Adventures are best when life just happens to you: When you sit back, relax, and enjoy the serendipity the travel lifestyle offers you. Whether you’re a long-term traveller or just enjoy a short vacation from your daily life.
Any road trip wouldn’t be complete without a place to lay your weary head. Thankfully, Albuquerque has a variety of accommodation options to meet every desire.
Why take a road trip to Albuquerque?
Sitting just over a mile above sea level, Albuquerque has a high desert climate, giving you and your family the chance to experience one of 310 sunny days and cool, crisp evenings. If you’re more of a snow bunny, there’s always the chance to embrace a winter road trip.
Here are our top three must-do activities when you’re on a road trip adventure and find yourself in Albuquerque.
Take All the Photos at the Balloon Fiesta
Image via Flickr by Larry and Linda
If your road trip adventures happen around October, why not inflate your imagination at the Albuquerque International Balloon Fiesta, the world’s largest hot air balloon festival. You can expect to see more than 500 balloons in the fiesta, which has become known the most photographed event in the world. Spectators are allowed on the launch field, where as many as 100,000 people may watch the balloons take off in mass ascensions.
Get Fit and Fabulous in the Great Outdoors
Sitting so high above sea level, you’ll find yourself surrounded by majestic mountains, making this terrain the perfect paradise for hikers, bikers, and trail runners. During the warmer months, don’t be surprised to see people enjoying fitness vacations and training in the higher altitude.
Not one for reaching great heights? Why not take a leisurely stroll on one of the many interconnected Albuquerque trails? We recommend that you enjoy the pleasures of the Paseo del Bosque Trail, an easy 16-mile trail that’s perfect for inline skating.
Enjoy a Brew or Two
Michael Thomas Coffee Roasters now has two locations in Silver and Carlisle. The coffee here is roasted in Albuquerque and offers even the biggest coffee snob a chance to enjoy a local brew or even partake in a coffee class.
Enjoy yourself a decent brew from one of Marble Brewery’s three locations. The Downtown Marble Brewery location hosts free brewery tours at 2 p.m. every Saturday. Don’t drink and drive.
Downtown also offers many opportunities to get yourself a good dose of art, culture and Instagram-worthy photos.
Albuquerque is a city rich in history and wonder. The city embraces its Spanish heritage in all ways of life, from architecture and artwork to fine cuisine and keen sense of adventure. Albuquerque is considered to have been founded in 1706 by the Spanish; however, the Keresan and Tanoan people had been happily living in the area for centuries before European settlers arrived. Why not take a tour to explore the petroglyphs that are carved into the basalt?
Have you been to Albuquerque? Let us know in the comments below.
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