Whether you’ve committed to the ultimate US road trip along the famed Route 66 or are simply looking for a single-stop destination that embodies the Southwest’s colorful diversity, Albuquerque (www.visitalbuquerque.org) delivers a charming and accessible collection of cultural, historical, and culinary offerings. The city is a delightful combination of old and new with several key neighborhoods worth exploring. Historic Old Town is home to five museums and more than 100 shops, galleries, and restaurants, as well as San Felipe de Neri parish, which has stood the test of time since 1793. Downtown possesses all the charm of a typical Main Street USA, including a surprising number of art galleries all within walking dis- tance. Nob Hill glows bright with its signature collection of neon signs, illuminating a vibrant neighborhood that overflows with historical buildings and boutiques. Uptown is where locals and visitors alike flock each September to EXPO New Mexico, home of the State Fair- grounds. Taking a closer look, here’s what you can discover.