Albuquerque ShoppingFor the best shopping in Albuquerque, start in Historic Old Town for Southwestern art galleries and Native American crafts and jewelry. Keep heading east on Old Route 66, also known as Central Avenue. You’ll cruise through the eclectic offerings of Albuquerque’s Downtown and University areas as you enter the boutique retail district Nob Hill, with plenty of hip clothing, home furnishings and Southwestern-style furniture and gourmet food. Farther along historic Route 66, discover an antique-hunter’s paradise.
Albuquerque has three big shopping malls where you can find the usual chain stores in addition to smaller local shops: Cottonwood, on the city’s northwest corner, Coronado, in the Northeast Heights, and the new, upscale Uptown, just east of Coronado. Coming soon is the reimagined Winrock Town Center, with top national stores and eateries slated to make their appearance. Plan for a full day of shopping!
Main Albuquerque Shopping Areas:
- Historic Old Town (Boutique locally owned shops and galleries carrying cultural items)
- Historic Nob Hill (Boutique locally owned contemporary shops and galleries)
- Downtown Albuquerque (Boutiques, galleries, locally owned shops, farmers' markets, festivals)
- Coronado Center (New Mexico's largest indoor mall)
- ABQ Uptown (Outdoor mall with major high-end national chains)
- Cottonwood Mall (National chains on Albuquerque's Westside)