Albuquerque in a nutshell
Albuquerque's unsurpassed beauty, world-class accommodations and attractions make it a must visit city.
The city's uniqueness is reflected in the culture, traditions, food, music, art,
dress and attitude. Albuquerque is also a hub for ground breaking high tech research.
Albuquerque combines a unique blend of multi-culturalism, natural beauty,
profound historic attractions, spectacular climate with four distinct seasons,
museums, galleries and shopping to create a distinct and unforgettable visit for
every kind of visitor.
Discover Albuquerque's allure when you
explore Historic Old Town, where the Villa
of Albuquerque was founded in 1706, or as you
watch hundreds of hot air balloons ascending
into blue skies during the Albuquerque International Balloon Fiesta
the world's largest, most photographed balloon event.
Albuquerque offers an exciting array of activities for all ages and interests.
From mountain biking and hiking to playing a rousing game of golf on one of our famed golf courses,
or perhaps taking a tour of one of Albuquerque's vineyards or browsing museums and galleries, there is a range of activities for any visitor.
Mild or fiery, there's nothing like New Mexican cuisine!
Albuquerque offers a variety of dining options from the quaint and casual atmosphere to
the elegant ambiance of one of our finer restaurants.
Add some spice into your life and order your chile 'Christmas'
and you'll get both red and green chile on your plate!
The city of Albuquerque will celebrate its 300th Birthday in 2006.
From April of 2005 through 2006, a giant celebration will take place. During this time several
public events will occur at various locations as well as grand openings of many new venues around the city.
Area museums will house special exhibits and foreign and national dignitaries will visit the Duke City.
The Tricentennial will be a time for all to reflect upon Albuquerque’s history and revel and dream about the future.
Albuquerque is known for its incredible sunsets. Sandia means watermelon in Spanish, and the Sandia Mountains were named because they often turn shades of pink at sunset.
Luminarias light up Historic Old Town during the December holidays.