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There is no place like Albuquerque. For unforgettable experiences everywhere you turn, Albuquerque will thrill you with the excitement of riding one of the longest trams in the world and will help you chill as you drift through the sky in a hot air balloon. A trip to Albuquerque is the trip of a lifetime.
With history going back a thousand years, the old and new blend together in Albuquerque. Encounter something new each trip by visiting galleries celebrating the history of ancient artists in the Southwest and new artists being inspired by New Mexico. Experience the culture that makes Albuquerque so special by visiting our museums, enjoying an art fair or Native American dance or taking a trip to see ancient petroglyphs. Whatever you choose to do, be prepared to learn more about the incredible people that call Albuquerque home.
From Italian and American to Asian and, of course, New Mexican, Albuquerque’s restaurant scene is as diverse as the people who live here. Visitors and locals alike fall in love with the unique cuisine. Don’t miss the award-winning wineries and breweries in Albuquerque! Sip a local brew while listening to live music and taking in the view of the Sandia Mountains, or taste local wines amongst the tranquility of the North Valley.
Stretch the imagination of your whole family with a trip to Albuquerque. The fun options for families are never-ending, with museums, amusement parks, sporting events and nature centers to explore and enjoy. There is plenty of outdoor fun to be had as well from hiking to bird-watching. Take a trip to a local chile farm and pick your own green chile, or try some green chile at one of the many family-friendly restaurants in the city.
Get the best of a city while also having numerous opportunities for an outdoor adventure to remember. Albuquerque and the surrounding mountains are a haven for hikers and bikers. The Sandia and Manzano Mountains are full of some of the best hiking and mountain biking New Mexico has to offer. If mountains aren’t your thing, venture out on the trails in the bosque next to the Rio Grande running through the heart of the city. No outdoor adventure to Albuquerque would be complete without a hot air balloon ride. Soar above the skyline in the Hot Air Ballooning Capital of the World.
Want some suggestions for what to do in Albuquerque and Santa Fe? Check out some suggested itineraries to help you craft your perfect trip.