at Breve Crepes & Coffee. For lunch, visit local favorites like Rudy’s Country Store Bar-B-Q and Trombino's Bistro Italiano, and fast-food favorites Chick-fil-A and Casa Taco. When you’re looking for a fun activity to while away the day, head to Cinemark Movies 8 for the latest movies, enjoy a day of rides and games at Cliff's Amusement Park, or visit Gravity Park Trampoline Arena for a one-of-a-kind aerial experience.