With 310 days of sunshine and over 28,000 acres of open space, being outdoors is the perfect way to enjoy the city.
Albuquerque was named one of the 21 Best Cities for Cycling by
Bicycling Magazine for 2006. The City currently has 654 miles of bike
trails. By 2012, the goal is to have 704 miles of bike trails. A large
percentage of these trails are not associated with roadways, offering
safe routes for commuters and recreational riders. Bike lockers, racks
on buses, and comprehensive maps all encourage biking within the city.
In addition, Albuquerque has several easily walkable areas that
cater specifically to tourists and meeting attendees. The city ranks as
the 21st most walkable city in the US by Walkscore.com for 2008. Downtown,
Old Town, Nob Hill, Uptown, and the University area all offer unique
shopping, restaurants, hotels, and cultural attractions, which are
accessible via public transportation or offer park-and-walk
opportunities. So come visit, whether for leisure or business, and get
out and Walk Albuquerque.
With the help of our spectacular weather, Albuquerque also has a plethora of local parks, state parks, national forests and national monuments
near by, which are perfect for a picnic, a fun day with the family, or a
great way to enjoy the outdoors all year round. Find out more about
other things to do and see within the city.