Visit Albuquerque offers great online resources for travel inspiration and information. Explore the information on this page to learn more about our visitors guide, local neighborhoods and more.
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Our live chat feature is a great way to have your trip planning questions answered as you navigate our website. Live chat is available Monday - Friday, 10 a.m to 6 p.m. and Saturday, 10 a.m to 3 p.m. MST. A green dot will appear next to the chat bubble if someone from our team is online and ready to assist you. If not, you may still utilize the chat function to ask your question, and someone will get back to you as soon as possible. If you would like to talk to someone from our Visitor Services Team, you also may call 1-800-284-2282 (toll free), 505-842-9918 (local) or email email@example.com.
Before coming to Albuquerque, visitors should be aware of the city’s high elevation of over 5,000 feet. It may take your body a couple of days to adjust to the high altitude. At this elevation, the air is thinner, and you may become tired faster during physical activity.
Albuquerque’s high desert climate also causes people to dehydrate faster. It's important to drink a lot of water to keep your body hydrated; this is the easiest way to avoid altitude sickness. If you plan on visiting any of our excellent restaurants or bars while in town, you should be aware that alcohol may affect your body faster at higher elevations as well.
Sunscreen is vital while vacationing in Albuquerque. Whether it is sunny or cloudy, summer or winter, the UV rays are stronger at higher altitudes. Visitors should wear a broad-spectrum sunscreen with a high SPF at all times to avoid sunburn, and wear sunglasses to protect their eyes.
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Get the trip planning tools and information you need to prepare for your trip to Albuquerque. The guide contains all you need to know about events, attractions, dining and shopping in the Albuquerque area. Check out the digital guide, or request a complimentary copy of the Official Albuquerque Visitors Guide to explore attractions, find places to stay, experience events, find restaurants, and more in Albuquerque.
The city’s one-of-a-kind cuisine, rich cultural tapestry and abundance of open space have the power to change perspectives. With so much to do, see, taste and experience, ensure you make the most of every moment by letting us help plan the details of your visit. Explore our itinerary suggestions below, or visit our Trip Planner page for inspiration on planning your trip.
There is no better way to learn more about the city than from locals. Whether you are the ultimate foodie, or enjoy world-class museums — the city is sure to change your perspective. With our Albuquerque Locals’ Guide, you can explore the city through the lens of our locals – discover an oasis in the high desert, full of rich history and inspiring ideas.
Albuquerque's distinctive neighborhoods reflect the great diversity of our city, from the 18th-century Old Town Plaza to the gleaming new buildings of the buzzing Downtown area, and the quiet beauty of the North Valley. Each of these areas has a unique personality and a variety of places to stay, things to do and delicacies to eat. Visit our Neighborhood Guide to learn more.
From the International Balloon Fiesta to the arts, you can explore Albuquerque's sights and sounds in full 360° video from the top of the Sandia Mountains to the banks of the Rio Grande, all from home. Take a tour below or lean more here.
Puzzles can be a great way to pass the time. Explore a few of the city's most iconic areas by completing one of our digital jigsaw puzzles. See a quaint artist patio in Historic Old Town, the city at night, the wonder of the Albuquerque International Balloon Fiesta or overlook the city from the Sandia Peak.