EXPLORE OUR CITY & STATE
As the largest city in the state, Albuquerque has something to peak everyone’s interests. Whether you want to take in a concert, ride the Tram or hike the Bosque, visit our BioPark, or enjoy one of our many microbreweries, there is no shortage of choices to explore and enjoy all that Albuquerque has to offer.
The Sandia Peak Tramway is one of the top tourist attractions in the city. Although the Tram is an engineering marvel, visitors come mainly for the spectacular view — 11,000 square miles of the Land of Enchantment. Passengers ascend 4,000 feet in about 15 minutes, gliding along the western face of the rugged Sandia Mountains. With more than 300 sunny days a year, the Land of Enchantment offers many opportunities to get outside and enjoy her natural resources. Whether it’s exploring petroglyphs and ancient Puebloan ruins, hiking or cycling on one of the countless nature trails, or enjoying time floating or rafting along the Rio Grande, you’ll find a chance to participate in your favorite outdoor activity.
HIKE AND BIKE ABQ
With a 50-Mile Activity Loop which partially connects more than 600 kilometres of trails, the varied terrain surrounding Albuquerque is ideal for both hikers and bikers alike. The multi-use trail and bikeway path benefits quality of life and health and wellness for locals with opportunities for economic development, tourism and possible events. Additionally, the trailheads in the Sandia Foothills provide access to both trails and the Sandia Wilderness Area, creating recreational opportunities like hiking, horseback riding, and mountain biking.
Staking its claim as one of the best and fastest-growing brew destinations in the country, Albuquerque is without a part of town lacking its own craft brew. A true homebrew community, the city has some of the winningest collection of IPAs in the world. Boasting more microbrewers than anywhere else in the country, New Mexico has become the epicenter for craft beer in the United States. Albuquerque has more than 20 breweries and countless more tap rooms. If fact, you will be hard pressed to find anywhere with a license to serve beer that doesn’t carry at least one of our local creations.
ABQ BIOPARK RIVER OF LIGHTS
The ABQ Biopark River of Lights takes place during the holidays at the ABQ BioPark Botanical Gardens. Enjoy the magic of millions of twinkling lights, and more than
LOS POBLANOS LAVENDER FESTIVAL
The Los Poblanos Lavender in the Village Festival is one of the premiere agri-nature events in New Mexico. The event attracts over 7,000 attendees every year around mid-July when lavender is in bloom. Attendees can find lavender, lavender products, and even art made with lavender at this unique summer event.
Downtown Summerfest is an Albuquerque tradition that dates back to the 1980s. The event takes place throughout the summer in Civic Plaza