Looking for your next perfect family vacation? Look no further than Albuquerque! Due in part to its affordability, spectacular weather, and more than 20 museums, cultural centers and the ABQ BioPark offering an abundance of interactive learning opportunities, Albuquerque is consistently ranked at the top of family travel lists.


We've put together a list of family-friendly activities to fill your time in the ABQ. 

One-Day Visit

Start the day by enjoying a local breakfast at The Range Café near Old Town, where the funky décor is sure to delight children of all ages.

Head to Explora, an award-winning children’s museum with plenty of hands-on activities to entertain and educate everyone in the family.

Right across the street is the New Mexico Museum of Natural History & Science, ideal for learning more about everything from dinosaurs and space to New Mexico’s wildlife and geology.

Stop in the nearby the BackStreet Grill for innovative Baja-inspired cuisine served in a casual setting.

Spend the afternoon at the top-rated ABQ BioPark, comprising the Zoo, Aquarium, Botanic Garden and Tingley Beach (fishing lakes).

Get a view of the sunset and the city below aboard the Sandia Peak Aerial Tramway, and end the day with a delicious dinner at The County Line of Albuquerque.


Boy at Zoo with Giraffe Family Kids

If You Have More Time

Extend your fun-filled visit by exploring more of all that Albuquerque has to offer for families.

In the warmer months, be sure to take a trip to Cliff’s Amusement Park, celebrating its 60th anniversary in 2019, or check out Hinkle Family Fun Center for year-round fun and games.

If the kids love animals, they will also enjoy the hands-on experiences at Hollywick Farms and the Wildlife West Nature Park.

Introduce the kids to the hot air ballooning capital of the world with their first flight provided by one of many local companies. Go to VisitABQ.org/ballooning for a full list of providers.

Explore more of Albuquerque’s many museums, with topics ranging from turquoise and ballooning to rattlesnakes and nuclear science.


Cliff's Amusement Park Rattler Roller Coaster


For more information or additional ideas for your family's next vacation (or staycation!), go to VisitABQ.org/Family

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