TOP ALBUQUERQUE RANKINGS

We know Albuquerque is a great place to visit and to live. But don't take our word for it; the list below shows how Albuquerque tops the charts in a variety of categories as rated by prominent publications and organizations. 

2018 Albuquerque Rankings

Albuquerque named one of the 50 Best Places to Travel in 2018 by Travel + Leisure

Albuquerque named one of the Best Small Cities by National Geographic Traveler

Albuquerque ranked in The Top 10 Most Affordable Vacation Destinations by Smart Asset 

Sunset Magazine named Albuquerque one the 20 Game-Changing Places to Live 

Albuquerque named as one of 18 Destinations to try in 2018 by the LA Times

Albuquerque named one of the The Hippest Cities in the US Everyone Wants to Move to by Insider

Hotel Chaco in Albuquerque received a Readers Choice Awards for Best New Hotel in USA Today's 10 Best

Albuquerque named one of 27 Underrated US Destinations Everyone Should Visit in their Lifetime by Insider

Albuquerque named one of The Best Places to Live and Work as a Moviemaker: Big Cities by Mover Maker Magazine

Albuquerque named one of The Best Places to Travel Each Month in 2018 by Expedia

Albuquerque named one of 25 Best Pet-Friendly Vacations In America by TripAdvisor

2017 Albuquerque Rankings

Sunset Magazine named the Paseo Del Bosque Trail one of the 20 Best Bike Paths in the West

Liquor.com named Albuquerque one of the 8 Stunning Wine Regions to Discover in 2017

The Active Times named Albuquerque a Best Value Destinations for Beers and Bicycles

The Manual named Albuquerque one of Four TV-Inspired Travel Destinations Worth Hopping a Flight For

Reader’s Digest named Albuquerque one of the 15 Healthiest Cities in America

Thrillist named Albuquerque one of 7 Unexpectedly Great Destinations for Bachelorette Parties

Travel + Leisure named the Albuquerque International Balloon Fiesta one of The Best Things to do in October Across the U.S.

Albuquerque ranked one of 10 Awesome Vacations That Won’t Cost You a Bundle by Red Tricycle

Albuquerque named one of 7 Unique Vacations Spots for Every Type of Traveler by Make It Better

Albuquerque ranked fifth in Best in Travel 2017 by MONEY 

Albuquerque ranked 5th best small American city by Resonance Consultancy

Thrillist named Albuquerque one of America's 13 Most Misunderstood Cities

Travel + Leisure named Albuquerque one of America’s Favorite Cities

Fodor’s named YogaRita classes at Albuquerque’s El Pinto Restaurant and Cantina on the list to Stretch Your Limits: 9 Wildly Bizarre Yoga Classes

Hot air ballooning in Albuquerque ranked as New Mexico’s best bucket list adventure on The Best Bucket List Adventures in Every State by The Active Times

Los Poblanos Historic Inn and Organic Farm in Albuquerque named one of the Most Beautiful Hotels in America by Architectural Digest

Albuquerque named one of the Five Epic Craft Beer Road Trips by CraftBeer.com

Winter Spanish Market in Albuquerque named New Mexico’s Best Holiday Market by Food & Wine

Albuquerque named one of 9 of the World’s Most Romantic Winter Wonderlands by AFAR

2016 Albuquerque Rankings

Albuquerque ranked one of 2016's Most Fun Cities in American Wallethub.com

The American Planning Association named Nob Hill one of 15 Great Places in America

Albuquerque ranked one of the Best Fall Escapes in the United States by National Geographic

Wallethub.com named Albuquerque one of the Most Pet-Friendly Cities in the US

Outdoor Magazine ranked Albuquerque one of the 10 Best Big Cities for Active Families

Albuquerque was ranked one of the Best American Cities for Creatives by Thrillist

Zumper.com ranked Albuquerque one of the Top 10 Pet Friendly Cities

Albuquerque was ranked one of America's 13 Most Misunderstood Cities by Thrillist

USA Today Online ranked Zacatecas one of America's Best Bars for Tequila Lovers

The Albuquerque International Balloon Fiesta was ranked one of 5 Spectacular Balloon Festivals in the United States VisitTheUSA.com

Thrillist ranked Albuquerque one of the 10 Cities with the Cleanest Air in America

Albuquerque ranked one of America's Favorite Places by Travel + Leisure's survey

TripAdvisor ranked Albuquerque one of 11 Awesome Urban Districts Full of Character

New Mexico was ranked an Unforgettable Bucket List Trips You Can Do on a Budget by Huffington Post

The Epoch Times ranked Albuquerque one of the 12 Delicious Winter Travel Destinations

Albuquerque was ranked one of Five Great Places to Ring in the New Year with Your Family by Macaroni Kid

Movie Maker Magazine ranked Albuquerque no. 5 on its list of Best Places to Live and Work as a Moviemaker 2016: Top 10 Big Cities

TripAdvisor - Niumba featured Albuquerque in their Top 10: Must-see Off the Beaten Path Places Along the Great American Road Trip (article is in Spanish)

2015 Albuquerque Rankings

What to do in Albuquerque was the #2 Most Googled Travel Question of 2015 by Conde Nast Traveler

WalletHub.com ranked Albuquerque second for having the lowest prices for a three-star hotel on New Year's Eve

The Gildan New Mexico Bowl was ranked 8th out of the 40 bowl games by CBS Sports

Zippia.com named Albuquerque as the sixth best city in America to Achieve Work-Life Balance

Open Athletics Circuit named Albuquerque one of the 5 Fastest Places to Run Indoors

Albuquerque was ranked 2nd Best Cold City for Winter Holiday Travel WalletHub.com

Business Insider named Albuquerque one of The 15 Most Underrated Foodie Cities in the US

Albuquerque was ranked one of the 14 Top Rated Off the Beaten Path Vacation Rental Destinations by FlipKey.com

Travel + Leisure ranked Albuquerque one of America's 20 Best Cities for Beer Lovers

The Travel Channel ranked the ABQ BioPark's Botanic Garden one of the Best Botanical Gardens in the US

Albuquerque was ranked number 1 on Travel + Leisure's Best Picnic Spots in America

CBSNews.com ranked Albuquerque one of The 9 Best Up and Coming Towns for College Grads

Albuquerque was ranked among the Best for Vets: Places to Live 2015 by the Military Times

WalletHub.com ranked Albuquerque one of the Best Cities for Summer Travel

Albuquerque was ranked one of America's Best Cities for Sweet Desserts by Travel + Leisure

Walk Score ranked Albuquerque among the Top 20 Most Bikeable Cities

Albuquerque was ranked one of the 30 Best Cities for Staying Healthy by AARP.com

Groupon ranked Albuquerque one of The Fittest Cities in America

Albuquerque named one of the Friendliest Cities in America

Travel + Leisure named Albuquerque one of America's 20 Most Charming Cities

Albuquerque was named one of America's Best Cities for Sweet Tooths

Budget Travel named Albuquerque as one of Drop Everything! 8 Girlfriend Getaways You Need NOW

Travel + Leisure named Albuquerque one of the 20 Quirkiest Cities in America

Albuquerque was listed in 10 Best's March Travel Picks

Travel + Leisure ranked Albuquerque one of theBest Cities for Food Snobs

Albuquerque was named one of the Top 10 most wildlife-friendly cities in the USA by USA Today

The Huffington Post ranked Albuquerque one of the 5 American Cities You Should Visit in 2015

Albuquerque was ranked one of the Most Popular Destinations for Domestic Travel Hotels.com

Groupon ranked Albuquerque one of Most Friendly Cities in the US

Albuquerque was ranked the 24th in Trivago.com Top 50 Best Value Cities for 2015

Albuquerque was ranked one of the 8 Best Family Vacations for 2015

The World Property Journal listed Albuquerque as one of the 10 Mid-Sized American Cities to Visit

WalletHub.com ranked Albuquerque one of the Best Cities for an Active Lifestyle

Albuquerque was named a Top Winter Getaway

2014 Albuquerque Rankings

Albuquerque was ranked one of Thrillist.com's 40 Biggest US Cities, Ranked by Their Food

Trailerlife.com ranked Albuquerque one of the 10 Hot Spots to Escape Winter's Chill

Cliff's Magical Christmas Tree was named one of America's Beautiful Christmas Trees to Visit USAToday.com

Livability.com ranked Albuquerque one of the 10 Best Beer Cities for 2014

Albuquerque was ranked one of the Top 10 Best Cities to Retire in the US by Livability.com

Albuquerque ranked among the Best Cities for Veterans by WalletHub

Albuquerque ranked among the Top Cities in the World for Global Trade by Global Trade Magazine

Travel & Leisure named Albuquerque one of America's Best Coffee Cities

Albuquerque's Duke City marathon was ranked one of The World's 25 Best Marathons buy The Active Times

The American Bus Association named Albuquerque's Gathering of Nations and the Albuquerque American Indian Art Festival among North America's 100 Best Events for 2015

USA Today ranked Albuquerque one of the 50 Best US Cities for Biking

Albuquerque was ranked one of the 5 Best Up and Coming Cities for Foodies by Women's Health

MacaroniKid.com named Albuquerque one of the Top 10 Cities in the US for Kids Events and Activities

Acoma Pueblo, Gathering of Nations and the Indian Pueblo Cultural Center were ranked one of the Readers' Choice 10 Best Native American Experiences by USA Today 10Best.com

USA Today 10 Best ranked Albuquerque's Gathering of Nations as one of the 10 Best Native American Pow Wows

USA Today ranked The Brittania & W.E. Mauger Estate Bed and Breakfast Inn in Albuquerque one of America's Best Bed & Breakfasts

Albuquerque was ranked one of the Top 10 Places to Visit in October by Touropia.com

The Resonance Report ranked Albuquerque once of the Top 50 US Destinations for 2014

Albuquerque was ranked one of the 10 Most Exciting Place in New Mexico by Movoto.com 

Albuquerque was named one of the 10 Cities You Need To Visit in Your 20s by The Huffington Post 

Albuquerque was named one of 7 Great American Vacation Spots That Won't Bust Your Budget by Time.com

Singletracks.com ranked Albuquerque one of 10 Beer Town with a Mountain Biking Problem

Budget Travel ranked Albuquerque one of the 25 Most Beautiful Cities in America 

Albuquerque's Sandia Peak Tramway was ranked one of the World's Coolest Tram Rides by Travel & Leisure

Travelocity ranked Albuquerque one of the Top to Destinations with Affordable Hotels for the 4th of July Weekend 

Zagat.com ranked Albuquerque one of the 9 Red Hot Food Destinations to Hit This Summer

The New Mexico Museum of Natural History and Science's exhibit The Hall of Stars won the National Media & Technology MUSE Award

The Paseo del Bosque Trail in Albuquerque was ranked in the Top 9 Hiking Trails in the US by Oyster.com

The Trust for Public Land ranked Albuquerque among the Top Park Systems in the US

Albuquerque was ranked one of the most Unexpected Brewery Cities in the US by Outsideonline.com

NerdWallet.com ranked Albuquerque one of the Top 20 Best Cities for Cyclists

Maketraveleasier.com ranked Albuquerque one of the Best Places to Watch the Sunset in America

Albuquerque was ranked one of the Top 10 Towns for High Altitude Running by Outsideonline.com

The Alliance for Biking & Walking ranked Albuquerque one of the 20 Best US Cities for Cyclists

Albuquerque was ranked at one of the Best Hot Air Balloon Rides by Travel & Leisure

Albuquerque was ranked as one of Outside Magazine's 10 Best Big Cities for Active Families

The Active Times named Albuquerque's Paseo del Bosque Trail as one of their 15 Fantastic U.S. Bike Trails

MarthaStewart.com ranked Los Poblanos Historic Inn & Farm among their Best Hotels: Gardens and Grounds

FlipKey.com ranked Albuquerque as a Top U.S. Travel Destination for 2014

Albuquerque was ranked as one of the Top 10 Beer Cities by Livability.com

AARP ranked Albuquerque one of the Best US Cities to Visit in 2014

Albuquerque was ranked one of the Top 10 Mountain Bike Cities in North America by Singletracks.com

Albuquerque has been named as one the 10 US Cities with the Best Travel Deals in 2014 by USA Today

Wandering Educators named the National Museum of Nuclear Science & History as one of the Best Science Museums Around the World

USA Today's 10Best.com ranked the New Mexico Museum of Natural History and Science #3 on their Best Museums for Families

Albuquerque and The Albuquerque International Balloon Fiesta was named one of the Six Big Cities for Events by Jaunted.com

Amac.us named Albuquerque one of their 5 Fantastic Winter Destinations

Albuquerque among British Airways "Where to be seen in 2014" list

The Indian Pueblo Cultural Center has been named Tribal Destination of the Year at the American Indian Alaskan Native Tourism Association Conference

Albuquerque named one of the Best Places to Watch a Sunset by 10Best.com's Reader's Choice

The Albuquerque International Balloon Fiesta named one of the 10 Best Festivals in the US by FamousWonders.com

Touropia.com named Albuquerque one of the 10 Best Hot Air Balloon Rides Around the World

The Chicago Tribune ranked the Albuquerque International Balloon Fiesta among their Big Events of the New Year

Fodor's named the Albuquerque International Balloon Fiesta one of the 15 Festivals to Attend Before You Die

Albuquerque ranked the #2 Top Film Locations in the World by Wayn.com

2013 Albuquerque Rankings

Albuquerque is one of Zagat's 20 Awesome Winter Foodie Destinations

Albuquerque has been named one of 20 Awesome US Cities You Need to Visit in Your 20's by The Huffington Post

Vocativ named Albuquerque one of the 35 Best US Cities for People 35 and Under

Albuquerque ranked 7th in 2013 Digital Cities Survey

The Albuquerque International Sunport (airport) was ranked #2 on USA Today's 10Best list of the Best U.S. Airports for Art 

Fodor's Travel named Albuquerque among the Top 25 Places to Go in 2013

Los Poblanos Historic Inn & Organic Farm, Vinaigrette, Farm & Table and The Grove Café named in The Nature Conservancy's 2013 Nature's Plate Awards

The SpareFoot Blog named Albuquerque #1 on their list of Tidiest Towns in America

Priceline named Albuquerque America's Most Pet Friendly City for Travelers

CareetBliss.com ranked Albuquerque second among the Happiest Mid-Sized Cities in the US

The Rio Grande Valley named in 10 Best Wine Regions to Visit for Harvest by USA Today's 10Best.com 

Albuquerque named #1 on Weather.com's 10 Best Urban Destinations for Nature Lovers

USA Today's 10Best.com named Albuquerque's Green Chile #1 on The 10 Best Iconic American Regional Foods

Albuquerque's Explora has been named in USA Today's 10 Great Family-Friendly Museums

Albuquerque named one of Facebook's Fittest Cities in America

The Albuquerque International Balloon Fiesta was named one of Metro New York's Four Unique Festivals to Visit

Orbitz.com ranked Albuquerque among the Top Summer Drive Destinations by Region for 2013

USA Today ranked the Sandia Peak Tramway among the Top 10 Tourist Spots in New Mexico

Movoto ranked Albuquerque among the Most Family Friendly Cities

Albuquerque is ranked #8 on MovieMaker.com's Top 10 Cities to be a Moviemaker 

Albuquerque has been named one of the top Park Friendly Cities by the Trust for Public Land

Buzzle.com named Albuquerque one of The World's Best Places for Hot Air Balloon Rides

Men's Health ranked Albuquerque in their Top 40 Most Active Cities

TravelNerd.com named Albuquerque among the Top 10 Urban Destinations For Nature-Lovers

FDI Intelligence ranked Albuquerque among American Mid-Sized Cities of the Future

Albuquerque has been ranked as one of the Best Family Vacation Destinations for Spring by TodaysParent.com

TheTravelersZone.com ranked Albuquerque in the Top 5 Most Affordable Travel Destinations

Albuquerque ranks among 5 Remarkably Affordable Travel Destinations for 2013 by Forbes.com

Amog.com ranked Albuquerque as one of the Top 10 American Cities that Brew the Best Beer

Nerdwallet.com named Albuquerque in one of the 10 Best Cities for Car Drivers

The University of New Mexico's The Pit has been named in the Top 5 Venues in College Basketball by rantsport.com

MSN.com named Albuquerque as one of the Top 10 Destinations for Morning People

The Albuquerque International Balloon Fiesta named one of the Events Worth Planning a Trip Around for 2013 by Gadling.com

Albuquerque has been named as one of the Most Romantic Date Destinations in America by Redbook Magazine

Forbes named Albuquerque one of The Most Diverse Areas in America

Albuquerque has been named one of Travel & Leisure's Editor's Favorite Trips of 2012

Several sites throughout New Mexico have been ranked on CheapFlights.com's Top 11 Atomic Tourism Sites 

International Science Times names Albuquerque one of the Top 10 Skinny Cities in America