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

50 Best Places to Travel in 2018 - Travel + Leisure

Best Small Cities - National Geographic Traveler

20 Game-Changing Places to Live - Sunset Magazine

Try These 18 Destinations for 2018 - LA Times

The Hippest Cities in the US Everyone Wants to Move to - Insider

Readers Choice Awards for Best New Hotel (Hotel Chaco) - USA Today's 10 Best

Is Albuquerque the next Trendy City? - Travelocity

27 Underrated US Destinations Everyone Should Visit in their Lifetime - Insider

The Best Places to Live and Work as a Moviemaker: Big Cities - Mover Maker Magazine

The Best Places to Travel Each Month in 2018 - Expedia

25 Best Pet-Friendly Vacations In America - TripAdvisor


2017 Albuquerque Rankings

Best in Travel 2017MONEY 

America’s Favorite Cities - Travel + Leisure 

5th best small American city - Resonance Consultancy

America's 13 Most Misunderstood CitiesThrillist

Albuquerque named Best in Travel 2017 by MONEY.

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

Albuquerque named one of the 8 Stunning Wine Regions to Discover in 2017 by

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

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

2016 Albuquerque Rankings

Albuquerque ranked one of 2016's Most Fun Cities in

The American Planning Association named Nob Hill one of15 Great Places in America.

Albuquerque ranked one of the Best Fall Escapes in the United States by National Geographic. 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. ranked Albuquerque one of the Top 10 Pet Friendly Cities.

Albuquerque was ranked one ofAmerica's 13 Most Misunderstood Cities;Thrillist.

USA Today Online ranked Zacatecas one ofAmerica's Best Bars for Tequila Lovers.

The Albuquerque International Balloon Fiesta was ranked one of5 Spectacular Balloon Festivals in the United

Thrillistranked Albuquerque one of the10 Cities with the Cleanest Air in America.

Albuquerque ranked one ofAmerica's Favorite Places;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 the12 Delicious Winter Travel Destinations.

Albuquerque was ranked on of Five Great Places to Ring in the New Year with Your Family 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 ranked Albuquerque second for having thelowest 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. 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

Business Insider named Albuquerque one ofThe 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

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 theBest Botanical Gardens in the US.

Albuquerque was ranked number 1 on Travel + Leisure'Best Picnic Spots in America. ranked Albuquerque one ofThe 9 Best Up and Coming Towns for College Grads

Albuquerque was ranked among theBest for Vets: Places to Live 2015by the Military Times. 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 Healthyby

Groupon ranked Albuquerque one of The Fittest Cities in America

Albuquerque named one of theFriendliest Cities in America

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

Albuquerque was named one ofAmerica'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 10Best'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 theMost Popular Destinations for Domestic

Groupon ranked Albuquerque one of Most Friendly Cities in the US

Albuquerque was ranked the 24th in Trivago.comTop 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 the10 Mid-Sized American Cities to Visit 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's 40 Biggest US Cities, Ranked by Their Food. 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 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

Albuquerque ranked among the Best Cities for Veteransby 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. 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

USA Today 10Best 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 
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 

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 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 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 

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

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. ranked Los Poblanos Historic Inn & Farm among their Best Hotels: Gardens and Grounds ranked Albuquerque as a Top U.S. Travel Destination for 2014

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

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 

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 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 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's Reader's Choice.

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

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 on #1 on their list of Tidiest Towns in America.

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

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

USA Today's 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 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 by'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 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 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 ranked Albuquerque in the Top 5 Most Affordable Travel Destinations

Albuquerque ranks among 5 Remarkably Affordable Travel Destinations for 2013 by ranked Albuquerque as one of the Top 10 American Cities that Brew the Best Beer 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 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

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's Top 11 Atomic Tourism Sites 

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

2012 Albuquerque Rankings

Albuquerque named to Top Holiday Lights List by Society of American Travel Writers

ESPN ranked The Gildan New Mexico Bowl among its Top 25 College Football Games of 2012.

Albuquerque has been named as one of the 2012 Greenest Cities in America by Corporate Knights Magazine. has named Gruet Winery's non-vintage Gruet Winery Brut No. 16 on it’s list of Top 50 Sparkling Wines to Try Before You Quit Drinking.

Just west of Albuquerque, the Acoma Pueblo was named one of “12 most extreme places in America worth visiting” by 

Los Poblanos Historic Inn and Organic Farm was named by as one of the Top Meditation Spots in the US. named the Albuquerque International Balloon Fiesta as one of the 38 Best Healthy and Happy Festivals.

Albuquerque's Hotel Andaluz was named one of the Top 25 Hotels in the Southwest by Conde Nast's Reader's Choice Awards.

Albuquerque named as one of the U.S. Cities with the Cleanest Air by the AirGenius Awards.® ranked Albuquerque as one of the Top Five Destinations for an Awesome Autumn.  

Albuquerque was ranked as one of the Best Places to Retire for Under 40K by US News. ranked Albuquerque as one of the 25 Best Places to Retire.

Albuquerque was ranked at one of the Top 20 Most Livable U.S. Cities for Wheelchair Users by the Christopher & Dana Reeve Foundation. 

Reuters ranked Albuquerque as one of the Top U.S. Destinations in October

Albuquerque was ranked by as one of the Top 10 In-Demand October Getaways.

LuxeInACity ranked Albuquerque as one of the Top 10 Best Travel Destinations for October.

Albuquerque is one of the 2012 Top 10 Value Cities in the U.S. according to®.

Yahoo ranked Albuquerque one of the Top West Coast Destinations for Senior Travel.

National Geographic ranked the Albuquerque International Balloon Fiesta one of the Best Fall Trips for 2012.

Albuquerque ranked 3rd in Men's Fitness Magazine's 25 Fittest Cities.

The Trust for Public Land ranked the Albuquerque park system among the 10 Best in the nation.

TripAdvisor named Albuquerque one of 15 Destinations on the Rise

Albuquerque was ranked 5th in Wanderlust's Top 5 Places to Pop the Question

Film Industry Network ranked Albuquerque as one of the 10 Best Cities for Aspiring Filmmakers

Albuquerque ranked 9th in Top 10: United States of Production by P3 Update

Sandia Resort & Casino ranked in Conde Nast Traveler Readers Choice Awards for Mainland US Resorts 

Jetset Magazine ranked Albuquerque's Paa-Ko Ridge Golf Course in their Ultimate Golf Destinationsprofile.

Albuquerque is ranked #3 by's Top 10 Cities to be a Moviemaker.

Yahoo! ranked Albuquerque one of the Top West Coast Destinations for Senior Travel.

Albuquerque's Paseo Del Bosque Trail was ranked by Sunset Magazine as a Top 20 Bike Path in the West

Sandia Golf Club ranked in GolfWeek Magazine as one of the Best Courses You Can Play in 2012.

AmericanStyle Magazine ranked Albuquerque #7 in their Top 25 Big Cities for Art.

Forbes named Albuquerque one of the 25 Best Places to Retire in 2012.

The Business Journal ranked Albuquerque one of the Top Cities for Small Businesses

Albuquerque was ranked one of the Top 20 Leisure Destinations for Couples by travel writers Johnny Jet and Natalie Bahadur. ranked Albuquerque as one of the Top Cities for 20-Somethings.

2011 Albuquerque Rankings

Albuquerque was ranked 15th in Bloomberg Businessweek's America's 50 Best Cities ranked Albuquerque as a Top 25 Best Places to Retire's Top 10 Great Places to Ride a Bike list placed Albuquerque in the #1 spot

Of America's 50 largest cities, Albuquerque is ranked 28th in Walk Score's 2011 list of walkable cities

Albuquerque was ranked 10th in the Huffington Post's 10 American Cities With The Fastest Green Jobs Growth list

AmericanStyle magazine ranks Albuquerque as the 6th Best Large City for Arts ranked Albuquerque #7 in its list of Top 10 Foodie Cities

Of the American Lung Association’s Top 25 Cleanest U.S. Cities for Year-Round Particle Pollution, Albuquerque lines up at #7

Albuquerque ranks 64th among the Best Cities for Job Growth in the New Geography Mid-Sized Cities Rankings

Huffington Post has named Albuquerque to its compilation of the 10 Best US Cities For Local Food

Albuquerque placed 3rd among the Top 10 Golf Cities on

Forbes ranked Albuquerque as one of the 16 top U.S cities to retire

MovieMaker magazine ranked Albuquerque as the No. 2 city for independent filmmakers

Albuquerque fills the #1 top spot on's Top 10 Beer Cities list

The Top 10 Great Hiking Trails list compiled by, puts Albuquerque in the #3 spot

The American Golf Resort Guide recognized Twin Warriors Golf Club as one of the Top 150 golf courses in the U.S.

Albuquerque was recognized by as the 4th Best Place to Live with a Family on their Top 10 Cities for Families list's Top 10 Pet Cities list lines Albuquerque up at #8

2010 Albuquerque Rankings

4th Best Place to Live with a Family on's Top 10 Cities for Families

Condé Nast Traveler magazine named the Hyatt Regency Tamaya as one of the Nation's Top Resorts ranks Albuquerque #8 on their list of Top Ten Pet Friendly Cities: America's Best Places to Live with Pets ranks the Albuquerque International Balloon Fiesta among its Top Ten Fall Festivals for Families

U.S. News ranks Albuquerque #3 on their list of 10 Great Places to Buy Homes for Less Than $800 a Month

Ranked #2 among Top 20 Most Livable U.S. Cities for Wheelchair Users by

MovieMaker Magazine ranks Albuquerque the #1 on their list of 10 Best Cities to Live, Work & Make Movies in America named Albuquerque one of the Best Cities for Families

PETA ranks Albuquerque #3 on its list of The Most Veg-Friendly Cities in America (vegetarian and vegan)

Men's Health ranked Albuquerque #6 on their list of the Top 10 Leanest Cities in the US 7th Best Large City for Arts,

AmericanStyle Magazine 2010 The “State of the Air Report” produced by the American Lung Association ranked Albuquerque as #8 on their list of the Top 25 Cleanest U.S. Cities for Year-Round Particle Pollution Levels. ranked Albuquerque #7 on their list of the Top 10 Surprisingly Great Food Cities

Hyatt Regency Tamaya Resort & Spa is ranked #11 Top Resort Spa by Condé Nast Traveler

Albuquerque was listed as one of the Best Made-Over U.S. Towns Worth a Visit by Yahoo! Travel

Albuquerque ranks #17 on Bicycling magazine's list of America's Top 50 Bike-Friendly Cities

Business Travel News ranked Albuquerque as the 13th least expensive destination for business travelers among 100 U.S. cities

Albuquerque ranks #9 on the Business Courier of Cincinnati's 'Green-Cities' List

Albuquerque ranks #3 on the list of Golf's Best Kept Secrets: 10 Great Golf Cities

Meetings & Conventions readers awarded Hyatt Regency Tamaya Resort & Spa with the prestigious Gold Tee Award.

2009 Albuquerque Rankings

Hyatt Regency Tamaya named among Travel + Leisure's 500 World's Best Hotels for 2009

Albuquerque ranked No.15 on Byways magazine's Top 50 Motorcoach Destinations of 2010, December 2009

Albuquerque named one of the 10 great places to find true Americana by Author Gary McKechnie, in his book USA 101: A Guide to America's Iconic Places, Events and Festival, featured in USA Today, August 2009

No. 6 on Outside magazine's Best Cities in America 2009 list, August 2009

Albuquerque ranks in The 10 Best Cities for Local Food by The Huffington Post, July 2009

Albuquerque ranks in the Top 10 Best Cities to Live in 2009 by U.S. News &World Report Albuquerque ranks #2 on Kiplinger’s Personal Finance’s 10 Best Cities of 2009

Albuquerque ranks in the Top 10 Best Cities to Live in 2009 by Relocate-America Moving up two spots since 2008,

Albuquerque is named the 5th Best Big City Art Destination in American Style Magazine, April 2009

Sandia Golf Club ranks among the top 100 golf shops, Golf World, February 2009

5th Fittest City in the United States by Men's Fitness magazine, January 2009

5th best city in the U.S. to ride it out as an independent movie maker this year by Movie Maker Magazine, February 2009

Hyatt Regency Tamaya Resort & Spa named in the top 20 "World's Best Hotel Values" in a readers choice poll by subscribers of Travel + Leisure Magazine, March 2009.

Hyatt Regency Tamaya Mist Spa named one of the Top Resort Spas in the United States, Mexico, the Caribbean and Canada by Condé Nast Traveler March 2009.

2008 Albuquerque Rankings

Albuquerque named among "Hollywood's Favorite Cities" on, December 10, 2008

3rd best city with 500,000-plus populations that have the safest air by Health Magazine, October 2008

Ranked in the Top 20 for the 2008 US Sustainability Rankings by SustainLane,

2008 Paa-Ko Ridge Golf Club ranked No. 3 in the United States for best public golf courses in a Readers Choice Poll by subscribers of Golf World, October 2008.

Top 10 Cities for Hispanics by Hispanic Magazine, August 2008

Among America’s Most Walkable Neighborhoods in the Top 40 U.S. Cities by, 2008

Paseo Del Bosque Trail Ranked No. 1 for Top 10 City Bike Rides by Sunset Magazine, July 2008

2008 Best Modern Courses (No. 43 Paa Ko Ridge, No. 73 Black Mesa Golf Club), by Golfweek, 2008

Among the Top 66 Places Where Owning Real Estate Makes Sense by, 2008

The Albuquerque Zoo is rated one of America's 60 best zoos, according to The Intrepid Traveler, July 2008

Albuquerque ranks as the 5th best place to build personal wealth, according to the 2008 Salary Value Index

Albuquerque ranks as the second most affordable destination in North America according to AAA's Annual Vacation Costs Survey for 2008

No. 2 for Open Space by a study of the Trust for Public Land indicates Albuquerque devotes the second most land area by percentage to parks and preserves for large cities in the country. July, 2008

Ranked in the Top Towns for Empty Nesters by, April 3, 2008

Among the top ten cleanest U.S. Cities for long-term particle pollution by The American Lung Association, April 2008

Albuquerque's growing population moved the city to the big city category for 2008, but we are still a top 25 art destination, at 7th Best Big City Art Destination in AmericanStyle Magazine, April 2008

The Albuquerque BioPark was named No. 8 of Sunset Magazine's Top 10 Urban Parks, Sunset, April 2008

Albuquerque's local cupcake boutique Cake Fetish ranked top amongst the country's best cupcakes for their famous Fluffer Nutter cupcake by, February 2008

3rd Fittest City in the Unites States by Men's Fitness magazine, February 2008

No. 16 of America's 50 Greenest Cities by Popular Science on their website, February 2008

Top 10 Movie Cities of 2008 by MovieMaker magazine, January 2008

Top 10 Places in the U.S. to Live by

Top 20 Greenest Cities in the U.S. by

2007 Albuquerque Rankings

Top 25 most "eventful" cities by, December 2007

Third Most Pet-Friendly City in America by, October 10, 2007

Among Top Best Cities for Jobs by Forbes, October, 2007

Top 50 Best Places to Live and Play by National Geographic Adventure magazine, September 2007

Top 25 Memorable Summer Vacations is Ballooning in Albuquerque by Woman's Day, July 2007

No. 1 for Open Space by a study of the Trust for Public Land indicates Albuquerque devotes the most land area by percentage to parks and preserves of any large city in the country. July, 2007

Area golf courses among the top 40 casino golf courses by Golf Digest (No. 10 Twin Warriors Golf Club, No. 28 Sandia Golf Club, No. 33 Santa Ana Golf Club), July 2007

Second best mid-sized city for arts by AmericanStyle, June 2007

Mayor Martin Chavez and Albuquerque won the Mayor's Climate Protection Award at the U.S. Conference of Mayors beating out 90 other cities, June 2007

Hyatt Regency Tamaya Resort & Spa is among the Top 100 reader-rated golf resorts in Conde Nast Traveler, June 2007.

Third best city in the nation for dogs by Men's Health Magazine, June 2007

No. 1 Most Affordable Vacation Spot by AAA, June 2007

Paa-Ko Ridge Golf Club as the Best in the Southwest by Zagat Survey, May 2007

Among the top ten cleanest U.S. Cities for long-term particle pollution by The American Lung Association, May 2007

Among the top 20 "Nano Metro" areas in the nation by Wilson Center's Project on Emerging Nanotechnologies, May 2007

Ranked among the top small airports for customer satisfaction by J.D. Power and Associates, May 2007

Golf on the Santa Fe Trail ranked among four best multi-stop shops for your next golf trip, GOLF Magazine, May 2007

No. 1 Healthiest Cities for Latinas by Latina magazine, May 2007

No. 6 Best Place for Business and Careers by Forbes Magazine, April 2007

No. 19 among mid-sized cities for doing business by Inc. magazine

Among top 25 Best Places to Get a Job by, March 2007

No. 1 Fittest City in America by Men's FitnessMagazine, January 2007

100 Best Communities for Young People by America's Promise Alliance, January 2007

No. 4 Best American City for making movies, MovieMaker Magazine, Winter Edition 2007

Top 10 best places to own real estate, Investor's Guide 2007, Fortune Magazine

2006 Albuquerque Rankings

6th Best Overall Value for Visitors according to the Hotwire® Travel Value Index, January 2006 Top 6 Travel Destinations to keep on your radar for 2006 by and reported in , January 2006

No. 1 of the Best Places for Business and Careers Survey by ForbesMagazine, May 2006

Consistently a top 25 art destinationAmerican Style Magazine, Summer 2006 Top 25 bargain destinations for hotels and meal rates, Expo Magazine, July/August 2006

Top five pet-friendly travel destinations according to "Traveling with your Pet: The AAA PetBook", September 2006

No. 3 on Kiplinger's Personal Finance's 50 Smart Cities: Great, Affordable Places to Live Kiplinger's Personal Finance Magazine, May 2006 "Golf at it's absolute best" Five Star Rating to Paa-Ko Ridge Golf Club from Golf Digest, April 2006

2006 Gold Tee Award awarded to Twin Warriors Golf Club from Meetings and Conventions Magazine, May 2006

One of "America's 75 Best Golf Resorts" is the Hyatt Regency Tamaya Resort's Twin Warriors' Golf Club by GOLF Magazine , March 2006

No. 21 of "America's 50 Hottest Cities" by Expansion Management magazine, February 2006

Third-best place to bike in the U.S. by Bicycling Magazine , January 2006

Top 10 of America's Brainiest Cities by American City Business Journals, June 2006

10th fittest cityMen's Fitness magazine, January 2006

Top 10 cities for HispanicsHISPANIC magazine, June 2006

Top 10 Best Cities for Families Relocating, study by Worldwide ERC & Primacy Relocation, June 2006

Albuquerque Tricentennial Celebration ranked #1 on Top 100 Events in North America by the American Bus Association

2005 Albuquerque Rankings

"A Rising Star" by Yahoo! HotJobs among cities and metropolitan areas that provide the foundation for good work and life balance, October.

100 Best Communities for Young People by America's Promise Alliance,September.

5th Best Real Estate Market, Expansion Management, August.

Top 25 Bargain Destinations for Hotels and Meal Rates by Expo magazine, July/August.

A Five-Star Knowledge Worker Metro by National magazine, May.

11th Best City for Relocating Families, Employee Relocation Council, May.

Best City to Start a Business or Career, MSN, May.

5th Best Metro Overall and 5th Lowest Cost City for Doing Business by Forbes magazine, May.

"Super City of the Future" for Educated "Knowledge Workers," Expansion Management, May.

2nd in poll of favorite Art Destinations by Business Weekly, April.

11th Best Midsize City for Entrepreneurs, Entrepreneur Magazine, 2005

Albuquerque International Sunport voted one of the Top 5 U.S. Airports for Wireless Access , Microsoft Small Business Center, February.

10th fittest city by Men's Fitness magazine, January.

7th on America's Hottest Cities List by Expansion Management, January.

5th best Real Estate Market and the 4th lowest city for purchase cost by Expansion Management.

Sandia Golf Club at Sandia Resort and Casino, has been named Development of the Year by Golf Inc.magazine.

2005 New Mexico Rankings

3rd Best State for Cost of Labor, Business Facilities, July.

5th Best State for Manufacturing Growth, Business Facilities, July.

3rd on Top 10 Small Tech Hot Spots List for the third consecutive year, Small Times magazine, March.

2004 Albuquerque Rankings

Albuquerque Metro ranks 20th on list of Best Performing Cities, Milken Institute, November.

One of the top Real Estate Markets, Expansion Management, October.

Top 10 City for Hispanics by HISPANIC magazine, June.

12th for the top 40 Hispanic markets by Hispanic Business Network, March.

11th on the list of Top 25 Art Destinations, AmericanStyle magazine, Summer.

12th Best Place for Business and Careers in the country among 150 cites by Forbes magazine, May.

No. 1 in local manufacturing productivity by Area Development magazine, May.

One of the best cities in the country for new and expanding business by Inc. Magazine, May.

New Mexico's Hyatt Regency Tamaya Resort named "America's 75 Best Golf Resorts" by Golf Magazine, March.

Santa Ana Golf Course named "One of America's three best true /travel-tools/abq-expertss-style golf courses" by The New York Times, March.

2003 Albuquerque Rankings

One of the Top 40 Hottest Real Estate Markets in U.S. by Expansion Management magazine, August.

10th for Lowest Suburban Office Rents by Expansion Management Magazine, August.

2nd in the Top Cities In Which To Start A Business by Money Magazine, July.

Top 10 Cities for Hispanics by Hispanic Magazine, July.

39th on the list among the country's 296 largest metropolitan areas by Milken Institute's Best Performing Cities Index , June.

One of Best in Nation for Job Growth by Manpower Employment Outlook Survey , June.

One of Nation's Top 25 Arts Destinations by American Style Magazine, Summer.

28th out of 149 Large Metro Areas as a top places for business and careers. In inpidual categories, Albuquerque ranked 8th on "cost to do business;" 39th on "educational attainment;" and 60th on job growth, Forbes magazine, May.