6 Attractions in Albuquerque That You Won’t Want to Miss

From outdoor activities to exploring the local museums, there are many unique things to do in Albuquerque, NM. With such a wide array of attractions, there’s something for visitors of all ages to enjoy. During your stay with us at the Bottger Mansion of Old Town, we want you to experience only the best that our Southwest destination has to offer. With that, we are excited to share just some of our favorite attractions in Albuquerque that you’ll want to add to your vacation itinerary immediately!

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6 of Our Favorite Attractions in Albuquerque

  1. Hot Air Balloon Rides

Since Albuquerque is known as the hot air ballooning capital of the world, a memorable journey into the skies is a must during your visit! There are many flight companies that offer incredible hot air balloon rides in and around our area, so you’ll have plenty of options when it comes to finding your ideal skyward adventure. Some of the most popular include Rainbow Ryders and and World Balloon, both of which provide sunrise flights and a complimentary champagne toast.

If you’ll be staying with us at the Bottger Mansion, we encourage you to take advantage of our Balloon Ride Package! This exclusive offer includes a stay in our bed & breakfast, transportation to and from the Rainbow Ryders flight destination, two tickets for the Sandia Peak tram, and more!

  1. Sandia Peak Tramway

The Sandia Peak Tramway is the perfect place to experience the beauty of the Southwest in a whole new way! This aerial tour transports you above Albuquerque’s deep canyons and breathtaking terrain, providing some of the best views in town. After your 2.7-mile journey to the top of the peak, you’ll be introduced to a stunning panoramic view of the Rio Grande Valley. It’s a picture-perfect photo opportunity and a great activity for both romantic and family getaways.

  1. Albuquerque Biological Park

Also known as the Albuquerque Biopark, this unique attraction welcomes more than 1.5 million visitors each year. In addition to the zoo, aquarium, botanical garden, and beach, the park also plays host to several of Albuquerque’s most popular events! These include summer concerts and the famous Christmas festival, River of Lights. You’ll definitely need more than a day to experience everything this attraction has to offer!

  1. Route 66

Get your kicks on Route 66! This historic highway has been the experience of a lifetime for travelers since 1926. “The Mother Road” passes right through Albuquerque and leads drivers to many points of interest in New Mexico, including Santa Fe.

The Route 66 room at the Bottger Mansion of Old Town includes views of the highway right from the window and vintage photos of Route 66 memorabilia!

  1. American International Rattlesnake Museum

Located in Albuquerque Old Town, this local museum is one of the city’s most unusual yet fascinating attractions. Even people who are afraid of snakes love this museum! The American International Rattlesnake Museum boasts the world’s largest collection of living rattlesnake species, from tiny to large, as well as an extensive gift shop with perhaps the world’s largest variety of reptile memorabilia.

  1. Indian Pueblo Cultural Center

From collections of traditional Pueblo pottery to Native American dance performances, the Indian Pueblo Cultural Center gives visitors an inside look into Albuquerque’s incredible history. You can browse original works of turquoise jewelry and art, taste award-winning Pueblo foods, try your own hand at making pottery, and much more. It’s a vibrant place to immerse in the ancient culture of the Southwest and appreciate their way of life.

Experience the Best Attractions in Albuquerque During Your Stay With Us

Best Drives in New MexicoComplete your trip to Albuquerque by staying in the most convenient accommodations around.  The Bottger Mansion of Old Town is a historic bed and breakfast that provides all of our guests with comfortable rooms in a charming and peaceful environment.  Don’t miss your opportunity to take the trip of a lifetime. Check our availability online so you can book your stay today.  

To learn even more about the many things to do in Albuquerque, download our free Vacation Guide!