Top Five Things To Do In Albuquerque

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Whether you’re visiting Albuquerque or planning to relocate to our fine city consider these Top Five Things To Do In Albuquerque.  You may not have the time or the gusto to get it all done in just one trip but these are worth putting on your "Albuquerque Bucket List".

  • Explore Old Town AlbuquerqueOld town Albuquerque is a hot spot of activity condensed into a 10 block square of old Adobe buildings showcasing beautiful art galleries, Southwest clothing, jewelry, pottery, gift shops and fine dining.  A corner stone of Old Town is the San Felipe de Neri Church built in 1793 this is the oldest building and church in Albuquerque.   At Christmas the square is festively lit with thousands of Luminaria providing a soothing ambiance
  • ABQ Bio Park Albuquerque Zoo/Botanic Gardens and Aquarium.  Come enjoy the lush 64-Acre Albuquerque Zoo with over 200 species of fabulous creatures. Summer evening concerts are a favorite attraction for enjoying a mixed flavor of music and musicians.  Don’t forget the Botanic Gardens to experience a floral eye feast and a spectacular Butterfly Pavilion.  During the winter holidays be sure to come see the fabulous River of Lights exhibit.
  • Sandia Peak Tram.  The Worlds Longest Tram! They call this a “Flight” not a ride. The Tram begins at the foothills of Albuquerque’s Sandia Mountains then ascends 4,000 feet and covers 2.7 miles in just 15 minutes. The scenery and views are simply spectacular; you will traverse incredible canyons, granite cliffs, spires and immense boulders.  Then you reach the prize, the 10,378 top where you can see over 11,000 square miles of this great state. The winter months provide a wonderful skiing experience at Sandia Ski Area. Bring a jacket, your camera and a dose of courage!  You may want to consider hiking the La Luz Trail for a more intiment experience of the Sandia Mountains.
  • New Mexico Museum of Natural History & Science. Exciting for young and old alike this incredible display of prehistoric Dinosaur’s, fossils, minerals and science exhibits is unsurpassed.  While you’re here check out the amazing Planetarium and the DynaTheater now showing 3-D jaw dropping adventures movies on a 5-story screen. The New Mexico Museum of Natural History must make your Top Five Things To Do In Albuquerque
  • Albuquerque Balloon Festival and Museum.  Albuquerque is world renown for its annual Hot Air Balloon Festival.  In early October the skies over Albuquerque begin to fill with colorful Hot Air Balloons.  This magical event draws Balloonist from all over the world. Each year over 700 Balloons take flight to the delight of tens of thousands of spectators. This is definitely in the Top Five Things To Do In Albuquerque. This is one of those events you need to see in person you won’t forget it!

There are so many more places and event to see and do while in Albuquerque but this list of Top Five Things To Do In Albuquerque is a great place to start.  If you would like more information about these places and events or other options you may want to consider I would be happy to help.

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Richie Alan Naggar
people first...then business Ran Right Realty - Riverside, CA
agent & author

 I'm sorry but this is out your QUIRKY in Albuquerque....Makes a lot of sense plus it is fun to say...BTW..quirky means: Unusual and attractive as well as interesting...

Apr 16, 2013 12:05 AM #41
Joan Cox
Metro Brokers - House to Home, Inc. - Denver Real Estate - 720-231-6373 - Denver, CO
Denver Real Estate - Selling One Home at a Time

John, great list of things to do in Albuquerque, and would love to see that Balloon Festival some day!

Apr 16, 2013 12:16 AM #42
Chris and Dick Dovorany
Homes for Sale in Naples, Bonita Springs and Estero, Florida - Naples, FL
Broker/Associate at Premiere Plus Realty

John,  this is terrific.  Nothing worse than going into a new city and not knowing what sights to visit.

Apr 16, 2013 12:19 AM #43
Donna Quanrud
Coldwell Banker Burnet - Eden Prairie, MN
Donna Quanrud Southwest Metro Homes

What a great list - I would want to do them all.  I'd add going to lunch at Tim's Place - it's a restaurant owned by a young man with down's syndrome.  Reading his story was so uplifting.

Apr 16, 2013 12:20 AM #44
Scott Larson
BHHS/Utah Properties - Park City, UT
Park City, Utah Real Estate News

The zoo, the tram and the museum would all be high on my to do list.  Sounds like so much fun and something for the kids to love as well.

Apr 16, 2013 12:29 AM #45
Will Nesbitt
Nesbitt Realty at Condo Alexandria - Alexandria, VA
Nesbitt Realty is a family-run brokerage.

Contact John McCormack for all your Albuquerque NM real estate needs (505) 980-4576. Keep up the good work! Albuquerque sounds pleasant.

Apr 16, 2013 12:31 AM #46
Helen and Larry Prier- Re-Max Gateway - Residential Real Estate
RE-MAX Gateway- Residential Real Estate Sales - Anacortes, WA
Anacortes & surrounding Skagit & Island Counties

Love your blog and will use this idea for my area. Albuquerque is a lovely place. Thanks for the list

Apr 16, 2013 01:17 AM #47
Justin & Krystal Knott
LIV Sotheby's International Realty - Breckenridge, CO
Breckenridge CO Real Estate & All Summit County CO

John, while it has been on my list for a couple of years to visit during the balloon festival I did not know about the others on your list, they all sound like so much fun!  Thanks for sharing!  --Krystal

Apr 16, 2013 01:33 AM #48
David Grbich
Realty One Group - - San Juan Capistrano, CA
Orange County Real Estate - 949-500-0484

Hi John - great list and looks like lots of fun to be had - love the balloons. Regards Dave

Apr 16, 2013 02:39 AM #49
Donna Foerster
HomeSmart Realty Group - Parker, CO
Metro Denver Real Estate Agent

John~ After reading about all these wonderful things, I feel like I need to plan a road trip! :-)

Apr 16, 2013 02:51 AM #50
Debb Janes EcoBroker and Bernie Stea JD
ViewHomes of Clark County - Nature As Neighbors - Camas, WA
REALTORS® in Clark County, WA

Hey Q-man, what a wonderful post for visitors to your area. It really highlights your knowledge of Albuquerque too. Very smart. ( It seems that I just saw a post on Facebook about a trip to the Aquarium with your lovely bride). Glad you take advantage of the area attractions.

Apr 16, 2013 02:54 AM #51
Adrian Willanger
206 909-7536 - Seattle, WA
Profit from my two decades of experience

John-this is really a terrific list of things to do in Albuquerque. I've always wanted to attend the Hot Air Balloon Festival. 

Apr 16, 2013 03:40 AM #52
Belinda Spillman
Aspen Lane Real Estate Colorful Colorado - Aurora, CO
Colorado Living!

John,  I think you have all the bases covered with this guide of things to do in the Q.  There is something for everyone.

Apr 16, 2013 03:55 AM #53
Carla Muss-Jacobs, RETIRED
RETIRED / State License is Inactive - Portland, OR

Wonderful Top 5 Things to Do in Albuquerque . . . and I'm sure that everyone living there and visting has their own Top 5 Things to Do . . . I'd think I'd like to go to the Zoo!!  That would be on my list for sure!

Apr 16, 2013 04:43 AM #54
Beth Atalay
Cam Realty and Property Management - Clermont, FL
Cam Realty of Clermont FL

Hello John, I had no idea the world's longest tram was in Albuquerque. That would be my first stop!

Apr 16, 2013 05:55 AM #55
Robert Bob Gilbert
Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Anderson Properties - Katy, TX
Your Katy TX ( West of Houston) Real Estate Expert

John, Congrats my friend on the feature. I am familar with all the items on your list but I have not had the opportunity to personally enjoy all of these wonderful attractions. 

Apr 16, 2013 06:57 AM #56
Laura Allen, Lake Tahoe - Truckee Real Estate for Sale
Coldwell Banker, Tahoe City, CA (530) 414-1260 - Tahoe City, CA
Tahoe Real Estate Agent Helping Buyers and Sellers

John - There are so many great things to do in Albuquerque, and you've done a great job in showing off the top 5.  Congrats on the featured post!  Well deserved!

Apr 16, 2013 12:58 PM #57
Karen Kruschka
RE/MAX Executives - Woodbridge, VA
- "My Experience Isn't Expensive - It's PRICELESS"

John  I remember every one of those and I agree - thank you

Apr 16, 2013 11:41 PM #58
Juli Vosmik
Dominion Fine Properties - Scottsdale, AZ
Scottsdale/Cave Creek, AZ real estate 480-710-0739

I'm trying to get hubby to agree to a road trip.  Albuquerque would be so much fun to explore with you and Debbie.

Apr 17, 2013 01:18 AM #59
Curtis Van Carter
Better Homes & Gardens Wine Country Group - Yountville, CA
Your Napa Valley Broker Extraordinaire


Missed this must do list. Next time I am there, I will know what to do. Thanks for the info, cheers cvc

Apr 20, 2013 03:55 AM #60
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