Albuquerque grew from what we now call Old Town, the place where Spanish families settled in 1706. The plaza they constructed, anchored by a church, remains. Although the church has been rebuilt, it still maintains traditional, five-foot thick adobe walls. Life in Old Town, now a popular tourist draw with its boutiques, galleries, souvenir shops and restaurants, radiates from the plaza. In season, Mariachi bands stroll Old Town’s the streets, shapely duos give free salsa lessons and cowboys engage in a western “shoot-out.” And maybe most importantly of all, Old Town’s the place for your kids to browse for souvenirs.