When it comes to suggested New Mexican itineraries Albuquerque is a great place to start as its one of the most popular cities in the state and offers lots of sights and attractions for visitors.
Suggested Itineraries Albuquerque
With a suggested itineraries Albuquerque is made easier to navigate and ensures that guests will not miss any major attractions in the city. Many sights in and around Albuquerque can be seen quickly such as historic buildings and ancient pueblos where as other attractions require much longer to see and experience. With suggested itineraries Albuquerque becomes much easier to navigate and makes your visit as fun and thorough as possible.
Albuquerque itineraries may start with a relaxing day
trip through historic Old Town Easily self-guided
walking tours of Old Town take you to the ancient center
where it all began. There are centuries of rich history
in Old Town and a few hours walk around the area should
allow a more in depth understanding of Albuquerque's
history. If doing a walking tour the early morning is
a nice, cool time to do it. Grab a delicious casual lunch
at a quaint Old Town restaurant or bustling pub and then
hit the shopping circuit and stay cool looking for great
finds in some of Old Towns unique shops. Tour the Albuquerque
Aquarium and Biological Park which takes at least a half
day to see in full. Visitors can tour back through Old
Town to the Museum of Art and History or hit the Albuquerque
Zoo and see native and exotic animals and polar bear and
sea lion feedings. To add to your Albuquerque itineraries
why not head up to the Sandia Peak Tramway for a sunset
ride that tops at 10,000 feet! Get great views of the
lush surrounding forest and rustic canyons while traveling
over 2.7 miles over ethereal landscape. You won't
be disappointed if adding this to your Albuquerque itneraries!
With 4-7 days to fill add the above attractions to another
of many possible Albuquerque itineraries that might take
you away from the heart of Old Town. Travel westward to
the Petroglyph National Monument archaeological site where
17,000 petroglyphs were chipped away over 1,000 years
into the rocky escarpment. This can be a full day trip
in itself if your visit is absorbed by all the details.
A drive to the Santa Fe area
is well worth it and opens up a wealth of things to do.
Take your time and tour the city. A short drive from Santa
Fe are the beautiful Jemez Mountains. Rent a cabin for
a night or two, tour the hot springs that dot that area
and take a scenic mountains trail drive. Tour companies
offer different Albuquerque suggested itineraries
and if visitors are not comfortable driving through the winding mountains, a tour company can be a helpful option.
With a week or more explore the area in greater depth.
Take the above Albuquerque suggested itineraries and add
more fun to the mix! Why not include a full afternoon
of hot air ballooning over the Rio Grande Valley and enjoy a delicious dinner
afterwards while sharing your exciting photographs. Floating
over the canyon and river is a truly exciting experience
that many visitors indulge in. Bandelier
National Monument is not to be missed on the Albuquerque
suggested itineraries list. Bandelier is the nation's
most visited of ancient Pueblo sites and there are miles
of trails linking to fascinating ancient cliff dwellings
There many scenic byway routes to drive in northern New Mexico. The stunning Santa Fe Scenic Byway and has a lot of attractions to stop at along the drive. The Enchanted Circle is one of many and is an 85 mile paved mountain route through forest mountains, surrounding mesas breathtaking views. If possible try to take more than one scenic drive as the areas landscape is what makes New Mexico the gem it is held up to be.