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DH and I will be going on vacation sometime in early September. We will stay in Santa Fe, but would like to visit Albuquerque or anything else within a reasonable driving distance from there. We are driving from Southern Utah - 10 hours!<br><br>
What are some things we MUST do? What should we avoid? Is this a good time of year to visit? Anything else you can suggest or recommend is appreciated. DD will be about 16 months old, so she is still easily entertainable. We would love to go to the zoo or some places that she would enjoy.<br><br>
I am SO excited for a vacation!<img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/orngbiggrin.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="orange big grin"> DH is excited to eat the food! lol
 

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The zoo is fun and it shouldn't be too hot in September. If you want to make a day of it, you can take a train from the zoo to the aquarium and botanical gardens and then back. The aquarium and gardens are a lot of fun, but the aquarium is rather small. We did this a couple weeks ago and it makes for one LONG day but totally worth it!<br><br>
The children's museum is a blast! Every child (and adult) loves that place.<br><br>
The Tram is fun, but expensive. Great views at the top! You could also drive up there, but for tourists it's a lot of fun to go up the tram. <a href="http://www.sandiapeak.com/" target="_blank">http://www.sandiapeak.com/</a><br><br>
In Santa Fe there is the plaza and Loretto Chapel. <a href="http://www.lorettochapel.com/" target="_blank">http://www.lorettochapel.com/</a><br><br>
Have fun!
 

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my mom lives in the mountains of alb, close to madrid. you must go to madrid!! it is a funky teeny tiny hippie town. i believe it is the halfway point between alb and santa fe if you take the back way.<br><br>
going up to the top of the sandia mountains to gaze out over the city is fun too. that's all i got.. dont know too much myself. i have heard that the zoo/museums are really neat.<br>
i'd move there if it werent so brown! <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/orngtongue.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="Stick Out Tongue">
 

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The Zoo, Aquarium, Botanical Gardens, Natural History Museum, and Explora (in ABQ)are fun for todds to run around and explore. Bandelier has some cool ruins and is fun for adults and children (near Los Alamos). The Jemez Mtns. are beautiful. I love Monroe's (New Mexican)restaurant in ABQ, they have good inexpensive food, excellent sopaipillas, great service and are really sweet to the little ones. I love Tortilla Flats and Blue Corn Restaurants in SF for New Mexican food. Madrid IS a cool place, but they only have porto-potties for visitors, so be prepared if you go there. Be sure to sample some of the freshly roasted green chile from the roadside stands, it's addictive. Hope you have lots of fun in NM!<br><br><img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/smile.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="smile"><br><br>
Oooh, and Upper Crust in SF has wonderful pizza and a relaxed, friendly, informal atmosphere
 

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We really enjoy Bandelier, there are several good moderately easy hikes (about 3 miles...) When is SF we always go to the plaza, ds really likes the children's museum and he really enjoys the art galleries and museums (and has since he was about 14 months, I think it's like a giant picture book to him). Alb has a lots of stuff as pp mentioned.<br>
The burning of Zozobra is sept 4this year... it's kind of hard to explain but he's this huge marionette-looking thing that represent gloom and misery. Once a year there is a huge celebration at ft. macy park and he is torched to symbolize the burning of years of misery. There are dancers and sound effects.... anyways it sounds crazy but it's a must (at least once in a lifetime) if you live around SF.<br>
There are so many good places to eat but some of our favorites Zia Diner (in my opinion best at lunch with kiddo), Il Vicino, Blue Corn (great beer), 2nd street brewery, El Parasol (which is a little building on Cerrillos with great New Mexican takeout). We really like Gardunos for New Mexican food too.
 
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