Other Things to Do in Albuquerque if You Want to Skip the International Balloon Festival

October 3, 2019 | Travel

Things to do AlburquequeThe first thing that probably comes to your mind when talking about Albuquerque is probably the International Balloon Festival. But, this place is more than just that. It also has a lot of activities to offer that you shouldn’t miss.

It’s hard to talk about Albuquerque without mentioning the International Balloon festival. We can’t blame anyone, though, as this city is best known for such event. In fact, many tourists flock this place only to witness such colorful and lively event. However, if you’re looking for some other things to do in this beautiful city, here are some activities you need to take note of:

  1. Try the longest aerial tram in North America

Aside from the International Balloon, Albuquerque also boasts of its Sandia Peak Aerial Tramway, the longest aerial tram in the whole North America that stretches from the northeast edge of the city to the crest of the Sandia Mountains. Here, you can get to see some of the magnificent views that Albuquerque has to offer. So, if you want to go sightseeing, this place is a must-add to your travel itinerary.

  1. Bike around the town

Biking around the town is also one of the best things to do in the city. However, there’s a twist – we’re not just talking about some normal bike here, rather a party bike. For starters, it’s a 14-seater bike that will tour you around the streets of Albuquerque, stop at various restaurants, pubs, and bars. It’s a unique experience that you should give a try.

  1. Drive through the Musical Highway

Yes, Albuquerque has a highway that plays music which will entertain you as you drive and it’s the only place where you can get to see such unique highway. However, you won’t easily get to hear it play at your own face. You will need to drive at exactly 45 miles per hour to hear it play. But as time goes by, some people say that it has already gotten out of tune. There’s only one way to find out, though, head eastbound on Route 33 between mile markers 4 and 5 to hear it for yourself.

These activities are just the tip of the iceberg, though. There are still plenty of activities waiting to be discovered if you want to skip the International Balloon Festival. But with just these three, we’re sure that you’ll already have a lot of fun and you will not regret skipping the International Balloon Festival.


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