Boasting more than 310 days of sunshine every year, Albuquerque, has an array of exciting outdoor activities possible such as hot air ballooning, mountain biking, rock climbing, hiking, golf, and snow skiing and snowboarding at nearby Sandia Peak. Surrounded by the foothills of the Sandia Mountains, Albuquerque’s unique high-desert location, crisp mountain air, and spectacular vistas make it a great southwestern U.S. vacation destination.
Consider staying in a vacation rental instead of a small, less-than-inspiring hotel room. The extensive inventory of vacation rentals in Albuquerque includes luxurious, multi-bedroom, adobe homes with expansive patios, swimming pools, and terra cotta tile floors, cozy mountain cottages with awesome views of the city, elegant casitas overlooking golf courses, and amenity-rich condominiums with Jacuzzis, and tennis courts.
If you visit Albuquerque in October, you’re in luck. During the first full week of October, the nine-day Albuquerque International Balloon Fiesta takes place with hundreds of multi-colored balloons floating above the city with the Sandia Mountains in the background. It’s a spectacular sight that is breathtaking and memorable.
To get an up close and personal view of the mountains, take the Sandia Peak Aerial Tramway, a 2.7-mile ascent up to a 10,378-foot peak, which glides over canyons and forests.
Back in the city, learn about Albuquerque’s unique heritage with visits to the Indian Pueblo Cultural Center and National Hispanic Cultural Center.
For bicyclists, a favorite route is the Paseo del Bosque trail, a 15-mile path through the center of Albuquerque. Top-notch golf courses include Paa-Ko Ridge, Twin Warriors Golf Club, and Sandia Golf Club.
If you’re traveling with kids, visit the Albuquerque Biological Park, which encompasses the Rio Grande Botanic Garden, where you’ll see a wide array of native plants, the Albuquerque Zoo, with more than 250 species of animals including jaguars and Mexican wolves and the Albuquerque Aquarium, home to stunning exhibits featuring tropical fish, sharks, and stingrays, and Tingley Beach, where you can rent fishing equipment, paddleboats, and bicycles. Imagine after a full day of activity that you can return to a spacious, amenity-laden vacation rental rather than a mundane hotel room. Moreover, the fully equipped kitchen in you vacation home or condo allows you to prepare money-saving snacks and meals.
We have vacation rentals in a wide range of price categories and settings with special deals and discounts. You’ll be surprised at how affordable and value-oriented vacation rentals are compared to hotels. You can book with knowledge and confidence because we’ll provide you with plenty of property information and unbiased user reviews.