Authentic, vibrant, and unlike any other – Albuquerque is a dream destination for lovers of cuisine, culture and exciting activities. Enjoy the mild, sunny climate enjoyed year-round in the state’s metropolitan center, boasting entertainment options, shopping, nightlife and more. From Route 66 history and ancient pueblo traditions, to cowboy culture and Southwestern heritage, this friendly city has something for everyone. Explore the fine art galleries in Old Town and the fun and funky stores in trendy Nob Hill. Discover one of the city’s many museums or spend an afternoon at the ABQ BioPark, which includes a zoo, aquarium, botanic garden and fishing lakes. Take to the nearby Sandia Mountains – by mountain bike for thrill seekers, or by tramway for a peaceful ride. Enjoy a cuisine that has been centuries in the making, and a newer beer scene that’s on the rise. And don’t miss the best view in town, from a hot air balloon floating high above the city, where you’ll see the sunrise peek over the mountains to greet you. From its Native American and Hispanic roots to its red and green chiles, Albuquerque is an authentic destination that also happens to be affordable. So what are you waiting for? Start planning your trip today.