Straddling the banks of the Rio Grand River, Albuquerque is not only New Mexico’s capital and largest city, it is the region’s center for business and tourism in this “land of enchantment.” If you are looking for Albuquerque hotels, click a location below for Extended Stay Hotels or view all metropolitan Albuquerque hotels.
Given that Albuquerque is the heart of the state’s high technology industry, it is no surprise that large companies like Intel, Honeywell and GE Aircraft have major operations here. Despite the large presence of private business, the federal government, with Kirtland Air Force Base and Sandia National Laboratories, is by far the area’s largest employer. Servicing all of the area businesses travelers is Albuquerque International Sunport (ABQ), a world-renowned international airport.
Those travelers with some extra time for recreation have numerous options. Albuquerque is a ideally suited for anyone interested in the great outdoors, especially given the region’s average 300 days of annual sunshine.
Albuquerque’s premier geologic site, the Sandia Mountains, provides some of the region’s most exciting outdoor fun. Here hikers of every skill level can embark on memorable adventures, from walks along idyllic natural trails to more challenging treks reaching elevations of over 3,500 feet. Travelers who will be visiting Albuquerque in the winter months should pack their skis; the Sandia Peak offers breathtaking slopes for outdoor winder sports enthusiasts.
For a less strenuous view of the area, ride the Sandia Peak Tramway, the world's largest aerial tramway, as it passes over the breathtaking Domingo Baca Canyon. For the ultimate view of this beautiful southwestern city, consider being part of the Albuquerque International Balloon Fiesta. Just imagine the excitement when, early one October morning, nearly 750 hot-air balloons ascend simultaneously into the still morning sky.
With all that sunshine, golf is always on the list of possible Albuquerque activities. The serious golfer will want to visit Paa-Ko Ridge Golf Club, one of just 17 courses in the nation to receive a five-star rating from Golf Digest.
New Mexican culture abounds in Albuquerque, with venues like the Indian Pueblo Cultural Center and Albuquerque Theatre Guild showcasing world-renowned exhibitions and entertainment. Visitors in search of family fun won’t want to miss the New Mexico Museum of Natural History and Science, featuring a planetarium and DynaTheater, which shows films on an enormous five-story screen.
Albuquerque is also an exciting place to visit after the sun goes down. While the local New Mexican cuisine is widely popular, Albuquerque has much more to offer for your evening’s entertainment, from the neon landscape of the chic Nob Hill district, to the casinos just 10 miles from downtown.
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