Albuquerque has been receiving some major shoutouts from some of travel and tourism’s most prominent and influential publications. With highlights on everything from our holiday events to traditional cuisine, ABQ ranked among some of the best travel destinations around the world this season.

The Orange County Register

The world-famous Albuquerque International Balloon Fiesta® takes center stage in this feature within The Orange County Register. The city’s one-of-a-kind cuisine, immersive tour experiences and unique museums are also spotlighted.

Special shape hot air balloons at the Albuquerque International Balloon Fiesta

Fodor’s Travel

Albuquerque and New Mexico’s undiscovered winery scene is featured within this roundup titled “Forget California! 14 U.S. States That Also Make Surprisingly Good Wine” by Fodor’s Travel

USA Today 10Best

A favorite of locals and visitors, the ABQ BioPark Botanic Garden’s River of Lights was included in the top 10 “Best Botanical Garden Holiday Lights” within USA Today’s 10Best Readers’ Choice Awards for 2021. 

Food Network Magazine

Albuquerque’s Indian Pueblo Cultural Center was included in a Food Network Magazine feature, titled “Let’s Celebrate,” highlighting ways to observe Native American Heritage Month (November).  

Native American artist paints pottery at the Indian Pueblo Cultural Center

Lonely Planet

The city is billed as the “best for nightlife and culture” within this Lonely Planet roundup of New Mexico destinations that capture the best of the Land of Enchantment. 

World Property Journal

Albuquerque’s Hotel Andaluz is named in the No. 4 spot within this World Property Journal piece featuring top Thanksgiving getaways in North America. 


The city’s unique holiday traditions and festive activities landed its inclusion in a TravelAwaits roundup titled “5 Charming Towns in New Mexico That Could Be the Star of a Hallmark Christmas Movie.” 


Fodor’s Travel

By honoring Indigenous and Native American culture in creative and delicious ways, the chefs and staff at Albuquerque’s Indian Pueblo Kitchen take the spotlight in this Fodor’s Travel piece titled “10 Native and Indigenous Restaurants to Dine at Across the United States.”

Lonely Planet

Nearly all of Albuquerque’s unique neighborhoods and standout characteristics of each are the focus of this Lonely Planet feature, “Albuquerque’s Top Neighborhoods to Explore.”

Bustling street in downtown Albuquerque at night

Go Eat Give

Enjoying immersive dining experiences, learning about Native American culture and sampling traditional New Mexican cuisine are just a few of the activities included in this roundup of “7 Fun Things To Do in Albuquerque, New Mexico” by Go Eat Give