LGBTQ Albuquerque – Travel Pulse

Author: , January 14th, 2019

LGBTQ Albuquerque - Travel Pulse

Albuquerque is a fascinating and dynamic city, sometimes overlooked by travelers. Similarly, the city is under the radar as a queer destination. But the city and region are very queer-friendly, and there are many reasons why LGBTQ travelers should consider New Mexico’s largest city for their next trip.

According to Mauro Walden-Montoya, President of the Albuquerque LGBTQ Chamber of Commerce, the city has been used to diversity since its founding, way back in 1706.

“With the Native, Spanish and other cultures mixing for so many years, LGBTQ folks have been naturally accepted. It is easy to be LGBTQ in Albuquerque and we are very welcoming to residents and visitors alike,” he said. “New Mexico was the 17th state to legalize same-sex marriage, and Albuquerque welcomed thousands of LGBTQ couples from other states like Texas, Arizona, Colorado and as far away as Virginia who came to get married here.”

Walden-Montoya noted that one hotel welcomed a same-sex male couple from Dallas, who flew in on a Sunday evening to get married. They planned to have the ceremony on Monday and then leave that evening.

“The hotel manager sent them out sightseeing before the minister arrived. When they came back for their wedding, she had gotten them a cake (from an LGBTQ-friendly bakery) and decorated the lobby for their wedding. She and a staff member were their witnesses,” he said.

By Paul Heney – Full Story at Travel Pulse

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Featured Gay Friendly Accommodations: Bella Roma Bed and Breakfast, Albuquerque, New Mexico

Author: , August 31st, 2014

Bella Roma - Albuquerque, New Mexico

Periodically we’ll feature one of our properties here to let our readers know about some great gay friendly places to stay.

Beautifully Restored Historic Downtown Inn: Bella Roma guests experience the historic charm of this 1882 Italianate house in a comfortable European themed setting, complemented by modern amenities. We offer two very large suites, sleeping up to four each, and two spacious single rooms. Our gourmet breakfasts get your day off to a wonderful start.

See the Bella Roma Bed and Breakfast Expanded Listing on Purple Roofs Here

Gay Friendly Bed and Breakfasts, Hotels, and Vacation Rentals in Albuquerque

Central New Mexico Pride in Albuquerque

Author: , May 5th, 2014

Albuquerque PrideAlbuquerque Pride is proud to introduce our headliners for 2014! We can’t wait for Beverly McClellan from The Voice! We are excited to present music sensation Colton Ford! And we gleefully bring you Alex Newell!

Since 1976, Albuquerque Pride has worked at presenting a positive image of the Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, Intersex, and Queer (LGBTIQ) community. Albuquerque Pride provides a safe space to network, come out and explore what the New Mexico LGBTIQ community is all about. Since becoming a non-profit organization in 1997, we continue our outreach educating the general public on the issues and lives of our community.

Further, we build support among our allies and create a dynamic economic, political and vocal community for all issues of social justice and freedom. Albuquerque Pride is a member the International Pride Coordinator’s Association (InterPride). We are an all volunteer organization who works year round to create a community Pride event.

May 31st.

By Kelly Riker – Seasons of Pride | Albuquerque Gay Travel Resources | Other Gay Travel Events

Visiting Spicy Albuquerque

Author: , February 20th, 2014

New mexico mapNew Mexico is the only state with an official state question: “Red or green?” The query, of course, refers to what kind of chile you’ll have with your meal. If you’re like the sound of a spicy travel experience, hit up Albuquerque for your next adventure. The city is a hipper, more budget-friendly alternative to sophisticated Santa Fe – and it’s heating up with new hotels, restaurants, and other attractions.

1. Eat: Sadie’s of New Mexico: Nothing beats this hotspot for traditional New Mexican fare made with fresh ingredients and made according to family recipes. Sadie’s serves one of the hottest salsas in the state – don’t even bother asking for mild – and their chile-infused menu will have your lips tingling.

Try the house enchiladas made with spicy ground beef; slow-cooked beef brisket with chile; carne adovada marinated in red chile; tamales stuffed with red chile-marinated pork; and chile con queso accompanied by fresh toastados. Appetizers start at about $4 and mains start around $11.

Authored By Jessica Festa – See the Full Story at Sherman’s Travel

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Featured Gay Friendly Accommodations: Adobe Nido B&B, Albuquerque, New Mexico

Author: , January 12th, 2014

Adobe Nido B&B, Albuquerque, New MexicoPeriodically we’ll feature one of our properties here to let our readers know about some great gay friendly places to stay.

Convenient to Everything in Albuquerque: Southwest styled. Centrally located very close to downtown and Old Town. A great base for day trips in Central New Mexico. Offering in-room jetted tubs for two, an outdoor Finnish sauna. Suite with full kitchen, laundry and fireplace, sleeps up to 6 people. Healthy full breakfast at 8:30am. Our atmosphere is comfortable, relaxing and laid back.

See the Adobe Nido B&B Expanded Listing on Purple Roofs Here

Gay Friendly Bed and Breakfasts, Hotels, and Vacation Rentals in Central New Mexico

Visit Albuquerque For The Food

Author: , September 16th, 2013

El Patio de Albuquerque

Photo by Shane R., Courtesy of Yelp

The distinct regional tastes of New Mexico have become a huge draw for foodies, thanks to the cultural fusion of Anglo, Native, Mexican and Spanish cuisines.

In recent years, the state has seen a profusion of upscale locavore restaurants reflecting new interest in the old traditions. But that doesn’t mean you should write off the old-timers, especially those outside traditional Southwestern tourist enclaves.

El Patio de Albuquerque, a longtime, unpretentious eatery near Albuquerque’s University of New Mexico campus, is one of the city’s most popular dining spots. For nearly four decades, multi-generational families, tourists, professors, students – even celebrities – have lined up outside this former house for robust but simple fare enlivened with plenty of locally grown Hatch chiles, like carne adovada and green chile enchiladas.

Authored By Russell Contreras – See the Full Story at Edge Boston

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Quick Escapes for Business Travelers in Albuquerque

Author: , April 8th, 2013

New mexico mapThe southwest sun is probably reason enough to look forward to an escape to Albuquerque, but there’s plenty more to enjoy in New Mexico’s largest city than warmth. In an effort to get you outside the boardroom and into Burque (as the locals say), we’re offering up two restaurants, two attractions, and one bar that you can hit with just a few extra hours between meetings.

EAT: While it’s a short cab ride (or about a half-mile walk) from the convention center, The Artichoke Cafe is known as the go-to spot for fine dining in the area. It’s open for both lunch and dinner, and as the “cafe” in the name implies, lighter fare is their specialty. Those who prefer soups and salads will be right at home, though the pumpkin ravioli is a dish that you can’t find just anywhere. If you’re planning on staying a while, the wine and dessert menu is heralded as well.

Authored By Darren Murph – See the Full Story at Sherman’s Travel

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