Top 10 Things To Do in Albuquerque
Albuquerque is ideally located for getting to some of the best places to visit. There are Albuquerque attractions and tours for the whole family! Check out our Top 10 things to do in Albuquerque New Mexico including historic sites, museums and numerous fun and cultural tourist attractions and inquire at our front desk for many others. Plan your day trip into the heart of New Mexico and let us know if we can assist in creating your ideal adventure and finding the best things to do in Albuquerque NM!
- Historic Old Town Plaza
- National Hispanic Cultural Center
- Indian Pueblo Cultural Center
- Albuquerque Museum of Art and History
- New Mexico Museum of Natural History and Science
- Albuquerque Zoo and Bio Park
- Petroglyph National Monument
- International Hot Air Balloon Fiesta and Museum
- World's Longest Tram
- Day Trip to Acoma Pueblo
- Albuquerque Trolley Tour
Old Town Plaza (located by the Albuquerque Museum and the Natural History Museum)
Experience one of New Mexico's most treasured historical and cultural treasures. Old Town Plaza is home to over 100 galleries and studios which you'll encounter as you stroll along the charming pathways and hidden patios which distinguish the Plaza as a one-of-a-kind destination for shopping, dining and strolling.
Phone: (505) 319-4087
National Hispanic Cultural Center
Experience a variety of programs and activities throughout the year including visual arts, performing arts, history & literary arts, media arts and education. This October marks the unveiling of Albuquerque's newest artistic wonder, Torreon Fresco, created by
internationally renowned artist Frederico Vigil.
Indian Pueblo Cultural Center
Dedicated to the preservation and perpetuation of Pueblo Indian culture, history and art, the Indian Pueblo Cultural Center is your gateway to the 19 pueblos of New Mexico. Committed to educating all generations of visitors.
Albuquerque Museum of Art & History
In the heart of historic Old Town and just across the street from the New Mexico Museum of Natural History, the museum is an enjoyable experience for thousands of visitors each year.
Phone: (505) 243-7255
New Mexico Museum of Natural History and Science
Learn the fascinating story behind New Mexico's largest city. Interactive exhibits and stunning displays provide an entertaining and enriching experience for the whole family.
Phone: (505) 841-2800
Albuquerque Zoo and Biological Park
This park includes the Rio Grande Zoo, the Albuquerque Aquarium, and the Rio Grande Botanical Gardens. Be sure to dedicate a whole day to exploring the entire park.
Phone: (505) 768-3000
Petroglyph National Monument
Thousands of years before the Europeans arrived, New Mexico was inhabited by Native Americans. Learn about their history first-hand at Petroglyph National Monument, an educational and exciting Albuquerque tourist attraction, where over 17,000 Indian petroglyphs distinguish this site as the world's largest accessible collection of prehistoric rock art.
Phone: (505) 899-0205 ext. 331
International Hot Air Balloon Fiesta and Balloon Museum
Albuquerque is widely known as the ballooning capital of the world. Enjoy the cool desert mornings where you will find the perfect environment for ballooning year-round, with balloon rides available for those who are ready to see the Rio Grande Valley from a different perspective.
World's Longest Single Span Tram to Sandia Peak
Enjoy the high desert beauty as you ride 2.7 miles up the Sandia Tram, the world's longest continuous single-span aerial tramway. Sandia Peak sits at 10,400 feet above sea level and provides a birds-eye view of Albuquerque.
Daytrip to Acoma and Laguna Pueblos
Acoma or Sky City is part of Acoma Pueblo, an ancient and continuously inhabited community perched on top of a mesa 65 miles west of Albuquerque. Native Acoma guides conduct tours offering better insight on Acoma's living history and culture. Laguna Pueblo is also a very interesting pueblo alive with culture and tradition, home to many well known Native American artists and craftspeople. The drive west on I-40 is breathtaking and very easy to navigate.
Acoma Phone: (505) 552-6604, (888) 747-0181 / Laguna Phone: (505) 552-6654
Albuquerque Trolley Tours:
Familiarize yourself with our city and take a Trolley Tour. The best first thing to do in Albuquerque. Albuquerque Trolley invites you to join them for a 66-minute, 18-mile "Best of ABQ" city tour on board a completely-custom, uniquely-Albuquerque, open-air Trolley. They have the only trolley in the world covered in stucco! Read more about them by visiting their website, and buy online to save $2 per ticket.