The City of Albuquerque Awaits Your Visit! 

Albuquerque is full of exciting attractions, mouth-watering cuisine, an award-winning craft brewing scene, affordable and luxury hotels, local events, year-round hot air ballooning, arts and culture, and thrilling outdoor activities. Turn your stay into a full-blown vacation to get the most out of what this vibrant city has to offer.

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Things to Do

It’s easy to find activities for every type of visitor in Albuquerque. From outdoor activities for the whole family—such as year-round hot air ballooning, soaring through the Sandias on North America’s longest aerial tramway, or strolling through historic Old Town—to indoor attractions, such as world-class museums, nationally-recognized cultural centers, and an applause-worthy performing arts scene, you and your fellow travelers will never run out of activities to fill your day.

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 Photo Credit: (right) Minh Quan Sandia Peak Aerial Tramway

Eateries, Wineries & Breweries

Your taste buds are in for a treat—Albuquerque’s cuisine is like no other in the world! With influences from Spanish, Native American, Mexican, and many other cultures that thrive in Albuquerque, our local food tastes completely unique. Additionally, the state is home to our famous red and green chile, which serves as the foundation of traditional New Mexican cuisine and can be found in a variety of dishes at several Albuquerque restaurants. Don’t forget to wash it down with something refreshing! You can find specially crafted drinks at one of the city’s many top-notch local breweries, distilleries or wineries!

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Each and every week, Albuquerque is buzzing with engaging community events that will be sure to get you feeling social. Local concerts, food festivals, pop-up yoga classes, sporting events, exhibitions, comedy and much more can all be found on our ABQ365 event calendar and blog.

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 Photo Credit: (left) National Institute of Flamenco Tablao Flamenco Albuquerque 

Local Shopping

An Albuquerque weekend is perfectly polished off with a little shopping spree and luckily, you’ve got an extensive array of options. Shop authentic Native American jewelry in Albuquerque’s historic Old Town, along with other varieties of Southwest art or take a more modern approach at any one of the city’s contemporary boutiques and trendy storefronts. There’s a shop to suit every taste and style!

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With all that Albuquerque has to offer, you’re not going to run out of places to see, things to do, and flavors to sample. You just might need to tack on a few extra days to your visit in order to experience it all. Don’t forget to engage with us by using #TrueABQ on Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter!


Photo Credit: (right) KiMo Theatre









Albuquerque, New Mexico host of the 2019 National Senior Games

The true Southwest awaits you in Albuquerque, New Mexico. Come immerse yourself in our rich culture and heritage, rooted in centuries of history. Soak in our blue skies and sun that shines 310 days a year-perfect for outdoor activities. Breathe in the high desert air scented with sage and piñon, and you'll understand why Albuquerque, NM is a destination like no other.

Whether you want to shop for authentic Native American jewelry, try hot air ballooning, explore living history museums, enjoy Albuquerque events and festivals, sample local cuisines or hit the golf courses and spas, Albuquerque has you covered. to start learning more about Albuquerque.


Please watch the welcome video from Mayor Tim Keller.

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