Local Attractions in Albuquerque
When you travel to Albuquerque, whether it’s for business or pleasure, there are plenty of things to do and see beyond the borders of your hotel. When you stay at the Barcelona Suites hotel, you’re located in the center of a lot of action. Make sure to explore the city around you while you’re here, for a variety of different attractions and events.
Something for Everyone
Whether you’re into arts, sports, or just something off the beaten path, there’s sure to be something for you to enjoy. For instance, there are a few different arts festivals, such as the Weems International Artfest and the Rio Grande Arts & Crafts Fair. The Weems International Artfest was voted the Best Local Festival in Albuquerque Magazine’s 2012 Best of the City Awards, and with a section of the fest dedicated to children's developing interest in art, this art festival is perfect for your whole family. If you’re more interested in sports, don’t miss the New Mexico Bowl – the first college post-season game of the year. If you want something you won’t find most other places, don’t miss the Albuquerque International Balloon Fiesta, the New Mexico State Fair, or any of the happenings at the Albuquerque Fairgrounds.
Popular Albuquerque Attractions
No matter what you’re looking for in Albuquerque, be it outdoor adventure, local museums, cultural exhibitions, or virtually anything else, you’re sure to find it at one of the many attractions around the city. The area is rich with a plethora of activities to do and sights to see, so you’ll never be bored. Whether you’re just in town for a couple days or you’re staying longer on business or vacation, you’ll have no trouble occupying your time.
- Jerry Cline Park
- Winrock Town Center
- Historical Old Town
- The Sandia Peak Aerial Tram
- The University of New Mexico
- Albuquerque Convention Center
- Kirtland Air Force Base
- Indian Pueblo Cultural Center
- New Mexico's largest malls - Coronado
- New Mexico's largest malls - ABQ Uptown
- Tom Bolack Urban Forest and Dog Park
- Coronado Dog Park
Don't Miss These Local Events
Whether you’re just in town for a couple days or you’re staying longer on business or vacation, you’ll have no trouble occupying your time. Annual events and local attractions include:
- Youth Nationals Arabian Horse Show
- Weems International Artfest
- Albuquerque International Balloon Fiesta
- New Mexico Bowl
- Rio Grande Arts & Crafts Festival
- New Mexico Fairgrounds
- New Mexico State Fair
- Gathering of Nations Pow Wow
- Albuquerque Salsa Fiesta
And to think—those are just a few of the attractions around the ABQ. The Albuquerque Fairgrounds are home to many different events. In addition to hosting a flea market each weekend, they also hold expos such as the Kennel Club Agility Trial, the Annual New Mexico Photographic Art Show, the Gun and Blade Show/Sale, and so many more events. No matter what you want to do during your stay in Albuquerque, New Mexico, you’ll have no trouble finding something that suits your interests as well as your family’s interests.