Albuquerque

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Flying To Albuquerque With American Airlines

It couldn't be easier to discover the great American Southwest with convenient American Airlines flights to Albuquerque. It's a wonderful destination for so many because of the sheer diversity of what you'll find here. From romantic hot air balloon rides to family friendly museums, there is a wide variety of things to do in Albuquerque for everyone.

Things to Do in Albuquerque

Many of our favorite activities in Albuquerque revolve around the fact that it's one of the most culturally diverse cities in the country. In particular, the Native American influence here is fascinating, and you can find many ways to explore it. The Indian Pueblo Cultural Center highlights Native American traditions, along with details about visiting pueblos. You'll also find exhibits on pottery, jewelry and photography from the 19 pueblos in the state. At the Coronado State Monument, you'll be able to see pueblo ruins and murals from the 14th century, and at the Albuquerque Museum of Art & History you'll be able to enjoy a sculpture garden. There's even an American International Rattlesnake Museum dedicated to conservation and protection of rattlers and the Anderson-Abruzzo Albuquerque International Balloon Museum with exhibits about gas and hot air balloons.

Speaking of hot air balloons, another one of our recommended things to do in Albuquerque is exploring the region's wide-open skies up close. After all, Albuquerque is known as the hot air ballooning capital of the world! A hot air balloon ride gives you an unforgettable vantage point for observing the impossibly clear blue sky over Albuquerque, and with 310 average days of sun annually, odds are pretty good you'll be able to go up no matter the time of year. If you'd like something with a little more connection to terra firma, opt for the Sandia Peak Aerial Tramway. You'll have a great view of the rugged canyons of the Sandia Mountains as you rise just over 10,000 feet to the peak for a view said to cover 11,000 square miles of New Mexico.

But perhaps the best activities in Albuquerque involve not doing much at all. There is an impressive range of pampering spas in and around Albuquerque, making this a favorite destination for girlfriend getaways. Plus, it's a great place to come for golfing, with affordable, award-winning public courses. The dramatic views of the high desert makes for great hiking, biking and horseback riding along the Rio Grande River. You could even choose to canoe, kayak or take a scenic float along the river.

However you'd like to spend your time here, American Airlines makes it easy to fly to Albuquerque. Both literally and figuratively, Albuquerque is a breath of fresh air, and we look forward to helping you discover it for yourself. Book your trip today!

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