Tell Us Your Best Albuquerque Travel Tips and Living Advice

Hack Your City goes to Albuquerque, New Mexico this week, and we’d be happy if we spent the whole time talking about the city’s annual International Balloon Fiesta. But there’s more to Albuquerque than its shiny, candy-colored hot air balloons. What else can you tell us about visiting and living in the city where Walter White threw a pizza on the roof, where Bugs Bunny should have taken a left turn?

What’s underrated and unexpected? What are the best alternatives to overrated spots? What’s the weirdest, craziest, or nerdiest thing you like there?

How should a visitor approach the city? What are the important local traditions, behaviors, and laws? How do you describe the vibe to an outsider? Which clichés are true or false?

What’s it like long-term? Albuquerque occasionally shows up on “best places to live” lists. Residents, what do you love and hate about the area? How do you hack daily life there? What’s a good hole-in-the-wall for locals? What local hack took you years to discover? Where do you go when you want to get out of town?

Leave your tips in the comments below, and we’ll highlight the best ones. (Read some other comments to make sure yours is unique.) Come back Thursday for a new post full of highlights and pretty pictures of balloons.

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Nick Douglas

Staff Writer, Lifehacker | Nick has written for Gawker, the Awl, the Toast, the Daily Dot, Urlesque, and the web series "Jaywalk Cop." He currently runs the horror-comedy podcast "Roommate From Hell."

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