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Published: 08/07/2009

Add Albuquerque to your “Best Cities to Visit” List

Come discover why Albuquerque tops the charts, all without breaking the bank

ALBUQUERQUE, NM (August 7, 2009) – Travelers seeking an affordable vacation packed with activities should consider Albuquerque, New Mexico for their next getaway. Others are touting how great Albuquerque is on the “best city” lists for several attributes, why not come visit and add Albuquerque to your “best cities to visit” list?

The city was recently named:

·         6th Best City in America for 2009 in Outside magazine

·         Top 10 Best Cities to Live in 2009 in U.S. News & World Report

·         2nd Best City of 2009 in Kiplinger’s Personal Finance

·         One of the 10 Best Cities for Local Food in The Huffington Post

·         5th Best Big City Art Destination in AmericanStyle magazine

·         5th Fittest City in the United States by Men's Fitness magazine

·         2nd Most Affordable U.S. Destination by AAA in 2008

The true Southwest awaits you in Albuquerque with an affordable adventure for everyone. You can immerse yourself in centuries of history and discover how the blend of cultures influences everything from art to cuisine. The city’s array of activities is especially appropriate for those on a tight budget. Average daily food and lodging rates are just $150 per day. From monthly ARTScrawl gallery tours to wine tastings to a hike just minutes from your hotel, there is a wide range of free activities throughout the city:

Once you step foot in the city, you’ll begin to notice our mild weather with 310 days of sunshine annually, our interesting artistic side and the diverse assortment of activities Albuquerque offers. From jewelry shopping and gallery hopping to hot air ballooning, spectator sports and top-notch golf, Albuquerque has something for every type of budget. If you’re looking for culture, the city’s museums are extremely affordable, most charging less than $8 for an adult admission. More theatrical performances take place every weekend in Albuquerque than in any other U.S. city of its size, many with tickets for $10-$15, even on weekends. Find more great deals at
"It is the hard work of the entire community which continues to put Albuquerque on all the right lists and we invite visitors to come experience all that makes Albuquerque such a great place to live – and visit,” said Mayor Martin Chavez. 

Interested in checking out all of Albuquerque’s incredible attractions for FREE? Visit to enter to win a trip for four ($600 value) by August 31, 2009.

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