Learn more about area hiking trails, festivals, historic sites and more with our Albuquerque travel guide.
Stay with Choice Hotels in Albuquerque and enjoy national monuments, an international balloon festival, shopping and more. For your next adventure pay a visit to Albuquerque, one of the most vibrant cities in the “Land of Enchantment.” Here you will find a unique blend of culture, natural beauty, historic attractions, museums, galleries, events, dining and shopping to create an unforgettable vacation. Book your stay in Albuquerque with Choice Hotels and start putting together an exciting itinerary for you and your family.
A visit wouldn't be complete without a visit to Old Town Albuquerque, a charming historic village within a modern city. Browse the many shops and galleries full of famous artwork, fine jewelry and rare specialty gifts. A visit to the museums and cultural centers will help you understand the distinctive history of Albuquerque. If your visit falls on the first week of October during the Albuquerque International Balloon Fiesta, a balloon ride is a must. What started as a small gathering of 13 balloons has grown to become the largest balloon event in the world and draws balloon pilots from as far away as Japan and South Africa. When you think of Albuquerque, you may not think of ocean life. But at the Albuquerque Aquarium you can take a one-of-a-kind journey through the marine habitats of the Gulf of Mexico! The highlight of the aquarium is a 285,000 gallon ocean tank where sharks swim alongside brilliantly colored reef fish, eels, sea turtles and other ocean species.
The entire family is sure to enjoy a trip to the Rio Grande Zoo, where you can enjoy close encounters with more than 250 types of exotic and native animals. During the summer months, take the children to the petting zoo and check out the daily seal and sea lion feedings. If you are more interested in dinosaurs, fossils, geology, volcanoes, natural history and astronomy, then spend a day at the New Mexico Museum of Natural History and Science. Here you'll find featured displays and permanent exhibitions that show New Mexico's natural development from volcanoes to dinosaurs to current landscapes.
Dedicated to the preservation of Pueblo Indian culture, art and history, the Indian Pueblo Cultural Center is your gateway to the 19 pueblos of New Mexico. The center houses two museums and several gift shops. If you're there over a weekend, be sure to take in one of the free traditional dance performances or art demonstrations.
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