Albuquerque, NM, Travel Guide and Information | Discovery Map

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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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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. Activities last throughout the week, including very popular “Balloon Glows” at night.

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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. Other outdoor attractions include Petroglyph National Monument, hot air balloon rides, and the ABQ BioPark Zoo, Botanic Garden and Tingley Beach.

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