If you want to plan a unique spring break trip this year that is perfect for your whole family, consider heading out to Albuquerque, New Mexico! There are so many things to do in the Southwest, particularly Albuquerque, that your vacation dreams will come to life, no matter what you have in mind—a relaxing, quiet, and calm oasis or an action packed, fun adventure.
Be One With Nature
If you’re used to city life and like to spend your vacations turning off your phone and ignoring emails, Albuquerque offers plenty of places to do so. For instance, you can visit the hot springs at Jemez Springs, or hike the Valles Caldera national preserve, which is open from Friday to Sunday, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. You can also visit the Bandelier National Monument, which offers 33,000 acres of beautiful canyons and mesas, as well as camping and hiking opportunities, should you be interested in that. You can even take a day trip to one of the nearby areas, including Santa Fe, Benalillo, Belen, or Los Lunas, via the Rio Metro train. Check out the Sandia Peak Aerial Tram, featuring gorgeous views that you’ll love. Should you prefer staying on the ground, you won’t want to miss the Albuquerque Biopark, which features a zoo, aquarium, botanical gardens and a beach.
Learn About History and Culture
Want to bring the family to nearby attractions and learn about the history and culture of Albuquerque? You’ll love how many different museums there are in the area where you can do just that! Visit the Maxwell Museum of Anthropology, for instance, which has more than 10 million individual items in its archaeological, ethnological, archival, photography and skeletal collections. For some hands-on learning about the Native American culture of Albuquerque, don’t miss checking out the Indian Pueblo Cultural Center. The kids will like the Explora! Science Center and Children’s Museum, and for the “off the beaten path” spot, check out the American International Rattlesnake Museum. If the annual Balloon Fiesta that takes place in ABQ intrigues you, don’t miss the Anderson Abruzzo International Balloon Museum.
Kick Back and Enjoy Some R&R
If you’re simply looking to kick back, enjoy some fun in the sun, and relax for Spring Break, you’ll have no trouble doing just that at the Barcelona Suites. We offer a host of different amenities, starting, of course, with our spacious rooms that offer separate living and bedroom areas, so that you’ll never feel cramped, even if the whole family is vacationing. Enjoy an indoor and outdoor pool, plus a hot tub, for the ultimate in relaxation. We offer a delicious complimentary breakfast as well, so you can be fueled and ready to go for your day, no matter what your plans are. Take in the local flavors at some well-loved ABQ restaurants in Uptown, and enjoy the shopping at nearby malls like the Coronado Mall. After you’ve shopped, but not dropped, indulge in the nightlife either on the town or at Barcelona Suites Lounge, where live music happens every weekend and you can dance the night away.
Whatever your vision is for the perfect spring break, you can find it here in Albuquerque.