Things to Do in Albuquerque
Albuquerque boasts attractions for all ages. Kick your visit off with a tour of Old Town, the heart and soul of Albuquerque. This 10-block neighborhood, which stands as a testament to the city's Native American and Spanish heritage, hosts Southwestern art galleries and the Church of San Felipe de Neri, the city's oldest building. History buffs flock to the Albuquerque Museum of Art and History as well as the Indian Pueblo Cultural Center.
With 310 days of sunshine, outdoor activities are plentiful. Active types might enjoy horseback riding along the scenic Rio Grande Valley, golfing on picturesque fairways or mountain biking in the Sandia Mountains. If you're traveling with kids, bring them to the 64-acre ABQ BioPark Zoo and Explore Science Center and Children's Museum of Albuquerque. Last but not least, soar in a hot air balloon for the first time. The city even hosts the Albuquerque International Balloon Fiesta on the first week of October, when thousands of visitors come to watch the skies fill with brightly colored balloons.