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Published: 12/29/2011

Albuquerque recognized among 15 destinations on the rise

TripAdvisor® users raving about Albuquerque experiences

Albuquerque, NM—Albuquerque has been listed among a list of 15 destinations that travelers are raving about on In addition to Albuquerque, the cities that have been deemed “on the rise” include Nashville (TN), Austin (TX), Fort Myers (FL), Pigeon Forge (TN), Pensacola (FL), Louisville (KY), Branson (MO), Scottsdale (AZ), St. Augustine (FL), Charleston (SC), Wildwood (NJ), Asheville (NC), Park City (UT) and Santa Cruz (CA).

The article describes Albuquerque in this way, “Whether you're into history, culture, outdoor adventures or just in need of some new and unique scenery, Albuquerque offers exciting attractions for all ages and interests, anytime of the year. In the historic section of Old Town, ancient Indian and Spanish cultures come to life through old churches, quaint shops and piazzas, winding brick paths and adobe benches. Families will find plenty to do at the Albuquerque Biological Park, which features a zoo, aquarium and botanic garden. Outdoor types will find ample opportunities for hiking, biking and golf. After working up an appetite, head to any number of fine restaurants that serve up a choice of hot or even hotter New Mexican cuisine. To top it all off, take a ride on the Sandia Peak Aerial Tramway for spectacular views of all this vibrant city has to offer.”

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“Online recognition from the end user – travelers to Albuquerque – make this ranking even more meaningful. Congratulations to our hospitality industry partners who are providing excellent service to their guests when they visit our city,” said Tania Armenta, VP of Marketing of the Albuquerque Convention and Visitors Bureau.

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