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Take advantage of our pre and post-conference and sightseeing tours!  Click here to learn more.

Best of Albuquerque City Tour:

Join us on a uniquely-Albuquerque, open-air Trolley for a fully-narrated, multimedia, guided tour experience. Riders will explore the many palate-pleasing uses of red and green chile, practice the thundering call of the University of New Mexico Lobo, discover film locations of major motion pictures and television (including Breaking Bad), and even see a beach in the desert, a castle and more! Featured attractions on the Best of ABQ City Tour include the Indian Pueblo Cultural Center, Country Club Plaza, ABQ BioPark, Route 66, National Hispanic Cultural Center, Downtown ABQ, University of New Mexico, Nob Hill, Tingley Beach, and more.

Cost: $25 per person
Tours available: Tuesday – Sunday at 10:00 am, 12:00 pm and 2:00 pm
Instructions: Call 505-200-2642 and mention coupon code: SYTA

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Green Reed Spa & Salon
30 Rainbow Road NE
Albuquerque, NM 87113

Consider a spa treatment at the Green Reed Spa & Salon located at the Sandia Resort & Casino.  SYTA attendees can enjoy a 20% discount for weekday treatments (Monday – Thursday) or a 15% discount if booking 3 treatments or more on the weekend (Friday – Sunday). Weekend treatments include complimentary champagne and mimosas.

To book contact the treatment center directly at 505-798-3980 and mention the Group Code SYTA2017.

Hours of Operation:
Sunday & Monday 9:00am – 6:00pm
Tuesday-Saturday 9:00am – 7:00pm

Transportation to/from the Convention Center:
11 miles from the Albuquerque Convention Center
UberX – $13.00 – $18.00
Taxi – $35.00 – $38.00


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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