While in Albuquerque, visit the quirky and unique Tinkertown Museum. This museum is interesting for everyone and is only open from April to October. Or learn about Native Americans by going to the Indian Pueblo Cultural Center and watching films about famous Pueblo Indians and viewing collections that depict their way of life. If you're looking to explore around Albuquerque, search Travelocity's vast selection of rental cars in Albuquerque to reach destinations on your own schedule. Some great scenic destinations within a short drive of Albuquerque include the Abo Pass Trail, Tent Rocks National Monument, and the Sandia Crest Trail Byway.
Festivals and Events
Albuquerque is host to a grand balloon festival called the Albuquerque International Balloon Fiesta, which is held each October. The view of the blue sky filled with hundreds of hot air balloons is a memorable sight and a favorite shot of both amateur and professional photographers. For the more adventurous types, rent a stand-up paddle board or a kayak and venture down the Rio Grande River in the summer months. Tickle your taste buds by attending the Viva New Mexico Chile Festival held on the last weekend of August. Enjoy hay rides, a corn maze, beer garden, and sample some fabulous southwestern foods, all while listening to live music.
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