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Albuquerque New Mexico Vacation Travel

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When to go?
Summer is high season in Albuquerue season in demand. Weather-wise, fall is the most temperate season, summer leans hot and dry and spring is hard to predict! To witness the wisdom and beauty of Native American culture, come in spring for the annual Gathering of Nations or in September for the New Mexico State Fair. In October, the city hosts the International Hot Air Balloon Fiesta. With its mix of Hispanic and Native American influences, Albuquerque offers a memorable twist on Christmas.

Where to stay?
The city is set between the Rio Grande and the Sandia Mountains. For a room with a Southwestern view, consider booking a guest house or B&B outside of town - up north near Jemez Springs. Hotels in downtown Albuquerque offer quick access to the sights, and a room in Old Town ensures your fill of shopping, fine food and fun. For a retro vacation, book your stay along Route 66, in one of the court motels.

What to do?
At the Indian Pueblo Cultural Center, learn how natives of this area lived for centuries; witness their history plus traditional art, crafts and handiwork. To update your cultural outlook, take a picturesque stroll through Old Town and its surroundings. There, a quaint gazebo and wrought-iron benches offer respite from the over 200 shops (with American Indian jewelry galore), art galleries and restaurants. Near Old Town, kids will love the rattlesnake museum - complete with live, slithering exhibits.


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