Fun things to do in Albuquerque

Whether you are into outdoor adventure, culture, or history, or are just seeking a new environment with unique and beautiful scenery, Albuquerque, New Mexico, has you covered. Over the years, Albuquerque has made a name for itself as a major tourist attraction, and there’s something for everyone, irrespective of age and interests. What’s more surprising is that Albuquerque has over 310 sunny days in a calendar year, making the place suitable to visit at any time of the year without worrying that heavy rains will disrupt you as you have the best time of your life.

There are many accommodation options all over the city that you can choose from. You can find some of the best hotel services here, as well as meals that offer mouth-watering delicacies. Here are a few suggestions of fun things to do in Albuquerque:


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Due to the beautiful expanse of open landscape running for thousands of acres, and the suitable flying conditions, Albuquerque has earned a nickname: Hot Air Balloon Capital of the World. The city has the largest ballooning community in the world, and if you are not afraid of heights, there is no other better place to ride a hot air balloon than in Albuquerque. There are a variety of flights to choose from, whether you wish for a private flight or just wish to take a ride with new people and explore the new heights of adventure.

Discovering Film Locations

You may be surprised to learn that some of the top TV series and movies had their scenes shot in Albuquerque. Various factors make the city a good choice: Albuquerque’s weather is conducive for filming, with over 310 sunny days in a calendar year; the city has four distinct seasons; and the landscape is uniquely beautiful. Also, the metro area has amazing sites for shooting scenes. It shouldn’t come as a surprise that the AMC TV series “Breaking Bad” and its spinoff, “Better Call Saul,” have been major hits.

Route 66

Constructed in 1926, Route 66, which passes through Albuquerque, is characterized by the glowing neon lights of attractions, hotels and other historical stops along the way. The route both transports visitors and offers some dazzling and fun nightlife. Pick up your Route 66 map and discover the old neon signs around town.

Aerial Tramway

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Albuquerque is home to the longest aerial tramway in the world. The Sandia Peak Tramway covers 2.7 miles, and the Sandia Mountains offer a spectacularly beautiful landscape you can view as you take the ride over high peaks and deep canyons.

Indian Pueblo Cultural Center

Acting as a showcase for the Pueblo Indian culture, the Indian Pueblo Cultural Center is a stop you shouldn’t miss if you are into history, culture, and art. The cultural center showcases the legacy of the Pueblo people from the pre-Colombian era to the present day.

You can’t run out of activities on your visit to Albuquerque. Try them and have the best time of your life.


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