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Albuquerque Tourism and Sightseeing
Diverse cultures, authentic art and vibrant traditions have shaped the centuries-old story of Albuquerque. Soak in our blue skies and 310 sunny days a year, breathe the high desert sage- and piñon-scented air, and you’ll understand why Albuquerque is a destination like no other. The city's uniqueness is reflected in the culture, traditions, food, music, art, dress and attitude. Arts & Culture Native American, Spanish and Western heritage permeates the very essence of this place. Traditional and modern creativity flourish here. Our distinctive culture gives rise to an abundance of art, galleries and theater – making Albuquerque a highly ranked arts destination by AmericanStyle magazine. Albuquerque offers an intense immersion into Native American culture, and there is no shortage of ways to discover it. Start by visiting the Indian Pueblo Cultural Center, then see ancient cliff dwellings, petroglyphs or a pueblo; exposing yourself to thousands of years of living history. Cuisine Albuquerque has an abundance of culinary choices. Our ethnic restaurants are plentiful as well as locally owned options. Sample traditional New Mexican flavors and our famous red and green chile. When you eat in a New Mexican restaurant you'll be asked “Red or Green?” which indicates red or green chile on your dish or a combination, called “Christmas.” Scenic Beauty – An Outdoor Enthusiast Paradise Albuquerque’s natural landscape has striking variations in terrain at elevations ranging from 5,000 feet in the Rio Grande Valley to Sandia Peak’s 10,000-foot crest. With the Sandia Mountains in our backyard, outdoor recreational opportunities are accessible and abundant. The city’s geography lends itself to hiking, biking, rock climbing, mountaineering, bouldering, geocaching, birding and more. Don't miss a ride on the famous Sandia Peak Aerial Tramway. As the “Hot Air Balloon Capital of the World,” balloons dot the sky here nearly every morning and especially during the world’s largest hot air balloon festival each October. More and more golfers are coming to Albuquerque – one of the sport’s best-kept secrets. Golf Digest and Golf Magazine have ranked several of our courses among the best in the country for good reason. Learn more at www.ItsATrip.org.  Skip to Best Places to Stay. Best Time to Visit. View Map.


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Jane Butel Cooking School
Jane Butel Cooking School things to do on a rainy day in Albuquerque, NM
Food Tour in Corrales, NM USA

Full Partricipation cooking classes on Southwestern cooking. Full participation cooking classes on Southwestern cooking for private, group, weekend or week long scheduled classes. Private classes get to select their own menu. For complete information go to janebutelcooking.com or call 505-243-2622.


Jane Butel's Cooking School
Jane Butel's Cooking School things to do on a rainy day in Albuquerque, NM
Food Tour in Corrales, NM USA

Full Participation cooking school specializing in Southwest Highly rated non-vocational cooking school specializing in Southwestern and REgional Mexican cuisines. Classes are snall and all are full participation. Recognized as the "Best in the US" by Bon Appetit magazine and Gayot.com. Located in historic Corrales, NM.

Jane Butel's Cooking School
Jane Butel's Cooking School things to do on a rainy day in Albuquerque, NM
Food Tour in Corrales, NM USA

Full Participation Cooking School We offer full participation weekend, week long, day classes, team building and private cooking classes as a vacation cooking school. We are 5 star rated and have been rated as the best in the US by Bon Appetit magazine and Gayot.com.

Jane Butel's Southwest Cooking School
Jane Butel's Southwest Cooking School things to do on a rainy day in Albuquerque, NM
Food Tour in Corrales, NM USA

Five star rated full participation cooking school. Highly awarded as the "Best in the US" for non-vocational cooking schools. All classes are small and always full participation. Specialty is week long and weekend full participation cooking schools featuring Southwestern cooking as well as Regional Mexican cooking.

Jane Butel's Southwest Cooking School
Jane Butel's Southwest Cooking School things to do on a rainy day in Albuquerque, NM
Food Tour in Corrales, NM USA

Full Participation Cooking Classes, and Team Building We offer day classes, weekend, week long and private classes for up to 12 participants at a time.The classes are conducted in my home kitchen which is fully furnished with professional equipment.


Jane Butel's Southwestern Cooking School
Jane Butel's Southwestern Cooking School things to do on a rainy day in Albuquerque, NM
Food Tour in Corrales, NM USA

Full participation cooking classes featuring popular Southwestern dishes such as tamales, tacos, enchiladas and more innovative and contemporary dishes and cooking techniques are taught.

New Mexico Museum of Natural History & Science
New Mexico Museum of Natural History & Science things to do on a rainy day in Albuquerque, NM
Science Museum in Albuquerque, NM USA

We offer a journey through billions of years of New Mexico's natural history, from the formation of the universe to the present day.

Petroglyph National Monument
Petroglyph National Monument
National Park in Albuquerque, NM USA

National Monument As you walk among the petroglyphs, you are not alone. This world is alive with the sights and sounds of the high desert - a hawk spirals down from the mesa top, a roadrunner scurries into fragrant sage, a desert millipede traces waves in the sand.

Adam Ant at Kimo Theatre
Adam Ant at Kimo Theatre things to do on a rainy day in Albuquerque, NM
May 19, 2021 (Wednesday) Concert event in Albuquerque, NM USA

Adam Ant May 19, 2021 at Kimo Theatre in Albuquerque, NM 7:00PM


AEW - All Elite Wrestling at Santa Ana Star Center
AEW - All Elite Wrestling at Santa Ana Star Center things to do on a rainy day in Albuquerque, NM
Dec 30, 2020 (Wednesday) Sports event in Rio Rancho, NM USA

AEW - All Elite Wrestling December 30, 2020 at Santa Ana Star Center in Rio Rancho, NM 5:00PM

Apocalyptica at Sunshine Theatre
Apocalyptica at Sunshine Theatre things to do on a rainy day in Albuquerque, NM
Feb 02, 2021 (Tuesday) Concert event in Albuquerque, NM USA

Apocalyptica February 02, 2021 at Sunshine Theatre in Albuquerque, NM 8:00PM

Brian Culbertson at Kimo Theatre
Brian Culbertson at Kimo Theatre things to do on a rainy day in Albuquerque, NM
May 12, 2021 (Wednesday) Concert event in Albuquerque, NM USA

Brian Culbertson May 12, 2021 at Kimo Theatre in Albuquerque, NM 7:30PM

Sandia Heights Towing Service
Sandia Heights Towing Service
Transportation in Albuquerque, NM USA

Being stranded on the side of the road near the forest at night is the kind of story you find suitable for a horror movie. Some very famous movies were actually based on places around New Mexico! Don’t let a minor set back though turn into a true horror story.

Albuquerque Convention & Visitors Bureau
Albuquerque Convention & Visitors Bureau
Visitor Bureau in Albuquerque, NM USA


Albuquerque Marriott
Albuquerque Marriott
Hotel in Albuquerque, NM USA
Currently as low as $119.00/night!

Scenic views free Wi-Fi and an indoor/outdoor pool are primo perks of the Albuquerque Marriott. Swimming Pool, Indoor Pool,Outdoor Pool, Restaurant, Non Smoking Rooms.

Albuquerque Marriott Pyramid North
Albuquerque Marriott Pyramid North
Hotel in Albuquerque, NM USA
Currently as low as $89.10/night!

An indoor/outdoor pool free Wi-Fi and in-room kitchenettes make the Albuquerque Marriott Pyramid North one of the area's most popular hotels with our guests. Swimming Pool, Indoor Pool,Outdoor Pool, Restaurant, Non Smoking Rooms.

Albuquerque Marriott Pyramid North
Albuquerque Marriott Pyramid North
Hotel in Albuquerque, NM USA
Currently as low as $89.10/night!

An indoor/outdoor pool free Wi-Fi and in-room kitchenettes make the Albuquerque Marriott Pyramid North one of the area's most popular hotels with our guests. Swimming Pool, Indoor Pool,Outdoor Pool, Restaurant, Non Smoking Rooms.

Ambassador Inn Albuquerque
Ambassador Inn Albuquerque
Hotel in Albuquerque, NM USA
Currently as low as $39.06/night!

Just off I-25 in the heart of the city and offering free Wi-Fi microwaves and refrigerators Ambassador Inn Albuquerque is an economical and practical choice for travelers. Non Smoking Rooms.

American Inn & Suites
American Inn & Suites
Hotel in Albuquerque, NM USA
Currently as low as $50.99/night!

Set in Albuquerque 8 km from Albuquerque Convention Center American Inn & Suites features air-conditioned rooms and free private parking. Rooms include a 25-inchTV with satellite channels. The hotel features free WiFi. There is a 24-hour front desk at the property. Indoor Pool, Non Smoking Rooms.

Americas Best Value Inn  - Albuquerque Nm
Americas Best Value Inn - Albuquerque Nm
Hotel in Albuquerque, NM USA
Currently as low as $46.00/night!

Free breakfast on-site dining a pool and a location in the bustling University District set the Americas Best Value Inn - Midtown Albuquerque apart. All 98 rooms at this two-story property feature HBO and free local calls.Outdoor Pool, Pets Allowed.

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Best Places to Stay in Albuquerque


Baymont By Wyndham Belen Nm
Guest Score:
From $90 / night.


Swimming Pool, Non Smoking Rooms.
Casa Zia
Guest Score:
From $209 / night.


Non Smoking Rooms.
Chocolate Turtle B&b
Guest Score:
From $139 / night.


Non Smoking Rooms.
Hampton Inn & Suites Albuquerque North/I-25
Guest Score:
From $120 / night.


Red Horse Vineyard B&b
Guest Score:
From $156 / night.


Swimming Pool, Non Smoking Rooms.

Best Time to Visit Albuquerque


The best time to visit Albuquerque is in the summer and fall. Summer temperatures are mild with averages in the mid 70's and highs in the upper 80's. Nights are cool with lows in the low 60's. Fall temperatures are cool with averages in the low 50's and highs in the mid 60's. Fall nights are cold with lows in the upper 30's.

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Monthly Temperatures in Albuquerque


Month Low Avg High
January 23.8 35.7 47.6
February 28.2 41.4 54.6
March 33.7 48.1 62.4
April 40.5 55.6 70.6
May 49.7 64.7 79.7
June 59.4 74.8 90.2
July 64.7 78.5 92.3
August 63.2 76.1 89.0
September 56.0 69.1 82.2
October 43.8 57.3 70.7
November 31.6 44.4 57.1
December 24.2 36.1 47.9

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