If you’re scouring the Internet looking for a hotel to stay in that’s convenient to Kirtland Air Force Base, you’ve landed in the right place. Kirtland Air Force Base is located in the southeast end of Albuquerque, and covers 51, 558 acres of land—it’s not easy to miss this one! It employs over 23,000 people, including more than 4,300 active duty and 1,000 Guard, plus 3,200 part-time Reserve personnel.
That being said, it’s not surprising to think that many people come to Albuquerque to visit friends, family, and loved ones, so when you’re heading Southwest, be sure to put these local attractions on your itinerary.
1) Sandia Peak Tramway
The Sandia Peak Aerial Tram takes you soaring above the city, through the Sandia Peaks. This is the world’s longest aerial tram ride, and it takes passengers 2.7 miles to the peak of the Sandia Mountains, 10,000 feet in the air. There, you can check out local offerings such as restaurants and skiing options.
2) City Tours (ABQ Trolley Co, Duke City Pedaler, etc).
The top five city tours in Albuquerque include the ABQ Trolley Co., the Duke City Pedaler, Albuquerque Historical Society’s walking tours, Two Wheel Tourism (a bike tour), and Albu-Quirky, a unique tour of the city. Choose the one that appeals to your group the most, and enjoy learning all about the city you’re visiting.
3) ABQ BioPark and Zoo
The ABQ BioPark and Zoo is complex that offers guests a range of different attractions to check out. Its mainstays are the Albuquerque Aquarium, the Rio Grande Botanic Garden, and Rio Grande Zoo, and Tingley Beach. At the beach, which is open year round from sunrise to sunset, guests can check out fishing ponds stocked with trout and catfish, fitness trails, pedal boats, and picnic spots.
4) Indian Pueblo Cultural Center
The Indian Pueblo Cultural Center is owned and run by the 19 Indian Pueblos of New Mexico, and showcases the natural history as well as artifacts, dance demonstrations, and art exhibits of the Pueblo people. Learning more about the local culture is an excellent way to spend some time in Albuquerque.
5) Balloon Rides
Finally, you can’t miss taking a balloon ride when you’re in Albuquerque. After all, this is the home of the International Balloon Fiesta, so it makes sense to partake. There are a number of places in ABQ that offer balloon rides, including World Balloon, Rainbow Ryders, Private Balloon Flights, Sweet Escape Balloon Rides, and more. Book your reservation today to fly high in the sky.
Why Stay at Barcelona Suites?
At Barcelona Suites, we’re not only located near Kirtland Air Force Base, but also all of the attractions listed above, plus plenty of local restaurants and other attraction such as museums, parks, and shopping malls. In the actual hotel grounds, you’ll have access to great amenities such as indoor and outdoor pools, free cooked-to-order breakfast, onsite laundry facilities, and a comfortable, two-room suite to kick back and relax in. Call us today to book your stay!