Resort at a Glance: Isleta Resort and Casino
Step into the Isleta Resort and Casino and you’re immediately transported to a desert oasis of luxury and flashy colors. High ceilings and rich wood tones lend a sense of sophistication to the interiors. Make your way to the casino floor and you can try your hand at table games, slots, and bingo.
- Choose from eight onsite restaurants including a steakhouse, spicy Southwestern cafe, and a barbecue joint.
- Relax with a massage in the onsite spa. It also features a full-service salon.
- Enjoy family-friendly fun in the onsite Fun Connection complex, which has a bowling alley, arcade, and laser-tag arena.
- Take a dip in the indoor or outdoor pools, which are connected to one another but separated by a rain curtain.
Albuquerque, New Mexico: Multicultural City with Long, Storied Past
Not only is Albuquerque New Mexico’s largest city, it’s also one of the state’s most culturally diverse. Since its official founding in 1706, Spanish, Mexican, and Native American influences have shaped the local culture, reflected in the city’s distinctive Pueblo Revival–style architecture.
The bulk of Albuquerque’s cultural offerings center on Old Town, where you’ll find art galleries and restaurants housed within historic adobe buildings. About a mile northeast of Old Town, the Indian Pueblo Cultural Center has an impressive collection of artifacts dating back to pre-Columbian settlers. The museum building is inspired by the Pueblo Bonito ruins of Chaco Canyon.
To see a real pueblo, head to Acoma Pueblo, about 65 miles west of Albuquerque. Set atop a mesa, this dusty village—one of the oldest in the country—consists of centuries-old adobes where native artisans craft pottery with distinctive black-and-white designs.