Albuquerque New Mexico Attractions for the Family

Check out this fun list of Albuquerque New Mexico attractions! Are you tired of the snow yet? Every year, it seems like winter gets longer and longer. By spring, I am very ready for the snow to stop so I can enjoy some warmer temperatures. If you’ve ever felt the same way I do, you may be dreaming of a trip to someplace warm like New Mexico. Right about now, that sounds like heaven to me.

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Albuquerque New Mexico Attractions

Of course, when we travel we like to enjoy different attractions in the area. Since I’m not really a big city girl, I usually look for ways to enjoy the natural beauty of the area I’m visiting. It’s a great way to relax and if you have younger children, can be a wonderful learning opportunity. If you’re visiting in early October, you’ll want to be sure that you check out the Balloon Fiesta!

Sandia Park Tramway

The Sandia Peak Tramway is an aerial tramway that is located adjacent to Albuquerque, New Mexico. It stretches from the northeast edge of the city to the crestline of the Sandia Mountains. Plus it has the world’s third longest single span. If you enjoy scenic views, this is definitely one of the Albuquerque New Mexico attractions you’ll want to visit.

BioPark Botanic Gardens

The ABQ Biopark Botanic Garden is a 36-acre botanical garden located in Albuquerque, New Mexico, beside the Rio Grande. I love gardens, and I think it would be wonderful to see the different types of flowers that grow in New Mexico compared to Vermont. You can see several different habitats including desert, grasslands, lava flows, and sandhills.

Petroglyph National Monument

I’ve always been fascinated by fossils so I think visiting the Petroglyph National Monument would be awesome. Did you know that up to 15,000 petroglyphs or prehistoric rock art images have been found on the West Mesa volcanic escarpment? How cool!

Albuquerque New Mexico Attractions for the Family

Foothills Trails

If you enjoy biking, hiking, walking or exercising, then you’ll want to stop by the Foothills Trails and enjoy the scenery. The trails start at the water tank and wander through the foothills north through Elena Gallegos to either Sandia Heights subdivision or the Tramway water tank. It’s relatively close to the city so even if stay in the city, it’s a great place to enjoy the natural beauty of New Mexico.

Tingley Beach

If you want a fun place for the family to relax, you should plan to stop by Tingley Beach for a picnic and to feed the ducks. There’s a sidewalk that circles the entire lake so you can plan to fish or just take a relaxing walk around the beach and enjoy the sun. If you’re looking for free things to do in Albuquerque, this is one to include on your list. Be sure to pack a few books for the kids to enjoy while you’re there.

Of course, if you enjoy your visit too much, it may be time to consider summer homes in Albuquerque NM so you can stop by each year when the winter gets to you.


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