Sandia Peak Tramway

Sandia Peak Tramay. Albuquerque boasts the second longest tramway in the world with a distance of 2.7 miles. Over gorgeous canyons and rock formations, the tram climbs to the top of the Sandia Mountains where you’ll have an 11,000 square mile view of the Rio Grande Valley and the Land of Enchantment. At the top is the visitor center, High Finance restaurant, hiking trails, and skiing in season. It’s fun to ride up on the tram and then hike down – a 3-4 hour trek.
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The International Balloon Fiesta

Experience the largest hot air balloon festival in the world with over 500 balloons ascending from Balloon Fiesta Park for nine days in October. Visitors have the rare opportunity to go out on the field with the balloonists from the pre-dawn unloading of balloons to the vision of hundreds of balloons in the Albuquerque sky. It’s always a bit chilly so we drink hot coffee or hot chocolate to wake up and stay warm. The activities of the Balloon Fiesta start the first weekend in October and end on Sunday of the second weekend. Don’t miss the balloon glows at night or the special shapes rodeo, and leave time for the other special events in town that coincide with the Balloon Fiesta – American Indian Arts Festival, Albuquerque Grecian Festival and the Rio Grande Arts and Crafts Festival. Photo by Michael Halstead.
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Albuquerque Museums

Albuquerque is home to such a range of museums, from the Albuquerque Museum of Art & History, where you’ll find the largest collection of art in the State, to the little Rattlesnake Museum in Old Town, there’s something for everyone. Photo by Jeff Greenberg.
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Albuquerque History and Culture

Native American dancers perform every weekend at the Indian Pueblo Cultural Center, only a ten minute drive from the Bella Roma Bed and Breakfast. The Center seeks to honor the history of the Pueblo Indians and preserve the Pueblo Indian traditions with an array of displays, artifacts, jewelry, rugs, art, pottery, dance, and music, representing all of the 19 pueblos found in New Mexico. Authentic native food is served all day in the restaurant. Untitled mural by Francis Tafoya.
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Albuquerqu Recreation

With 310 days of sunshine a year, Albuqueruqe is a favorite for outdoor enthusiasts, especially hikers and bikers.  The Paseo del Bosque Trail by the river offers a 16 mile paved trail uninterrupted by roadways.  On the opposite side of town are miles and miles of mountain trails in the Sandias.  Golf is also very popular here, with 12 golf courses in or near Albuquerque.  From the desert to the mountains our courses are as diverse as you can find.
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National Hispanic Cultural Center

The National Hispanic Cultural Center is the only national center dedicated to the history, preservation and advancement of hispanic art and culture,  The Center features permanent and traveling and exhibits as well as a number of indoor and outdoor performance spaces where you’ll see the best in theatre, dance and music.
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Albuquerque Sporting Events

Albuquerque is home to the University of New Mexico whose baseball, basketball, golf and soccer teams are nationally ranked more often than not.  The New Mexico Renegades ice hockey team is based in Rio Rancho on the outskirts of Albuquerque. We’re also home to the Albuquerque Isotopes, triple A team for the Los Angeles Dodgers. The stadium was remodeled in recent years to provide a great venue for fans.
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