Albuquerque is the most populous city in the U.S. state of New Mexico. It is a high-altitude city and serves as thecounty seat of Bernalillo County and it is situated in the central part of the state, straddling the Rio Grande. Explore Albuquerque, one of the best shopping vacations, and find an extensive array of shopping options to add a little New Mexican flair to your collection. Albuquerque has three of the largest shopping malls in New Mexico, two within 2 blocks of each other on Louisiana Boulevard. The galleries and regional fashion designers around the plaza in Old Town comprise a kind of a shopping center for travelers, with more than 40 merchants represented.