Your trip to Albuquerque isn’t complete without exploring some of the city’s incredible local attractions. With everything from wineries to family fun centers on offer, there’s something for every age range and interest - all within convenient driving distance of The Querque Hotel!
If you only have one day to explore, take some time to wander around historic Old Town and step into shops and galleries that interest you. This is one of the best ways to really get a sense of what Albuquerque is all about. Here are some more of our favorite local attractions worth taking a closer look at.
Zoos and Aquariums
Perfect for families or anyone interested in animals and nature, Albuquerque’s biological parks give guests the chance to see a diverse range of plants and animals in naturalistic habitats. Explore coral reefs, learn about the cacti and desert plants that call the Southwest home, or say hello to polar bears and white rhinos.
Museums and Cultural Centers
Dive deeper into the unique arts, history, and culture that shaped Albuquerque into the city it is today. With museums housing everything from authentic Pueblo Indian handicrafts to an atomic cannon and the largest collection of different rattlesnakes in the world, there are endless exhibits to satisfy curious minds of all ages.
If you’ve never thought of New Mexico as a wine destination, think again. High elevations, sweeping winds, and sandy loam soil help to create some of the tastiest wines in the region. Sample sparkling, red, white, and rosé wines from these local wineries as you take in stunning views of the surrounding desert and mountains.
There’s no better way to get to know a city than by hitting the open road! Whether you’d rather see the sights by getting behind the wheel and hitting stops along the world-famous Route 66 or by walking in the footsteps of the city's earliest Spanish settlers, explore Albuquerque by getting a closer look at its scenic byways.
Neighborhoods to Explore
From the 18th-century architecture and striking white steeples of Old Town to the classic neon signs and vibrant storefronts of Nob Hill, each of Albuquerque’s distinct neighborhoods tells a special part of the city’s story. Dedicate part of your stay to exploring the shops, restaurants, and attractions in these unique areas.
Amusement Parks and Fun Centers
You’re never too old for some good old fashioned fun! Head to these family-friendly destinations for classic favorites like bumper boats, go karts, and miniature golf, as well as paintball and laser tag. Need a little more speed? Get your adrenaline fix on The New Mexico Rattler, one of the world's top wooden roller coasters.