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SYTA Dine-Around

Saturday, August 27th, 7:00pm – 11:00pm

This is the only evening where there is not a planned conference event. Attendees may take advantage of this evening to experience the “Albuquerque Food Scene” with customers, colleagues and friends. SYTA does not coordinate the Dine-around evening.

Conference attendees will connect with each other either in advance or on site and select a restaurant. You can plan ahead by visiting the Visit Albuquerque website. Their staff is also available to make recommendations for large groups or private parties.

Many of the restaurants are located in Albuquerque’s trendy neighborhoods and are a quick cab ride from the conference hotels.

Visit Albuquerque will also have a desk at SYTA Central to help fill your Dine-around needs when you arrive.


Discover Native American quality jewelry and countless other fabulous finds in this Southwestern art Mecca. Authentic Southwestern pottery, weavings, rugs, art and more fill the picturesque adobe shops and galleries of historic Old Town, often at prices that put other Southwestern cities to shame. Wherever you shop, from traditional Southwestern art galleries to contemporary boutiques, you are sure to find a treasure that will bring back wonderful memories of your visit to Albuquerque, the best shopping destination, for years to come.

Albuquerque’s major shopping districts are Historic Old Town, Nob Hill, Downtown and Uptown. Just a quick cab ride from the Conference hotels. Click here to for store locations.

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Route 66

Historic neon signs still glow on old Route 66 through Albuquerque, which is now Central Avenue. Three blocks from the Albuquerque convention center. Alongside the vintage signs, you’ll see new versions put up by businesses that are continuing the aesthetic traditions of old Route 66, adorning their shops with bright, buzzing neon.

The famous Route 66 continues to guide visitors through Albuquerque, from the volcanoes on the city’s far west side past the Rio Grande Botanical Garden and the Albuquerque Aquarium, through historic Old Town and the Downtown business district, and continuing eastward through the University of New Mexico and the trendy Nob Hill area, where you’ll find many of the city’s best restaurants, distinctive shops and boutiques. Take the Route 66 tour!

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