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A vibrant desert city in the United States known for its rich cultural heritage, awe-inspiring landscapes, and renowned hot-air balloon festivals.

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Celebrations look a little different in Albuquerque for this year’s Cinco de Mayo, but there are still super fun ways to celebrate! Take a trip to the National Hispanic Cultural Center or the South Broadway Cultural Center to learn about Mexican heritage in New Mexico and experience live dance and entertainment. The beginning of May kicks off historic Old Town’s “Summertime in Old Town” concert series. This year, you can also take part virtually in the 36th Annual Run for the Zoo. They have race options from one mile all the way up to full marathon if you’re feeling ambitious. For a completely different way to celebrate, get tickets to the Albuquerque Isotopes opening game on May 6th.  

mustangdmv 3 years ago

For half a century, balloonists have soared above the skies in Albuquerque. The state’s largest city is an ideal place to host the Albuquerque International Balloon Fiesta thanks to the “Albuquerque Box,” a combination of weather patterns and geographic landscape that allows for balloonists to take off and land in the same place. This year’s festival on October 1-9, 2022 will feature more than 500 hot air and gas-filled balloons, making it the largest ballooning event in the world. Spectators can walk among the balloons, talk with pilots, and see the balloons take flight. This is one of the best things to in New Mexico, folks.

laurenmack 1 year ago

Albuquerque features events throughout the week for May 5th, with a huge Mexican-American population you can count on refreshing margaritas, great parties, and some of the best Mexican food in the country. Along with varying events from live festivals to historical homages to the history behind Cinco de Mayo, there's something for everyone in this vibrant city. Check out the old town of Albuquerque and nearby city Santa Fe for further celebrations if you are in town for longer than just the holiday.

seeker 3 years ago

Albuquerque is known for its breathtaking landscape just minutes from the bustling downtown, made up of sandy deserts decorated in sprouting green cacti, outdoor hills, and towering mountains. Hit the ski slopes in the winter, or hike the majestic landscape during the spring and summer, year-round Albuquerque is brimming with adventure.

seeker 2 years ago

Albuquerque celebrates one of the most elaborate Cinco de Mayo festivities in the country, and the city does so with serious style. Plenty of exciting cultural events emerge throughout the town for the occasion, including Mexican cooking classes and a massive colorful parade.

seeker 2 years ago

I lived here for 2ish (?) years when I was a kid. I have really good memories of the amazing desert climate and the beautiful mountains off in the distance.

sarahlempa 3 years ago

- Albuquerque by Neil Young - I Hope Your Whole Life Sux by blackbear

laura_comin 3 years ago

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