Thrifty Car Rental – Albuquerque (ABQ)
3400 University Boulevard Southeast Suite T
Albuquerque, NM 87106
Founded in 1706, Albuquerque has become one of the most exciting metropolitan areas in the Southwest. With clear skies 310 days per year, it's the perfect place to soak up the sun while enjoying breathtaking views of the Sandia Mountains. Discover the area's diverse cultural heritage by taking your Albuquerque car rental to the top attractions in this desert oasis. Modern amenities of the bustling city are surrounded by historic and natural attractions that have shaped the evolution of Albuquerque throughout its history as a popular destination in the high desert.
Soar above the mountains
Drive your Albuquerque rental car to Tramway Road to experience Albuquerque from a new perspective: by riding the Sandia Peak Tramway. The gondola ride soars up the mountain to an observation deck that provides panoramic views of the Rio Grande Valley and the "land of enchantment," as New Mexico calls itself. The High Finance Restaurant and Tavern at the top of the mountain is a popular location for locals and tourists alike, and provides a unique dining ambiance at an elevation of 10,378 feet. If you plan your trip in the evening, you'll be treated to a vibrant desert sunset. After the ride, you can drop in to visit the New Mexico Ski Museum located at the base of the tram.
Explore Native American culture
Take your Albuquerque car rental to the Indian Pueblo Cultural Center, located just a mile northeast of the city’s Old Town. Native American dancers perform throughout the year, and the museum's basement is home to exhibits showcasing Puebloan artifacts and handmade crafts from ancient history to present. Nineteen Pueblos are represented in the museum, and each has made distinct contributions to the history of Albuquerque that is reflected by colorful murals adorning the museum walls.
Discover ancient symbols
By taking Albuquerque rental cars to the Petroglyph National Monument, you can visit one of the largest collections of rock carvings in North America. Native American and Spanish settlers carved designs and symbols onto volcanic rocks 400 to 700 years ago, and their art documents culture and traditions that have shaped New Mexico's rich heritage. Boca Negra Canyon is home to 200 petroglyphs and includes three walking trails for self-guided tours. Rinconada Canyon Trail consists of undeveloped sandy trails that allow visitors to see as many as 500 petroglyphs.