Why Albuquerque Should Rank First on Your Must-Visit Cities

Why Albuquerque Should Rank First on Your Must-Visit Cities

Time and time again Albuquerque has been ranked nationally as a top-tier travel destination. In fact, Money Magazine ranked Albuquerque #5 in their Best of Travel 2017 article, and there are plenty of reasons why:
 ContentImage_BlogPost_balloon To begin with, Money Magazine pointed out that out of the top five ranked cities in their article, Albuquerque was the cheapest to visit, but definitely not lacking in the adventure department. From the city's reasonable accommodations at historic hotels such as Hotel Andaluz, to the sights you can't see anywhere else while floating in a hot air balloon. Money Magazine isn't the first to recognize Albuquerque for the experiences it offers.
 ContentImage_BlogPost_Desert_Jeep_Tours Other online publications such as Stuffed Suitcase and The Manual tout the excitement hot air balloons and the Albuquerque International Balloon Fiesta bring to Albuquerque, but they also recognize that this city is not only filled with colorful balloons and Breaking Bad fans. From desert Jeep tours, to the many museums the city offers such as the National Museum of Nuclear Science & History, it becomes clear that Albuquerque can provide entertainment for whatever your heart desires.
 ContentImage_BlogPost_ABQ_Marble_Beer This doesn't even begin to touch the national recognition Albuquerque has received for it's biking, breweries and wineries. In its "20 Best Bike Paths in the West," Sunset.com ranked Albuquerque's 16-mile Paseo del Bosque Trail #11. But what's biking without some brews? The Active Times included Albuquerque in their "Best Value Destinations for Beers and Bicycles." If you are more of a wine person, no worries, Albuquerque has you covered. Liquor.com ranked Albuquerque #4 in its "8 Stunning Wine Regions to Discover in 2017" blog, pointing out the sparkling Gruet Winery as a must-visit.

As you can see, Albuquerque is something spectacular in the high desert. The memories you will make here can never be replaced. So, let the rankings talk and come and experience the Land of Enchantment for yourself.

Sofia

Sofia is a Northern New Mexico native who loves the adventure and opportunity that Albuquerque offers. She is a sophomore at the University of New Mexico where she is working towards her BBA in Marketing. She loves traveling and finding new places to eat and explore. 

 

Sofia is currently an intern for Visit Albuquerque. The opinions shared on this blog are her own. 

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