Corrales is a village on the west bank of the Rio Grande, in central New Mexico. Despite being in the Albuquerque metro area, sandwiched between Albuquerque and the large suburb of Rio Rancho, Corrales has held on to its rural roots. The main (and only) road through Corrales is two lanes and 30 mph and lined with picturesque adobe buildings, many of them containing locally owned shops. There are often local events to take in, including farmer's markets, art tours, and heritage celebrations.
Driving is the best option for getting into town. NM 448 (Corrales Road) runs north-south through the village, connecting to Alameda Blvd and Coors Blvd near the Cottonwood Mall in northwestern Albuquerque. At the northern end of Corrales, NM 448 connects with NM 528 in Rio Rancho.
There are several local bed and breakfasts in town, each with a unique character and housed in lovely adobe buildings. However, if you're looking for something more affordable, there are several chain motels along NM 528 nearby in Rio Rancho, just west of Corrales.