I know this is a million years late, but as the cliché goes: Better late than never.
A couple months ago, I took a self-guided Breaking Bad tour in Albuquerque, NM. My family really wanted to do the RV tour, but it was booked, which left us by ourselves. WHOMP. Whomp. whomp.
Nonetheless, it was really exciting since I LOVE Breaking Bad and have been wanting to do a tour for ages.
Here are the highlights:
1. Los Pollos Hermanos (which is actually called Twisters).
This was exciting to me because it looks EXACTLY like it does on the show other than the fact that the sign reads “Twisters.” You can even sit were Walter White sat and order food. There was literally nobody in the restaurant when we arrived though. Guess it’s not that popular of a food joint?
2. Walter White’s House
The thing about Walter White’s house is that people actually live there and have a sign on their front lawn that says “Private Property” or something of the sort. As you can see in the picture, a woman is talking to another woman in the driveway. It’s pretty awkward that we took pictures of them, but I’m sure they get lots of visitors.
3. Hank Shrader’s House a.k.a. Walter White’s brother-in-law
I liked the house next to them.
Hank’s house was slightly disappointing other than the fact that it’s in a super nice neighborhood.
4. Jesse Pinkman’s House
This was one of the most exciting places for me to visit on the tour because Jesse is perhaps my favorite character. I so badly wanted to go inside of it, but again, people live there and there was also a lawn guy working on their grass.
5. Walter’s Car Wash
It’s a little disappointing to me that a major chain bought out the car wash, but it’s actually still a functioning car wash! Super cool! Unfortunately, it was closed when we got there so we couldn’t go inside.
6. Saul Goodman’s Office
This was one stop on the tour that looked nothing like the TV show. They converted Saul’s office into a sketchy nightclub, which I’m sure would make Saul proud. The bar next door is still functioning though.
The self-guided tour was fun if you’re a fan of the show, but I still think it would have been more exciting if we took an actual group tour. Make sure you book way ahead of time though because tickets sell out fast. But if it does sell out, with a quick google search, you can make your own tour and even head to some cool Breaking Bad themed stores where you can buy blue meth candy and other merchandise.
I’d definitely recommend going to all these places if you’re in the Albuquerque area and are a big fan of Breaking Bad.
Also, I made a video blog about the tour that features some things I didn’t talk about. Here it is if you’d like to check. it. out.