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Albuquerque is the quintessential Southwest experience. But it's not just full of rich Hispanic, Latino, Native American, and Anglo culture and heritage, Albuquerque is also home to more than 3,000 shops, flawless golf courses, casinos and 300+ days of sunshine. For a bit of an adventure, you can hop on a hot air balloon or bike through the Sandia Mountains. And despite being listed as a top art destination by American Style magazine, Albuquerque is one of the least expensive travel destinations.
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A quiet, beautiful city

Love this city, but don't expect your typical urban city life here. Come to enjoy the nature, take great road trips to the dessert or the mountains, and to relax with some great chiles, "Christmas style" smothered burritos, and amazing Southwest arts and culture. The balloon festival is also a don't miss for photographers or anyone that loves watching hundreds of colorful balloons in the sky.
My gosh, the mountains are breathtaking in New Mexico. Albuquerque is so wonderful. Lots of historic things to see. Please go visit if you havent been. My father lives there and I go each chance I get.
The scenery in New Mexico just takes your breath away. So much to see and do. The locals are so friendly and colorful. Prices are reasonable. Great place to take the family or just a nice visit for two
Lots of outdoor activities
Got stuck here due to an airport fiasco. Not only were the locals friendly, but the nightlife scene was very cool and laid back
Albuquerque serves as a base from which to travel north to visit Santa Fe and the Espanola Valley, north of Albuquerque. The Sandia Mountains are a place to explore, especially the tram. New Mexican restaurants have wonderful food, with slightly different dishes than are found in Mexican restaurants elsewhere. Lots of local arts and crafts available -- shopping is an adventure!

Murder Mystery Dinner (The Spy House)

This Charming B&B has become well known for a Murder Mystery event hosted at the hotel. Each guest is assigned a character and will enjoy a fun-filled evening of food and entertainment
Cost: From $55 per person
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Sandia Peak Tramway

A trip on the Sandia Peak Aerial Tramway transports you above deep canyons and breathtaking terrain a distance of 2.7 miles. See some of natures more dramatic beauty unfold before you. At sunset the desert skies produce a spectacular array of color, and your vantage point from the observation deck atop 10,378 foot Sandia Peak in the Cibola National Forest affords an 11,000 square-mile panoramic view of the Rio Grande Valley and the Land of Enchantment.
Cost: From $12 pp
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Explora Science Center and Children's Museum

Filled with interactive displays and captivating educational exhibits, this museum offers hours of entertainment for children of all ages
Cost: From $4 pp
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Albuquerque International Airport [ABQ]