Econo Lodge Inn & Suites
713 California St. N.W.
Socorro, NM 87801
Phone: (575) 835-1500
Fax: (575) 835-1500
713 California St. N.W., Socorro, NM, US, 87801
- Phone: (575) 835-1500
- Fax: (575) 835-1500
A fantastic selection of clothes and accessories and original handmade jewelry can be purchased at Dust & Glitter.
Tangent Gallery presents contemporary art by artists living in the desert southwest.
Premier art gallery bringing quality abstract art and artist to southern New Mexico.
If you acquired a taste for New Mexico cuisine, this is the place to buy some to take home with you. Just inside the front doors of this warehouse is a retail market where you can get freshly-made products. The Baca family began packaging and selling their foods in 1946 from their grocery store, and now sell over 150 products to restaurants, stores and individuals all over the U.S. The trademark and specialty of the house is green chile. You can get it in mild, medium or hot. Other products include flour and corn tortillas, salsa, posole and sopaipilla mix. Cookbooks and recipes are also available.
Walking into this superstore packed with Mexican groceries and food booths is a true cultural experience that feels like entering another country while in the heart of Albuquerque. Piñatas crowd the ceilings, mariachi blasts and families throng the aisles and crowd the long communal tables where you can snack on tacos, stews, ice cream or scores of other freshly prepared Mexican foodstuffs. Watch tortillas being made, try free samples and ogle the unusual selections in the fish and meat sections. Pro's Ranch Market offers a free shuttle service within a three mile radius of the store.
Located in the heart of downtown Albuquerque, The Gizmo Store is one of the oldest department stores in the state. In this two-story store you will find racks and shelves filled with sports wear, active wear, uniforms, boots and shoes. One level specializes in Army and Navy gear, police uniforms, equipment and work clothes. You will always find a good assortment of accessories, such as fine leather belts. The shop also has a great reputation for carrying the best selection of work boots and comfort shoes.
If you are looking for a book with which to pass some leisure time, you can certainly find one at this wonderful little store. Although the store is small, the inventory is not. You can find used titles from every genre. The aroma of freshly brewed coffee, espresso, and cappuccino permeates the air and you can enjoy a cup with your book.
Since 1946 this store has been the leader in men's and women's head wear, offering custom fitting, accessories, cleaning and hat blocking. Choose from straw hats and Greek Fishermen's hats, Kangol Caps and French and English Barrettes, and of course cowboy hats. People in New Mexico know if they are looking for a cowboy hat this is the place to go. This shop is easy to find. Located in downtown Man's Hat Shop sits on the world-renowned Route 66.
It's a mystery how the Thai House Restaurant stays in business, given that it is always far from bursting with customers, but it does provide good food at reasonable prices in the pedestrian-friendly University area. So if you don't fancy making the trek up to the Southeast Heights where most of the competition is located, or if you want to take away rather than to linger over a romantic meal, this is a decent option. Thai House also sells cards, incense, soap, tea cups, jewelry, hair accessories, and handicrafts. - Pip Lustgarten
The narrow aisles and hodgepodge stacks of used books in this store may seem cluttered but if you are looking for a particular title, author or subject, the owner can walk you straight to it. The store has been in the same location across from the University of New Mexico for over 30 years and regular customers bring in boxes of books to trade for others. The shop has acquired hundreds of collectors' books and some valuable antiques.
Support small indie stores by shopping for your used and new vinyl, CDs, cassettes and books at Mecca Music and Books. Jazz, hip-hop, indie rock and country are the specialties, and you can take advantage of the cozy seating area while browsing the excellent collections. Debates rage among locals as to whether this is the best used record store in New Mexico or a place to avoid due to the notoriously unfriendly demeanor of the owner, who is also renown for opening at whatever hours he sees fit from one day to the next. If you can handle these factors, you might just find the place lives up to its name. - Pip Lustgarten
The Mexican Day of the Dead, celebrated on November 1st and 2nd, is a celebration in which the living honor the departed. Skulls are its characteristic imagery, most commonly in the form of folk art figurines such as the Novia (Bride), or made of sugar and brightly decorated. Masks Y Mas store and gallery is a truly one of a kind entity in the United States, importing Day of the Dead artwork, masks and figurines, and displaying them beside all sorts of locally-themed kitsch, including t-shirts and jewelery. It successfully combines cultural education, humor and a serious social commitment; the latter evident in the frequent exhibitions of work by incarcerated artists. - Pip Lustgarten