Ever wonder what it’s like to be a tourist in your own city? Well now you can experience just that! Design your own staycation, and explore Albuquerque like you never have before. Whether you are new to the city or are a native Burqueño, these customizable packages are a great way to explore a new neighborhood or revisit a favorite activity you haven’t done in a while (when was the last time you rode the tram?).
If you aren’t sure where to begin, we’ve come up with a few ideas to inspire you, and we’ve even arranged discounts on lodging and activities! Once you’ve finalized your trip details, we encourage you to share your discoveries and explorations to your social media accounts using #TrueABQStaycation. You never know, you may become a #TrueABQStaycation inspiration.
- A staycation for the foodie
- A staycation for the ballooning enthusiast
- A staycation for the history buff
Albuquerque is truly a melting pot of different cultures and culinary flavors. From food halls to iconic restaurants, each place provides their own unique spin on delicious food. Mix traditional New Mexican cuisine with modern dining experiences on this flavorful foodie adventure!
Begin your day by indulging in some high energy food with a modern flair at The Grove Cafe & Market.
Grab a quick breakfast at your staycation hotel, or bite into some of the best doughnuts in Albuquerque and get ready for all things “Breaking Bad.”
Tour all the sites from Albuquerque’s favorite show on a Breaking Bad RV Tour.
Make your way to Rude Boy Cookies for a tasty mid-afternoon snack.
For dinner, experience Sawmill Market, New Mexico’s first artisanal food hall.
Embrace the Hot Air Ballooning Capital of the World and plan a weekend to reminisce on your favorite Balloon Fiesta experiences, or pretend you’re the ultimate ballooning tourist. Go on a hot air balloon ride and buy a souvenir for your staycation, the weekend is yours.
Explore Historic Old Town, and pick up a ballooning trinket from one of the many unique shops in the neighborhood.
Relax and savor a variety of foods and wines at D.H. Lescombes Winery & Bistro.
Image a sky filled with hot air balloons, and admire a few of Albuquerque’s most picturesque spots.
Choose from a variety of lunchtime dishes at Chello Grill.
Explore all things ballooning like a tourist or roam through iconic neighborhoods you haven't visited in a while on a self-guided tour.
Wind down with a glass of wine from VARA Winery & Distillery.
Embrace Route 66 and have a nostalgic dinner at 66 Diner or the Standard Diner.
Different varieties of cultures means an abundance of history. Maybe you’re looking to brush up on your history facts, or you want to learn something new. Either way there is no shortage of #TrueABQ facts, some spookier than others.
What’s an Albuquerque morning without a breakfast burrito? Pick one up before you head to your bike tour.
History and adventure? We say yes! On the Albuquerque Historic River Bike Tour with Routes Bicycle Tours & Rentals, you’ll discover the city’s hidden treasures.
Cool down with a hand-crafted brew at Steel Bender Brewyard.
Have dinner at Church Street Cafe and learn about the history of “Casa de Ruiz.” You may even see the ghost of Sarah Ruiz herself.
Marvel at the geographic history of surrounding areas like the Sandia Mountains and Petroglyph National Monument by going on a morning hike.
Bite into a slice of pizza at Scarpas Brick Oven Pizza or Farina Pizzeria & Wine Bar.
Go on mural mosey and admire the historical artwork and murals throughout the city.
Get ready to learn about some spooky history as you prepare to go on a ghost tour with #ABQTours - History & Ghost Tours of Old Town.