My Wife and I are coming over to the USA again in August and have planned a 3 centre break, San Diego, New Mexico and finishing up in Las Vegas (the Nevada one), where we will meet up with my Brother.
Obviously San Diego and Las Vegas are cities, New Mexico is my way of saying we'd like to visit Albuquerque and Santa Fe, and maybe see a bit inbetween the two cities.
I had initially thought of booking a hotel in each city, i.e. plan was 2 nights in Albuquerque and 3 nights in Santa Fe (if we have 5 nights, which is more likely at the moment). However I wonder if if it would just be easier to base ourselves in North Albuquerque for the whole time and visit the various attractions in both cities from there? We will have a car for use the whole time, and an hours drive to Santa Fe really doesn't concern me at any time of the day.
Would like to see the Sandia Tram for starters in Albuquerque, plus the historic areas/old towns of both cities, some museums, shopping, sample great food etc etc.
So, do you think I should split the time between the two cities and stay 2 nights in one, 3 nights in the other, or just book 5 nights in one area and commute from there?
Currently I have reservations for the La Quinta Suites in Midtown Albuquerque and the Quality Inn on Cerollios (sp) Road in Santa Fe. Both can be cancelled though without charge.
Look forward to your help