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Albquerque – A Spanish-flaired Metropolis Steeped in Desert Beauty

87102 Albuquerque City center: 3.4 km
Dbl. from 94.00EUR
8.0
87109 Albuquerque City center: 7.8 km
Dbl. from 136.00EUR
87110 Albuquerque City center: 7.3 km
Dbl. from 105.00EUR
87106 Albuquerque City center: 3.8 km
Dbl. from 110.00EUR
7.0
87106 Albuquerque City center: 3.7 km
Dbl. from 83.00EUR
87102 Albuquerque City center: 1 km
Dbl. from 43.00EUR
87109 Albuquerque City center: 11.2 km
Dbl. from 136.00EUR
87106 Albuquerque City center: 3.2 km
Dbl. from 67.00EUR
87110 Albuquerque City center: 4.9 km
Dbl. from 141.00EUR
87106 Albuquerque City center: 4.2 km
Dbl. from 83.00EUR
87110 Albuquerque City center: 7.8 km
Dbl. from 129.00EUR
87102 Albuquerque City center: 0.5 km
Dbl. from 125.00EUR
87107 Albuquerque City center: 4.6 km
Dbl. from 125.00EUR
87106 42 Albuquerque City center: 3.8 km
Dbl. from 68.00EUR
7.0
87109 Albuquerque City center: 10.3 km
Dbl. from 62.00EUR
87121 Albuquerque City center: 5.8 km
Dbl. from 74.00EUR
87102 Albuquerque City center: 0.2 km
Dbl. from 110.00EUR
87106 Albuquerque City center: 4.1 km
Dbl. from 65.00EUR
8.0
87107 Albuquerque City center: 3.7 km
Dbl. from 90.00EUR
87123 Albuquerque City center: 13.5 km
Dbl. from 38.00EUR
87113 Albuquerque City center: 12.7 km
Dbl. from 70.00EUR
87121 Albuquerque City center: 5.8 km
Dbl. from 55.00EUR
7.2
87123 Albuquerque City center: 13.9 km
Dbl. from 59.00EUR
87104 Albuquerque City center: 2.7 km
Dbl. from 68.00EUR
87123 Albuquerque City center: 13.7 km
Dbl. from 53.00EUR
Between clear blue skies, desert sands, park greenery, pink mountains, and multi-colored hot air balloons, Albuquerque boasts an awe-inspiring palate of bright and vivid colors. Originally settled on the banks of the Rio Grande in the early 18th century by Spanish colonizers, the sprawling modern city has become New Mexico’s commercial and transportation center, and features an incredible cultural heritage incorporating both Native American and Latin American history and traditions. From outdoor activities and exploration, to museums and historic landmarks, and even an extensive tour based around locally-set pop culture phenomenon Breaking Bad, Albuquerque offers options for each and every visitor.

Location: A Modern Desert Oasis in the American Southwest

Straddling the Rio Grande in central New Mexico, Albuquerque is a desert metropolis with a warm, dry climate. This “great river” has been the city’s lifeblood since it was founded by the Spanish in 1706, though the arrival of the railroad in the 1880s boosted regional growth dramatically. To the east, the Sandia Mountains rise above the desert floor and provide a stunning view, especially at sunset. The most popular hiking destination in the state, these peaks are also accessible by North America’s longest aerial tram.

Business: A Technological Haven and Travel Hub

Though sometimes overshadowed by the state capital of Santa Fe, Albuquerque is New Mexico’s only true urban center and hosts its only major airport. With a metropolitan area population approaching one million, the city sits in the middle of the New Mexico Technology Corridor, and is a hot destination for high-tech energy and engineering companies. Major employers in the region include Sandia National Laboratories, Kirtland Air Force Base, and the University of New Mexico. Albuquerque is frequently ranked amongst the top American cities for business and technology in publications including Forbes and US News & World Report.

Culture: A Distinctive Blend of Civilizations

Centuries of history have left Albuquerque with some truly unique sights. Many buildings from the 18th and 19th centuries remain today, and much of the newer construction has been done in the Pueblo Revival style, taking inspiration from the Spanish missions of old. Those looking to bring a piece of local charm back won’t be disappointed. The city is home to numerous artists, and owing to its unique heritage, you’ll find a wide selection of Native American and Southwestern art, jewelry, and crafts. Albuquerque is also well-known for the International Balloon Festival, the world’s largest hot air balloon festival, which takes place over nine days every October.

Activities: Get the Full Southwest Experience

Take a stroll or guided tour through the original settlement of Old Town and appreciate the adobe architecture, or brush up on your regional knowledge at one of the interesting museums. Shops and galleries are never far off, and downtown (or “New Town,” as the locals know it) features some of the city’s best nightlife. Adventurers may wish to escape the urban bustle and make for one of the many nearby hiking trails, or strike out into the desert for camping and exploration.