There was a time when Albuquerque was mostly a place that travelers passed through on their way to Santa Fe or Taos, but in the last few years Albuquerque has become a destination in its own right. This is due to the city’s growth, the immensely popular Balloon Fiesta, and random things like the popularity of the show Breaking Bad using the city as a location for shooting and the film tourism that resulted.
So the next time you fly into ABQ, stick around for a couple of days. It’s a great opportunity to let your body acclimatize to altitude at about 5000 ft. before the higher elevations of Santa Fe and Taos. You’ll find museums, quirky neighborhoods to explore, great food, markets, and outdoor activities. Here are six things to do while you’re there.
Los Poblanos Inn
Los Poblanos is an enchanting organic farm that functions as a luxury hotel featuring farm to table food. Just 15 minutes from the airport, Los Poblanos feels remote but it’s in the heart of Albuquerque. The drive down the tree-lined entrance is like an escape into another world. A world where everything moves a little slower, where things feel saturated with authenticity and beauty.