change your perspectiveAlbuquerque, New Mexico’s largest city (with a metro population exceeding 1.1 million) is one of the most culturally diverse and historic cities in North America. Located along historic Route 66, Old Town Albuquerque was founded in 1706 on the banks of the Rio Grande, and is a charming, living reminder of the city’s regal Spanish and Native American heritage.
ALBUQUERQUE WEATHERAlbuquerque is known for its mild, dry climate and four distinctly beautiful seasons. With more than 300 days of sunshine, Albuquerque is perfect for outdoor activities or exploring cultural gems. Our average annual rainfall is about 9 inches, mostly during the late afternoon storms during monsoon season (July and August), and the average relative humidity is only 44 percent. Winters are sunny and comparatively mild. High altitude, low humidity and lots of sunshine mean visitors need to drink lots of water and use sunblock for protection.
- Historic Old Town - Locally owned shops and galleries
- Sawmill District - Emerging shopping, arts and entertainment destination
- Spur Line Supply Co. - A one-stop shopping destination for those who live uniquely
- Historic Nob Hill - Boutique shops and galleries
- Coronado Center - New Mexico's largest indoor mall
- ABQ Uptown - Outdoor mall with major high-end national brands
- Winrock Town Center - Outdoor shopping
ALBUQUERQUE SITES, Attractions, and Activities
- Historic Old Town Plaza - Explore 300 years of Albuquerque history in this walkable district
- Albuquerque Trolley Tours - Open-air trolley
- ABQ BioPark - Home to the award-winning Rio Grande Zoo, the Albuquerque Aquarium, Tingley Beach and the Rio Grande Botanical Gardens
- Petroglyph National Monument - Displays 17,000 Indian petroglyphs; it is the world's largest accessible collection of prehistoric rock art.
- Sandia Peak Aerial Tramway - World's longest tram