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Albuquerque Gay Guide and Photo Gallery

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New Mexico's largest city, Albuquerque is also one of the most gay-friendly cities in the Southwest. Home to the state's largest airport, "Duke City" is where many visitors to Santa Fe, Taos, and other parts of the Land of Enchantment begin their trips. But Albuquerque is far more than a mere pass-through destination - this city in the shadows of the 10,600-foot Sandia Mountains offers an exceptional mix of arts and culture, outdoor recreation (note the mild, sunny climate), and wonderful food. Here's a look at the region's most compelling attractions, gay-friendly businesses, historic inns and B&Bs, Route 66 sights, and panoramic vistas, from the mountains to the vast high-desert mesas.

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Route 66, lined with colorful shops and cafes in historic Nob HillSidewinders gay club, which reopened after a hiatus in fall 2011Sandia Crest, looking south from near the Sandia Aerial Tram platformFarina Pizzeria & Wine Bar, downtown Albuquerque
Effex Nightclub, the most popular of Albuquerque's gay nightspotsGrove Cafe & Market - a first-rate creative breakfast and lunch spot downtownFlying Star Cafe, the original location in Nob HillHotel Parq Central, a stylish, luxury boutique hotel in downtown Albuquerque
Hot-Air Ballooning over the Rio Grande, with Rainbow RydersFlying Star Cafe, on the edge of the artsy village of Corrales, New MexicoSelf Serve, hip and cheerful sex toy and erotica shop in Nob HillNob Hill-Highland Historic District and First Thursdays Arts Stroll
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