Things to do at the hotel change with the seasons; say, in spring you might take a garden tour followed by tea tasting, or a yoga class in the serene wellness yurt polished off with a deep massage at the on-site Hacienda spa. Alternatively, you might join a historic walk through John Gaw Meem's La Quinta building, learn about the Los Poblanos women who've had an impact in the community or take a farm safari. After you’ve played with the alpacas, dipped into the pool, explored the gardens, sniffed the lavender products in the Farm Shop and snapped photos of the resident peacocks, prepare to spend some time exploring Albuquerque’s great outdoors. Across from the hotel is the Los Poblanos Open Space, which has over 130 acres of gardens and trails. For an all-American afternoon, see the Albuquerque Isotopes, the Triple-A team for the LA Dodgers at Isotopes Baseball Park on Avenida Cesar Chavez Southeast. One night, ride up the mountain via the 2.7 mile Tramway (the longest aerial tramway in the world, donchaknow), and dine on top of the Sandia Mountains at Ten 3, more than 10,000 feet above sea level, with views over 11,000 square miles. New Mexico is famous for its turquoise, and the Sandia Indian Market Center is one of the best places to buy some. Bien Mur sells handmade Native American arts and crafts, Navajo rugs, sand paintings and jewellery. In October, bring binoculars to catch glimpses of the 6,000 colourful hot-air balloons that take to the sky each year for the Albuquerque International Balloon Fiesta, said to be the most photographed event on the planet. The hotel also has a fleet of cruiser bikes and tennis rackets you can borrow, and bocce ball, petanque and cornhole, plus scavenger hunts for smalls to entertain you onsite.