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Drive down historic Route 66 This Fall

Historic Route 66 New MexicoThere are no roads more legendary that historic Route 66.  Just the mention of Route 66 conjers of a sense of history and romance, of simpler times when there was no greater joy than seeing the open expanse of road before you on this legendary road between Chicago and Los Angeles.  Albuquerque, which is now the largest city in New Mexico, owes its rapid growth and expansion to the economic boom brought to the area along The Mother Road.  Today, visitors to Albuquerque can take a step back in time to this glorious period of history, and can see the architecture of the time periods that Route 66 represents.  If you love road trips, then we can’t think of a better place for you to visit this fall.  Stay at our historic Bed and Breakfast Inn, just off Route 66, and fall in love with enchanting New Mexico.

Drive Historic Route 66

Hacienda Vargas Bed and Breakfast is situated in the charming, historic town of Algodones, which is located on a northern spur of historic Route 66.  From the moment you arrive at our doorstep, you’ll been transported back in time.  In nearby Albuquerque, there are several historic stops along this historic road worth visiting, and can be done in 4 hours by taking this Route 66 Tour. Central Avenue officially became part of Route 66 in 1937, and today passes through Nob Hill, one of Albuquerque’s most eclectic and vibrant districts.  Here, you’ll find plenty of unique locally-owned shops to browse, along with hip restaurants and nightlife.  This mile long stretch of Central Avenue is marked at both ends by neon arches, and is lined with remants of life as it once was in Albuquerque.  You’ll also find the Nob Hill Shopping Center, which is one of the best remaining examples of a 1940’s automobile-oriented shopping center in America.

Historic Route 66 New MexicoAfter you’ve enjoyed time exploring the Nob Hill Neighborhood, head over to the beautiful and historic Kimo Theater, which is a beautiful example of Pueblo Deco architecture popular in the 1920’s.  The renovated Kimo Theater features many sculptures that depict the Native American influence over the southwest, and houses the mural “The Seven Cities of Cibola” painted by noted southwestern artist Carl von Hassler.  For an old fashioned dining experience, head to Albuquerque’s 66 Diner, straight from the 1950’s.  End your day on the quaint streets of Albuquerque’s Old Town neighborhood, which is the cultural center of this amazing city, and then head to Kelly’s Brew Pub for a beer in what used to be the Old Jones Motor Company on Route 66.  The sites and spirit of historic Route 66 are still alive and well in Albuquerque, and this fall is the perfect time to explore this charming part of our history when you stay with us at our historic New Mexico Bed and Breakfast.

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