Where to Go in Albuquerque
The Indian Pueblo Cultural Center pays homage to Albuquerque's Native American heritage, while the architecture and atmosphere of Old Town gives a nod to the city's Spanish legacy.
The beauty of Sandia Peak, along with events like the annual Kodak Albuquerque International Balloon Fiesta, has earned the city a number of top rankings as a travel hotspot. Cultural offerings such as the monthly Artscrawl have garnered Albuquerque high marks for its many galleries and arts venues. As a result, Albuquerque tourism is on the rise.
Albuquerque is also a short drive away from other popular New Mexico destinations including Santa Fe, Los Alamos, and Taos.
Things to Do in Albuquerque
The Albuquerque Aquarium is a popular destination for locals and visitors alike. The aquarium is located at the intersection of Central and New York Avenues. For a full day of fun, purchase a same-day combo ticket, which gives you access to the nearby Zoo and biological gardens, plus unlimited use of the Rio Line and Thunderbird Express trains that travel between and around these attractions.
For more cultural pursuits, check out the Albuquerque Museum of Art and History, which, as the name implies, has something for both the history buff and art aficionado.
Albuquerque is also home to the New Mexico Symphony Orchestra, which provides live performances that reflect the rich cultural mix reflected in this historically rich, high desert city.
If you happen to be in Albuquerque in September, you might want to visit the annual New Mexico State Fair at Expo New Mexico. About a month later, you can witness what's been called the "largest hot air balloon gathering in the world" -- the Albuquerque International Balloon Fiesta.
Popular Albuquerque Attractions
- American International Rattlesnake Museum
- Indian Pueblo Cultural Center
- Old Town Albuquerque
- Sandia Lakes Recreation Area
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