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Mayor Richard J. Berry invites you to enjoy the rich palette of landscape, art and culture that embodies our dynamic city. Get away this spring or summer to Albuquerque, New Mexico. Check out our spring and summer deals and specials. The city is blessed with a mild, dry climate, which makes spring and summertime very comfortable. Enjoy an array of summer concerts, festivals and marketsABQ BioPark - Zoo

ABQ BioPark

Offers visitors close encounters with more than 250 species of exotic and native animals in naturalistic habitats. Popular species include seals and sea lions, chimpanzees, elephants, polar bears, giraffes, hippos, koalas, Mexican wolves, monkeys, jaguars, Komodo dragons and zebras. 

ABQ BioPark Aquarium tankTakes visitors on a journey down the Rio Grande from Albuquerque to its mouth in the Gulf of Mexico. Fresh water riverine, estuarine, surf zone, shallow waters, coral reefs, open ocean and deep ocean species are represented along the way. Other highlights include an eel tunnel, seahorses, luminous jellies and a 285,000 gallon ocean tank where brown, sandtiger, blacktip and nurse sharks swim alongside brilliantly colored reef fish, eels, sea turtles and open ocean species.
Botanic Garden
An oasis in the desert that encompasses 36 developed acres, including a 10,000 square foot glass conservatory housing native andABQ BioPark Botanic Garden butterfly exotic plants from desert and Mediterranean climate zones, the Fantastic World of Bugs, the whimsical Children's Fantasy Garden, the award-winning Rio Grande Heritage Farm, the all new Sasebo Japanese Garden and the seasonal PNM Butterfly Pavilion featuring hundreds of free-flying North American butterflies and moths. 

Tingley Beach
Features three fishing lakes, a model boating pond and a train station with gift shop and food service. During the summer only, visitors can rent pedal boats and bicycles. Open from sunrise to sunset every day of the year and free to the public.

Albuquerque Balloon Museum kids in wonder

Anderson-Abruzzo Albuquerque International Balloon Museum

International and national exhibits showcasing lighter-than-air flight. The exhibits help the visitor see and understand how hot air and gas balloons have been used for adventure, scientific experiments, arts, warfare and the exploration of space. 


The Albuquerque Museum of Art & History 

Art of the Southwest and 400 years of Albuquerque history through permanent displays and traveling exhibitions. Old Town New Fun dancer


Old Town - New Fun

Shop, feast and unwind in Historic Old Town plaza. A hub of activity with unique adobe architecture and picturesque patios as well as more than 100 unique shops, galleries and restaurants. Enjoy entertainment from folk art to Flamenco dance to Mariachi music and more.