Downtown Albuquerque is an artistic and cultural experience meant to be shared. Whether your group is independently exploring the adobe architecture or taking a guided tour of public artworks, there is beauty to be found all around. Eclectic art galleries and lauded museums, including the Albuquerque Museum (formerly named the Albuquerque Museum of Art & History) in historic Old Town, offer plenty of activities and shopping opportunities for groups wanting to appreciate New Mexico’s distinctive Southwestern heritage and culture.


Albuquerque is famous for hosting the Albuquerque International Balloon Fiesta, powered by ExxonMobil, each October. But even if your group doesn’t tour at that time, you can still get in on the ballooning fun! The Anderson-Abruzzo Albuquerque International Balloon Museum showcases the achievements of individual balloonists, including several Albuquerque residents. The balloon museum is named after two Albuquerque pilots, Ben Abruzzo and Maxie Anderson, who were part of the crews who first successfully crossed the Atlantic Ocean in a balloon in 1978 and the Pacific Ocean in 1981.


The sky’s the limit in Albuquerque! Schedule a group visit to the Sandia Peak Aerial Tramway, where travelers can gaze across 11,000 square miles of scenic views from atop the Sandia Mountains. Each tramcar can carry up to 50 passengers and educational programming is available to supplement the group experience. Be sure to stop by the Sandia Tram Gift Shop after your ride!


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Main Image: Albuquerque International Balloon Fiesta; Credit: Unsplash/Raychel Sanner