In Albuquerque you'll find over 300 days of sunshine each year, a strong Southwestern culture and more than 70 different ethnicities gathered in one of the oldest U.S. cities. It's also New Mexico's largest city, located in the heart of the state along the Rio Grande, and 5,000 feet above sea level. Technology and military jobs are abundant here, and unemployment is lower than the national average.
Did You Know?
Famous Route 66 runs through Albuquerque, and in town you'll find vintage signs for this iconic American highway.
Choose Your Neighborhood
As New Mexico's largest city, Albuquerque provides an abundance of great places to rent. Here is a glimpse of Albuquerque's top neighborhoods, from the bustling Route 66 of Downtown to the pastoral beauty of Westside.
Free Activities in Albuquerque
Recognized as a Top 10 Value City by Hotwire®, Albuquerque offers a variety of affordable attractions, including free admission to the Albuquerque Museum of Art & History every Sunday before 1 p.m.
A Top City for Families with Kids
Fill your calendar with fun activities like a trip to ABQ BioPark, a hot air balloon ride or a visit to any of Albuquerque's 19 museums, many of which offer free admission for kids.
Albuquerque Public Schools (APS) is the largest school district in New Mexico, with several schools scoring perfect 10s according to Zillow school reviews.
Getaways near Albuquerque
Take in panoramic views of the Sandia Mountains from the Sandia Peak Tramway, located just outside the city. Guests can also ski and snowboard in the Sandia Mountains or take an hour drive to Ski Santa Fe.