Albuquerque, the aviation capital, offers many exciting activities for tourists. Whether you love history, nature or famous filming locations, there's something for everyone.
Old Town Albuquerque
Old Town Albuquerque, built by the Spanish, is a popular tourist site. Occupying about 10 blocks, it is home to preserved clay houses and examples of colonial architecture. The cobbled streets are always bustling with people, with numerous museums, art galleries, souvenir shops, restaurants and bars. The street musicians who often perform in the central square contribute to the wonderful atmosphere of the old town.
Hot air balloon ride
Enjoy panoramic views of the city from the air on a hot air balloon ride. As Albuquerque is the aviation capital, it is not surprising that these flights take place every day, weather conditions permitting.
Breaking Bad Filming Locations
Albuquerque became extremely popular after the broadcast of the cult series breaking Bad. Fans of Walter White and other famous people flocked to the city in droves. Today there are special sightseeing tours for Breaking Bad fans. On these tours, you'll see Mr. Heisenberg's home, an auto junkyard, a car wash, and many other iconic locations from the filming.
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ABQ Biopark Botanic Garden
The ABQ Biopark Botanical Garden is perhaps the most colorful and beautiful place in Albuquerque. More than 2.5 km of walking trails lead visitors through superb greenhouses with different climates. The lush greenery of the tropical jungle mixes with the scattered desert vegetation of North America, while the magnificent Cebo Japanese Garden surprises with its affectionately murmuring waterfalls and fantastic landscapes.
Downtown Growers Market
The Farmers Market, the oldest in downtown Albuquerque, offers New Mexico's best selection of food and beverages. It is open every Saturday morning from mid-April to early November at Robinson Park. Street musicians, artists, yoga classes and other interesting events take place here regularly.
Cliff's Amusement Park
Cliff's Amusement Park is an unusual combination of outdoor amusement park and water park. It features 24 attractions for adults and children, including New Mexico's only wooden roller coaster and the Fun Water Mania water ride.
Sandia Peak Tramway
The Sandia Peak Tramway takes you 10,000 feet above sea level, from the barren desert to the top of Sandia Crest in about 15 minutes. After admiring New Mexico's beautiful mountain scenery, you can relax at the Sky Bar, enjoy a meal at the restaurant, or purchase a souvenir at the gift shop.
Wildlife West Nature Park
Wildlife West Nature Park includes a large nature park, zoo and amusement center. It features animals, birds and plants native to New Mexico. The park's entertainment center has a children's play area and often hosts festivals and other activities for visitors.
Rio Grande Nature Center State
Visitors to the reserve can visit two gardens and there are special spaces to observe the life of its inhabitants. There are also feeding stations along the hiking trails. In the gardens, bird watching tours, lectures, festivals and children's activities are organized. Best of all is rafting on the Rio Grande. A fascinating rafting trip on the river allows you to admire the indescribable beauty of these wild places.
Petroglyph National Monument
The main attraction of the Petroglyph National Monument is not the lava-covered landscapes and volcanic cones, but the large number of images carved into the stone. The Maaw Trail, which passes through the Boka Negra Canyon, is considered the most interesting hiking trail. Despite its short length, it allows you to see the most picturesque rocks and chaotic piles of stones carved with petroglyphs.
Casa Rondena Winery
The family-owned Casa Rondena Winery is located in an old mansion built in the classic Albuquerque Colonial style. It is not only a place where you can taste great wines, but also an important architectural monument. In addition to the small, charming wine cellar building, an ancient bell tower built over 300 years ago stands among the picturesque fields and vineyards.
Despite its unfortunate combination of Art Deco style and Native American pueblo motifs, the Kimo Theater has become one of Albuquerque's most famous landmarks. It is truly striking with its facade decorated with Native American images. Albuquerque is a great place to experience a fusion of cultures and traditions while enjoying hot air balloon rides, amusement park entertainment and nature preserves. And who is your favorite Breaking Bad character? Tell us in the comments below. Don't wait for the perfect moment, explore the world and create memories.