4 of the Best Ideas for the Most Fun Albuquerque Day Trips

While Albuquerque is an incredible destination in and of itself, there are many fascinating places to discover just beyond the Duke City. During your stay at the Bottger Mansion of Old Town, we encourage you to get out and explore the beauty of the Southwest! Just to get you started, here are some of our favorite Albuquerque day trip ideas that you’ll want to add to your itinerary immediately.

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4 Albuquerque Day Trips That You’ll Love

  1. Santa Fe

Located approximately an hour from Albuquerque, Santa Fe is a must-visit Southwest city! As the capital of New Mexico, Santa Fe boasts plenty of history, immersive culture, and world-renowned cuisine. Some attractions in Santa Fe we highly recommend are Canyon Road, the Cathedral Basilica of St. Francis, and the Georgia O’Keeffe Museum.

  1. New Mexico Hot Springs

Say, “ahhh.” There is nothing more relaxing than taking a dip in New Mexico’s natural mineral springs. In fact, these baths are said to have revitalizing healing abilities. About an hour outside of Albuquerque, you’ll plenty of soothing springs to choose from including Jemez Springs, San Antonio Hot Springs, and Spence Hot Springs. Although it may be a bit of a drive for some, we guarantee that the journey is well worth it.

  1. Bandelier National Monument

Bandelier National Monument is a historic area that contains 11,000-year-old artifacts over 33,000 acres of canyon and mesa country. When you hike around this attraction, you’ll be able to see all kinds of ancient evidence of human life, such as petroglyph drawings and preserved masonry. Take a look at some of the best trails for Bandelier National Monument hiking and keep your eyes peeled for historic artifacts and wildlife along the way!

  1. Kasha-Katuwe Tent Rocks National Monument

Kasha-Katuwe Tent Rocks National Monument consists of several cone-shaped rock formations that were formed by volcanic eruptions nearly 7 million years ago! The leftover pumice, ash, and tuff deposits stacked to create the structures we see today. Boulder caps are also perched on many of the tapering hoodoos and protect the softer pumice and tuff below. Located 70 minutes from Albuquerque, this state park boasts incredible hiking opportunities for an adventure you’ll never forget.

The Southwest Getaway of Your Dreams Awaits

Albuquerque Art Galleries Old TownAfter your exciting day of exploring New Mexico, you’ll want to relax in some comfortable, peaceful accommodations. Come stay with us at the Bottger Mansion of Old Town, a historic bed and breakfast in the wonderful city of Albuquerque, NM. We provide lovely rooms, outstanding amenities, and friendly hospitality, along with a warm, delicious breakfast served first thing in the morning that will help you start your day off right. Explore the many attractions of Albuquerque or simply soak up the peace and quiet of our cozy inn and all its excellent qualities. Our beautiful haven of New Mexico is waiting for you, so check our availability and book your stay today!