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The Laguna Pueblo Region makes up the majority of west-central New Mexico, extending to the cities of Albuquerque and Santa Fe, the latter of which is the state's capital. One of the most noticeable attractions within the area is the Old Town Albuquerque, where tourists and residents can experience both the Native American and Spanish cultures that have resided in that area for nearly 300 years.[1] Other activities include Cliff's Amusement Park, which offers a variety of rides to guests along with an attached water park. The two most populated cities within the destination are Albuquerque and Santa Fe, with some other cities within the boundaries, including the cities of Los Alamos, Cuervo, and Carrizozo, NM. The Laguna Pueblo, a federally recognized tribe of Native American Pueblo people, is also found in the region. Diversity, with a strong heritage tie-in with not only the Native Americans but also the Spanish, is noted as the central point for what the Laguna Pueblo Region is known for. The city of Santa Fe is specifically known for its art and culture and is seen as one of the United States' largest art markets.[2] 

Albuquerque is known for its New Mexico cuisine, as well as being an outlet for the science, medicine, technology, commerce, education, entertainment, and culture industries.[5] New Mexico's climate includes hot and dry summers, with the geography including desert and mountains. Albuquerque and Santa Fe bring in a modernized geography, with buildings and structures filling each city's boundaries.

What Albuquerque is known for

Nearly 10 million people visit the Laguna Pueblo Region annually, and although international travel occurs at times, the main travelers come from within the United States. The peak travel season is listed as June through August, where the weather is listed as hot and dry. People visit the area based on the Native American and Spanish heritage present in the area. Besides the heritage, the art scene is listed as a popular destination point for guests, with several museums such as the Georgia O'Keeffe Museum located within driving distance in the territory.[6] The New Mexican cuisine is a popular taste in food, with the city of Albuquerque listed as one of the leading outlets for that type of food.[5] 

A popular attraction point in the destination is the Old Town Albuquerque, a nearly 300-year-old area that showcases the Native American and Spanish history that has occurred there. Within the Old Town Albuquerque there are approximately ten blocks of historic adobe buildings, with a block referring to a city block, which is estimated at being one-eighth of a mile. Restaurants, art galleries, shops, and more reside within the Old Town Albuquerque, providing entertainment and consumption for tourists and residents in the area.[9] 

The Spanish artwork is showcased in the attraction through over 100 various shops displaying jewelry, sculptures, paintings, weavings, and pottery. Several museums, namely the Albuquerque Museum, New Mexico Museum of National History and Science, and Explora Science Center, and Children's Museum, are all within driving distance to the east of the attraction.[9]


The Laguna Pueblo Region includes sections from the top-half of New Mexico, with the city of Albuquerque located within it, as well as the state's capital Santa Fe. Los Alamos, NM is considered the northern border of the territory, with the destination boundaries ending right at the city lines. The eastern boundaries reach out to the city of Cuervo, where they land at the city line. Carrizozo, NM, is within five miles of the southern border of the destination, with Laguna Pueblo making up the western boundary. The overall geography is desert, with mountains surrounding the land. Within the populated cities, such as Albuquerque and Santa Fe, the area includes a modernized geography, with buildings and structures surrounding those sections of land. 

The average temperature in the region is 72 degrees Fahrenheit, with the peak travel listed as June through August. The weather during the peak travel is listed as hot and dry, with the offseason, December through February, listed as cool. On average, the destination receives 27 days of precipitation per year, with the highest occurring during the month of July, which has five days. During the peak travel season, the weather averages 91 degrees Fahrenheit, with the offseason at a cooler temperature of 51 degrees Fahrenheit. Animals that are local to the area of Laguna Pueblo are elk, deer, and antelopes. In addition to those, white-tailed rabbits, gray squirrels, gray foxes, wolves, coyotes, mountain lions, and bobcats are often seen in the area. Birds within the area include the American goldfinch and crow, chipping sparrow, cactus wren, hummingbird, great blue heron, and the common raven. Plants often found in the surrounding locations include Juniper, Cottonwood, Douglas fir, Russian Olive, Blue Spruce, Ponderosa Pines, as well as lower growing plants that include Russian Thistle, Sagebrush, and Prickly Pear Cactus.[3]


The Laguna Pueblo refers to the federally recognized tribe of Native American Pueblo people located within the west-central portion of New Mexico. These tribes have lived in the surrounding area since 6500 B.C., according to Laguna oral history.[4] 

Laguna is Spanish for "small lake," in reference to the lake that is found within the reservation. The Laguna Pueblo lies within four counties of New Mexico: Cibola, Sandoval, Valencia, and Bernalillo. The pueblo has six communities within it, namely Encinal, Laguna, Mesita, Paguate, Paraje, and Seama. With all of the surrounding cultures, the top ethnic groups within the destination are White(Hispanic), White(Non-Hispanic), Other(Hispanic), American Indian and Alaskan Native, and Asian. The region's overall population exceeds nearly two million residents, with the most populated areas consisting of Albuquerque and Santa Fe, which have 560,000 and 84,000 people, respectively.[7][8] 

The University of New Mexico, St. John's College, Central New Mexico Community College, and Santa Fe University of Art and Design are the top universities within the area. Kirtland Air Force Base, University of New Mexico, and the Albuquerque and Santa Fe Public Schools are the top employers within the populated areas. Religion in the area includes Christianity as the leading religion, with Judaism and Islam included as other major religions found in the surrounding area.[5]

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Morning Star Bed and Breakfast is located on the southern side of the city of Corrales in the state of New Mexico. The bed and breakfast has a total of four suites available for guests to choose from for their stay. The owner of the B&B describes Corrales as being an art community, as well as having roots in agriculture and farming. Albuquerque is south of Corrales and is within a relatively short drive of the property. To help make check-in a little easier for their customers, Morning Star Bed and Breakfast has an app that can be download when a guest makes their reservation, providing helpful information regarding both the property and the surrounding attractions, activities, and restaurants in Corrales.

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Located in Albuquerque, New Mexico, El Cuervo ABQ Guest Room features eight units in total. Each of the rooms are decorated with art that was done by local artists. The current owners, Brad Patton and Stephanie Carrodegua, have been managing the bed and breakfast since 2018, making minor updates to the building's character throughout the course of their ownership. The property puts forth the effort to support the locals and to advertise a culturally diverse atmosphere. Interaction between the owners and their patrons occurs often as the hosts frequently recommend a few places nearby that guests may take interest in. A few of the main draws for tourism in the area are Old Town and the Convention Center, as well as a considerable number of breweries and museums.

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Casa Cuma Bed and Breakfast is located near downtown Santa Fe. The bed and breakfast is known by many for providing guests with personalized recommendations for local attractions and dining options. Shaan, one of the owners, says they pride themselves on their friendly and accommodating approach, striving to make visitors feel welcome and at home during their stay. Casa Cuma is open year-round, but the peak season is from July to October due to warmer weather, according to Shaan. The bed and breakfast caters to a middle-market demographic and does not allow smoking, pets, or children under the age of 12 years old. Casa Cuma Bed and Breakfast does not host large events but accommodates small groups for weddings and art classes. The establishment's location allows for access to various attractions, and the owners provide visitors with a walking tour map of downtown Santa Fe. Overall, Casa Cuma Bed and Breakfast makes an effort to offer a comfortable and welcoming stay for those visiting Sante Fe. 

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