Albuquerque is a community-focused city with plenty to do around town. A new year can be a great time to explore new places, businesses and activities that are all around us. If you’re looking for new ways to reset in the 2023, here are five highly rated businesses and activities to explore.
Free Latin Dance Night at Nativo Lodge
Dance is good for the body and soul. It’s a great form of exercise, and movement has been shown to help you become closer to your dance (or life) partner. No partner? No problem! Latin Night is great for individuals who want to dance, too.
Weekly Latin Night is hosted by Body’s Emotion Dance and Wellness Center on Saturdays and held at the welcoming Nativo Lodge, 6000 Pan American Fwy. NE. Hotel guests praise the lodge for its service, decor, atmosphere and clean interior. Come for the dance and stay for a night away from home.
This weekly event begins with a free class at 5 p.m. taught by the acclaimed instructor, Joseph Chavez. Dances taught in the class change weekly and vary from salsa, merengue, bachata, cha-cha, zouk, kizomba, Argentine tango and milonga. The DJ’d music start at 6 p.m. and you can dance the night away till approx. 9 p.m.
Get the full schedule here.
Green Jeans Food Hall
Sustainability and conscious consumerism don’t have to be difficult to achieve, especially when you live in Albuquerque. If you haven’t already, come discover this collection of sustainable and forward-thinking businesses at 3600 Cutler Ave. NE.
Guests love the atmosphere, which offers free WiFi and is pet friendly. “A quirky little eatery with a whole ton of atmosphere and a fairly diverse set of eating options.” Many professionals chose this spot to work and recharge. We honestly don’t blame them one bit.
With 11 current merchants to shop from, you might be surprised at the strong sense of community, health and fun. Here are the present offerings:
- Tesoro Arcade
Visit a hot spring
This attraction often brings guests from around the country to the Land of Enchantment. With many health benefits, regular soaking can be an excellent way to reset and recharge in the new year. Here are several highly recommended springs in the area:
- Ojo Santa Fe Spa Resort – Santa Fe, NM
- Jemez Hot Springs/Giggling Springs – NM
- McCauley Warm Springs – Santa Fe NF, NM
- San Antonio Hot Springs – Santa Fe NF, NM
Los Ranchos Growers’ Market
Eating locally sourced food has long been hailed for its health-contributing benefits. Albuquerque farmers markets like this one offer a great way to support the local community and your health.
“Amazing! Fun! Lots of vendors including local farmers selling their delicious fruits & veggies! The food vendors include pastries, waffles, lemonade, breakfast pizza, cookies, and made-from-scratch tomato 🍅 sauce! Have you been to the los ranchos growers market? If not You should make it a point to add this to your Saturday to-do list.”
Finding inspiration for new meals at home is always a win in our book.
Yoga in luxury
Daily Yoga lessons are offered by Ojo Santa Fe Spa Resort from 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Classes are $25 each and are open to drop-ins. They are customized to each attendee’s skill level, so don’t let intimidation stop you. Classes are 90 minutes and provide a combination of breathwork, asana, alignment and meditation.
Ojo Santa Fe is a calming retreat, and these classes are a wonderful way to reset and take care of yourself in the new year. Explore other activities available during your visit.