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Central Avenue

Neighbourhood: Huning Highland Historic District
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Address: Albuquerque, NM
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Street with full range of nightlife from restaurants to bars to a comedy...

Street with full range of nightlife from restaurants to bars to a comedy club and a musical theater.

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Part of Route 66

As iconic and legendary as Route 66 is, it is hit and miss to find the 50's era neon and signs. It is worth a try though.

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 4 days ago
John H
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Highlands Ranch, Colorado

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Rio Rancho, New Mexico
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88 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Central Ave is under construction thru 2017 and travel is a nightmare thru the area. I have partaken in the establishments on Central Ave for decades, but I now avoid the area at all cost, the nightmare od traversing the area is just not worth it.

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Thank glkaiser2015
Highlands Ranch, Colorado
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180 reviews
63 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 48 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

As iconic and legendary as Route 66 is, it is hit and miss to find the 50's era neon and signs. It is worth a try though.

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Thank John H
Albuquerque, New Mexico
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24 reviews
11 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I think anyone that comes to visit Albuquerque should go down or up Central. Central is Route 66 and it is full of culture and history. On weekends you are sure to see at least one ambulance.

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Thank krichgirl
Taos, New Mexico
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 December 2016

Have been in a number of places along this old classic section of Route 66. Really, the worst part is the parking. Lots of shops, restaurants, music. Interesting, if you're on foot.

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Albuquerque, New Mexico
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13 reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 November 2016

there are lots of shops and places to eat for everyone ! the nightlife is very fun at the central avenue ! lots of places to sit down and have a drink ... with friends or other... just go !

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Thank KatlynSanchez
Las Vegas, New Mexico
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5 reviews
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 November 2016

It is all torn up. I know it is for the ART, but they should get with it. It might be nice when completed, but right now it is a mess, and parking is hard.

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Vancouver, Canada
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11 attraction reviews
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 October 2016

We drove along Central Avenue to Nob Hill to go for dinner on what I understand was one of the first days of the major construction happening along Central. The drive to the restaurant in Nob Hill was straightforward but the drive home was a nightmare. Detours that were not well marked caused us to get totally lost. We spent... More 

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Thank LUSKJU
Albuquerque, New Mexico
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53 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 October 2016

Central is revitalizing. Especially the Knob hill area, great food and drink with music. All ages can enjoy the area but be prepared to park on side street due to ridiculous construction down middle of Central for what they call Mayor Berrys Bus line. Quite a construction mess at this time.

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Thank Richard F
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 October 2016

good restaurants, music and galleries and disarranged people who call these streets home too. on weekends city park has farmer's market and other vendors.

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Thank Andrea K
Los Angeles
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 October 2016

Love this part of town. There are unique shops and restaurants, fun people watching. It is near the University and is much more colorful and fun than you can imagine. Also many vegetarian options nearby.

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Thank DBrackett

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