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Bookended by the Low-and-slow Río Grande and Granite Sandía Mountain Cliffs, Modern-day Albuquerque is Home to Creatives and Scientists in Equal Measure. Spanish Settlers Founded the Duke City in 1706. Today, It's Known for Its Food Scene, Nightlife, and Easy-to-access Outdoor Recreation.
Sandia Peak Tramway
This aerial tramway glides 2.7 miles from the Sandía Mountain foothills to the peak at 10,378 feet. A new restaurant, Ten 3, offers fine dining and bar fare.
Petroglyph National Park
This monument protects one of the largest petroglyph sites in North America. The images were carved into the volcanic rock of Boca Negra Canyon hundreds of years ago.
Indian Pueblo Cultural Center
New Mexico's 19 Pueblos own this center devoted to Pueblo history, dance, food, and art.
National Hispanic Cultural Center
This cultural center celebrates all Hispanic and Latin American cultures with a visual arts museum and a packed performing arts calendar.
See conquistador helmets and Georgia O'Keeffe paintings under one roof at this Old Town museum.
Ask a Local: Josh Suggs
Josh Suggs, Founding Player, New Mexico United
In March 2019, the New Mexico United kicked off its inaugural season in Albuquerque. The team took the United Soccer League by storm, quickly topping the league in attendance and making a standout run in the Lamar Hunt U.S. Open Cup. Captain and Las Cruces native Josh Suggs anchored the defense and helped lead the team to the playoffs.
How does your family like to spend time in Albuquerque?
Visiting the ABQ BioPark has always proved to be a great time for my wife and I, as well as an engaging and educational experience for our son.
What's your favorite thing to do in your hometown?
I am typically only in Las Cruces during the holidays, which happens to coincide with the mule deer rut. I love to wake up before the sun rises and head out to the Organ Mountains–Desert Peaks National Monument to watch the deer in all of their grandeur at the end of December and early January.
Where's your favorite place in the Land of Enchantment for a weekend trip?
New Mexico has unbelievable recreational opportunities from hunting and fishing in the mountains to mountain biking in the desert. My absolute favorite thing in the world is to head down to the Gila National Forest in pursuit of its behemoth wapiti (elk).