Albuquerque Things to Do

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  • 1. Old Town

    4 out of 5 stars

    Today, historic Old Town Albuquerque is the city's cultural center, with five museums and more than 100 shops, galleries and restaurants. Old Town was the first neighborhood in 1706, when a group of...

  • 2. Sandia Peak

    4.5 out of 5 stars

    We 2.7 miles up the tram to the top of Sandia Peak for beautiful and dramatic views. Each tramcar can carry 50 passengers or 10,000 pounds up the mountain at a maximum rate of 200 passengers per hour...

  • 3. Balloon Fiesta

    Everyone descends on my hometown once a year for the annual Albuquerque International Balloon Fiesta. It's a busy time for the Duke City. Pretty much every hotel is full and the highways are crazy...

  • 4. Route 66 & Downtown

    Historic neon signs still glow on old Route 66 through Albuquerque, which is now Central Avenue. Alongside the vintage signs, you'll see new versions put up by businesses that are continuing the...

  • 5. Volcanoes & Petroglyphs

    See my Petroglyph National Monument pages for more info on this. The ancestors of some of today's pueblo tribes painstakingly carved the majority of 25,000 images of plants, birds, animals, people...

  • 6. Biopark & Zoo

    Now if you've been to any aquarium and zoo around the world, you know the drill. We're obviously no SeaWorld or Taronga Zoo, so if you're looking for huge thrills, killer whale shows and stuff, you...

  • 7. Museums

    This is a newer structure that appears to still be evolving. Events are held inside and out. There was very little art, and it has maybe 50 sculpture pieces scattered in the building and outside. The...

  • 8. Views & Vistas

    The Sandia Crest is found by taking the road on the east side of Sandia Mountains; off hwy 14 and north of US 25. It is nearly 11,000 feet high at that point. Also on the road is Sandia Ski Range and...

  • 9. Local Art & Culture

    Downtown is a great place to meet friends. You can meet or dinner and drinks, view art, shop. In the summer the city has a event like music and booths to shop. You can also catch a movie while...

  • 10. Route 66: Nob Hill & UNM

    No trip to Albuquerque is complete without a drive on a piece of storied Route 66. It's the Mother Road; America's Main Street; the Road to Opportunity; the one of the song. In the 1930's this was the...

  • 11. Regional Cultural Centers

    See my Acoma Pueblo pages for more info. Acoma (Ah-ko-ma) Pueblo is one of three indigenous settlements (along with Taos Pueblo and Old Oraibi) with the claim of being the oldest continually...

  • 12. Parks & Tours

    This is located off Hwy 550 in Bernalillo, and onto Tamaya Blvd for 5 miles north. That road is near the Santa Ana Casino. The reservoir is intended to not back up water, as much as to catch and deter...

  • 13. Albuquerque Sports

    The Isotopes did end up losing their first-ever baseball game held at their new Albuquerque home stadium, 5-3 against the Nashville Sounds. Despite the loss, most Albuquerqueans seem thrilled to have...

  • 14. Nature

    To display more ornate and stupendous views of the rock formations, these are shown. This formation, in a national park, is one of the most unique and fabulous sites for me to partake in viewing. The...

  • 15. Visit Acoma - Sky City

    Just about 45-60 minutes east of Albuquerque is the Native American civilization called Acoma Pueblo or Sky City. A civilization built high upon a rock...

  • 16. Albuquerque Comic Expo

    For all those comic book lovers, cosplayers and artmongers everywhere. Albuquerque Comic Expo is held once a year, usually towards the end of June. If you're in...

  • 17. Gillman Tunnels

    This is a fabulous drive about 5 miles down Hwy 485 which splits off Hwy 4 near the Jemez visitor center. The views are some of the best, the the terrain rugged...

  • 18. Wolatawa Indian Center and Red Rocks

    The center is nice and has a lot of gifts and information. It is near the south end of Hwy 4 and on the pueblo of Jemez reservation. AT that point is also the...

  • 19. White Mesa Bike Trail

    The Ojito Wilderness has about 30 miles of bike trails that run on the top of the mesas for the most part. if you fall, it is a long drop-but the trails seem to...

  • 20. Spence Hot Springs

    Even though the temperature is not over 100 degrees F, it is enjoyable to the locals to come here to soak and relax. It is a tradition and in summer the two...

  • 21. McCAuley Springs Hike

    This hike is one of the more rugged and long. It starts at Hwy 4, past La Cuvera turn off of 128 and in the same place as Jemez Falls. The hike is about 2 1/2...

  • 22. Jemez FAlls

    This is an easy 1/2 mile walk to the overlook onto the falls that would be about 300 feet distant. The approach to the falls is from Hwy 4 on the north end and...

  • 23. Jemez-Soda Dam hot Springs

    Finding the source of the spring is not easy, and I did not because it requires crossing a rather deep and fast flowing river point; not my desire. The spewing...

  • 24. Battleship Rock Hike

    This hike was along the Jemez River. it was rigorous and treacherous in some spots. The intent was to try and find access to Jemez Falls, but that ended up...

  • 25. Jemez Jose de Guisewa-Adobe Ruins

    This is called Jemez Monument, and has a visitor center with some history plus the remaining ruins of a mission and pueblo that housed Jemez Navajo families...

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