Welcome to the Southwest. 

Welcome to the Southwest. Coming to town for a special event? Staying only for the weekend? You’re in luck—our beautiful city has something for everyone. Check out just a sample of what Albuquerque, New Mexico has to offer you.

After you've worked up an appetite from exploring, check out our great dining options.

Events

Balloon Fiesta

Join the week-long festivities, including a mass ascension of hot air balloons, chainsaw carving, fireworks, a film festival, and more.

Community Calendar

From theatre productions to athletics to holiday celebrations, Albuquerque has some of the best in the area. Check the calendar for local happenings!

Nearby Points of Interest

Albuquerque Museum

Discover our museum of art and history with special exhibits, classes, programs, and speakers.

Aquarium

Visit the aquatic life of the Gulf of Mexico including salt marsh, eelgrass meadow, surf zone, coral reef, and open ocean. Special exhibits and nearby botanic gardens provide learning and fun.

Botanic Garden

Explore beautiful gardens and ponds, including extensive xeric plants in the Desert Pavilion, aromatic species in the Mediterranean Pavilion, and the Butterfly Pavilion.

Convention Center

Find out what’s in town. With over 270,000- square feet of meeting and exhibit space, this multi-purpose complex hosts concerts, conventions, and everything in between.

Golf Courses

Time to hit the greens? With more than 15 beautiful courses to choose from in the Albuquerque region, you’ll have a hard time deciding which one (or which few) to try out.

Hispanic Cultural Center

Broaden your regional cultural understanding. The National Hispanic Cultural Center highlights culinary, performance, research and  literary, and technology and visual arts.

Hispano Chamber of Commerce

Find what interests you! The chamber provides tourism and convention planning with a special emphasis on Hispanic and Native American markets.

Indian Pueblo Cultural Center

The Indian Pueblo Cultural Center leads the world in educating others about the history and legacy of the Pueblo people. Visit the only location in North America that hosts traditional Native American dances every weekend year-round.

KiMo

Ready for some drama? This historic theater first opened in 1927 as a Pueblo Deco picture palace. Regularly scheduled performances are held in the newly renovated theater.

Natural History and Science Museum

Near Albuquerque’s Old Town, this museum provides exhibits, a Dynatheater, Planetarium, virtual voyages, and more.

New Mexico Tourism

The Department of Tourism provides statewide information on events, cities and pueblos, maps, sports, scenic attractions, historic sites, travel planning, and more.

New Mexico Wilderness Alliance

It’s time to hike! Near Albuquerque, this 36,000-acre wilderness contains 63 miles of trails. Elevation varies from 6,000 to 10,000 feet.

Old Town

Old Town has been the crossroads of the Southwest for almost three centuries. Its 18th century architecture provides a charming atmosphere for strolling, artwork, jewelry, dining, and other entertainment.

Petroglyph National Monument

Home to more than 20,000 prehistoric and historic Native American and Hispanic carvings, this monument protects one of the largest petroglyph sites in North America. Petroglyph National Monument covers a 17-mile stretch along Albuquerque’s west side.

Rio Grande Zoo

Rocky outcrops, grassy meadows, cottonwoods, and waterfalls create an oasis for exotic and native species such as seals, polar bears, wolves, elephants, cheetahs, and more.

Sandia Mountain Wilderness

Delve into nature! This 37,000-acre wilderness borders Albuquerque’s east side with 117 miles of trails. Elevation averages 10,000 feet.

Sandia Peak Ski and Tramway

The world’s longest aerial tramway carries you 2.7 miles and overlooks some of nature’s most dramatic beauty. Get a panoramic view of the Rio Grande Valley and the Land of Enchantment from Sandia Peak’s 10,378-foot elevation. 

Questions?

Have questions how far we are from the local attraction you want to visit? Give us a call at (505) 345-0010 or contact us, and we’ll be happy to provide you with directions.

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