Living in Albuquerque? Your family will not run out of activities here. Whether you are looking for an outdoor adventure or simply want to relax together and bond as a family, you will find that the city has everything you are looking for.
Here are some of the top Albuquerque family activities that you should try, as well as some of the most visited city attractions that you should see:
Cliff's Amusement Park
This amusement park is for all ages, so you can bring your mom, dad, aunt, uncle — anybody who wants to join the fun. The Carousel and Demolition Disco are ideal for the little ones, while the Falling Star and Rocky Mountain Rapids are for teens up to adults. Other attractions you can find are the Sea Dragon, Tilt-A-Whirl, and The Big Flush.
The Old Town
Spanish and Native American cultures have been conspiring for the past 300 years or so to shape this community, which is the original city settlement site in 1706. The cobblestone streets of Old Town, anchored on the central plaza, are replete with brightly colored huts. Wander around town with your family and find interesting shops and dining places lining up the streets. Along the way, you can watch talented street performers.
Albuquerque International Balloon Fiesta
With Albuquerque’s dry climate providing the ideal environment, the city hosts the International Balloon Fiesta every October. Thousands flock to the city to watch the event. For a whole week, around 600 colorful balloons launch from the Balloon Fiesta Park every sunrise, filling the Albuquerque skies with beautiful balloons for the entire world to see. At night, the sky lights up with illuminated balloons known as Balloon Glows. General admission is $12 per person, while children below 12 years old can enter free of charge.
New Mexico Museum of Natural History & Science
Located on the outskirts of Old Town and a stone’s throw away from Albuquerque’s Museum of Art & History, the Museum of Natural History & Science features exhibits about natural history — spanning about 12 billion years ago. Most popular displays include life-size replicas of dinosaur skeletons that lived during the Jurassic era. The Hall of Stars, on the other hand, is an exciting attempt to make people understand the way night sky is organized. The museum also runs a 3D movie theater and a planetarium.
These are only a few of the fun places and things to do that are best enjoyed with the entire family. Go out and plan for this weekend with your loved ones.