Albuquerque is a large desert city, famed for its spectacular hot air balloon festival in October and, more recently, as the location for the critically acclaimed series Breaking Bad. The Duke City has much more to offer than this, however, and is packed with sights for all interests.
Many attractions are in the city's historic center, where 18th century architecture vies with contemporary museums. Start with the Albuquerque Museum of Art and History, closely followed by the New Mexico Museum of Natural History and Science to see fossils, gems and dinosaur skeletons.
Children will love the ¡Explora! Science Center and Children's Museum too, with its hands on exhibite, while the Turquoise Museum and the American International Rattlesnake Museum are quirky and fun and great for mom and dad.
Beyond the downtown zone, many of Albuquerque's attractions major on the area's natural history and scenic beauty. Don't miss the Albuquerque Biological Park, incorporating the zoo and botanical gardens. Further out, the excellent Indian Pueblo Cultural Center offers insights into the city's cultural heritage.
Following your flight into Albuquerque International Sunport (ABQ), local bus #50 is a quick and simple way to travel the few miles into the city center.
The Sandia Peak Tramway, to the east of the city, is one of the most spectacular aerial tramways in the world - head on up into the Sandia mountains for some incredible views.
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