Experience the authentic Southwest! Discover one of the oldest cities founded in the US and one of the most popular tourist destinations in New Mexico! Located in the middle Rio Grande Valley region on historic Route 66, Albuquerque is a fascinating place to visit. The area boasts a mild, dry climate which makes it perfect for year round tourism.
Albuquerque, the home of traditional Native American culture and early Spanish colonials, offers a multitude of unique and interesting sites. Imagine visiting ancient ruins at the Salinas Pueblo Missions National Monument, or excavated ruins and artifacts of the ancient Pueblo at Coronado State Monument, or viewing historic rock art at the Petroglyph National Monument. Another popular tourist attraction includes the Sandia Peak Tramway which travels high above scenic canyons and forests and is the longest tramway in the world.
You might also want to visit the Albuquerque Aquarium, Rio Grande Botanic Garden, Turquoise Museum, Indian Pueblo Cultural Center, and Historic Old Town. If you love golf, the city offers some of the country’s best golf courses. For great upscale shopping or dining Albuquerque’s historic Nob Hill offers unique shops and boutiques, great dining experiences, art galleries and chic night life. For additional information on events and activities, be sure to visit itsatrip.org