Annually in July
Los Ranchos de Albuquerque, NM
Since 1994, Lavender in the Village has been one of the premiere agri-nature events in Albuquerque, attracting thousands of lavender-lovers annually. Enjoy live music, open-air yoga classes, wellness seminars, a kid’s camp, and 70 artisans offering everything from lavender bouquets to lavender paintings, pies, spices, lotions, beer, and wine.
Just west of Albuquerque, Petroglyph National Monument protects one of the largest petroglyph sites in North America. The monument has four hiking trails with varying degrees of difficulty from which you can see these incredible symbols carved onto volcanic rocks 400 to 700 years ago up close for yourself.
This world-class museum and cultural center located just minutes from Old Town and downtown Albuquerque was founded by the 19 Pueblos of New Mexico. With an exciting schedule of cultural and community activities, including rotating museum exhibits, workshops, hands-on learning activities, and more, the Indian Pueblo Cultural Center is a premier destination to discover the history, culture, and art of many of the Native communities of New Mexico.
Enjoy award-winning wines at Casa Rodeña, a charming winery tucked away among the ancient cottonwoods in Albuquerque’s serene Village of Los Ranchos. Stop by their tasting room to sample their entire portfolio of fine wines made on-site, enjoy a stroll around their picturesque grounds, purchase a bottle (or two) of your favorite wines, and browse their gift shop filled with items from local artisans.
Old Town has been the heart of Albuquerque for more than three centuries and continues to be the city’s cultural center, with numerous museums, shops, galleries, restaurants, and stunning architecture. Old Town is a great place to shop, walk about, and soak in the distinctive culture.