Surrounded by the Petroglyph National Monument and Sandia Mountains, Albuquerque is a city that enthralls visitors with some of the most amazing natural wonders in southwestern United States. At the New Mexico Museum of Natural History and Science, you can learn about the dinosaurs that once roamed the local area. After studying the creatures of the Jurassic Age, head to the Albuquerque Biological Park to see live exotic wildlife from Africa or watch some sharks swim in the ABQ Biopark Aquarium.
Your flight to Albuquerque will land at Albuquerque International Sunport (ABQ), which is located just off Interstate 25. You can also merge on Interstate 40 to navigate the central part of 'The Burque'. A ride along the Sandia Peak Tramway is an exhilarating way to navigate the outskirts of Albuquerque. If you're looking for a hotel in a historic neighborhood, Old Town is a popular choice. Part of the Northwest Quadrant that's situated along the Rio Grande, this well-established district has a heritage dating back to Spanish colonial times.
Albuquerque has a desert climate, so you can expect sunshine and warm temperatures during much of the year. Occasional snow might fall in the winter, especially in higher elevations and at Sandia Peak. Southwest cuisine is king in 'The Duke City', so arrive with an appetite for spicy food, especially red and green chile peppers.