Here in Albuquerque, we are thrilled that Saige calls our city home. We hope many girls and their families will choose to travel here to experience a little taste of what Saige's story is all about.

Families visiting Albuquerque can be inspired by the same types of activities that Saige would have enjoyed around the city.

Explore the Arts

Like Saige, many residents of Albuquerque are passionate about the arts. We celebrate the arts with an exceptional Public Arts Program, several museums and galleries around every corner. Here are a few ways to discover the arts of Albuquerque.


Albuquerque Museum of Art and History

Learn about art of the Southwest and 400 years of Albuquerque history through permanent displays and travelling exhibitions.
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Explora

This hands-on, innovative learning center welcomes families of all ages. Exhibits, activities, programs, theater performances and events focus on science, technology and art.
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Indian Pueblo Cultural Center

View pottery, textiles, baskets, jewelry, photography and other art (from historic to contemporary) representing the distinct style of each of New Mexico's 19 pueblos. Saige would enjoy the opportunity to support local New Mexico artists during quarterly art markets. Weekly dance performances are performed by Native American dancers, primarily from New Mexico. Many of the dancers are children and teens from nearby pueblos so visiting families have an opportunity to see cultures being passed down to the next generation.
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Harwood Art Center

The Harwood Art Center is a creative center for community and the arts, located near downtown Albuquerque. They offer drawing sessions, Summer Art Camps for kids and Teens, monthly gallery receptions, live music and several wonderful annual events celebrating the immense artistic talents found in New Mexico.
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Horseback Riding


The Stables at Hyatt Regency Tamaya Resort

The Stables at Tamaya offer trail rides daily at 10am and 2pm. Children must be at least 7 years old and 4 feet tall. Younger children ages 4-8 are eligible for lead-arounds at 12:30pm daily.
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Hot Air Ballooning

We think that Saige would be proud of her hometown where colorful hot air balloons float above the city nearly every morning. You can visit during the world's largest ballooning event, the Albuquerque International Balloon Fiesta in October, or come any time of year for a flight of your own. It is truly a once-in-a-lifetime experience.


Take a hot air balloon ride over the Rio Grande Valley

Clear blue skies, calm winds and mild temperatures are the norm in Albuquerque, encouraging year-round hot air ballooning. Families can see the city from above in a gentle flight in a balloon.
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Did you know?

  • The average balloon weighs about 200-350 pounds plus 400-500 pounds for the basket and fuel tanks.
  • A typical sport balloon stands 65-80' tall and 50-60' in diameter
  • An average balloon holds 70,000-120,000 cubic feet of air (or the same number of basketballs)
  • The first balloon passengers were a rooster, a sheep and a duck in 1783.
  • Kids love the tradition of collecting balloon pins and trading cards, especially during the Albuquerque International Balloon Fiesta.

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Anderson-Abruzzo Albuquerque International Balloon Museum

Discover the science and history behind the awe-inspiring sport of hot air ballooning and lighter-than-air craft. Saige and children of all ages love the colors and spectacle of hot air ballooning. You can even try your hand at flying a balloon in a hands-on flight simulator.
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Discover Balloons

This festive shop has the largest collection of hot air balloon gift items available in the world. Everything from outdoor spinners to ornaments, wind chimes, t-shirts, jewelry and more, all in the hot air balloon theme. We think Saige would enjoy their balloon decorations for themed parties including hanging balloons and tabletop centerpiece hot air balloons.
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Sandia Peak Tramway

In addition to the high-flying adventure of ballooning, the Sandia Peak Aerial Tramway offers a great view from above. The 2.7-mile ascent to the 10,378-foot peak of the Sandia Mountains is a magnificent way to take in the landscape of New Mexico.
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