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10 Things to Do in Albuquerque This Weekend

Albuquerque offers some of the most amazing sights and activities in New Mexico and lucky for you, Wyoming Place Apartments offers you easy access to it all! Spend a day exploring all of the amazing shops and restaurants with your friends. Or uncover hidden treasures in one of the amazing museums like the Indian Pueblo Culture Center! There are so many activities and places to visit for every occasion, like romantic date nights, family fun days, or a quiet day spent with yourself!

Below is our complete guide to every exciting adventure that awaits you here in Cedar Rapids, IA! Being so close to the action at Eagles Point, you’ll always have something fun to do while you’re in the area.


Top 5 Things To Do In Albuquerque


1. Sandia Peak Tramway

Want to see Albuquerque from a different view? Visit the Sandia Peak Tramway! 

On the tram, you will rise up above Albuquerque to see the Sandia Mountains and an 11,000 square mile panoramic view. The trip lasts about 15 minutes in total. ​​​Tickets must be purchased in advance online and cannot be refunded. A new tram runs about every 15-30 minutes. At the top, you can get out to enjoy the views, go hiking, eat at the Ten 3 Restaurant, or go skiing during the winter.

The tram costs are as follows:
1. Round trip ride-$25 for 21 and over, $15 for children 5-12 years old, $20 for 13-20-year-olds, $20 for seniors and military. Children under 5 are free.
2. One Way Trip- $15 for all ages, free for children under 5.

30 Tramway Rd NE
Albuquerque, NM 87122
(505) 856-1532


2. Indian Pueblo Culture Center

The Indian Pueblo Culture Center is a world-class museum and center that tells the story of the Pueblo people. Since their opening in 1976, their main goal is to preserve and teach the Pueblo Culture with dignity and respect. 

The center is known for its collection of Pueblo pottery and murals painted by Pueblo artists. They do have permanent exhibits as well as rotating exhibits. Current exhibits include "Heritage: Pueblo Women Paving Cultural Pathways", "Radon Daughter", and "Relocated Urban Migration-Perseverance-Adaptation". The center also has an in-house restaurant that serves Native sourced foods and Pueblo-inspired cuisines. 

The Indian Pueblo Cultural Center costs $8.50 for adults, $6.50 for seniors and military members, $6.50 for New Mexico residents, $5.50 for students and children, and free for children under 5 years old. Military families get in free from Memorial Day to Labor Day. 

2401 12th St NW 
Albuquerque, NM 87104
(505) 843-7270


3. Albuquerque International Balloon Fiesta

Each year during the month of October, Albuquerque hosts the Albuquerque International Balloon Fiesta. This 9-day festival showcases the enchanting world of special-shaped balloon rodeos, twilight balloon glows, and vibrant balloon-filled skies. Located in the Rio Grande Valley, each morning you will see this spectacular event with a breathtaking backdrop like no other. 

Not only are their hot air balloons, but there is also live music, dancing, chainsaw carving, and fireworks! You can also take a ride in a hot air balloon with the Rainbow Ryders. You must book ahead of time, so check out their website to make your reservation! 

Last year alone, the fiesta hosted 588 hot air balloons, 671 pilots from all over the world and over 866,000 guests! Buy your tickets today to this spectacular event! 

4401 Alameda Blvd NE
Albuquerque, NM 87113
(505) 821-1000


4. Albuquerque Old Town

Take a trip back to 1706 by visiting Albuquerque Old Town. Known as the heart of the city, Old Town is the city's cultural center with museums, over 100 shops, galleries and restaurants. 

Some of the most popular spots to visit in Old Town are D.H. Lescombes Winery and Bistro, the #AbqTours-History and Ghost Tours of Old Town, David Behrens Gallery, and more! 

Old Town is located less than 9 miles from the airport. Old Town does have several hotels to choose from as well. Visit Old Town today to get a glimpse into Albuquerque's past and immerse yourself in the local culture. 

20 First Plaza NW Suite 601
Albuquerque, NM 87102
1 (800) 284-2282


5. ABQ BioPark Zoo

The ABQ BioPark Zoo first opened in 1927 and is located right next to the Rio Grande. The zoo stretches over 64 acres and offers guests close up opportunities with exotic and native animals. 

The zoo has 11 different exhibits:

1. Africa- This 6 acre exhibit takes you to the savannah, woodland, and rainforest areas of Africa. This exhibit has 17 enclosures with dozens of mammals and birds. 
2. Amphibians: Life on a Limb- Get a rare glimpse at dozens of frogs, toads, salamanders, and other amphibians. Also discover their environmental importance and the extinction issue that threatens their future. 
3. Apes- Take a look into the world of gorillas, orangutans, chimpanzees, and siamangs. See why saving their environment is so important to our future. 
4. Australia- Take a drip down under to see some of Australia's most iconic animals, such as the kookaburra, wombat, Tasmanian devil, and kangaroo. 
5. Birds of the Americas- See the home of North and South American birds including the hyacinth macaw, sun conure, and roadrunner. 
6. Carnivores- Visit the carnivore exhibit to see big cats, polar bears and more! 
7. Elephants- Meet the Asian elephant herd! 
8. Mexican Gray Wolves- See the Mexican Gray Wolves, also known as lobos, and learn what the zoo is doing for these endangered animals. 
9. Polar Bears- Meet Kiska and Koluk, twin polar bear brothers who were born in 1996. See them play on their 20-foot water slide and 14-foot deep pool. 
10. Reptile House- Visit the reptile house to see snakes, crocodiles, Komodo dragons, and more! 
11. Zoo Babies- Probably the most popular exhibit, visit the Zoo Babies to see new inhabitants of the ABQ BioPark Zoo. 

Visit today! 

903 10th St SW
Albuquerque, NM 87102
(505) 764-6200


Top 5 Amazing Places To Eat In Albuquerque

Albuquerque is full of history and culture. It is home to the University of New Mexico and has become a driving force in culture, community events, and entertainment. This has attracted citizens from many different cultures. As a result, the city's dining scene is an eclectic fusion of local tradition and international flavor. These five must-try restaurants define Albuquerque's culinary culture, from laid-back bistros and cafes, to innovative food served in luxury settings. 

Antiquity Restaurant 

Steak House, Seafood, Romantic $$$

Antiquity is a rustic restaurant with an intimate environment. They have a large menu that offers fresh seafood, charcoal grilled steaks, fowl, lamb, veal, and different nightly specials. Antiquity is great for a date night or any celebration. We recommend starting your meal off with the pan seared crab cakes to share and then ordering the Henry IV for your entree. No matter what you choose to eat at Antiquity, you will be very happy with any option.

112 Romero St NW
Albuquerque, NM, 87104
(505) 247-3545 


Frontier Restaurant

Southwestern, Homestyle Food, Down to Earth $

Located in the University of New Mexico, Frontier Restaurant has been open since 1971. Not only are they a restaurant, they are also an art gallery for local and national artists. Frontier serves breakfast, lunch and dinner. If you are stopping in for breakfast, we recommend the Huevos Rancheros. For lunch or dinner, we recommend the Mexican Combo!

2400 Central Ave SE
Albuquerque, NM, 87106
(505) 266-0550 


Monroe's Restaurant

New Mexican, Cheeseburgers $$

Monroe's first opened in 1962 and has been serving the best New Mexico cuisine ever since. Stop in today to try their breakfast, lunch or dinner! We recommend the enchiladas and eggs for breakfast and the Indian Taco for lunch or dinner!

6051 Osuna Rd NE
Albuquerque, NM, 87109
(505) 881-4224 


High Noon Restaurant and Saloon

Steak House, Wild Game, Saloon $$

High Noon Restaurant and Saloon opened in July of 1974, but has over 235 year of history. Known for their great steaks and wild game dishes, you can't go wrong with anything you order here. We recommend starting out with the tres amigos and then ordering the Wagyu zabuton steak for your entree!

425 San Felipe St NW
Albuquerque, NM, 87104
(505) 765-1455 


Gove Cafe and Market

Organic, American, Locally Sourced, Breakfast and Lunch $$

Grove Cafe and Market opened in the Edo neighborhood in June of 2006. Food is locally grown in New Mexico and prepared by one of the thirty culinary artists on the team. Stop in for breakfast, brunch or lunch today to see why this is one of the most popular restaurants in Albuquerque.

600 Central Ave SE A
Albequerque, NM, 87102
(505) 248-9800