Albuquerque is the largest city in New Mexico, and is conveniently situated along Rio Grande. It is a highly diverse cosmopolitan city with a desert environment which does not only make it a hot destination, but also one with amazing things to do all year round.
In case you are thinking of visiting this place on your next vacation, there are hundreds of things you can see and do. Some of the attractions you should never overlook include;
Albuquerque International Balloon Fiesta
Due to its hot environment, Albuquerque provides the best environment for hot air ballooning. When you come here on October expect to experience hundreds of balloons and thousands of people who come for the International Balloon Fiesta.
For over 7 days, the sky is decorated by hot air balloons from all parts of the world. They mostly fire up the sky in the mornings and evenings. Part with a few bucks and take a ride, and get a rare opportunity to see the city in a bird-eye view.
Albuquerque Museum of Art and History
During your visit, you might need to break the monotony of doing fun things and choose to learn some history. There is no better place to learn the history of this city than the Albuquerque Museum of Art and History. It is situated at the edge of old town, and boasts of a huge collection of cultural items which are more than 400 years old.
Here, you will not just learn the history of the city, but you will also get a glimpse of the European settlement in the southwest. This is one of the best places you can visit with your children.
ABQ BioPak is located near old town, and it is home to all fun things Albuquerque has to offer. It hosts the Rio Grande Botanical Gardens, Tingly Beach, Rio Grande Zoo, and the Rio Grande Botanical Gardens.
In the zoo, you will interact with hundreds of animal species, most of which are endangered. In the aquarium, you will find various marine animals including sharks. The botanical garden is the perfect place to discover butterflied and insects. In the Tingly Beach, you can hire pedal boats and ride it with your family, or visit one of the three designated fishing spots and fish all day long.
In case you carried the young ones along, there is a huge playground within this park where they can play as you discover other amazing things to do alone or with your significant other.