Albuquerque has received some major shoutouts from prominent and influential publications throughout 2020*. With features on everything from the city's expansive outdoor offerings and renowned cuisine to virtual experiences and road trips, Albuquerque aligned with national media trends and ranked among some of the best travel destinations around the world this year.

*Some of the highlights mentioned below were secured prior to the spread of COVID-19 within the United States, and are included to ensure a complete and accurate sampling of media coverage.

Good News About Albuquerque 

1. The 25 Places You Need to Travel in 2020 - Matador Network

2. Albuquerque — Yes, Albuquerque — Is the Next Foodie Destination You Need to Visit - The Denver Post

3. 100 Destinations So Magical You Won't Believe They're in the U.S. - BestLife

4. It's Always Sunny In… - Macaroni Kid

5. Need a Vacation? 115 Best Places to Travel for a Quick Weekend Getaway -

Sandia Peak Aerial Tramway

6. 5 Warm Travel Destinations to Escape the Winter Weather in 2020 - TODAY

7. Albuquerque: The Other Place to Eat in New Mexico - The Week

8. Blockbuster Films, Books, and TV Drive a Surge of ‘Set-Jetting’ - The Boston Globe

9. New Mexico Is the Ideal Family Spring Break Road Trip - Lonely Planet 

10. 19 of the World’s Coolest Festivals and Street Parties Worth Traveling For - Thrillist

Balloon Fiesta

11. 50+ Greenways Across America: The Very Best Hiking Trails, Outdoor Art and More From Every State - Parade

12. Pay a Virtual Visit to These Locations Right From Your Screen - Forbes

13. Neighborhood Watch: Route 66 Renaissance - American Way

14. This New Mexico Road Trip Is the Ultimate Introduction to the Land of Enchantment - AFAR

15. These Inspiring Videos Will Make You Want to Travel Again - Forbes

The city at sunset from Sandia Crest.

16. Buy Now, Check In Later - The New York Times (print and online)

17. Try These Virtual Travel Journeys for Culture, Nature and Sightseeing - Forbes

18. Beyond Palm Springs: 7 Other Mid-Century Hotspots That Might Surprise You - Livability

19. Pride Journey Outdoors: Albuquerque, New Mexico - Pride Journeys

20. 7 Cheap Cities to Buy a House in Right Now - Apartment Therapy

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21. Betty Bulldog’s Stay-Cation in Albuquerque! - Fido Friendly

22. Your Guide to a Route 66 Road Trip - Reader’s Digest

23. The Best of New Mexico - Fodor’s Travel

24. The 11 Best Bike Paths to Explore U.S. Cities - Travel + Leisure

25. 8 of the Best Accessible Outdoor Adventures Around the World - Lonely Planet

26. The Best Family Vacation Spots in the U.S. - Condé Nast Traveler

Boy at Zoo with Giraffe Family Kids

27. A Green Chile Road Trip Through New Mexico - Condé Nast Traveler

28. High-Altitude Wines are on the Rise in the U.S. - American Way

29. How to Bring More Native American Ingredients to Your Thanksgiving Menu - Forbes

30. Sunshine State of Mind - Travel + Leisure (print)