Head out west to New Mexico, so you can enjoy the warm weather and amenities throughout the state. From annual events and festivals to sports and recreation activities, New Mexico offers visitors the opportunity to kick back, relax and return to nature.
Explore the great outdoors in Albuquerque
Get in your Albuquerque rental car to drop off your bags and head straight to one of the golf courses located in the city. Practice your drive at the Albuquerque Golf Training Center at the Balloon Park to warm up for a game of 18 holes at Los Altos, the oldest golf course in the city.
While you're visiting, plan a day trip to the ABQ BioPark. Make sure you have extra sunscreen and comfortable walking shoes because there is a lot to see and do at this multi-purpose park.
The ABQ BioPark Zoo is the only zoo in the United States that has Tasmanian Wombats - make sure to check out that exciting exhibit. The ABQ BioPark is also home to the Albuquerque Aquarium, the Botanic Garden and Tingley Beach. Visitors can:
With so many amenities in a central location, it's pretty clear why you'll need a full day to explore. Before you head home, make sure you go to the Albuquerque International Balloon Museum. Here you'll learn about the rich history of hot air balloons, including how they operate, the different types of recreational uses for hot air balloons and how the modes of transportation were used during the Civil War, World War I and World War II.
Discover a multitude of state attractions
If you have time to make a few pit stops, there are several attractions throughout the state worth taking a look at. If you're feeling extra adventurous, a specialty tour at the Carlsbad Caverns may be right up your alley. You can sign up to take a guided tour to see the Brazillian long-tail bats or weave your way in and around the caves on the spider tour.
Park your New Mexico rental car and see the beautiful Sandia Peak Mountains from a different perspective as you ride an aerial tramway to the 10,378 foot deck top. At the Sandia Peak, you'll be able to see more than 11,000 square feet of New Mexico, including the Rio Grande Valley and the land of Enchantment.