As you scan the sandy expanse that stretches straight to the horizon, you can’t help but be humbled by the vastness of the desert. You’re not quite sure why, but you’ve always been attracted to this area of the southwest. Maybe it’s the immeasurable beauty of the mountain bluebirds and the prickly pear cacti you find so alluring, or the inherent influence of the Native American tribes who settled here. No matter what it is, old friend, you know you’re happy to be in Albuquerque. And what makes it even better is that you’ve got man’s best friend right there with you. By booking a stay at any of the Albuquerque pet-friendly hotels, you and your furry friend can soak in the sights and sounds this southwestern city is famous for.
Before you check into one of the pet-friendly hotels in Albuquerque, here are answers to a couple commonly asked questions:
What food is Albuquerque known for?
It’s no surprise that Native American and Mexican cultures have hugely influenced the type of fare available in Albuquerque. And it’s a New Mexican tradition for many dishes on most restaurants’ menus to come slathered in roasted chile sauce. The color of the sauce is up to you, and you can expect servers throughout the area to ask you the official state question: “Red or green?” It’s also a good idea to find out which variety of chile is spicier on any given day, as the heat level can vary wildly from one day to the next.
Where are the best hiking trails in Albuquerque?
Although there are plenty of dog-friendly hiking trails throughout the greater Albuquerque region, these are the top three trails that exist inside of the city’s official bounds:
- Paseo del Bosque Trail: This accessible, multi-use area is among ABQ’s most-trafficked trails. Slicing from top to bottom through Rio Grande Valley State Park, the 16 miles of continuous paved trails invite runners, cyclists, skaters, and even equestrians to explore public art installations and cultural centers along the way. You and Fido are also welcome, so long as you keep your little beast leashed.
- Rinconada Canyon Trail: Be sure to bring a pair of binoculars on this 2.2-mile dog-friendly hike offering glimpses sand dunes, natural rock formations, and hundreds of petroglyphs created by ancestral tribes.
- South Crest La Luz Loop Trail: Open annually from April through November, this easy, 3.2-mile trail (also known as Trail 130 S) passes through the majestic Sandia Mountains and features spectacular views of local wildflowers among countless other natural creations.
Eager to embark on your New Mexican adventure? Travelocity makes it easy to book a stay at a hotel that meets your needs and fits into your budget. So whether you choose a room at the Nativo Lodge, Hotel Andaluz, or any of the other dog-friendly hotels in Albuquerque, you can bring Spot with you while you explore the treasures in and around this city. Make your dreams of the desert come true when you start searching for the ideal accommodation in Albuquerque today.