Things to Do in Albuquerque This Fall

Welcome back to the Albuquerque Blog! You are probably getting ready for Halloween and fun fall activities, but are unsure of what to do and where to visit your next trip to Albuquerque. Albuquerque is a city filled with history. From old to new locations there is no shortage of things to do and see in Albuquerque this fall!

Here are a few ideas for your next trip to Albuquerque! We give you fun ideas for the entire family of all ages! 

1. International Balloon Fiesta

Albuquerque’s Balloon Fiesta lives up to the hype! This is one event you don’t want to miss. Thousands attend the festival each year to watch the balloons at sunrise and sunset floating in the sky. Although this event only lasts a week each year, the museum is open year round. The museum helps to give you the history of hot air balloons and how it has evolved to a modern sport today. If you are able to experience 600 floating balloons in the sky the park opens at 4:30am for morning festivities and again at 3:00pm for evening festivities.

2. Sandia Peak Tramway

Imagine climbing three miles high in a tram – at the Sandia Peak Tramway that is exactly what you do! This experience allows you to see the entire city of Albuquerque from a 10,000 feet high where you are able to clearly see the Land of Enchantment and the Rio Grande River. If you are interested in staying atop the mountains there are hiking trails which are perfect on a nice sunny day. One of the best times of the day to experience this Tram is sunrise or sunset!

3. The National Museum of Nuclear Science

If you are familiar with military history you are aware that the first atomic bomb was created in Los Alamos, New Mexico. This is one of the most fun and informative museums in Albuquerque. While this Museum is in Albuquerque and not in Los Alamos it gives you all of the history of nuclear science such as nuclear warfare, nuclear medicine, and nuclear weapons. The National Museum of Nuclear Science also has an outdoor exhibit of different types of aircraft. 

4. The State Fair

If you know southwest cities you know how huge State Fairs can be! Usually throughout this fair runs 10 days long and is one of the most fun fairgrounds in the United States. Everything is included here like carnival rides, animal displays and awards, tons of food, and art exhibits. Depending on where you are from this is one experience you won’t want to miss! 

5. Downtown Ghost Walk

Get ready for Halloween by participating in Albuquerque’s Downtown Ghost Walk. This is one of the most fun things to do year round, but it will certainly help you get in a spooky mood. The Ghost Walk covers all of the reportedly haunted areas in Albuquerque such as the Wool Warehouse, the KiMo Theater, and the former red light district. Spend your night walking through the haunted streets for only $5. 

6. San Felipe de Neri Church

Early settlers of Albuquerque and the surrounding areas were very religious. This is the first known chapel built in the city by Spanish settlers. Although there has been light reconstruction done to on the building to keep it intact this is certainly a chapel you don’t want to miss.

Although we only listed out 6 things to do in Albuquerque there is much more! Visit the Albuquerque website to get a few more ideas for your next trip. We hope we gave you some good ideas for your next time in Albuquerque.