City Center, 1.83 mi
2300 12th Street NW
Albuquerque, NM 87104
City Center, 7.9 mi
5401 Alameda Boulevard NE
Albuquerque, NM 87113
Albuquerque is the most populous city in New Mexico with more than 550,000 residents. It sits in the north-central part of the state, on either side of the Rio Grande. The Sandia Mountains border the city on the east. One of the major events that takes place in Albuquerque is the International Balloon Fiesta, which is the largest gathering of hot air balloons in the world. The climate is sunny and dry.
Outdoor enthusiasts will enjoy hiking in the surrounding mountains. See the sights from new heights on the Sandia Peak Tramway, which takes visitors above the mountains for breathtaking views. Kids love the Explora Science Center, a children's museum packed with educational, please-touch exhibits. Learn more about local history and culture at the Indian Pueblo Cultural Center, a museum housing rare artifacts and works of art.
Many first-time visitors to the area enjoy staying in Old Town Albuquerque, which has several museums and historic buildings. IHG has multiple hotel properties in and around Old Town, offering comfortable accommodations at reasonable rates. If you're visiting one of the city's colleges or universities, you can find nearby hotels. IHG also has hotels by the airport, each offering modern amenities.
Visitors flying into Albuquerque have two airport options. The larger is Albuquerque International Sunport, while the smaller option is Double Eagle II Airport, which is mainly used for charter, military, private and emergency flights. Albuquerque has a commuter rail line called the New Mexico Rail Runner Express, along with electric street railways and bus service throughout the city.