Albuquerque may not knock your socks off with sparkle, but it has an earnest, upbeat charm. Depending on your perspective, New Mexico’s most populous city is simply another dot on the map of Route 66 as it snakes its way from Los Angeles to Chicago, or it’s a distinctive and vibrant mix of university students, Native Americans, Hispanics, gays and lesbians.
Centuries-old adobes line its lively Old Town district, and downtown Central Ave has a densely packed nightlife district that’s easy to navigate on foot. You’ll find square dances and yoga classes flyered with equal enthusiasm, and ranch hands and real-estate brokers chowing down at hole-in-the-wall taquerias and retro cafés.
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Albuquerque Balloon Ride
See Albuquerque in one of the most unique and exciting ways possible -- on a hot air balloon ride! This once-in-a-lifetime adventure takes you to the skies during sunrise on a 1-hour balloon ride over the Rio Grande Valley, El Bosque forest, the city of Albuquerque, the Sandia Mountains and the surrounding high desert.