If you have been trying to think of a unique place to spend your honeymoon, New Mexico may not have come up on your list yet, but it should! There is so much to do in New Mexico, and with perfect weather and tons of local options for cuisine, sightseeing, cultural events, and more, it could be just what you’re looking for. Here are our top reasons to spend your honeymoon in New Mexico.
Rarely too hot or too cold, New Mexico is known for its relatively temperate climate, considering it’s in the desert. Expect highs between 65 and 85 most of the year, and not much precipitation—the state gets an average of 13.9 inches of precipitation each year.
Great Sightseeing Options
There are many beautiful sights to see in New Mexico, particularly the Sandia Peak mountains, which features the Sandia Peak Aerial Tram. The tram offers visitors an exhilarating way to view the city. You’ll also be able to walk through historical Old Town, Jerry Cline Park, and the Tom Bolack Urban Forest and Dog Park.
Unique Tourist Attractions
Albuquerque has a number of unique tourist attractions that you’ll love. For instance, the Albuquerque Balloon Fiesta Park offers hot air balloon rides, as do several companies around the city. You can also check out the Albuquerque BioPark, which is comprised of a beach, botanical gardens, a zoo, and an aquarium. The Indian Pueblo Cultural Center offers an interesting an unexpected way to learn about the local culture. Albuquerque is also home to a variety of one-of-a-kind museums that you’ll love:
- The National Museum of Nuclear Science & History
- American International Rattlesnake Museum
- Maxwell Museum of Anthropology
- Unser Racing Museum
- New Mexico Holocaust and Intolerance Museum
- Anderson-Abruzzo Albuquerque International Balloon Museum
- New Mexico Museum of Natural History & Science
- National Hispanic Cultural Center
- Turquoise Museum
- Institute of Meteorites – Meteorites Museum
There’s something for everyone in Albuquerque—you just have to find it!
Albuquerque and New Mexico are known for their unique take on Southwestern cuisine, and are also famous for their spicy hatch chiles. They’re grown in the Hatch Valley, in and around Hatch, New Mexico, but are featured in foods all across the state. Beyond local specialties, the Albuquerque area has a number of excellently-reviewed, well-loved favorites, including:
- The Grove Café & Market
- Sadie’s of New Mexico
- Nexus Brewery
- Standard Diner
- Bistronomy B2B
- Rudy’s Country Store & Bar-B-Que
- Church Street Café
- El Patio de Albuquerque
- Taqueria Mexico
No matter what you’re in the mood for, you’ll be able to find just what you’re looking to try out.
Comfortable, Convenient Places to Stay
When you come to Albuquerque, you’ll want to have a convenient place to stay so that you can fit in all of the things you want to do. At Barcelona Suites, we offer spacious two-room suites that feature a wide array of amenities, such as an indoor and outdoor pool, on-site laundry, secured parking, separate living and bedroom areas, high speed internet, free, cooked to order breakfast, and so much more. We’re centrally located so you’ll have no problem scheduling all your activities, and we’re also close to the airport, making travel a cinch. To book your stay, call us today!