Albuquerque's Top Media Mentions: Summer 2017

Albuquerque's Top Media Mentions: Summer 2017

Albuquerque just can't stay out of the media this year and in all the right ways. This summer has proved to be noteworthy for the city as several national publications have highlighted many of Albuquerque's tout-worthy features including the Albuquerque International Balloon Fiesta, our famous red and green chile, the ABQ BioPark, and so much more. Listed below are five of these fantastic media mentions. 

10 Awesome Vacations that Won't Cost You A Bundle

Red Tricycle highlights Albuquerque's affordability factor in an article highlighting the Albuquerque International Balloon Fiesta, birdwatching at the Rio Grande Nature Center, as well as the city's number of campgrounds and Bed and Breakfasts.  

Balloon Fiesta 

The Best Outdoor Activities in Albuquerque, New Mexico

With 310 days of warm sunshine, Albuquerque proves to be a perfect destination for lovers of the outdoors, and Women's Health didn't hesitate to highlight this. The article mentions our "larger-than-life desert scenery", the Rio Grande River and all the opportunities for water adventure, rock-climbing, and even our very own ABQ BioPark.   


7 Unique Vacation Spots for Every Type of Traveler

Make It Better elaborates on Albuquerque's unique personality and attributes in an article that is all-inclusive. The piece discusses the city's plethora of museums fit for travelers of any age, Albuquerque's pro-immigrant city ordinances, and even the number of local LGBT events.  

 Rio Grande and Sandia Mountains

Tacos, Tango, and Tequila - Things To Do in Albuquerque

Albuquerque is bursting at the seams with things to do, and The Travel Bite gushes on some of the city's best. From brewery tours with Routes Bicycle Tours and Rentals, to wine and pilates at Casa Rondeña Winery, to fry bread cooking classes at the Indian Pueblo Cultural Center, this piece mentions some of Albuquerque's most loved restaurants and locations.  


'Breaking Bad' Tourists Will Find That Albuquerque is More Than a Pop Culture Trip 

While fans of Breaking Bad have every reason to visit the land of their favorite Netflix binge, the Lexington Herald Leader wants you to know how much more you'll find from our engaging city. This media mention highlights the one-of-a-kind red and green chile, the Acoma Pueblo, the Gathering of Nations Pow Wow, and even specific local businesses such as Los Poblanos Historic Inn and Organic FarmIbiza Lounge at Hotel Andaluz, and even the Tablao Flamenco series at Hotel Albuquerque

Gathering of Nations  


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Tracy Cox
Tracy is a born-and-raised Albuquerque native who spends her days hiking the Sandias with her hound dog, cruising around in her 60-series Land Cruiser, cooking, drinking local IPAs with friends on her favorite Albuquerque patios, traveling, and will take both red and green with an egg over medium, thank you very much. She discovered her love for writing at the age of 8 and finds Albuquerque’s unique and boundless character to be the perfect creative muse. Tracy is the Social Media & Content Specialist for Visit Albuquerque. The opinions shared on this blog are her own. 
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