#7 wallet-friendly trips destination
36% less than average North American trip cost
You're going to love Albuquerque
Nestled at the base of the Sandia Mountains, Albuquerque is New Mexico's jewel. That's not just an empty phrase. The city of turquoise is packed with jewelry makers and artisan designers, but there's much more available than just beautiful accessories.
Albuquerque is great for sightseeing, culture & family.
Visit in October for the iconic Albuquerque International Balloon Fiesta, where 500+ colorful hot air balloons take to the skies over the course of the 9-day event. Tickets are only $10 per session (there are 2 sessions per day).
largest city in the United States
Getting to Albuquerque
You can get from the airport to the city in about 20 minutes by taxi or ride-share, but if you're looking for a cheaper option, try public transportation. Take the Route 250 or Route 50 bus to get to or from the airport.
Median airfare by month
$265 Median airfare from US to Albuquerque in January
Median airfare by time before departure
$310 Median airfare 1 month before departure date
Staying in Albuquerque
Stay in the historic Old Town for pretty streets lined with adobe houses, local artisans selling jewelry and pottery and mouthwatering New Mexican cuisine.
Median hotel rate by month
$96 Median January hotel rate
Median hotel rate by night
$83 Median Sunday hotel rate
Wallet-Friendly Albuquerque hotels
When in Albuquerque
Must-see in Albuquerque
Indian Pueblo Cultural Center
Weather in Albuquerque
36° Average temperature in January
Eating in Albuquerque
What should you order while you’re in Albuquerque?
If you like a little – or a lot of – spice, chiles are a must-eat in New Mexico. Choose between the red or green varieties… or just have both! You’re on vacation, after all.
What you’ll expect to pay (USD)
Nice dinner for 2
Standard tip for good service
Where to eat in Albuquerque