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Visiting Albuquerque allows you to experience the authentic Southwest. As one of the oldest cities in the United States, Albuquerque boasts a unique multicultural history and heritage. Native American, Hispanic & Latino cultural influences are a part of everyday life. You will always know you're someplace special, whether you're eating at one of our traditional New Mexican restaurants, shopping at one of the thousands of shops and galleries around town, enjoying our world-class visual and performing arts, or playing on the best golf courses in the Southwest. Nowhere is the confluence of past and present more dramatic than here in Albuquerque, where the modern city skyline is set against a backdrop of the stunning Sandia Mountains and an endless, timeless blue sky.
When visiting Albuquerque, you’ll find its spectacular weather—with 310 days of sunshine—perfect for outdoor activities, including biking, skiing, and hiking. Our incomparable weather and scenery also make Albuquerque the hot air ballooning capital of the world. Balloons dot our clear blue skies throughout the year, revealing a myriad of colors. At night, Albuquerque is bathed in the glow of neon signs, relics of the city's role along historic Route 66. Locals and visitors enjoy kicking up their heels in our bustling downtown entertainment district, taking in a show by one of our international theater and dance companies, and visiting the many casinos surrounding the metropolitan area.