LAPIS LOCAL'S GUIDE
WHERE TO STAY
RIDES TO + FROM THE WEDDING
To + From the Venue
ABQ Art Museum
FOR OUR LOCALS + DESERT COMPASS GUESTS
FOR OUR LOCALS, HOTEL CHACO + HOTEL ABQ GUESTS
FOR OUR EL VADO + MONTEREY GUESTS
THINGS TO DO
(right next to El Vado + Monterey)
(Regular Cup o Joe Place + No Frills with solid food)
(Delicious Brunch + can be very busy)
Slate Street Cafe
(Great local coffee shop that offers breakfast burritos that are killer)
Flying Star Cafe
(Great Cafe for any meal)
(Great selection of food - our favorite is Buen Provencho! Costa Rican)
(Know for their pricey but delicious salads)
Duran's Central Pharmacy
(Yummy down-home New Mexican)
Mesa Provisions in Nob Hill
(Farm to table, owner/chef food made with heart!)
Farina Downtown (Best wood-fired pizza and fresh local veggie salads)
M'Tuccis in Nob Hill
(That's amore! Lovely Italian in a new spot)
(Knock your socks off Ramen and hip, downtown Vibe)
Campo at Los Poblanos
(Hard to get into - make reservations)
(the drive + the grounds are whole New Mexican experience. Food is always pretty solid!)
Los Conejos/ The Copper Lounge in Nob Hill
(Part Art Deco Lounge/ Part Tequila Bar/ All delicious food + Drink)
Kitsune in Old Town
(Asian Inspired with New Mexican spin!)
Grab a drink at Plaza Don Luis! There are 3 great options:
Noisy Water Winery (which is connected to Lapis Room)
Downshift Brewery at Outpost
Casa Rodena is a pretty winery up Rio Grande!
So much to see!
Plaza Don Luis is great
Be sure to check out
Also in Old Town:
TINY GROCER (FOOD)
(Right Across from El Vado!) Love their native plants + medicinal garden. They have one of the best Japanese-inspired gardens we've seen)
Take a drive up Rio Grande, check out the local farmer's markets, stop at Los Poblanos to see the lavender farm, go to Corrales and stop at Ex Novo for a beer) It's just beautiful!
Hike the Sandias!
Walk in the Bosque! There's a Nature Center that has a great start to very pretty loop trail.
Indian Pueblo Cultural Center
ABQ Art Museum
Stay Sunday + Go Downtown to see the lowriders cruise. !Orale!
EXPLORE NORTHERN NEW MEXICO
Take the Turquoise Trail to Madrid.
Spa/ Hotspring in Santa Fe at Ojo Santa Fe or Ten Thousand Waves
Take the high road through Chimayo to Taos!
Where do we even begin?