If you’re planning a family vacation for the end of summer or early fall, put Albuquerque on your list of cities to visit. You may think there won’t be much to do in this southwestern location, but that couldn’t be further from the truth. There are plenty of attractions in and around Albuquerque, no matter who you’re traveling with.
Visit Old Town, a treasure trove of history. Nicknamed the “original Albuquerque,” Old Town was established 70 years before the American Revolution. It now acts as a historic zone, and looks much like it did centuries ago. There are more than 24 galleries in Old Town, for those interested in browsing different types of art. Take in southwestern art including jewelry, sculpture, paintings, weaving, and more.
Indian Pueblo Cultural Center
Continuing the theme of cultural attractions, this center is run by the 19 Indian tribes in the state of New Mexico. The lower level of the center is a museum that tells the story of the Pueblo Indians in the state, and the upper level features rotating exhibits, murals, and contemporary art. There is also a restaurant onsite, serving only Native American Food, and Indian dances are featured during the summer and on special occasions. Learn more about New Mexico history by visiting this cultural center.
American International Rattlesnake Museum, Rio Grande Zoo, Albuquerque Aquarium
For something the kids will love, check out the attractions dedicated to showcasing wildlife. The Rattlesnake Museum houses the world’s largest collection of live rattlesnakes, but if you’d prefer something more tame, check out the Rio Grande Zoo or the Albuquerque Aquarium. The zoo spans 60 acres and is near Old Town and downtown ABQ, while the aquarium features a shark tank, an eel cave, and many, many more marine species.
Sandia Peak Aerial Tramway
Finally, be sure to visit the world’s longest single-span tramway, set in a mountain setting. The Sandia Peak Tram runs 2.7 miles from the base of the foothills to the top of the 10,400-ft. Sandia Peak. You’ll love the view from the top, which is a stunning panorama of 11,000 square miles.
You’re sure to find something you love here. Make reservations today at Barcelona Suites in Albuquerque, and experience all these sites and more.