Albuquerque lies near the center of New Mexico in the United States. This large desert metropolis is usually overshadowed as a tourist destination by nearby Santa Fe, but it has plenty to offer on its own and is a great destination in itself. Founded in 1706, a colorful history and placement along “The Mother Road” of Route 66 has made this a rather vital city to the state. It is here that travelers will arrive via the Albuquerque International Sunport Airport
Visitors to Albuquerque will be exploring a well-planned city, one divided into four quadrants, making it rather easy to get around by following navigational landmarks. Get to know the city with a tour of Old Town
and its 18th century architecture. A number of museums can be visited to further explore the history of the area as well as the culture and wildlife, including the American International Rattlesnake Museum
. A unique and exciting experience for some will be a Breaking Bad tour, which takes visitors to various filming locations of this cult TV series. Getting into nature is an easy day out with the Sandia Mountains and Rio Grande Valley State Park at your fingertips. And there could be no better time to visit than during the Albuquerque International Balloon Festival – the world’s largest ballooning event.
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