West Old Town Has Bioparks, Family Attractions

West Old Town is one of the most vibrant neighborhoods in Albuquerque, with many tourist attractions and fun family destinations. It’s right there at the city center, located conveniently near really anything you’d like to see in ABQ. Here are some of the most popular attractions in West Old Town.

Family-Friendly Activities in West Old Town

West Old Town is home to Old Town Farm and Bike-In Coffee. The shop is is a “bicycle-focused coffee hangout on a farm in Albuquerque.” What more could you ask for? Parents can enjoy a latte while kids can be delighted by the farm animals.

Picture of ABQ BioPark Aquarium 2601 Central Ave NW, Albuquerque, NM 87104

Another favorite attraction is the ABQ BioPark Aquarium. The aquarium is one of four beloved BioParks and has a wide selection of sea creatures for families to enjoy. There is an Atlantic Coral Reef exhibit, an eels exhibit, a jellyfish exhibit, and more. One Google reviewer, Valerie W.,

“Always a great place to visit. Our granddaughter enjoyed herself. Her 1st visit but won’t be her last. Shark Reef Cafe was wonderful. Albuquerque has a wonderful aquarium.”

The Shark Reef Cafe has breakfast and lunch items like breakfast burritos and fish and chips if you end up wanting to eat a meal while at the aquarium.

Tourist Attractions in West Old Town

Picture of Old Town Plaza 200 N Plaza St NW, Albuquerque, NM 87104

The Old Town Plaza is a staple of Albuquerque—a favorite for both tourists and locals. It’s been the city center since 1706 so it has an important place in ABQ history. There are over 150 shops, boutiques, and galleries within all of Old Town, and many of these are on or around the Plaza. See the San Felipe Church or take a guided tour of the historic homes.

Driving Directions from Old Town Plaza to Bosque Heating, Cooling & Plumbing

Drive 13 min (8.0 miles)
Old Town Plaza
200 N Plaza St NW, Albuquerque, NM 87104, United States

Get on I-40 E from Rio Grande Blvd NW
4 min (0.9 mi)

Head west on N Plaza St NW toward Romero St NW
128 ft

Turn left onto Romero St NW
151 ft

Turn right onto S Plaza St NW
295 ft

Turn right onto Rio Grande Blvd NW
0.6 mi

Turn right to merge onto I-40 E
0.2 mi

Continue on I-40 E. Take I-25 N to Pan American Frontage Rd N. Take exit 230 from I-25 N
6 min (6.2 mi)

Merge onto I-40 E
1.6 mi

Use the right 2 lanes to take exit 159B-159C to merge onto I-25 N toward Santa Fe
4.4 mi

Take exit 230 toward San Mateo Blvd/Osuna Rd
0.1 mi

Continue on Pan American Frontage Rd N to your destination
3 min (0.9 mi)

Merge onto Pan American Frontage Rd N
0.3 mi

Use the left lane to turn left onto San Mateo Blvd NE
249 ft

Continue onto Osuna Rd NE
0.1 mi

Use the left 2 lanes to turn left onto Pan American Fwy NE
0.4 mi

Turn right
Destination will be on the left
285 ft
Bosque Heating Cooling and Plumbing
5901 Pan American Fwy #D1, Albuquerque, NM 87109, United States

Air Purifiers and Ozonators for Albuquerque Homes and Businesses

For those concerned with the indoor air quality of their home or workplaces, there are other solutions as well. Ask the team at Bosque about UV lights that improve the air quality of a space, and also the option to install an Ozonator. These machines put a safe percentage of ozone into the air in your home or business to help purify the air. 

Do I really need to have my air conditioning unit routinely maintained?

We absolutely believe air conditioning maintenance in Albuquerque is a priority. 80-90% of the repair calls we get could have been prevented by regular maintenance. Taking care of your AC unit saves money in the long run and prevents sudden lapses in cooling.