The experts at recently ranked Albuquerque #6 on their list of 10 Unexpected Cities for the Perfect Date. As a single girl in the 505, I can attest to our city having a surprising number of fun date-night locales. The list features "dynamic date options", in contrast to larger cities more often associated with active dating scenes. 

Albuquerque has "the best of both worlds, offering big-city art and dining, as well as small-town charm and hospitality." Visit in October for an early morning cuddle under a balloon filled sky at the International Balloon Fiesta, or head to Old Town to walk hand-in-hand along the idillic ristra adorned historic buildings. You can even ride The Tram to Sandia Peak after sharing a sopaipilla, which is one of my personal favorites. But don't just take it from me! Get out on the town with a cute date on your arm to experience all our charming city has to offer.

Where are your favorite spots in ABQ to take that someone special? Let us know in the comments below and check out these event and hotel discounts, just in time for Valentine's Day.

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