Albuquerque, NM, Travel Guide and Information | Discovery Map


Welcome to Albuquerque

In the heart of the Land of Enchantment, Albuquerque is New Mexico’s largest city. Albuquerque boasts over 300 days of sunshine per year, wide blue skies, and incredible sunsets - making it an outstanding outdoor recreation destination all year long. Nationally ranked public golf courses, phenomenal cuisine (including red & green chile!), and historic districts await visitors to this great city. Visit Old Town, Downtown and Historic Nob Hill while you’re here and enjoy the many unique shops and restaurants these areas have to offer! Albuquerque is also home to several internationally recognized annual events that attract visitors from all over the world, including the Albuquerque International Balloon Fiesta and National Fiery Foods & Barbecue Show.

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Albuquerque Outside

With over 300 days of sunshine each year, Albuquerque is an outstanding place to visit if you love the outdoors!

The city has numerous hiking and biking trails along the Rio Grande River and in the Sandia Mountains and Sandia Foothills and over a dozen golf courses. The Sandia Peak Ski Area is easily accessed for year-round outdoor activity – biking in the Summer and skiing or snowboarding in the Winter.

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Balloon Fiesta

Albuquerque’s International Balloon Fiesta is an incredible annual event that brings visitors from all over the world! The Balloon Fiesta is in October each year and should be on everyone’s must-do list.

The daily “mass ascension” is a sight to see and looks even more amazing standing on the Balloon Fiesta grounds while enjoying local food and drink.

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Exploring Albuquerque's Diverse Shopping Scene: Uncover Unique Treasures and Artistic Finds

Discover a shopper's paradise in the heart of New Mexico with the eclectic and vibrant shopping scene in Albuquerque. From vintage treasures to contemporary art, the city offers a diverse range of experiences for every taste. Join us as we explore some of the must-visit spots, each with its unique charm.

Start your shopping journey at A Few Old Things, a hidden gem in Albuquerque's Los Ranchos area. This vintage store is a treasure trove of nostalgia, offering a curated collection of timeless pieces that tell stories of the past. Whether you're a collector or just love the charm of yesteryears, A Few Old Things promises a delightful experience.

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Finding Your Oasis: Lodging in Albuquerque, New Mexico

Albuquerque, New Mexico, is a city teeming with cultural diversity and scenic wonders. As you embark on a journey to this Southwestern gem, the key to an unforgettable experience lies in choosing the right lodging. Discover the diverse options available and let your stay become an integral part of your Albuquerque adventure.

Albuquerque's unique charm emanates from its vibrant blend of Native American, Spanish, and Anglo influences. The historic Old Town is a testament to this cultural fusion, featuring adobe structures, lively plazas, and artisanal boutiques. To fully immerse yourself in the city's spirit, select lodging that mirrors this cultural mosaic.

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