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Verified travelerOct 8, 2019
The Hot Air Balloon event The art, and the architectural adobe homes up in the mountains. Great views, enchanting!!
Nicknamed “Duke City,” Albuquerque beckons visitors with stunning mountain views, a rich multicultural heritage and abundant recreational opportunities.
Sitting about 5,000 feet (1,632 meters) above sea level, Albuquerque benefits from a remarkable natural setting and a mild, dry climate. The peaks of the Sandia Mountains stand on the east and the arid New Mexico mesas (elevated hills with flat tops) stretch out to the west.
The largest city in the state of New Mexico, Albuquerque is best navigated by car. It’s divided into four official quadrants: Northeast, Southeast, Northwest and Southwest, with Central Avenue dividing north from south and Broadway dividing east from west.
To get a sense of Albuquerque’s diverse ethnic heritage, stroll around historic Old Town in the Northwest. This area incorporates the original city of Albuquerque, which was founded in 1706. The narrow streets are dotted with museums, adobe buildings and Hispanic architecture, including the city’s oldest building, the San Felipe de Neri Church.
Discover the region's natural diversity at Old Town’s Albuquerque Biological Park. This complex is home to the Albuquerque Aquarium, Rio Grande Botanic Garden and the Rio Grande Zoo. The BioTrain, which runs from Tuesday to Sunday, carries visitors between the park's facilities.
Native American heritage has a strong influence on Albuquerque, from the presence of more than 15,000 rock carvings at the Petroglyph National Monument, to the pueblo settlements near the city. Learn about the way of life for the descendants of New Mexico’s indigenous peoples at the Indian Pueblo Cultural Center, located in the Northwest.
Outdoor enthusiasts can escape to the rocky cliffs of the Sandia Mountains. In summer, the peaks attract rock climbers, hikers and mountain bikers, while the winter months see skiers and snowboarders flock to the slopes. Step aboard the Sandia Peak Tramway to experience the range in all its scenic glory. This aerial tramway journeys up to the 10,378-foot (3,163-meter) summit, offering panoramic views of the surrounding mountains and the city below.
Albuquerque also boasts a busy events calendar. Highlights include the world-famous International Balloon Fiesta in October and the annual New Mexico State Fair, usually held in September.
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Enjoy a day filled with animal encounters as you watch exotic creatures from all over the world, including powerful and ferocious predators.
Learn about the 19 Pueblo tribes of New Mexico through exhibits, performances and craft demonstrations at this popular cultural attraction.
Experience the pristine tranquility of floating above the city of Albuquerque at daybreak aboard a hot air balloon. The Rio Grande, Sandia Mountains, and Albuquerque skyline are all visible as you soar above the spectacular natural and urban landscapes.
Experience beautiful Albuquerque from the air and snap photos of the beautiful view while you float across the sky. Enjoy an exhilarating 1-hour hot air balloon ride over the Rio Grande Valley, admire the majestic Sandia Mountains, and top off your adventure with a champagne toast and tasty bites.
The Ghost Tour of Old Town Legends, folklore, ghost stories and history come to life as you depart on an intriguing excursion through 313 years of haunted history. Old Town is the birthplace of Albuquerque, founded in 1706, and for more than three centuries people have lived and died around the Old Town Plaza.
Embark on an interactive tour of Albuquerque, exploring the city while following clues and completing unique challenges. See landmarks and historical sites including the Old Town Plaza, Tiguex Park, and the Albuquerque Museum while you solve puzzles that lead you on a memorable tour.
Using your smartphone, you'll be given nearly 150 objects to find during your scavenger hunt. You'll then wander throughout the downtown area searching for the items. Once you've found the object, you'll send a photo in to score points.
Itinerary This is a typical itinerary for this product Stop At: San Felipe de Neri Church, 2005 North Plaza, Albuquerque, NM 87104 San Felipe de Neri church opened the year of its founding, in 1706, and with a few pauses for rebuilds and renovations, has continually maintained a presence in Old Town Plaza.
Verified travelerApr 14, 2019
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