Here is a whole list of Albuquerque itineraries to plan your best trip ever! The question we are asked most often is “If I only have one day to spend in Albuquerque, what should I do?” Here is a list of five incredible days to get the very best of Albuquerque. Sometimes you don’t have much time to research and plan your stay—just get on the plane or jump in the car and figure things out when you get there. Isn’t it nice to have someone else give you tips on the best things to see and do in the time you have? Feel free to change things around, swap out one activity for another, or choose whichever restaurant suits your style. And if you want to stay longer, there are way more things to do–fiestas and festivals, hiking, hot air ballooning, museums, state parks and monuments, day trips, live performances, golfing, spas, baseball—and don’t forget all the great places to eat! We’ve lived in Albuquerque for over 21 years and haven’t yet run out of great things to see and do. For more information and ideas, see our blog, follow us on Facebook, or join our newsletter. We’ll see you soon!


Albuquerque Museum
ABQ Trolley (Tues-Sunday—make reservations online)
Lunch in Old Town
Shop and stroll around Old Town
Sandia Peak Tramway—dinner at the top at Ten3 (reservations required)


Petroglyphs National Monument
Indian Pueblo Cultural Center (lunch at Pueblo Harvest Café)
Explore Route 66
Shop and have dinner in Nob Hill


Rio Grande Nature Center
North Valley and Corrales
Lunch at The Range Café in Bernalillo
Coronado State Monument
Relax, take a nap
Dinner in Old Town


Day trip to Acoma Pueblo
Lunch at the Haaku Café at Acoma
Explore some of Albuquerque’s many brewpubs


Explore the Anderson-Abruzzo Balloon Museum
Visit Casa Rondena Winery or Gruet Winery
Lunch of traditional New Mexican food at Duran’s Central Pharmacy or Monroe’s
Pamper yourself at Betty’s Bath and Day Spa (reservations in advance)