I believe all the gay bars in Albuquerque have closed except for The Sidewinder (sort of cowboy wannabes/college kids/bears/everyday folks).
Pride Gym closed down (used to turn into sort of a bath house on Friday/Saturday nights).
There's a sleazy adult video arcade (OK, sleazy is my opinion, even without having been inside it)
the Rio Grande/Bosque is pretty -- green cottonwoods right now follow the river for miles north and south.
Sandia Peak is a good tram-ride up to 10K feet or more. Hking up behind the mountain (ski area in winter on a good year)
The city itself holds no charms for me -- hence I picked Santa Fe to live near.
Petroglyph National Park/Monument is interesting if you're into petroglyphs - I am. But pretty much a hot scramble over rocks this time of year. Also encroaching housing subdevelopments detract.
Pueblos between Albquerque and Santa Fe might be open to non-Natives and are unique (check with each pueblo's government - look on-line). Santa Fe is a quaint 70,000 population town -- sort of artificially "adobe/pueblo style" architecture, but pretty and dates to 1610 or so. Lots of art/music/Indian arts and craft/good restaurants/good walks downtown/dance/opera season now through August/art galleries ad nauseam.
Great walking around in the Old Town and the Plaza - also beautiful up into the Sangre de Cristo mountains/ski valley (10,000 Waves Spa is on the road up to the ski valley - great spa/hot tubs). North of Santa Fe about 5 miles is Tesuque Valley;, Pojoaque and Espanola are a little farther north -- beautiful NM scenery. Chimayo' and Nambe' are beautiful towns with historic sites and lots of horses/orchards, wonderful drives.
Quisine -- yes, chile everything is in order. Complex, interesting, but EVERYTHING has green chile (or red or both called cutely "Christmas") in it. So try the Italian, Thai, Japanese, Greek/Middle Eastern, "fusion", Native, Spanish, Continental/gourmet and other cuisines that Santa Fe also offers.
Lots of very good museums (two or three downtown, four up on Museum Hill; Georgia O'Keeffe Museum downtown. Great Institute of American Indian Arts (IAIA) museum downtown and campus out near the community college.
But for me: Albuquerque is where the international airport is, some services not available in Santa Fe, hospitals, and crossroads of I-40 and I-25 -- I personally don't have much to draw me to Albuquerque. I hope you enjoy yourself nonetheless. It is a college town, of course, with the U, of NM there -- so there's that crowd.