Visiting Albuquerque

The University of New Mexico is located on a legendary stretch of Route 66 in the center of Albuquerque. Here in the high desert, on the banks of the Rio Grande, you will experience the mountains, forest, desert, and city all at once. The region’s strong Indigenous roots and global influences are reflected in the wonderful museums, restaurants, and other attractions found here. The natural beauty and mix of traditions form a rich mosaic that will show CLASIC attendees why New Mexico is truly the Land of Enchantment!

Getting to Albuquerque

Air: The Albuquerque Sunport (IATA code: ABQ) is accessible via numerous major airlines.
         Southwest Airlines stands out as the principal domestic airline.
         For international travelers, connecting flights are available through key global hubs like Houston, Atlanta, Chicago,
         Los Angeles, among others.

Car: Albuquerque sits at the heart of New Mexico, where Interstates 40 & 25 cross paths.

Train: Albuquerque is a stop on Amtrak’s Southwest Chief, which offers a daily train from Los Angeles or Chicago
              (one train daily each direction).

Places to Stay


Days Inn by Wyndham Albuquerque DowntownDouble Tree by Hilton HotelHotel Parq Central
Crowne PlazaHotel ZazzEmbassy Suites by Hilton Albuquerque
Holiday Inn Express
Hilton Garden Inn Albuquerque Downtown
SpringHill Suites by Marriott Albuquerque University Area

*Subject to change at any time.

Places to Eat


Near CampusFarther from Campus
DG's DeliAnnapurna
Freddy’sDuran Cental Pharmacy
FrontierGuava Tree Cafe
Golden PrideIndian Pueblo Kitchen
O RamenRange Cafe
Olympia CaféRoute 66 Diner
Perico’sSoo Bak Seoul Bowl
Salt & BoardThe Grove
Which WichVegos

Coffee Shops

Near CampusFarther from Campus
Satellite CaféMichael Thomas Coffee Roasters
Flying Star CaféCafé Lush
Merakai Coffee + Market
Humble Coffee Company