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Albuquerque is a New Mexico city with extraordinary geographical and cultural landscapes. This is not just the epicentre of America’s authentic Southwest, it’s also the ballooning capital of the world!

You will find much to discover in Albuquerque. This is a land of diverse cultures, intriguing historical landmarks, challenging recreational activities, and cuisine that will simply knock your socks off. How to get there? Well, there’s probably no better way than via Route 66. The legendary highway runs right through the city along Central Avenue and leads to neighbourhoods like Nob Hill and Historic Old Town. As one of the oldest cities in the US, Albuquerque has a mesmerizing mix of cultural riches. Native American, Hispanic and Latino influences, in particular, can be appreciated in architecture and the arts throughout the city. For places of interest start at The Indian Pueblo Cultural Center, a museum with an events calendar that includes daily artist demos, cultural dances, and cooking classes. Also recommended is the Albuquerque Museum: ‘The Museum brings Albuquerque to the world and the world to Albuquerque’. A great trip out of the city can be found on the Sandia Peak Tramway that will take you to the crest line of the Sandia Mountains. The surrounding terrain is a haven for hikers and bikers and provides superb trails that crisscross the mountain ranges adjacent to Albuquerque. The city’s cuisine blends traditional Native American and Spanish dishes and has one defining ingredient: chile. For real New Mexican food sample mouth-tingling burritos, enchiladas, and stuffed sopaipillas. Then cool your tastebuds with wine from the Rio Grande Valley or beer from a local brewery. Finally, if you want to truly open your horizons there is nowhere else on earth you should be in the month of October. This is when the Albuquerque International Balloon Fiesta, the world’s largest hot air balloon festival, draws a huge crowd of participants and spectators. Whether on the ground or up in the sky, this is an unforgettable and spectacular view of the city of Albuquerque.