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Things to Do in Albuquerque

 

There are a variety of things to do in Albuquerque.  Whether you're visiting one of our 14 beautiful golf courses, taking a hot-air balloon flight over the scenic Rio Grande Valley, mountain biking in the Sandia Mountains, hiking among dormant volcanoes, horseback riding along the river or strolling through Old Town, you'll find Albuquerque offers a real breath of fresh air. Don't miss the stunning views of the city from Sandia Peak Aerial Tramway, as it slowly climbs the 10,378-foot peak of the mountains that form Albuquerque's eastern border.



Prefer high heels to hiking boots? There are lots of indoor Albuquerque tourism opportunities as well. Albuquerque, the largest city in New Mexico, is packed with activities, cultural attractions and distinctive sightseeing opportunities. Start your Albuquerque experience with a visit to the National Hispanic Cultural Center, the Indian Pueblo Cultural Center or one of our 19 museums and immerse yourself in art, culture, cuisine and cultural performances. There is so much to do, you may need to add an extra day to your visit!

Plan What to Do in Albuquerque With Our Visitor Tips

Before coming to Albuquerque, visitors should be aware of the city’s high elevation of over 5,000 feet. When visiting Albuquerque, it may take your body a couple of days to adjust to the high altitude. At this elevation the air is thinner and you may become tired faster during physical activity. Albuquerque’s high desert climate also causes people to dehydrate faster. It is important to drink a lot of water to keep your body hydrated; this is the easiest way to avoid altitude sickness. If you plan on visiting any of our excellent restaurants or bars while in town, you should be aware that alcohol may affect your body faster at higher elevations as well. Also, sunscreen is vital while vacationing in Albuquerque. Whether it is sunny or cloudy, summer or winter, the UV rays are stronger at higher altitudes. Visitors should wear a high SPF sunscreen at all times to avoid sunburn and wear sunglasses to protect their eyes.

 
 
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360 Lounge - Route 66 Casino Hotel

  • I-40 Exit 140
  • Albuquerque, NM 87121
  • (505) 352-7866 / (866) 711-7829

Join in the action at our newest bar and lounge located in the middle of our expanded slot floor. With its contemporary décor and sleek …

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516 ARTS

  • 516 Central Ave S.W.
  • Albuquerque, NM 87102
  • (505) 242-1445

516 ARTS is an independent, nonprofit museum-style gallery offering adventurous exhibitions with something for everyone, from traditional …

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Above and Beyond Affordable Balloon Rides

  • 5601 Eagle Rock Ave. N.E.
  • Albuquerque, NM 87113
  • (505) 293-0000 / (800) 725-2477

Your Hot Air Balloon specialists, Above & Beyond offers hot air balloon rides over the Rio Grande River in beautiful Albuquerque, New …

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Above It All Balloon Rides of Albuquerque

  • 30 Garcia Rd
  • Belen, NM 87002
  • (505) 861-3386

While you are in New Mexico don't miss this wonderful opportunity to take a hot air balloon ride which includes free photographs of your …

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