VISITING ALBUQUERQUE


GETTING AROUND

With the majority of Festival Flamenco activities taking place at the University of New Mexico, alternative transportation is accessible and easy to navigate. Here are a few options:

ABQ RIDE

ABQ Ride provides a large network of routes within Albuquerque, with approximately 10 connecting directly to the University of New Mexico, where Festival Flamenco is held. ABQ Ride is also connected with Google Maps, so finding routes and times via your mobile device is quick. We recommend the 3-day pass at $6 for unlimited rides.

TRANSIT MAP | WEBSITE

LYFT & UBER

Download Lyft or Uber on your smartphone for quick response and travel times from your unique location to where you need to go.

LYFT WEBSITE | UBER WEBSITE
 

NEW MEXICO RAILRUNNER

New Mexico RailRunner is a train that spans from Belen to Santa Fe, and connects to bus routes at downtown Albuquerque's Alvarado Transportation Center. When you ride the RailRunner, save your ticket for Free Rides on ABQ Ride's transit for that day.

TRANSIT MAP | WEBSITE

SCOOT-OVER

Scoot-Over motor scooter shop offers scooter rentals and is conveniently located near the University of New Mexico. 

WEBSITE

ALBUQUERQUE CAB COMPANY

Albuquerque Cab Company offers 24-hour service around Albuquerque.

WEBSITE | 505.883.4888

PARKING AT UNM

There are various parking lots and structures located around the University of New Mexico. Information about hourly rates and temporary permits are available here.


Accomodations

Here are a few suggestions of where to stay for our out-of-town festival guests!


DINING

If you are looking for sustenance, the Festival has an in-house food table offering healthy snacks and lunches at an affordable price. Find everything from Gatorade to coffee, veggie bags to tuna and egg salad sandwiches.

If you feel the need to broaden your palate, take your pick from any of the economical, varied, and delicious restaurants that line Central Ave near the University of New Mexico.

FRONTIER RESTAURANT 2400 Central Ave SE | Albuquerque, NM 87106
New Mexican food, salads, burgers and world famous cinnamon rolls.

WINNING 111 Harvard Dr. SE | Albuquerque, NM 87106
A coffee shop, located just south of Central Avenue, where you can get a house-made espresso drink or pick up a light and healthy breakfast, lunch, or snack.

EL PATIO 142 Harvard Dr. SE | Albuquerque, NM 87106
Authentic New Mexican cuisine like enchiladas, sopapillas, and chips and salsa located on Harvard, south of Central.

SALT AND BOARD Harvard Dr. SE #9 | Albuquerque, NM 87106
A great place to find delicious charcuterie boards, gourmet sandwiches, salads, craft beers, and wine.

SAHARA MIDDLE EASTERN EATERY 2622 Central Ave SE | Albuquerque, NM 87106
Just a couple blocks east of the University, Sahara is family owned, authentic middle-eastern cuisine served by the friendliest workers. Let them make your day with a flavorful chicken schwarma, falafel sandwich, and warm pita.

BRICK YARD PIZZA 2216 Central Ave. SE | Albuquerque, NM 87106
Brickyard is a great place to go for pizza, calzones, and green chile cheese breadsticks in a fun, college-life atmosphere.

ANNAPURNA 2201 Silver Ave. SE | Albuquerque, NM 87106
A vegetarian's or vegan's paradise, and a delightful surprise for the meat-eater trying something new. Located on Silver and Yale, one block south of central, at Annapurna you can try cardamom pancakes, garlic cilantro naan, and coconut "cream" pie!


PREPARE FOR ALBUQUERQUE

PREPARE FOR HIGH ALTITUDE

Albuquerque is located at an altitude of 5,000 feet. At 4,000 feet, your body experiences a lower level of oxygen. As a result, your body works harder to maintain your oxygen levels. As your body is working harder, you may experience headache, listlessness, shortness of breath with mild to moderate activities, trouble sleeping, frequent urination, lack of appetite, nose bleeds.

Three or more liters of water per day, a high-carb diet, and iron rich foods can help your transition. A carb rich diet naturally replaces muscle glycogen levels and prevents protein from being burned as energy, allowing you to maintain energy. Another benefit is it also requires less oxygen for metabolism and your body works less to digest these foods. In preparation for your trip, you may want to supplement with iron, garlic, and chlorophyll.

WHAT TO EAT AT HIGH ALTITUDE

Garlic in whole, roasted or tablet form; Bananas whole or in pancakes, yogurt or cereal; High complex carbs such as rice, pasta, potatoes, whole grain breads, oatmeal and bagels; Plenty of fluids such as caffeine free teas, fruit juice, and electrolyte-rich liquids; Iron-rich foods like red meats, leafy greens.

COMBAT THE DRYNESS

You'll find the air much drier in the mountains than at sea level. Bring these along to stay comfortable: saline nasal spray, extra-strength moisturizers, lip balm, and artificial tears.

PROTECT AGAINST THE SUN

Consider bringing high SPF sunscreen, a hat with a wide brim, and sunglasses.

You must not rely on the information on this website as an alternative to medical advice from your doctor or other professional healthcare provider.