The most populous city in the U.S. state of New Mexico, Albuquerque is in
the central part of the state, spanning the Rio Grande. It is a lovely and
enjoyable destination for tourists, offering a large assortment of
activities, historic attractions, outdoor adventures, museums, first-rate
restaurants, and a potpourri of other fun things to do. In the city,
travellers can also explore the history and culture of Old Town, take a
ride in North America's longest aerial tram, or witness the flamboyant and
captivating display of hot air balloons floating above the city in the
Albuquerque International Balloon Fiesta.
Things to do in Albuquerque
The International Balloon Fiesta
High desert location of the city makes this city an excellent spot for hot
air ballooning. The renowned “International Balloon Fiesta” is organized in
the city every October. The fiesta sees throngs of people every year from
all round the world. It goes on for over a week in which the morning skies
fill with hot air balloons and the dusk finds these balloons filled again
for sunset "balloon-glows".
Albuquerque Museum of Art and History
Albuquerque Museum of Art and History is located at the edge of Old Town.
It is a thought-provoking museum featuring a selection of cultural items
from the past four centuries. The gallery also offers guests with a better
information of European settlement in the complete southwest.
Old Town, a site of original Spanish settlement, was
molded for periods by the Mexican and Spanish cultures as well as the
Native Americans. The location is centred on a large plaza and holds a
pleasant and peaceful Southwestern feel categorized by cobblestone streets,
adobe structures, and huge old cottonwood trees. Old Town comprises a
plethora of tourist attractions like restaurants, souvenir shops, little
museums, and art galleries.
Best Time to Visit Albuquerque
Weather-wise, the best time to book flights from Los Angeles to Albuquerque
is from September to November. The dry season in the city starts from
November and the city enjoys dry, sunny days with mild temperatures. For
cheaper airfares, one must book Albuquerque flights in advance if booking
for peak season.