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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