Albuquerque Attractions

The Best Albuquerque Attractions For Visitors And Residents

The Top Things To Do In Albuquerque New Mexico

This is the best list of Albuquerque attractions. Why?

'Cause I’ve been to all of them.

I would love to share my personal experiences and stories with you. As an Albuquerque native, I’ve had the benefit of being able to see everything I write about first-hand.

The city of Albuquerque may not be the first place you think of when you’re thinking “things to do”, but you’ll be pleasantly surprised. There is a wide variety of attractions in Albuquerque, especially attractive to those visiting and equally fun for locals also.

I kind of like the rhyme: Things To Do In ABQ.

Even better? Pretty much everything is suitable for families, and if you’d like your kids to learn a little something while having fun, well… we’ve got that covered also. My parents were big on “educational” vacations and when learning is fun it isn’t really like learning at all.

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Top Albuquerque Attractions
Albuquerque, Downtown Albuquerque

There is a plethora of things to do in Albuquerque, places to visit and fun to have. So where do you start? I’ll give you my (and those from my unofficial survey of friends and family) favorites to start with and give you some ideas.

The New Mexico State Fair

The International Balloon Fiesta

Albuquerque Museums
  • Albuquerque Art Museum
  • Atomic Museum
  • Explora Museum
  • Hot Air Balloon Museum
  • Indian Pueblo Cultural Center
  • National Hispanic Cultural Center
  • New Mexico Museum For Science And History, Planetarium And Dynamax Theater
  • Rattlesnake Museum
  • Turquoise Museum

The Albuquerque BioPark

Outdoorsy Albuquerque Attractions

Sandia Peak Tram

Old Town

Bandelier National Monument

Petroglyph National Monument

Historic Route 66

Interested In More Attractions In Albuquerque?
These are additional attractions that may peak your interest when you visit Albuquerque. Each is highly recommended, or it wouldn’t be on my list. So, go forth and fill your days with fun, relaxation, adventure and experience all the wonderful things things to do Albuquerque offers both its visitors and its residents.

Sporting Events

Isotopes Baseball

Lobo Basketball

Lobo Football

Scorpions Hockey

Also: Check out 610 AM for Gio The Sports Animal

Cinemas (Movies)

Century Rio 24

Century Downtown 14

Cinemark 8

Cinemark Movies West

Coronado 6

Cottonwood Mall Stadium 16


Four Hills 10

High Ridge 8

Winrock 6



Santa Ana


Route 66

Concert Venues
Tingley Coliseum

Kiva Auditorium

Sunshine Theatre

Popejoy Hall

Hard Rock Pavilion (Formerly Journal Pavilion)

Sandia Casino & Amphitheater

Hard Rock Hotel & Casino

Route 66 Casino

Live Theatres

Albuquerque Little Theater

Roxy: The Box

Aux Dog Theater

Adobe Theater

Popejoy Hall (On UNM Campus)

African American Performing Arts Theater

Hot Air Balloon Rides

Golf Courses

The Japanese Festival

As You Can See…
The city of Albuquerque offers a ton of attractions for people of all ages and interests. There’s something, more than something, for everyone. This city is a great place to visit and to live, because of all the things to do and most won’t break your checkbook. That’s always good news, right?

Affordable, fun, educational (at times) family time or sophisticated, cultured time for yourself; Albuquerque offers it all to you.

Thank you for letting me share my favorite things to do in Albuquerque with you! I hope you enjoy my city as much as I do.

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