There is an abundance of things to do in Albuquerque. Whether you're taking a scenic hot air balloon flight over the city, playing a round at one of our award-winning golf courses, mountain biking in the Sandia foothills, hiking through history, kayaking the waters of the legendary Rio Grande, or strolling through Old Town, you'll find Albuquerque offers a real breath of fresh air. Don't miss the stunning views of the city below by taking a ride on the Sandia Peak Aerial Tramway as it climbs to the 10,378-foot peak of the Sandia Mountains—an ideal spot for taking in those famous Albuquerque sunsets!
Prefer not to venture outdoors? There is much to discover indoors in Albuquerque as well. As the largest city in New Mexico, Albuquerque is packed with activities, cultural attractions and distinctive sightseeing opportunities. Begin your Albuquerque experience with a visit to the National Hispanic Cultural Center, the Indian Pueblo Cultural Center or one of our many world-class museums. Immerse yourself in art, culture, unique cuisine and traditional performances. With so much to do, you may need to add a few extra days to your visit!
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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