Part of meeting in a new destination is leaving time to experience the city. While shopping for meeting and event space, don’t forget to consider activities that will get your group interacting and talking about favorite Albuquerque adventures following the gathering.
Dormant Supervolcano & Ancient Petroglyphs
Walk along history at Petroglyph National Monument with more than 20,000 petroglyphs and view wildlife in the 13-mile-wide Valles Caldera National Preserve, the Southwest’s supervolcano.
Albuquerque is considered the flamenco capital of the United States. The annual Festival Flamenco Internacional de Alburquerque is held each June, and an intimate performance space Tablao Flamenco Albuquerque recently opened at Hotel Albuquerque.
Mountain Vistas Galore
A 15-minute ride on the Sandia Peak Aerial Tramway whisks passengers to the 10,378-foot peak of the Sandia Mountains for a panoramic view. More active groups also can hike the La Luz Trail or bike the steep inclines and unique high desert terrain.
Located south of Albuquerque near Elephant Butte Lake, explore the Spaceport America Visitor Center and tour the 2-mile-long runway, Astronaut Walk, Gateway Gallery, Spaceport Operations Center and Virgin Galactic Gateway to Space hangar facility.
U.S. Hot Air Ballooning Mecca
There are more resident balloonists in the city of Albuquerque than any other state. The area’s cool mornings and stable winds create 300 flyable days a year.