100 Fun Things To Do In Albuquerque

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New Mexico is full of culture, history and plenty of exciting activities to do if you’re in town. From the BioPark zoo to the Foothills Trails, you’ll find plenty of things to marvel at, places to eat, and spots to relax. Check out our top fun things to do in the state of New Mexico.

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Sandia Peak Tramway

Be transported high above on Sandia Peak Tramway and take in the spectacular views.

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Albuquerque International Balloon Fiesta

Revel an event with over 500 colorful hot air balloons rising up at dawn over the New Mexico landscape, every October at Albuquerque International Balloon Fiesta

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Albuquerque Biological Park

Stroll around Albuquerque Biological Park for an exciting educational experience

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Unser Racing Museum

Be drawn into the speed at Unser Racing Museum

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U.S. Route 66

Discover the famous & scenic, U.S Route 66 and even wander through the historic old town

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La Luz Trail

Check out one of the four ranger districts at La Luz Trail

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Rainbow Ryders

Soar above the rest in a unique balloon ride with Rainbow Ryders

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ABQ BioPark Zoo

Feed the native and exotic animals at ABQ BioPark Zoo

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Albuquerque Glide Tours

View Albuquerque the modern way Segway rides at Alburquerque Glide tours

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ABQ BioPark Aquarium

Learn about what lays beneath the sea at ABQ BioPark Aquariam

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Albuquerque Museum

Mix the old with the new and get lost at Albuquerque Museum

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Breaking Bad RV Tours

Enjoy a three hour location tour with Breaking Bad RV Tours

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Cliff's Amusement Park

Jump on one of the famous attractions at Cliff’s Amusement Park

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Elena Gallegos Park

Grab a shot of the watermelon sunsets at Elena Gallegos Park

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Old Town Albuquerque

Shop at over 150 stores and galleries at Old Town Albuquerque

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Foothills Trails

Hike the steep hills while being watched by Coyote at Foothills Trails

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Tingley Beach

Enjoy fishing, boating, picnics and hiking just minutes from downtown Albuquerque near the Rio Grande

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Tiguex Park

Relish in a quiet walk at Tiguex Park

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NM Escape Room

Test your problem solving skills at NM Escape Room

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Trike Rides

Let the adventure begin and enjoy a 60 minute discovery flight with Trike Rides

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ABQ Trolley Co.

Go on a city tour – the first best thing to do – with ABQ Trolley Co

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The National Museum of Nuclear Science & History

Learn about the story behind the atomic age exhibitis at the National Museum of Nuclear Science and History

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Explora Science Center and Children's Museum of Albuquerque

Have a go at a hands on activity at Explora Science Center and Children’s Museum of Albuquerque

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Hinkle Family Fun Center

Get competitive with Go Karts or Lazer Tag at Hinkle Family Fun Center

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Los Poblanos Open Space

Watch the wildlife at Los Poblanos Open Space

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Bucket List Adventures

Let the adrenaline flow with a sunset or afternoon tour of Albuquerque in a helicopter with Bucket List Adventures

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Anderson-Abruzzo International Balloon Museum

Learn interesting facts about balloons at Anderson-Abruzzo International Balloon Museum

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New Mexico Rail Runner

Sit back and watch the world go by on the one and only New Mexico Rail Runner

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Spaceship House

Be astounded by the architecture at Spaceship House

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Cool Springz Trampoline Park

Jump and Scream to your heart’s desire at Cool Springz Trampoline Park

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New Mexico Jeep Tours

Get to know why New Mexico is called the Land of Enchantment, on a 3 hours to all day long tour, with New Mexico Jeep Tours

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American International Rattlesnake Museum

Get close up to the reptiles at American International Rattlesnake Museum

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Petroglyph National Monument

Get personal with the petroglyphs at Petroglyph National Monument

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Air Carriage LLC

Fly to new heights in a colorful balloon with Air Carriage LLC

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Sandia Casino

Get ready to place your bets at Sandia Casino

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Albuquerque Isotopes Baseball

Watch a wild baseball game at Albuquerque Isotopes Baseball

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ABQ BioPark Botanic Garden

Get lost in the colors at ABQ BioPark Botanic Garden

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Sol Board Sports

Hire a boat or surf your way to the top with Sol Board Sports

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New Mexico Enchanted Hikes Day Tours

Take a guided hike with New Mexico Enchanted Hikes Day Tours

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Uptown Funk Dueling Pianos

Sing along and have some snazzy fun at Uptown Funk Dueling Pianos

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Duke City Paints N Pints

Have a pint and paint the day away at Duke City Paints N Pints

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Sandia Golf Club

Pot your way around the modern golf course at Sandia Golf Club

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The Dinner Detective Interactive Murder Mystery Dinner Show

Test your detecting skills at The Dinner Detective Interactive Murder Mystery Dinner Show

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Cottonwood Mall

Shop for every occasion at Cottonwood Mall

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Central Avenue

Enter Central Avenue – a Street with full range of nightlife from restaurants to bars to a comedy club and a musical theater

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Murder Mystery Dinner Event - The Spy House

Do you have what it takes to solve the Murder Mystery Dinner Event at The Spy House

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Sandia Crest Byway

Drive the highest scenic route in the country – Sandia Crest Byway

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Gruet Winery

Meet the family who made it all happen at Gruet Winery

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Rio Grande Nature Center State Park

Explore Rio Grande Nature Center State Park – a 270-acre region of riverside forest and meadows that offers hiking trails along the Rio Grande River and is also an excellent spot for birdwatching and viewing wildlife

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Albucreepy Downtown Ghost Walk

Be prepared to get scared at Albucreepy Downtown Ghost Walk

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Segway New Mexico

Sightsee like a tourist with Segway New Mexico

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Tours of Old Town

Understand the history with Tours of Old Town

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The Stables at Tamaya

Saddle up for a horseback ride at The Stables at Tamaya

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Rio Grande Community Farm - Maize Maze

Explore an 8 acre maze i.e. Rio Grande Community Farm – Maize Maze

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UNM North Golf Course

Golf, Golf and Golf more at UNM North Golf Course

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Main Event Entertainment

Book a bowling birthday party at Main Event Entertainment

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esQape it!

Work as a team and escape the room at esQape it!

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Trinity Site

Enjoy the views on a guided tour at Trinity Site

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J&R Vintage Auto Museum

Celebrate America’s love affair with the automobile at J&R Vintage Auto Museum

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A Park Above

Let your children play at A Park Above

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Willow Creek Trail

Start your hike at the scenic Willow Creek trail

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Quiet Waters Paddling Adventures

Kayak your way through a mesmorising experience at quiet waters paddling adventures

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Coronado Historic Site

Explore history where it happened at Coronado Historic Site

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Sandia Lakes Recreation Area

Go fishing at Sandia Lakes Recreation Area

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Village of Corrales

Step back in time at the unique Village of Corrales

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Corrales Growers market

Buy all your fresh veggies at Corrales Growers Market

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Tablao Flamenco Albuquerque

Experience flamenco in its most intimate, powerful setting at Tablao Flamenco Albuquerque

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Kelly Jo Designs by Wine

Join in the fun for wine and art with Kelly Jo Designs by Wine

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Full Throttle Hobby and Raceway

Battle and Race at Full Throttle Hobby and raceway

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Albu-Quirky

Embark on the wierdest walk of your life at Albu-Quirky

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Turquoise Museum

Visit the mines at Turquoise Museum

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Duke City Pedaler

Gather your friends and enjoy a beer while on the Duke City Pedaler

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Red Horse Riding Company

Gallop over the plains with Red Horse Riding Company

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ABQ Uptown

Find it, love it, buy it at ABQ Uptown

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Isleta Casino

Bet and win at Isleta Casino

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Tractor Brewing Company

See how beer is made at the Tractor Brewing Company

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New Mexico Open Air Flea Market

Find a treasure for your home at New Mexico Open Air Flea Market

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Shady Lakes

Take a day off for trout fishing at Shady Lakes

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La Montanita Co-Op

Move and groove at La Montanita Co-Op

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National Hispanic Cultural Center

Fall in love with hispanic culture at National Hispanic Cultural Center

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Blue Portal

Shop for a special gift for that special someone at Blue Portal

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Hollywick Farms

Meet the alpacas at Hollywick Farms

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Holocaust & Intolerance Museum of New Mexico

Visit mind-blowing exhibits at Holocaust & Intolerance Museum of New Mexico

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Balloon Fiesta Park

See all there is to see at Balloon Fiesta Park

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University of New Mexico

Change your life at the University of New Mexico

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Isleta Golf Club

Spread your wings at Isleta Golf Club

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Red Door Brewing Company

Try some seasonal beer at Red Door Brewing Company

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Cibola National Forest

Walk around and watch wildlife at Cibola National Forest

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Volcano Park

Experience the Heartbeat of a Volcanic Landscape at Volcano Park

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Ghostwolf Gallery

Get lost in a world of color at Ghostwolf Gallery

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Llamas del Sol

Meet and greet loveable Llamas at Llamas del sol

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Kiln It

Paint your own pottery at Kiln it

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Kids Quest

Let your kid choose from a variety of activities i.e. gym, Karaoke Star Stage, arcade and video games (Wii(R), iPad(R), Kinect(R)), indoor play piece, arts and crafts, Quest Cafe, Tiny Tot room, group games, and more! at Kids Quest

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Casa Rondena Winery

Escape to a place steeped in rich heritage and culture

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North Diversion Channel Trail

Bike your way through a popular trail – North Diversion Channel Trail

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Gravity Park

Flip into a foam pit, Play dodge ball, or just jump & bounce all day long at Gravity Park

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Isleta Ampitheater

Take part in a top concert, under the stars at Isleta Ampitheater

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Routes Bicycle Rentals & Tours

Book a featured tour with Routes Bicycle Rentals and Tours

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Nob Hill

Walk the several blocks at Nob Hill to browse and buy in shops Or eat from the restaurants and coffee and dessert places!

There’s plenty to do in Albuquerque being that it’s the most populous city in the state! Both residents and visitors have fun activities to check off and add to their list(s). We’ve tried to knock out as many as possible here, but it’s possible we missed some. Make sure to contact Fun Things To Do if you see any additions or feedback that you’d like to include!